Convention Cultural Competition

Calling All Artists!

At each biennial convention, the host lodge sponsors a room for a cultural exhibit. This exhibit is in two parts: those who are submitting their artworks in competition in hopes of winning a ribbon and those who have created works and wish simply to show them. The competition is for items made in the last two four years in the following categories, produced by one of four classes of exhibitors (children or grandchildren of lodge members who are 15 and under, youth 16 to 20, and adults, either Professional or Amateur).


1. Rosemaling
2. Weaving (Norwegian design)
3. Hardanger embroidery
4. Needlework (e.g., Klostersom & Diamantsom and other traditional needle work with a Norwegian theme)
5. Hand knitting (Norwegian theme)
6. Crocheting and tatting
7. Figure carving (Norwegian motif)
8. Relief carving (Norwegian motif)
9. Chip carving
10. Bentwood
11. Other hand crafts (Norwegian motif)
12. Other media, including but not limited to photography, with a Norwegian theme or motif.

In each category and class, first, second and third place ribbons will be awarded, as well as additional awards for Best of Show and People’s Choice. Remember: If you don’t enter, you can’t win!

Important Dates:

May 10 for submission of the paperwork (can email it in) • June 1, Wed, 1 to 5 pm, Bring material to the Sheraton, Cascade Rooms A/B • June 4, Sat, Pick up material at the end of the convention from Noon to 2 pm (no later).

Information or Forms You’ll Need:

Guidelines for Folk Art Competition/ExhibitionEntry Form (limit two pieces of work per category) • Identification Labels (two to a page) • Waiver of Responsibility (we will not accept work without a copy of this form, signed by the artist)

For More Information, contact the Convention Cultural Director: Alice Scherer

Send printed forms to: Convention Cultural Director, Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97232