QAC Gallery & Gift Shop


QAC Gallery and Gift Shop, 36 Bridge Street East, downtown Belleville, Ontario
Summer 2017 SHOW: Runs June 15 to August 25, 2017

The Quinte Arts Council’s summer Art in the Community show features the paintings of Danuta Cromwell and Jerry F. Albert in the Gallery.

Dinkel’s Restaurant & Courtyard is featuring paintings by Sheila Romard. The works of Robert Tokley are being shown at Earl & Angelo’s.

It is our hope that during the Phase 3A Build Belleville construction on Bridge Street that people will continue to shop and dine downtown. During the months of July to October, the Quinte Arts Council Gallery & Gift Shop, Dinkel’s Restaurant, Fund & Gruven A-Z and Gallery One Twenty One will be accessible from both the front and back entrances. Patrons will have access from the municipal Riggs parking lot, off Pinnacle Street, and the alley way beside the Belleville Club.  Please come and see us.


The Quinte Arts Council is pleased to present the work of Danuta Cromwell as the featured artist in the Gallery & Gift Shop for the summer edition of the Art in the Community program.  Danuta was born in Poland and developed her keen interest in art at an early age influenced by her school studies and her life in a picturesque rural setting.  “I have always had a great appreciation for the beauty of nature and for all forms of artistic expression,” states Cromwell.  “Being raised on a farm, the beauty of flowers, vegetable gardens and fields of buckwheat and flax inspired my early artistic endeavours. As I grew older and had the opportunity to further widen my experiences I found art galleries, books and inspiring teachers, which exposed me to the many facets of the art world. The masterpieces of the impressionists produced in oil quickly became my favourites and my paintings developed to reflect this style as well as my love for nature.”

In later years, Danuta immigrated to Canada and her interest in art continued to grow as she attended numerous courses in many art forms. She went on to spend several years in England where she completed her A levels in art design and the United States where she completed a three year college course in visual arts. Today Danuta works in various media to produce traditional, impressionistic and contemporary paintings with particular attention to texture and colour. Recently she has been concentrating on developing large contemporary works with a strong abstract element. Danuta is a founding member of the Rednersville Road Art Tour, and a member of Nepean Fine Art League and the Ottawa Mixed Media Artists association.

Work by Jerry F. Albert will also be on display in the Gallery.


In the Gift Shop are wood carvings and turnings by Gary Matthews, Kimball Scales and Paul Steels; glass art by Zak Sieben, Linda Conway, Lynda Pauk and Lalaland; scarves by Carley Hansen; sculptures by Jim Christy, Michael Rutland and Paul E. Shier; pottery by Niki Mitz, Bailey Brown and Perry Poupore; fibre art by Anne Buckley and Lee Ann Garrett; cards, prints, candles, soaps, CDs, DVDs, and a large selection of books by local authors. New items are added regularly.

Art in the Community is supported by the John M. and Bernice Parrott Foundation.
Call 613-962-1232 for hours and other information.