Northern Lights 2020

In response to COVID-19, WBCA has created a photo virtual tour of the Northern Lights exhibition, which you can view on WBCA’s Facebook page. Below is a video walk through with Gallery Director Danielle Cézanne.

A live video from the Awards ceremony is available here on Facebook

Click to download the Northern Lights exhibition brochure

46th Annual Juried Art Exhibition – On view beginning March 2, 2020.

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.

Click here for past guidelines.

Show Dates:
March 2, 2020 – Now available online

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

Live Video from the Awards Ceremony – Facebook Link

Artwork Pickup:
Pickup will be rescheduled when WBCA reopens to the public.
There is no availability to pick up artwork at this time.

2020 Award Winners

Click Here to download Gallery Brochure

Best of Show: Avocado by Pam Kurtz (Oil)


Pam Kurtz


Susan Strand-Penman
Artemis Mourns Her Loss

Patricia Duncan
Peggy’s Cove


Amy Usdin
How He Feels (War Horse)

Barbara Bjornson
Whistling Heron

Ann Magnusson
Paulette: Exterior and Portrait

Honorable Mention

Carol Sandvig Wold
Pipe Dreams

Tim Nyberg

Nancy Gehrig
Palo Brea


Judge: Christopher Alday
Gretchen P. Robinson
Blue Sky and Ancient Colonnades

Judge: Margo Selski
Gary R. Carlson
The Moon on the C

Judge: Adama Sow
Susan Steging Cook
Nesting Over Jordan

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