Bancroft Studio Tour

Bancroft Studio Tour

2021 Bancroft & Area Autumn Studio Tour

September 18–19 and 25–26
10 am to 5 pm

Now in its 29th successful year, the Bancroft & Area Studio Tour provides an exciting opportunity to visit artists and artisans in their studios while touring through gorgeous North Hastings during the peak of the autumn colours.

The 11 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. Please note that some artists’ locations may not accept debit and/or credit card payments, however cash is accepted everywhere.

We will be following COVID-19 protocols to protect participants and visitors.

Artists 2021

Lyle Collins
wood worker

Lyle creates one-of-a-kind salt and pepper mills and shakers from tree branches sourced on own property. He produces unique live edge tables, charcuterie boards, lamps, coat racks and more!
613-332-4631 • lyle.collins2@gmail.com
616 Bronson Rd. From Bancroft, Hwy 28 E to Bronson Rd, first left after iron bridge.


Andrew Edgar
stone carver/painter
Andrew’s sculptures and paintings are inspired by Canadian wilderness. He carves soapstone, marble and alabaster into objects inspired by nature. His bright acrylic paintings represent Bancroft and Algonquin Park surroundings.
airedgar2@yahoo.com
Andrew is a guest at Lyle’s studio


Rene/Elaine Butikofer
wood artists
Rene and Elaine’s unique wooden bowls are turned on an antique metal lathe, mostly from burls, grown in the Bancroft area. You can see it in action during the tour.
613-332-0790 • rebutikofer@gmail.com
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.


Nancy McKinnon
painter (oil, acrylic)
Nancy is a vibrant landscape painter who is experimenting with wildlife. Her media is oils and acrylics. Come check out her NEW stunning studio 15 feet from the shore of Baptiste Lake.
613-332-6858 • 613-334-6478 • rockwoodartstudio@gmail.comrockwoodartstudio.com
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.


Karen Istead
glass artist
Karen’s glass creations capture the dazzling light that reflects upon the natural environment of our Northern area in North Hastings.
613-332-0504 • kistead0@gmail.com Karen Istead Glass Artist
68 Golden Shores Rd. From Bancroft, go North on 62 Hwy to South Baptiste Lake Rd. Go approx 6 km to Golden Shores Rd and stop at #68.


Freddie Towe
painter/printmaker
Freddie’s innate sense of colour, rhythm, animation and the quirky interplay between humour and darkness are evident in her work.
613-332-5577 • Freddietowe@gmail.comwww.freddietowe.com freddie towe
116 Herschel River Rd Hwy 62 north to South Baptiste Lake rd, right on Ray Rd.,right on Herschel River Rd


Ken Fraser
painter/sculptor
A self-taught painter/sculptor, Ken loves creating playful images that capture the wonder of the world around us. Painting on old wood and creating sculptures from clay and found materials.
613-334-5577 • kfraser344@gmail.com @k.fray
Ken is a guest at Freddie’s studio


Barbara Allport
painter
Inspired by both interior and exterior landscapes, Barbara recreates the deep feelings of these special places and spaces in her acrylic paintings.
613-334-9502 • barbaraallport@yahoo.ca
Barbara is a guest at Freddie’s studio


Ketha Newman
painter (watercolour, mixed media), printmaker
Enjoy the spectacular view from an off-grid hilltop studio.  Ketha’s mixed media paintings, watercolours and Lino block prints are inspired by life in the backwoods and infused with magical realism.
613-334-9686 • ketha@kethanewman.comkethanewman.com Ketha Newman Artist
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.


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.
613-334-7929 • teenasdolls@gmail.comwww.thefancifuldoll.com thefancifuldoll
Teena is a guest at Ketha’s studio.


Amy Doole
potter
Amy creates functional stoneware pottery. The work is nostalgic and whimsical with bright and earthy colours, sculptural elements, unique textures and vintage image transfers.
613-334-7967 • amydoolepottery@gmail.comwww.amydoolepottery.com
*New location: 23 Fitzgerald Court, Maynooth. In Maynooth, turn on Church Street, right on Young Street and immediate left on Fitzgerald Crt. Last house on the left.