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Celebrating the Arts in Rural Ontario

 

We present a new exhibition of talented artists each month.

Our workshops are open to the public to advance their artistic skills.

Come visit our Gallery shop; something for everyone and all made by local artists and artisans.

Shows in 2019-2020

December 4, 2019 – January 25, 2020: 37th Annual Invitational Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, December 6 at 7:30 pm

Sponsor: Boyer GMC Bancroft

 

Closed February

 

March 4 – March 28, Michael Green – The Invisible Offering: sculpture

Opening reception Friday, March 6 at 7:30pm

Co-Sponsors: Dr. Melissa Fransky, and Drs. J. Rawal and J. Guthrie

 

April 1 - 25, Shannon Taylor – Remembered, Imagined: mixed media

Opening reception Friday, April 3 at 7:30pm

Co-Sponsors:  Micheline Leveque, Barr. & Sol., and Bancroft Home Hardware

 

April 29 – May 30, Underneath: Theme Show

Opening reception Friday, May 1 at 7:30pm

Sponsor: Camp Ponacka

 

June 3 – 27, Melinda Shank-Miles - Fragile: paintings

Opening reception Friday, June 5 at 7:30pm

Sponsor: Owl Ridge Acres

 

July 1 – August 1, Allan O’Marra – Recent Figurative Works: paintings

Opening reception Friday, July 3 at 7:30pm

Co-Sponsors: Jean & Glenda Menard, and Hugh & Ingrid Monteith

 

August 5 – 29, Connie van Rijn – In the Shadows: paintings

Opening reception Friday, August 7 at 7:30pm

Co-Sponsors: Barbara Fitzpatrick, and TBA

 

September 3 – 26, David Smith - The Lost and Found Project: paintings

Opening reception Friday, September 4 at 7:30pm

Also: Studio Tour sampler in the Gallery Shop

Co Sponsors: Ernst Grell & Leilah Ward, and Tom & Mary Robinson

 

September 30 – October 31: Francis Livingston – Winter Lights and Winter Ice: photography

Opening reception Friday, October 2 at 7:30pm

Co Sponsors: IDA Pharmacy and TBA

 

November 4 – 28, John Climenhage – disLocations: painting

Opening Reception Friday, November 6 at 7:30pm

Sponsor: Pat Cooke in Memory of Paul D. Cooke

 

December 2, 2020 – January 29, 2021, 38th Invitational Juried Show

Opening reception Friday, Dec. 4 at 7:30pm

Sponsor: Boyer GMC Bancroft

 

Art Gallery of Bancroft

The Art Gallery of Bancroft (AGB) is a public art gallery in the town of Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  The AGB boasts a permanent collection including a large collection of Oscar Schlienger's work. The AGB Gallery Shop displays work from the area's artists and artisans and exhibitions from local art and craft associations. 

Operated by  volunteers and financed by fundraising, the AGB mounts 10 exhibitions per year focusing on local  artists.  Every month the Gallery presents new shows, which include the annual "Invitation - Juried Exhibition".  Exhibition proposals are accepted for the Dec 21 and June 21 deadlines.

In encouraging public participation in the visual arts, the Gallery runs a slate of workshops (mostly one-day sessions) throughout the year with talented instructors teaching skills in a variety of artistic media. 

New members are always welcome!

 

Now Showing!

The urban nightscape is on display at the Gallery in an explosion of colours! Toronto artist Rob Niezen brings his exhibition "Nocturnal Reflections" to Bancroft for the month of November.  The Opening Reception starts at 7:30 pm on Friday November 1.  The show sponsor is Pat Cooke in Memory of Paul D. Cooke.  Explore the beauty of night in the city; it's an amazing experience!

  

 Read and see more about the exhibition here!

 

News!

Guidelines for Annual Juried Show now available!

The guidelines for artists wishing to submit their work(s) in the Annual Juried Exhibition are now available.  There are new categories and instructions in this year's guidelines, so please read them carefully.  They can be found at this link.  Intake week for this show will be hectic, so please prepare and affix your labels to your work in advance; the labels are attached to the guidelines.

Thanks to Boyer GMC Bancroft for again sponsoring this show and providing the award for Best-in-Show! 

 

Culture Days Community Art Murals Ready for Installation!

 The murals from the Culture Days weekend are framed up and ready to be installed on the fencing surrounding the site of the former Victorian Lady site on Hastings Street.  Drop by there around 2 pm on Thursday November 28th to see the amazing results of this community art effort.  See how transformative art can be in beautifying the Town!

 

 

Workshops

The final workshop was held at the Art Gallery on October 19/20. Pam Woodward led an enthusiastic group in “Textile Ice Dyeing - Gearing Up for Winter”.  There are already calls to bring Pam back next year for another workshop with textiles.

You can read more about the workshop details by clicking here.

 

The Gallery Shop

 New at the Gallery Shop!

New artwork and crafts from local and regional artists arrive each month.  Here are a few new items that may pique your interest!

       

   

  

 

The Gallery Shop of the AGB offers for sale the unique creations of many talented local and regional artists.  In addition to a collection of original paintings in a variety of media on display in the Gallery Shop, visitors are invited to peruse a wide variety of creations in ceramics, textiles and wood, jewelry, art books, art cards, stained glass, and so much more.  There are imaginative gift ideas in a variety of prices for all occasions like birthdays, weddings, Mother’s Day, hosting presents and Canadiana gifts for family and friends abroad. 

With a visit to the Gallery Shop, finding something special for the hard-to-buy-for person is almost a certainty.  The display of artistic creations changes regularly, so there is always something new to admire. 

 

 

Are you a local or regional artist/artisan who would like to have your work displayed for sale in the Gallery Shop?  The Gallery Shop is run on a consignment basis, with the Gallery retaining 35% of the retail price on any sales.  All work submitted for consideration will be reviewed by a committee with the intent of determining the suitability and saleability of the work. Note that it is AGB policy that you must be a current member of the Art Gallery of Bancroft to have your work displayed in the Gallery Shop.  To learn more of the procedures and requirements for consigning your work to the Gallery Shop, please follow this link.

 

 

 

 

Contact Details

Art Gallery of Bancroft
10 Flint Avenue
P.O. Box 398
Bancroft, Ontario
K0L 1C0

Phone: (613) 332-1542
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