The Andrew and Laura McCain Art Gallery (ALMAG) is a non-profit community Art Gallery operating in Florenceville- Bristol, New Brunswick, Canada. The gallery presents work by regional and provincial artists and artisans. Exhibitions change monthly and feature work ranging from historical to contemporary.


Spring Tour!

Art in the Valley Studio Tours 2014

St. John River Valley, New Brunswick (Perth to Nackawic)

Gather your group for a day out. Tour along our scenic St. John River Valley. Meet local artists and artisans. Buy locally handcrafted one-of-a kind works of art and craft - for yourself or to gift for those summer anniversaries, weddings, graduations, and birthdays. Watch demonstrations, ask questions, learn artistic techniques, and get an insider’s view of the rich and vibrant Art & Culture in your community!

Local Artists, Artisans, Art Centres and Galleries along the River Valley will be hosting Open Houses – inviting the public to come in! See below for the full listing of artists and studios participating in this tour.

Download your Art in the Valley brochure to use all year round at or pick up at participating Art Centres & Galleries, including The Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery in Florenceville-Bristol.

Presented in partnership by the Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery and the St John River Valley Tourism Association. Follow us at or for the most up to date details and bonus route suggestions!

The 2014 Fall Art in the Valley Studio Tour will be held September 27 & 28 (Sat & Sun), as part of the cross Canada Culture Days initiative.

See the Art in the Valley brochure (download on the left of our website), to find all of the Studio addresses,contact information, and details on each of the artists and their work.

Studio Tour Spring 2014 Participants list

Open All Weekend - Sat (10-4) and Sun (12 – 4)

Exhibit Location
Coloring Canvas
Japheth MacKinney
Poedy Pencil Princess Studio
Jody Coughlin
Exhibiting at 8746 Main Street in Florenceville
Irene’s Place
Irene Tompkins
Mt. Pleasant (behind Hartland and Florenceville)
Goldfinch Studio
Roy Tibbits
Stickey (Between Florenceville and Hartland)
Malerkosten Studio
Susan Hansen
*Saturday – At her Studio 113 St. James St. Woodstock
*Sunday - Exhibiting at O’Toole Gallery
Hillcrest Studio
Lynn Billings
Hainesville (past Perth-Andover)
Birch Street Studio
James Buxton
Exhibiting at 8746 Main Street in Florenceville (the New Studio Space of the McCain Art Gallery).
Artscapes by Alice
Alice Sahagian
Exhibiting at O’Toole Gallery
Brokkr Forge
Shawn Taylor
Exhibiting at O’Toole Gallery
Connie’s Chaine Maille Jewellery Exhibiting at O’Toole Gallery
Hickory Lane Crafts
Randi Brown
Ashland (near Hartland)
Megan Billings Pottery
Megan Billings
Hainesville (near Crabbe mountain)
A Turn of the Future
Randy Hatheway
Rowena (past Perth-Andover)
Francine Simard Levesque Rowena (past Perth-Andover)
Kerry O’Toole Exhibiting at O’Toole Gallery
Home of Golden
Unicorn Arts Festival

Len Sherman

Open Saturday 10 – 4pm only

Exhibit Location
Exhibiting the Private Collection of
Tom Forrestall
The Andrew & Laura McCain
Art Gallery
Exhibiting the work of
Philip Harrington
WW Craig Gallery

Exceptions to Note:

Malerkosten Studio
Susan Hansen
*Saturday – At her Studio 113
St. James St. Woodstock

*Sunday - Exhibiting at
O’Toole Gallery
Birch Street Studio
James Buxton &
Poedy Pencil Princess Studio
Jody Coughlin
*Will be exhibiting at 8746 Main Street in Florenceville, the new Studio Space of the Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery.

Closed this Studio Tour

Exhibit Location
Applewood Studio Fine Woodworking
George Guimond
Forest City
Village Designs
Gladys Neilsen
Davidson Lake

You are invited! Opening Reception Thursday, May 22, 7-9 pm
Artist Demo 5 -6 pm

Currently on Display

Tom Forrestall
Shaped Works: A Personal Collection
On display May 22 – June 28

An exhibition of the work of Tom Forrestall - nationally-acclaimed maritime artist and former curator of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Selected works will be featured from the artist’s personal collection, exploring the whole creative dynamics of shape. Each painting has a voice; it wants its own shape and it is up to the artist to create its shape, to unite the shape with the art it contains. Being struck by the rectangle shapes of artworks reflecting the building they are in, Forrestall wants to liberate the artist to think outside the box; they’ve lived inside the rectangle too long.

Preceding the opening reception, the Gallery & Saint John River Valley Tourism Association are holding an Artists Meeting, Thursday, May 22, beginning at 5:00 pm. Tom Forrestall will be our featured guest speaker, from 5-6 pm, providing an Artist Demonstration of egg tempera painting. This is for Studio Tour artists, and welcoming all artists and interested patrons. We will be covering info on Studio Tour and artist opportunities coming up through summer

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