Collection Connections: Nordfjord Rosemaled Bowls

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Collection Connections: Nordfjord Rosemaled Bowls

February 24, 2021 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT) with Patti Goke

Level of Instruction
Everyone welcome.
$20.00 Members
$20.00 Non-members

Share your lunch break with Vesterheim Gold Medalist and long-time rosemaling instructor, Patti Goke, joined by Vesterheim Collections Manager Jennifer Kovarik, as they highlight Nordfjord-style rosemaling design throughout objects from the collection.

Often the decorated pieces found along the West Coast of Norway are labeled as West Coast paintings. But many of the areas from Bergen to Alesund have developed regional styles. One such area is Nordfjord, especially around Gloppen. In this presentation, we will explore this style that was painted mostly on drinking bowls, of a particular shape, and often with an inscription of a drinking verse. 

Collection Connections is a series of Vesterheim-hosted conversations between the museum’s collections staff and folk-art school instructors. Highlighting the incredible folk-art collection at Vesterheim, these conversations are also opportunities for you to stay connected with your folk-art community during this unpredictable time. Each gathering will highlight pieces from the collection as explained, interpreted, and appreciated by a master folk artist.

Supplies: A computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.

Special Instructions: You will receive a link to the Zoom session by email sometime during the week prior to the class.

Enrollment Deadline: February 22, 2021

Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

Patti Goke
Patti Goke
Patti Goke

Patti Goke of Saint Cloud, Minnesota, has been rosemaling for over 35 years and has taken many classes with American and Norwegian artists. One of her rosemaling experiences was painting in the Raftevold Hotel in Hornindal, Nordfjord, Norway. Patti is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist, Vesterheim Rosemaling Letter editor, and contributor of rosemaling articles and projects for Art Apprentice Online e-zine. She was the guide for Vesterheim’s 2014 and 2016 Folk Art Tours to Norway.

Learn more: Watch this video, Contemporary Folk Art at Disney’s Norway Pavilion where master woodworkers Phil Odden and Else Bigton and master rosemaler Patti Goke joined Vesterheim to discuss their work on the Frozen attraction in the Norway Pavillion at Disney’s Epcot Center in Florida. And in this video, Collection Connections: Nordfjord Rosemaling BowlsPatti highlights Nordfjord-style rosemaling design throughout objects from Vesterheim’s collection.