For the Love of Clay

How Nancy Saathoff Supports the Diversity of WBCA Nancy Saathoff has been involved with White Bear Center for the Arts since the 1970s, back when the organization was still the White Bear Arts Council. As an art teacher at Mahtomedi High School, Nancy was drawn to WBCA as a place where she could learn from…

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Jason Wang

Jason Wang is a ceramic artist and currently a resident artist at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO. Jason intends his vessels and sculptures to invoke a strong emotional response in order to further the dialogue about…

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Marc Anderson

Marc was born and raised in central Wisconsin in the Rockwellian town of Wild Rose. He has three brothers and much to his mother’s chagrin, no sisters. She wanted the Von Trapp Family, but what she got was closer to a cheesy barbershop quartet with excessive body odor. Nevertheless Marc’s parents were abundantly supportive of…

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Erin Ward

Erin Ward is an award-winning mosaic artist specializing in pet and animal portraits, whimsical scenes from nature and outdoor sculptures. She incorporates found objects and a variety of textures alongside more traditional art glass and ceramic pieces. Erin is inspired by the beautiful landscapes in nature, the love of animals and the fanciful humor of…

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Destiny Davison

Destiny A. Davison is a cartoonist, writer and multi-media artist from the Midwest. Her work has been featured in publications and exhibits throughout town, including Gamut Gallery, Err MPLS, and MN Billboard Project. Recent works include zines The Droll (2018), The Gist (2020), The Lot (2020), and McSpooky’s Holiday Horror Show (2021). For more of…

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The Journey of Scott Lloyd Anderson

Scott Lloyd Anderson learned at an early age to value realism in his art. Growing up near Chicago Illinois, Scott was praised for drawing accurately, and he grew up enamored with early 20th century illustrators. When it came time to decide what to study at school, he chose graphic design, and spent 20 years as…

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Why We Give

with Karen and Paul Munson Karen and Paul Munson give to White Bear Center for the Arts for one simple reason: their daughter Lexi. Lexi spent her childhood and teen years taking classes and volunteering with the art center, and according to Karen, WBCA “has played an integral role in shaping the amazing young woman…

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Artist Highlight with Candice Davis

Can you describe your journey as an artist? How did you end up at Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)?I have always been an artist but when I graduated high school, I didn’t recognize art as a viable career. I spent a year in pre-veterinary medicine before I decided that I wanted an education…

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Artist Highlight with Laura Berlage

How did you first become interested in fiber art? I’ve always been a very creative spirit—drawing incessantly as a child, making up stories, turning ideas into form.  I was fortunate to grow up in a home where textile traditions were still passed from mother to daughter, from sewing to embroidery and beyond.  My mom first…

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Q&A with Into Nature Judge Marc Hanson

What path did you take to become a professional artist? It was a circuitous beginning, but a straight line to where I am now at the same time.  Briefly, I grew up with an outdoor dad who was also a pretty decent artist, mostly a cartoonist and watercolorist, who majored in wildlife biology.  We lived…

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