Northern Lights 2020

46th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Northern Lights is an annual juried exhibition hosted by White Bear Center for the Arts which features some of Minnesota and Wisconsin’s finest artists. This is a great opportunity for artists to build their portfolio and resume.

The exhibition accepts a variety of mediums and is filled with paintings, drawings, fiber, pottery, photography, and sculptures. A panel of judges are selected who are esteemed in their mediums. Northern Lights is juried by judges who come from diverse cultural and artistic backgrounds. With increased awards this year, we encourage you to apply!

Submissions for Northern Lights are now CLOSED.

Click here for guidelines.

Show Dates:
March 2 – April 8, 2020

Notification of Selected Works:
Approximately February 3

Artwork Dropoff:
Thursday, February 20, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday, February 22, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 5, 6:30-8:30 PM

Artwork Pickup:
Thursday, April 9, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
Friday, April 10, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday, April 11, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

2019 Award Winners


Barb Bjornson
Goliath Heron


Stef Kiihn
Rondo – Dale to Western

Tonette Nelson
Dancing With Summer, Madeline Island


Tim Kurtz
Spring Tractor Ride

Sarah Leu
The Colorful Emotion of An Elephant

Michaela  Mahady
Gold Rush Vestment


Judge: Aki Shibata
Nanci Yermakoff
Series 11 #35

Judge: Joshua Cunningham
Cynthia Kath
Arboretum Prairie

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