Sally Stromseth was first introduced to rosemaling at Nordic Fest in 1981 when Bergljot Lunde was the demonstrating artist from Norway. Sally says that everything about her painting fulfilled a need she had for artistic expression. Sally took her first rosemaling class in adult education from Betty Dowe in Decorah. Since then, she has studied under Ruth Green, Gary Albrecht, Bergljot Lunde, and Nancy Schmidt. She has taught rosemaling in adult education, Elderhostel, Saturday morning mini-classes at Vesterheim, and occasional private lessons in her home. She also paints commission pieces. Sally retired two years ago after serving 20 years as Children’s Librarian at Decorah Public Library.