National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition – 2015

colorsWeavings 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:

Blue Ribbon:
Sandra Somdahl, Decorah, IA, “Loki’s Rainbow.” Wall Hanging in Rutevev Technique

207Red Ribbon:
Marilyn Moore, Cedar, MN, Rosepath Rug

205 smWhite Ribbon:
Kathryn Evans, Lena, IL, Tablet-woven Pillow with Setesdal Embroidery

197 sm
White Ribbon:
Virginia Wekseth, Onalaska, WI, “Whimsy” Wall Hanging or Throw in Boundweave Technique

208 smHonorable Mentions:
#200 Corwyn Knutson, Roseville, MN, “Hardanger Cherry Tree” Wall Hanging in Rya Technique

200 sm
Honorable Mention:
Donna Laken, Rockford, IL, “Sunnfjord Dusk” Wall Hanging in Krokbragd Technique

201 sm
Honorable Mention:
Karin Anderson Maahs, Blaine, MN, “Anderson Berry Farm, Bay City, Wisconsin” Tapestry

203Best of Show Weaving and People’s Choice:
#210 Judy Ann Ness, Gold Medalist, Eugene, OR, “Playa Summer Lake, Spring 2014” Wall
Hanging in Krokbragd Technique (See separate article)

People’s Choice:
#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.

 

 

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