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  • National Exhibition Current List of Winners
    Technique People s Choice Judy Ann Ness Gold Medalist Eugene Ore Playa Summer Lake Spring 2014 Wall Hanging in Krokbragd Technique Gold Medal None Blue Ribbon Sandra Somdahl Decorah Iowa Loki s Rainbow Wall Hanging in Rutevev Technique Red Ribbon Marilyn Moore Cedar Minn Rosepath Rug White Ribbons Kathryn Evans Lena Ill Tablet woven Pillow with Setesdal Embroidery Virginia Wekseth Onalaska Wis Whimsy Wall Hanging or Throw in Boundweave Technique Honorable Mentions Corwyn Knutson Roseville Minn Hardanger Cherry Tree Wall Hanging in Rya Technique Donna Laken Rockford Ill Sunnfjord Dusk Wall Hanging in Krokbragd Technique Karin Anderson Maahs Blaine Minn Anderson Berry Farm Bay City Wisconsin Tapestry 2015 Woodworking Best of Show Jimmy Miller Gold Medalist New Richmond Minn Våren Carved Figure People s Choice Todd Pasche Minnieska Minn It s a Keeper Carved Figure Gold Medals Russ Biros Plato Mo Arne Bortnem Sioux Falls S D David Fowler New Richmond Wis Marty Leenhouts Garden City Minn Blue Ribbon Acanthus Dragon style Category Russ Biros Plato Mo Viking Longboat Carved Figurehead Red Ribbon Acanthus Dragon style Category Lorie Reins Schweer Iowa City Iowa Acanthus carved Kubbestol White Ribbons Acanthus Dragon style Category Lowell Torkelson Willmar Minn Acanthus carved Clock Sunhild Muldbakken Sioux Falls S D Acanthus carved Box Honorable Mention Acanthus Dragon style Category None Blue Ribbon Chip Carving and Kolrosing Category None Red Ribbon Chip Carving and Kolrosing Category Marty Leenhouts Garden City Minn Chip carved Card Box White Ribbon Chip Carving and Kolrosing Category Shawn Sersland Decorah Iowa Chip carved Bread Board Honorable Mention Chip Carving and Kolrosing Category None Blue Ribbon Figure Carving Category Arne Bortnem Sioux Falls S D There is a Better Way Carved Figure Red Ribbons Figure Carving Category David Fowler New Richmond Wis Snow shoeing Gnome Carved Figure David Fowler New Richmond Wis

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  • Viewing the Exhibition
    Every year brings new and exciting artwork often blending traditional designs with contemporary creativity Artists enter their pieces and are awarded Blue Red and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive years toward a Gold Medal Judges also present Honorable Mention and Best of Show Awards Visitors are invited to vote for People s Choice Awards Ribbon winners and Gold Medalists are announced in conjunction with Nordic Fest Decorah s city wide celebration of Norwegian heritage which is held the last full weekend of July Vesterheim thanks Decorah Bank and Trust for sponsoring this exhibition Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Plan Your Visit Find everything you need to plan your visit to Vesterheim hours admissions directions museum maps and more Read More Exhibitions Main Building Open Air Division Special Exhibitions From Underwear to Everywhere Norwegian Sweaters Woodcarved Figures Nordic Roots From Tradition to Protest Lila Nelson s Weaving Life Pioneer Immersion Program Exhibition of Projects National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition Exhibition Entry General Rules and Guidelines National Exhibition Current List of Winners Viewing the Exhibition Skål Scandinavian Spirits Fifty Years of Folk

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/exhibitions/special/national-exhibition-of-folk-art-in-the-norwegian-tradition/viewing/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Request a Vesterheim Speaker
    tell the story of the immigrant experience between 1860 and 1940 Enjoy the general program or focus in on Religion and Norwegian American Quilts Both are thirty minute presentations with slides The Power of Silver Traditional Norwegian Jewelry Laurann Gilbertson For centuries Norwegians have treasured the beauty of silver Silver showed the prosperity of a family and according to folk belief could cure sickness in humans and livestock improve crops and protect against storms and evil spirits Brooches were more than simple shirt fasteners This program with slides describes different styles of silver brooches jewelry and the beliefs surrounding this powerful metal All Tradition is Change Laurann Gilbertson Explore and expand your ideas of what is tradition and traditional while looking at historical objects and pieces made today by artists working within the tradition Examples are textiles from Norway and Norwegian America weaving quiltmaking embroidery baptismal garments and knitting Sigvald Asbjørnsen Sculptor Laurann Gilbertson Based on the popular exhibition this presentation explores the life and work of Norwegian American sculptor Sigvald Asbjørnsen who lived from 1867 to 1954 and was a well known figure in Chicago s Norwegian art community Sculptures monuments busts reliefs and interpretive works are featured along with the pastel drawings Asbjørnsen preferred in his later years Norwegian Folk Costumes A Living Tradition Laurann Gilbertson Norway s tradition of colorful folk costumes is as old as the Middle Ages and as young as the 1940s Learn about the history of costumes from Hardanger Telemark Hallingdal and many other regions of Norway The forces of politics fashion and immigration have left their mark on this important part of Norwegian and Norwegian American folk culture The Extraordinary Aprons of Evelina Grimes Laurann Gilbertson Aprons are usually utilitarian accessories but a large number of aprons now at Vesterheim were made by one woman for the reasons of self expression and public entertainment Evelina Oppegard Grimes was well known to Minnesota community groups in the 1960s and 1970s as the creator of apron art The program introduces Grimes then focuses on the themes and decorative techniques used on the 122 aprons Warmth and Color Traditional Norwegian Coverlets Laurann Gilbertson In farm homes all across Norway women wove warm wool coverlets for their beds These colorful coverlets called åklær were also used as wall hangings on festive occasions They played important roles during baptism weddings and funerals They came to America with the immigrants and were an important reminder of their life in Norway The presentation is illustrated with images of many Vesterheim s 140 coverlets Weaving Bewitchment Gerhard Munthe s Folk Tale Tapestries Laurann Gilbertson This slide presentation profiles Norwegian artist landscape painter muralist book illustrator Gerhard Munthe and his rocky road to tapestry design Munthe was active at the time Norway was gaining independence from Sweden and his work was seen as being in a new national style The tapestries woven from his designs became famous for the dramatic folk tales they depicted History and Culture Unbending Purpose Conflict Controversy

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/visit/group-tours/request-a-speaker/ (2016-02-10)
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  • What You Should Know Before You Visit
    group will need a restroom break upon arrival please let the museum know when you make the reservation for your visit so that we can accommodate this into the schedule All floors of the museum s Main Building and Education Center are accessible by elevator and are climate controlled Buildings in the Open Air Division are accessible by steps and are not climate controlled There are several areas that are ideal for bus parking including alongside the Main Building on Mill Street and beside the Education Center on Mechanic Street Bus drivers are always welcome to join the group for no charge Lunches or snacks may be eaten in the Open Air Division if prior arrangements have been made The museum may also be able to provide an indoor space for eating Please inquire Vesterheim does not offer WiFi access Internet access is only available to visitors through cell phone data services Vesterheim s Museum Store is located in the Education Center If your group would like to visit the store please let the museum know when you make the reservation for your group visit so that we can accommodate this into the schedule Share This Share on Facebook Share

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/visit/group-tours/what-you-should-know-general/ (2016-02-10)
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  • What You Should Know Before You Visit
    Main Building Multi stall restrooms with changing tables are located in the museum s Education Center If your group will need a restroom break upon arrival please let the museum know when you make the reservation for your visit so that we can accommodate this into the schedule All floors of the museum s Main Building and Education Center are accessible by elevator and are climate controlled Buildings in the Open Air Division are accessible by steps and are not climate controlled There are several areas that are ideal for bus parking including alongside the Main Building on Mill Street and beside the Education Center on Mechanic Street Bus drivers are always welcome to join the group for no charge Lunches or snacks may be eaten in the Open Air Division if prior arrangements have been made The museum may also be able to provide an indoor space for eating Please inquire Vesterheim does not offer WiFi access Internet access is only available to visitors through cell phone data services Vesterheim s Museum Store is located in the Education Center If your group would like to visit the store please let the museum know when you make the reservation for

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/visit/school-and-youth-groups/what-you-should-know/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Band Loom Carving and Bandweaving, Valentine’s Day Classes for Couples
    up patterns that decorate costumes headbands bag straps and more Learn how to design and set up your own patterns and drafts Weavers will leave the class with strips of woven tapes or bands elaborate bookmarks headbands or ribbons a back strap belt and a booklet of patterns and blank charts About the Instructor Reggie Delarm Reggie Delarm grew up in an old family homestead in Connecticut and still lives there After attending college for fine arts she worked as a graphic designer and started a pottery company in 1986 Always interested in history she also designs period clothing knits quilts spins and weaves For the past 15 years she has been weaving on the band loom and has written an instructional book Tape Loom Weaving Simplified She teaches weaving and pottery at museums and shows across the country Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place to visit It s a warm and vibrant town with beautiful scenery plenty of outdoor recreation cultural and historic venues with numerous events and festivals plus

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/fiber-arts/2016-02-10-bandweaving-delarm/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Norwegian Sweater Design Workshop
    gauge swatch measure the gauge and put all this information together in order to make a garment that fits the way you want You will learn how to do the calculations according to measurements and gauge and Arnhild will discuss the weight options of traditional wool yarn About the Instructor Arnhild Hillesland Arnhild Hillesland from Ames Iowa is a native of Norway and has been knitting for as long as she can remember She received her Ph D in Norwegian language and literature at the University of Tromsø Since coming to the United States in 1986 she has traveled throughout the country teaching Norwegian knitting techniques to eager knitters Her work has been featured in issues of Interweave Knits and Cast On Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place to visit It s a warm and vibrant town with beautiful scenery plenty of outdoor recreation cultural and historic venues with numerous events and festivals plus a thriving artist community Read More Getting Loopy A Gathering of Nålbinders Join other nålbinders on April

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/fiber-arts/2016-04-07-norwegian-sweater-design-hillesland/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Spinning and Dyeing
    small project as a stepping stone into the stranded knitting style called Fair Isle Our topics will include cultural details sorting fleece working with natural sheep colors picking hand and drum carding color blending wheel adjustments plying simple natural dyepots and lessons on consistency About the Instructors Martha Owen Martha Owen with fellow spinner and knitter Elizabeth Johnston Martha Owen is a resident artist in spinning knitting feltmaking and dyeing at the John C Campbell Folkschool in Brasstown North Carolina Her adventure in spinning began at the school in 1978 Since then her extended family has included sheep Corriedale Shetland Romney and Angora rabbits French As a banjo player and storyteller Martha s interest in sheep and wool music and dance has carried her literally and joyfully around the world She is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and is co owner of Yarn Circle in Murphy North Carolina Elizabeth Johnston Elizabeth Johnston Elizabeth Johnston Sheltano United Kingdom is a Shetland spinner and knitter She learned much of her craft as a child observing and receiving lessons from family and friends She uses these age old skills handed down through generations to turn Shetland fleece into beautiful soft yarns and Fair Isle and lace items for her business Shetland Handspun Interest in the long history of Shetland textiles led to research into historic fabrics and the warp weighted loom She is author of two chapters in Shetland Textiles 800 BC to the Present edited by S Laurenson Elizabeth has demonstrated lectured and taught workshops in spinning lace and Fair Isle knitting throughout Europe and the United States Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/fiber-arts/2016-06-09-spinning-dyeing-owen-johnston/ (2016-02-10)
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