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 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 5 is the last day for submission of the paperwork
  • (email preferred) to:Lois McKinnell ( If you do not have access to email, you may send printed forms to: Lois McKinnell, SofN, Tordenskjold Lodge, PO Box 18684, Spokane, WA  99228
  • May 29, Wed, 1 to 5 pm, Bring material to the Best Western Coeur d’Alene Inn, Idaho South room.
  • June 1, 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/Exhibition • Entry 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: Lois McKinnell (


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