Weavings were well represented at Vesterheim this summer in the National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition, beautifully displayed with painted and carved pieces. For example, Melba Granlund’s krokbragd piece was displayed next to a deep-toned rosemaled piece in the Os technique by Peter Stromme. Beside one another on the brick wall, the colors glowed.
Well-deserved awards included:
Sandra Somdahl, Decorah, IA, “Loki’s Rainbow.” Wall Hanging in Rutevev Technique
#210 Judy Ann Ness, Gold Medalist, Eugene, OR, “Playa Summer Lake, Spring 2014” Wall Hanging in Krokbragd Technique
The staff of Vesterheim are grateful for the help of two expert judges: Ingebjørg Monsen, Weaving Instructor from Morvik, Norway; and Jan Mostrom, Gold Medal weaver from Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Laurann Gilbertson is the Chief Curator of the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum and a tireless promoter of Scandinavian textiles.