Shirley Evenstad has been a rosemaler since 1977 and has lived in Richfield, Minnesota, for 40 years. Shirley has studied with several master Norwegian teachers both at Vesterheim and in Norway. Evenstad earned her Gold Medal in rosemaling from Vesterheim in 1983. She participated in a painting project at Epcot Center in the Norway Pavilion, Orlando, Florida, in March 1988. Shirley currently paints by commission in her home and teaches rosemaling classes in her community.