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Westby
Syttende Mai 

maling

Organized in 1987 in Westby, WI, providing fellowship, information and education involving the tradition of rosemaling, the beautiful folk art of Norway.

ROSEMALERS

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ROSEMALING SHOW & SALE | bAKE SALE | RAFFLE

Coulee Region   Rosemalers

The Coulee Region Rosemalers were organized in 1987 in Westby, WI to provide fellowship and education.  They continue to offer:

  • Meeting/Paint Days - 3rd Friday of every month offering one-on-one assistance

  • Newslettters

  • Library - available at Meetings

  • Attend Nordic Fest - Decorah, IA

  • Classes in the spring and fall with award-winning artists.

They show their passion for the traditional Norway folk art by creating beautiful "one of a kind" artwork.  Many of those are showcased at their annual Show & Sale | Bake Sale | Raffle at Westby Syttende Mai.

Classes are led by several different Gold Medal Artists.  We are always looking for new members who want to learn the art of rosemaling.

Learn more about Rosemaling:  Our Club meets once a month at the Town of Coon Hall, where we have library that belongs to the Coulee Region Rosemalers, which contains rosemaling books, patterns, and pictures for members to use for study and enjoyment.  

Rosemalers Raffle

Styles of   Rosemaling

TELEMARK

A free flowing, asymmetrical rococo design with imaginative fantasy flowers enhanced with delicate line work.

ROGALAND

A symmetrical design with simple, dominant scrolls with realistic tulips and roses painted in values from light to dark.

HALLINGDAL

A bold, symmetrical design with flowers occupying a commanding position with bold, dark outlining most often painted on a red-orange background. 

GUDBRANDSDAL

A style closely related to wood carving that may be identified by large turned leaves, with overlay, and use monochromatic color scheme.

VALDRES

A style with a variety of predominant, brightly colored flowers in vases or hanging from ribbons and garlands over monochromatic landscapes.

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