Create Traditional Norwegian Folk Art

Greetings!! Hilsener!!

Sons of Norway Third District is pleased to invite all members to participate in the 2016 Third District Folk Art Exhibition & Competition. All members, both amateurs and professionals, are encouraged to display their skills at the folk art event as part of the Third District Convention in Myrtle Beach, SC on June 8 through June 12, 2016.

Members can choose to compete, exhibit or both. Everyone who enters will receive a certificate of participation. Members who enter the competition can win ribbons for First, Second, and Third places in a variety of categories, a People’s Choice award and the Best In Show prize for the judges’ overall favorite item.

This information packet will take you step-by-step through all the rules and procedures for entering your work. Because space may be limited, pre-registration is the only way to guarantee that your item will be included in the event. To register, please submit Registration Forms by May 20, 2016 to the Cultural Director.

 If you cannot bring your item yourself, please contact your local delegate and ask them to bring your items to the convention. To find out who your local delegate is, contact your lodge or district president.

Please read all information and rules carefully.

Registration forms directed to:

Gail Martinsen

3D Cultural Director

18544 Water Lily Lane

Hudson, FL 34667-5704

Gail8402@aol.com

We look forward to seeing your work.

 

 

 

Rules

Entering the Contest

  • Participants must be current Sons of Norway members
  • It is not necessary to attend the Convention in order to participate in the Folk Art Exhibition & Competition. If you will not be attending, you may send your work along with a delegate from your lodge or district. DO NOT send your artwork. If you are not attending the convention ask a delegate to bring it.
  • Space for this year’s event is limited. In the event that there are more items than there is space to display them, pre-registered items will be given priority. This means that pre-registration is the only way to guarantee that your item will be included. To guarantee a place in the Folk Art Exhibition & Competition, send in all registration forms to Third District Cultural Director, Gail Martinsen no later than May 20, 2016
  • On-site registration will take place on Thursday,June 9 from 10-2 PM.
  • Each item must have an identification label (included with this packet)
  • Entries must fall into one of the following categories:
    • Rosemaling
    • Norwegian weaving
    • Hardanger embroidery (by hand only)
    • Norwegian themed needlework (e.g. klostersøm, diamantsøm, and other traditional needlework)
    • Hand knitting/crocheting w/Norwegian design
    • Figure carving w/Norwegian theme using hand tools only
    • Relief carving w/Norwegian theme using hand tools only
    • Chip carving using hand tools
    • Photography
    • Other w/Norwegian theme (paintings, stained glass, kolrosing, etc.)
  • There are three classes for each category:
    • Adult professional including instructors of the craft and persons who sell their work
    • Adult amateur who engage in a given craft activity as a pastime / hobby and do not sell their work
    • Heritage members, 15 years old and under.
  •  All items submitted for the folk art competition must have been finished within the past two years, and shall be the sole/exclusive efforts of the registered person.
  •  Projects from prior years would be for display/exhibit purposes only.
  • A member is allowed to enter a maximum of two items per category
  • All items must be delivered to the Convention Folk Art Committee by 2PM   on Thursday, June 9, 2016
  • Members who do not wish to compete may enter their items for exhibition only
  • Items must be picked up by the conclusion of the convention

Artist’s signature

  • All work should be discreetly signed
  • Rosemalers and wood carvers may sign their objects on the back side only – these signatures will be concealed during the judging
  • Paintings that have the artist’s signature on the front will have tape placed over the name and will be at the owner’s risk

Participants may bring a stand for those items that need it (framed items, Rosemaling, etc) to allow for better display

Selling of Exhibited Items

  • All participants are welcome to sell their items if they wish

Prizes

The judges will award:

  • First, Second and Third Place ribbons as the Judges see fit for each competitive category
  • Honorable mention awards for non-competitive categories
  • One People’s Choice award, chosen by popular vote
  • One Best In Show award

 

Registration Information

Follow these 4 steps to register for the Third District Folk Art Exhibition & Competition.  Please note it will NOT be possible to send your items through the mail to the convention site.

  1. Complete the registration form and waiver of responsibility.
  2. Send your registration form and waiver to:

Gail Martinsen

18544 Water Lily Lane

Hudson, FL 34667-5704

  1. Complete the identification label included with this packet.
  • Fill out one ID label per item that you are submitting
  • Attach ID label directly to the item
  1. Bring your item or send it with a delegate to the Third District Folk Art Exhibition & Competition.
  • Because space may be limited, pre-registration is the only way to guarantee that your item will be included in the event. However, if there is room you will still be able to register on-site in the afternoon on Thursday, June 9, 2016.
  • If you will not be attending the Convention, ask a delegate from your lodge or district to take your item(s) to the convention on your behalf. To find out who your local delegate is, contact your lodge or district president

 

Registration Form

Name: ______________________________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________________________

City:_______________________________ ST: _____  Zip/Postal: ________  Country: _____

Telephone: (        ) ___________________ E-mail:___________________________________

Membership #: ____________________  Dist. # ______   Lodge #  _________

Category (Rosemaling, Knitting, etc.): _____________________________________________________

Class (Adult professional, Adult amateur, Heritage): __________________________________________

Description of item (e.g. Bowl, red 7”dia.):_________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

Value of item (USD):  $ ______________ [] For Sale [] Not for sale
Enter item for: [] Competition [] Exhibition only

Category (Rosemaling, Knitting, etc.): _____________________________________________________

Class (Adult professional, Adult amateur, Heritage): __________________________________________

Description of item (e.g. Bowl, red 7”dia.):_________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Value of item (USD):  $ ______________ [] For Sale [] Not for sale
Enter item for: [] Competition [] Exhibition only

Category (Rosemaling, Knitting, etc.): _____________________________________________________

Class (Adult professional, Adult amateur, Heritage): __________________________________________

Description of item (e.g. Bowl, red 7”dia.):_________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Value of item (USD):  $ ______________ [] For Sale [] Not for sale
Enter item for: [] Competition [] Exhibition only

Category (Rosemaling, Knitting, etc.): _____________________________________________________

Class (Adult professional, Adult amateur, Heritage): __________________________________________

Description of item (e.g. Bowl, red 7”dia.):_________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Value of item (USD):  $ ______________ [] For Sale [] Not for sale
Enter item for: [] Competition [] Exhibition only

 

Waiver of Responsibility

I, the undersigned, hereby acknowledge that Sons of Norway, Sons of Norway Third District and its representative personnel (including, but not limited to Headquarters staff, lodge/district people) shall not be held liable for damage or loss of the item(s) I am entering in the Sons of Norway Third District Convention Folk Art Exhibition/Competition.  I do hereby waive any claim against Sons of Norway, and its representative personnel, for any damage, breakage, marring, scratching or other losses which may occur to the item(s) I enter in the Sons of Norway Third District Folk Art Exhibition/Competition.

Date: ______________________

Signature of Artist: ____________________________________________

Item: _______________________________________________________

Item: _______________________________________________________

Item: _______________________________________________________

Item: _______________________________________________________

 

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