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June 2017
  • Jun
    23
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Fri, Jun 23, 2017

    A Vesterheim favorite!

    Contact: (563) 382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jun
    24
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Sat, Jun 24, 2017

    A Vesterheim favorite!

    Contact: (563) 382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jun
    25
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Sun, Jun 25, 2017

    A Vesterheim favorite!

    Contact: (563) 382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jun
    26
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Mon, Jun 26, 2017

    A Vesterheim favorite!

    Contact: (563) 382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jun
    27
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Tue, Jun 27, 2017

    A Vesterheim favorite!

    Contact: (563) 382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jun
    28
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Wed, Jun 28, 2017

    A Vesterheim favorite!

    Contact: (563) 382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jun
    29
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Thu, Jun 29, 2017

    A Vesterheim favorite!

    Contact: (563) 382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jun
    30
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Fri, Jun 30, 2017

    A Vesterheim favorite!

    Contact: (563) 382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

July 2017
  • Jul
    01
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Sat, Jul 01, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    02
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Sun, Jul 02, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    03
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Mon, Jul 03, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    04
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Tue, Jul 04, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    05
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Wed, Jul 05, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    06
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Thu, Jul 06, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    07
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Fri, Jul 07, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    08
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Sat, Jul 08, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    09
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Sun, Jul 09, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    10
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Mon, Jul 10, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    11
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Tue, Jul 11, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    12
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Wed, Jul 12, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    13
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Thu, Jul 13, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    14
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Fri, Jul 14, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    15
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Sat, Jul 15, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    16
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Sun, Jul 16, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    17
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Mon, Jul 17, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    18
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Tue, Jul 18, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    19
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Wed, Jul 19, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    20
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Thu, Jul 20, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    21
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Fri, Jul 21, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    22
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Sat, Jul 22, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    23
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Sun, Jul 23, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    24
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Mon, Jul 24, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    25
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Tue, Jul 25, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    26
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Wed, Jul 26, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    27
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Thu, Jul 27, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    28
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Fri, Jul 28, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

  • Jul
    29
    National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition | View Details Location: 523 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101
    Event Date: Sat, Jul 29, 2017

    A Vesterheim Favorite!

    Contact: 563-382-9681

    What’s happening in the world of Norwegian-inspired folk art today? See for yourself at the annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition!” at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. This judged exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary artists from all over the country will be on view from June 8 to July 29, 2017, and is sponsored by Decorah Bank & Trust.

    This year the exhibition includes 160 pieces from 21 states. “With brand new pieces by both returning and first-time artists, this exhibition is an incredibly inspiring show,” Zach Row-Heyveld, Vesterheim’s Exhibitions Manager, said.

    As part of the exhibition, artists compete for ribbons. Judges award Blue, Red, and White Ribbons representing points that accumulate over successive exhibitions toward a Vesterheim Gold Medal. Judges also present Honorable Mention Awards and Best of Show Awards. Visitors vote for People’s Choice Awards. Ribbons are placed next to winning entries on July 28, opening day of Decorah’s Nordic Fest celebration.  

    Artists may choose to offer their pieces for sale by silent auction. Bidding begins on July 27 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Please visit the exhibition for more information on bidding. There will be free admission all day on July 6 for Free First Thursday, and on July 27.

    Through 33,000 artifacts and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.

December 2017