Shows in 2017

January 11 – February 25: Gesina Laird-Buchanan – “Studio Gesina”

Opening Reception Saturday, January 14 at 2:00 pm.

Show Sponsors:  Drs. J Rawal and J Guthrie, and Dr. M. Fransky


March 1 – April 2: Allan O’Marra – “Magical – Mystical – Mythical”

Opening Reception: Friday, March 3 at 7:30 pm

Sponsors: Ashlie’s Books, and Don Koppin General Contractor


April 5 – April 29: Laura Culic – "Invocation"

Opening Reception: Friday, April 5 at 7:30 pm

Sponsors: Susan Latremoille, and The Old Hastings Mercantile and Gallery


May 3 – May 27: “Invitation 2017” – Annual Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception and Awards: Friday, May 5 at 7:30 pm

Sponsor: Boyer GMC Bancroft


May 31 – July 1: Ted Duncan – Exhibition of Works

Opening Reception: Friday, June 2 at 7:30 pm

Sponsors: Micheline Leveque, Barr. & Solicitor, and Ingrid and Hugh Monteith


July 5 – 29: Jane Burgess – "Perceptions of Love"

Opening Reception: Friday, July 7 at 7:30 pm

Sponsors: Bancroft Auto Body and IDA Pharmacy


August 2 – 26: Patrick Stewart – "Four Seasons, Different Lens"

Opening Reception: Friday, August 4 at 7:30 pm

Also: Studio Tour sampler in Gallery Shop

Sponsor: Gertrud Sorensen


August 30 – September 30: Marc Gagnon – "Two Mediums, Two Techniques"

Opening Reception: Friday, September 1 at 7:30 pm

Sponsor: Camp Ponacka


October 4 – October 28: Diane Woodward – "Humans"

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

Sponsors: Bancroft Home Hardware and Dr. Janet Webb


November 1 – November 25: Don Wilson and Arne Roosman – Exhibition of Works

Opening Reception: Friday, November 3 at 7:30 pm

Sponsor: Pat Cooke in Memory of Paul David Cooke


November 28 – December 30: Freddie Towe – Exhibition of Works

Opening Reception: Friday, December 1 at 7:30 pm

Sponsors: Clasina Weese and Barbara Allport

"Four Seasons, Different Lens" – An Exhibition of Works by Patrick Stewart

August 2 - 26, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Exhibition Sponsor: Gertrud Sorensen


Scroll down to see pictures from the Opening Reception!


Exhibition Theme

This exhibition consists of 10 to 15 pieces, oil paintings on board and canvas.    They have a bit of an abstract feel while at the same time revealing the clarity of actual light at play in and through glass, water and interior and exterior atmospheres.

   “Spring No.3”

 Artist Statement

The victory of beauty guides my eyes and hands as I craft often large canvases of figures and interior and exterior landscape.  Art and God are the two continuous threads that connect the days and years of my life.  I started my search for God when I was 7, at 12, I began to draw. 

Though I experienced much joy in my youth, I functioned in an often foggy grey interior atmosphere that had been laid over my mind and heart by childhood trauma.  Art has always served an inner function of helping me break through that murkiness into clearly lighted realities.


   “Summer Number One”


I let my eyes guide me along the surface of each painting to the next brush stroke.  I do not 'know' the precise end toward which I am traveling, but trust my eyes, the eyes of my heart, to lead me there.  Real figures and features in real lands of meaning and wonder continue to catch me and take me to each next painting. 

Influences:  Eleven years of traveling the world on the seas with the US Navy and thirteen years of living on the western prairies of Canada have set my eyes across and up into broad expanses of land, water and sky.    On New Year's Eve of 1987, I found and claimed a new light onto the interior and exterior landscape of my life, the light of Christ.  The infinitely broad expanse of this life in God, the Holy Trinity, One God, and a family, my Madonna House family, to share a Christ centered life with, weave their way through each painting.  Serving the poor of Edmonton, Alberta's back alleys from 1997 to 2010 brought me face to face with my own interior and exterior poverty, its ugliness and its beauty.  I am by nature a romantic, so each painting is also a flirtation with beauty, even the beauty within the apparent mundane or even ugly.


   “Fall Number Three”


I do not paint to sell but selling is certainly gratifying and especially so as all the proceeds from my art are donated to missions and missionaries around the world.  My personal fee is the joy of painting, the joy of those who love my art, and the joy of those poor who benefit from the sale of my paintings.

 “The Greek word for Man anthropos is connected with the verb anarthein, meaning “to look up.”  Unlike most of the other animals, humans stand upright, with their eyes toward heaven and their gaze toward the stars.  In Latin, on the other hand, the words for man and human, homo and humanus are linked to the noun humus, which means earth.  The human being, then, though human and related to the earth is created to look up to heaven."        From: Philokalia  The Bible of Orthodox Spirituality   Anthony M. Coniaris   p.133

     ”Winter Number One”


Scenes from the Opening Reception






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P.O. Box 398
Bancroft, Ontario
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