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2018 CRA Convention
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California Rosemaling Association
2018 Annual Convention

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Thursday, October 11th Prep Day; Classes October 12-14th


 Welcome Gold Medalists

Karen Nelson and Ken Magnuson


Karen Nelson     Ken Magnuson

Karen's project is an

Os on Mangle Board


My rosemaling journey probably had its start by being born in Stoughton, WI to a Norwegian father and a Swiss mother.  I moved to California when I was 10 years old, but have always called Wisconsin my home.  While growing up many Norwegian traditions were taught and rosemaling played a big part in the decoration of our home.  I discovered The American Norwegian Vesterheim Museum and I have had the opportunity to take many classes with American and Norwegian teachers.  I also participated in the 2007 Vesterheim folk art tour to Norway.  The best part of this journey have been the many people I have met and the friendships that have formed along the way.

Ken's project is an

Old Rogaland on Plate

Growing up on a farm in Minnesota, I had no exposure to Rosemaling. However, both my grandparents came from Norway. I never saw rosemaling until later in life.  In 1975, I took my first class in Rosemaling. From there, I took many classes in Decorah, Iowa, at Vesterheim. Those classes were taught by both American and Norwegian teachers. My main interest was Hallingdal since that was where my ancestors came from. In 2000, I got my first ribbon and in 2003 I had enough points to get my gold medal by painting in the Hallingdal style. Since then, I have studied other styles and have found that I really like Turid Fatland's old Rogaland style and her use of different color combinations.

Marriott's Courtyard San Diego Old Town

2435 Jefferson Street, San Diego, CA  92110

Reservations must be made by Monday, September 10, 2018

1-619-260-8500 ext 0  - mention California Rosemaling Assn. for Group rate of $139

Complimentary Parking for Overnight Guests

Registration Closed

Convention Registration:  $250

Registration includes:  Instruction (2 projects), Wood Surfaces, Paint, Mediums and Banquet

Must be a 2018 CRA Member

If you are not yet a 2018 member, you can join and pay the $15 membership fee along with with the $250 convention fee

(You may bring a Guest to the Banquet for an additional fee of $55)

The convention also provides a way for you to buy and sell things on the trade floor.  Details are on the Trade Floor page.

We suggest that you make travel and hotel arrangements as early as possible.

Here is what you should bring

Banquet Meal Choices - Includes Salad, Dessert, Rolls & Butter, Ice Tea & Water, & Chef’s choice of fresh seasonal vegetables. 

  • Taste of Tuscany: Boneless Charbroiled Chicken Breast w/ Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce, Rice Pilar & Medley of Seasonal Vegetables

  • Carne Asada:  Charbroiled Beef marinated in Olive oil, lime juice, & Mexican spices along with Warm Corn & Flour Tortillas, Rancho Style Beans, Toasted Tomato Rice

  • Vegetarian:  Chef’s Choice



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