Bancroft Studio Tour

2019 Bancroft & Area Autumn Studio Tour

September 21–22 and 28–29
10 am to 5 pm

Now in its 26th successful year, the Bancroft & Area Studio Tour provides an exciting opportunity to visit artists and artisans in their studios while touring through the dramatic Hastings Highlands during the peak of the autumn colours. The 18 participating artists have been carefully juried into the tour, and offer a wide range of handmade, uniquely creative work. Guests are welcomed into studios to meet the artists, view their creations and to purchase fine craft and art directly from the creators.

Artists’ work may be previewed throughout the summer at: Hastings Highlands Centre Library in Maynooth in July; the Art Gallery of Bancroft in August; and at the SunRun Café in Maynooth in September.

Please note that some artists’ locations may not accept debit and/or credit card payments, however cash is accepted everywhere.

Join the tour! Click here to download the 2020 Application. The 2020 Bancroft & Area Studio Tour dates are September 19, 20 and September 26, 27.

Artists 2019

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Margo Merritt
stained glass artist, painter

Margo is back at her own house again making magic with her stained glass and her alcohol ink paintings so come take a look. 315 Madawaska Rd. Take Hwy 127 N from Maynooth, turn right onto Madadwaska Rd, to #315. 613-338-2852 • margoglasstouch@nexicom.net


Michelle Bruce
jewellery designer

Michelle enjoys the challenge of working with wire, metal, semi-precious stones and glass beads to create unique and functional jewellery. 584 East Lake Rd. Take Hwy 127 N from Maynooth, turn right on East Lake Rd. Keep straight and turn right at #584. 613-334-2021 • wiredgemsbym@gmail.comwiredgemsbym.com wiredgemsbym michellebruce1653


Karen Gray
potter

Using Sgrafitto technique, Karen carves detailed images into functional pottery and wall hangings. Nature lovers, cottagers and gardeners will all appreciate Karen’s pottery and Michelle’s ideal studio in the woods. Karen is a guest at Michelle Bruce’s studio. 705-783-0242 • thepottersstudiogallery@gmail.comthepottersstudio.com The-Potters-Studio-Gallery the.potters.studio.gallery


Laura Culic
painter

Contemporary, Algonquin-inspired paintings in oil and wax by award-winning artist Laura Culic, in her studio Black Spruce Art Works, located in the vibrant village of Maynooth. 32945 Hwy 62. Black Spruce Art Works. Downtown Maynooth, between Hwy 127 and Peterson Road. 416-452-8223 • laura@lauraculic.comLauraCulic.com LauraCulic


Carol Westcott
painter

A contemporary landscape painter, Carol presents slightly abstracted views of the natural world. Inspired by swamps and woodlands, she captures the essence of the rugged, natural environment in her acrylic paintings. Carol is a guest at Laura Culic’s studio. 416-938-2405 • carol@carolwestcott.cacarolwestcott.ca


Amy Doole
potter

Amy creates functional stoneware pottery. Her work is rustic and whimsical with bright and earthy colours, sculptural elements, unique textures and vintage image transfers. Amy is a guest at Laura Culic’s studio. 613-334-7967 • amydoolepottery@gmail.comamydoolepottery.com


Ketha Newman
painter, printmaker

Ketha’s mixed media paintings, watercolours and Lino block prints are inspired by life in the backwoods and infused with magical realism. Enjoy the spectacular view from her off-grid hilltop studio. 488 East Rd., 20 minutes from Bancroft or Maynooth. Take Musclow-Greenview Rd. from Hwy 62 (at Bird’s Creek or Maple Leaf) to East Rd. 613-334-9686 • ketha@kethanewman.comkethanewman.com Ketha Newman Artist


Teena Surma
doll artist

Teena uses paper-clay and fabric to create one-of-a kind dolls. Her artwork includes dolls, animals, and other creations from her imagination. Each piece has its own unique personality and emotion. Teena is a guest at Ketha Newman’s studio. 613-334-7929 • teenasdolls@gmail.comthefancifuldoll.com thefancifuldoll


Saidie MacDonald
potter

Nature, life’s journey, feelings and emotions are the inspiration for Saidie’s work. Her handmade functional and hand built creations are made mostly in stoneware clay from her studio/home in Birds Creek. 328 Buck Hill Rd. half-way between Bancroft and Maynooth, just off Hwy 62 N. Look for Saidie’s Pottery sign. 613-332-6339 • saidiespottery@yahoo.ca Saidie’s Pottery


Karen Istead
glass artist

Using fused and stained glass techniques, Karen captures the dazzling light that reflects upon the skies, forests and waterways of North Hastings. 68 Golden Shores Rd. From Bancroft, go north on #62 to South Baptiste Lake Rd., Go approx 6 km to Golden Shores Rd., just right past the causeway. 613-332-0504 • 613-332-7088 • kistead0@gmail.com Karen Istead Glass Artist


Nancy McKinnon
painter

Nancy is a vibrant landscape painter who is also experimenting with wildlife. Her media of choice are oils and acrylics. Come check out her new stunning studio, 15 feet from the shore of Baptiste Lake. 80A Ponacka Rd. From Bancroft take Hwy 62N, left on South Baptiste Lake Rd approx 16 km, right on Clark Rd approx 1.7 km, right on Storey Rd approx 1.4 km, right on Ponacka Rd. 613-332-6858 • 613-334-6478 • rockwoodartstudio@gmail.comrockwoodartstudio.com


Jenny May Gifford
mosaic artist

Jenny is an award-winning mosaic artist who lives in London, Ontario. She is passionate about mosaic art and is excited to share her mosaic creations with you. Jenny May is a guest at Nancy McKinnon’s studio. 226-378-9121 • jennymayinc@gmail.comjennymayinc.com Jenny May Mosaics


Simon Dann
photographer

Expressions, patterns, geometry of images cast by light and shadows — Simon’s subject focus is diverse, rarely a single category. Compelling images are like magic… everywhere we turn opens eyes. 252 Ponacka Road. From Nancy’s studio, continue along Ponacka Rd. to #252 on right. Slow, single car width, limited visibility, watch for pedestrians. 416-318-6752 • sdann@dcorp.casimondann.ca simondann18


Marc L. Gagnon
painter

Marc paints in watercolour and acrylics overlooking beautiful Lake Baptiste. For Marc, painting is a process of self-realisation allowing him to understand his reactions to nature and the built environment. 75 Rangers Rd. Highland Grove. From Bancroft, drive west on South Baptiste Lake Rd. Turn right on Clarke Rd. Turn right on Forest View Rd. Continue straight to the intersection of Rangers Rd. and Jogi Rd. Continue straight onto Ranger Rd. to #75 on the left. 613 334-7559 • mlgagnonart.com


Rene/Elaine Butikofer
wood artists

Rene and Elaine enjoy creating fruit, salad and yarn bowls, cutting boards and charcuterie boards from wood grown in the Bancroft area. They make art from nature’s imperfections. 151 Reid Rd. From Bancroft, follow Hwy 28S approx 4 km to Reid Rd, Turn left, drive .7 km to 151. From Peterborough, follow Hwy 28N to Reid Rd, 1 km past Kawartha Dairy. Turn right to 151. 613-332-0790 • rebutikofer@gmail.com


John Olesen
woodturner

John brings out the natural beauty of wood in his finely turned pieces. These range from hollow forms, bowls and platters to decorative artistic items made from local and imported woods. His studio/gallery overlooks beautiful L’Amable Creek. 527 Bay Lake Road. From Bancroft, follow Hwy 62 S (about 7 kms) to Bay Lake Rd. Turn right for 3 km. Sign on left. 613-332-6248 • jolesen1@bell.net


William Kafka
stone sculptor

William works the natural essence of his stone using only hand tools and forms sculpture that is simple in form. His stone from Zimbabwe is unique in its colour, texture and pattern and his work is created outdoors overlooking the waters of L’Amable Creek. 533 Bay Lake Road. From Bancroft, follow Hwy 62 S (about 7 kms) to Bay Lake Road. Turn right travel for 3 Km. A sign will be on your left. 613-902-2070 • bkaf1@outlook.com


Anne Garwood-Roney
fiber artist

Focusing on abstracted plant life, water, the seasons, Anne uses recycled fabrics almost exclusively with handwork over machine stitching. She often incorporates found objects, industrial materials and bits of nature into her pieces. Come visit her lovely new studio overlooking the Crowe River. 1370 Lower Faraday Rd. From Bancroft, south on Hwy 28 to Lower Faraday Rd. Turn left and travel 5.5 kms to 1370 on right. From Coe Hill take Lower Faraday Rd. and travel 19 km to 1370 on left. 226-663-4234 • roney.tuyll@gmail.com

Studio Locations 2019

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Margo Merritt, stained glass artist, painter
Michelle Bruce, jewellery designer
Karen Gray, potter
Laura Culic, painter
Carol Westcott, painter
Amy Doole, potter
Ketha Newman, painter, printmaker
Teena Surma, doll artist
Saidie MacDonald, potter
Karen Istead, glass artist
Nancy McKinnon, painter
Jenny May Gifford, mosaic artist
Simon Dann, photographer
Marc L Gagnon, painter
Rene and Elaine Butikofer, wood artists
John Olesen, woodturner
William Kafka, stone sculptor
Anne Garwood-Roney, fiber artist