Ford Family Gallery

The Ford Family Gallery at White Bear Center for the Arts features numerous rotating exhibitions throughout the year.  The gallery is free and open to the public. 


Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Please call 651.407.0597 for additional hours.

Current Exhibition

“Mata Ortiz: Reviving an Ancient Tradition”

September 12 – October 17

The excavated remnants of a complete pottery workshop from approximately 800 years ago form the basis of Mata Ortiz pottery today.

Jose Mario Jimenez, art dealer and presenter, represents 75 different artists from the Mata Ortiz tradition, bringing pottery and textiles from the region.
During the opening reception, Jose will speak about Mata Ortiz pottery.

Cesar Bugarini, potter from Chihuahua, Mexico, will demonstrate hand building and glazing techniques using traditional methods during our open house.

Schedule of Events

Opening Reception: September 12, 6:30 – 8:30PM
Open House: September 14, 1:00 – 4:00PM
Pottery Sales: September 12 – 14, during WBCA business hours

Guatemalan Rainbows

September 12 – October 17

Traditional Guatemalan textiles line the hallways of WBCA!

Upcoming Exhibition

2019 WBCA Member’s Exhibition

November 11 – December 18, 2019

Opening Reception & Holiday Party: Thursday, December 5, 6:30-8:30PM

Past Exhibition

“Summer Celebration”
Lake Country Pastel Society

July 18 – August 21, 2019

The Lake Country Pastel Society “[seeks] to unite artists from beginners to professionals who are interested in the pastel medium and to serve their needs by encouraging artistic growth and development through education and sharing. We also work to create public awareness of pastel as a unique and beautiful art form. “

Please join WBCA and the Lake Country Pastel Society for this Open Invitational Exhibition that will be juried for awards by artist Kami Mendlik.

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