june, 2019

mon24junAll Daythu27Rosemaling Coast to Coast Convention(All Day) Luther College, Dahl Centennial Union, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101Age Range:All agesCost:Cost/Fee Registration Deadline (if applicable): May 1, 2019

Event Details


Rosemalers from throughout the United States will gather at
Luther College, Decorah, IA, June 24-27, 2019 to study and practice the Norwegian
decorative folk art of rosemaling.


“Rosemalers Coast to Coast (RCC) is excited to host the second
rosemaling convention in Decorah,” Founder and Board President, Lois Mueller, enthusiastically
notes. “After hosting a successful convention in Decorah in 2018, attendees
were so impressed with the community of Decorah, Vesterheim, and the classes that
they encouraged the board to consider offering another convention in Decorah
the following year. The board listened! With less than 12 months to plan the
next convention, the board immediately began making plans for the 2019 convention
and now we are only eight weeks away from our second convention.”


The convention offers four full
days of classes for all levels of painters including a pre-beginning class
taught by RCC board member and talented rosemaling instructor Nancy Odalen. New
this year is a pre-convention event at the Giants of the Earth Heritage Center
in Spring Grove on Sunday, June 23 sponsored by the Center and the Sons of
Norway, Valheim Lodge of Spring Grove. Joining convention attendees on the bus
will be guides from the Winneshiek County Historical Society who will share the
rich history of Decorah and Winneshiek County. There will also be behind-the-scenes
tours of the special collections at Decorah’s Vesterheim Norwegian-American
Museum and an evening reception at Vesterheim and the annual banquet on Tuesday,
June 25, evening at Luther College following the membership meeting at 5:45pm
in Marty’s. The Coulee Region Rosemalers are organizing Make It Take It classes
which are scheduled on Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon. Vendors will be available
to purchase painting supplies and wood crafts from recognized wood crafters at
Luther College during the convention. The association will host its annual
meeting during the convention on Tuesday afternoon.


Convention attendees will have the first opportunity to purchase
the 2019 Rosemaling book published by RCC. The book will be released at the “Evening
at the Museum” reception. Artists featured in the new book will be available to
autograph books. This year RCC members will have the opportunity to select
artwork for the 2020 book.


If you are a seasoned Rosemaler
or have always been interested in learning Rosemaling, there is a class for you
at the 2019 Rosemaling Coast to Coast convention. This year’s talented pool of instructors
include: Gold Medalist Lois Mueller (WI), Gold Medalist Andrea Herkert (WI),
Nancy Odalen (WI), Lori Larkey (OR), Diane Edwards (CO), Kristen Birkeland (UT),
Kim Garrett (MN), Lise Lorentzen (MD) teaching both oil and acrylic classes.


Register today by visiting www.rosemalingcoast2coast.com
for the full convention schedule, list of classes, and registration form. If
you have any questions about the convention or membership, contact Lois Mueller
at nordic@mhtc.net or Nancy Odalen at


The purpose of the Rosemalers
Coast to Coast, Inc. is to celebrate the art of rosemaling through a national
organization that assists, supports and enriches the artistic activities of the
individual while strengthening the rosemaling community through newsletters,
articles, books and biennial conventions. For more membership information,
visit us at www.rosemalingcoast2coast.com
or on Facebook. Contact President Lois Mueller at nordic@mhtc.net with any questions about the


june 24 (Monday) - 27 (Thursday)


Luther College, Dahl Centennial Union

700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101

Registration Deadline (if applicable)

May 1, 2019