Every winter, the Ford Family Gallery at White Bear Center for the Arts (WBCA) is full—from floor to ceiling—with artwork created by WBCA members. In this show, called the Members’ Exhibition, the artwork spans numerous media, including watercolor, pastel, oil, clay, wood, metal—and even dance and music. In 2022, dance instructor Jan Chamberlin’s ballet class performed a dance routine as part of the exhibit, broadening the idea of what it can mean to be a part of the show.
Every WBCA member may submit a piece of artwork and have it displayed in the gallery, and often this is the first time an artist has the opportunity to exhibit their work. This year’s Members’ Exhibition will be available to view at WBCA from November 13 through January 17. The exhibit culminates in a community reception and holiday party where artists get to visit with each other and show their artwork to their friends and family from 4:30–8:30 p.m. on December 7.
Ellie Fuelling is the communications manager at WBCA. To learn more about the annual Members’ Exhibition, visit whitebeararts.org.