2022 CRA Convention
Information about the 2023 CRA Convention with JoSonja will be posted in the near future...if you are a CRA Member, you will get notified about the project and how to register via our Newsletter.

About the 2022 convention…

I am so very excited to share with you about my visit to Eureka to set up the convention.  I was able to do a video interview with JoSonja that we will share with you at the convention.  I also got to see many pieces she is working on.  You all are going to be very pleased with her work.

We will be doing a Telemark design on a dragon foot tine.  She has incorporated some new ideas on traditional painting and color and has been working very hard on a special piece for us.   She is so full of knowledge that she will share with us.

I know that things have been very difficult and different these last 2 ½ years.  When visiting with JoSonja I was so inspired by her recent paintings, her knowledge, and the quality and beauty of her pieces. I am sure that you will be pleased too.  JoSonja, just like us, is looking forward to connecting and sharing with us.   It will be nice to be together again.

Please be patient and prepared to learn and enjoy.  You will be AMAZED. 

Love too all my painting friends.
If you have any questions about the convention, please contact me:

Pennie Wilkins, Vice President
530-949-7187   penniewilkins@gmail.com

In 1974, JoSonja was awarded a Master Teacher's Certificate by the National Society of Tole and Decorative Painters. In 1980 the Silver Palette award was bestowed by the same organization in recognition of outstanding contribution to the advancement of Decorative Art. In 1996, the Vesterheim Gold Medal (VGM) in Rosemaling, from the Norwegian American Museum in Decorah, Iowa was awarded. In 2007 she was awarded the Presidents Commendation award for service by the Society of Decorative Painters.

The 2022 CRA Convention project will be a Telemark Dragon Tine designed by JoSonja for CRA! She has used traditional colors to bring new life and vibrancy into her new pieces.  You will be amazed.  JoSonja has so many things to teach us and is our California treasure.  You won’t be disappointed.  I hope you can join us.

Photos of this year's CRA project by JoSonja.
(The photos show a “laced seam”.  Larry Pickett is reproducing these and there won’t be any lacing however it will be beautifully reproduced)

Wood, Patterns, Paint and mediums are provided, but you should have your own basic painting supplies

Schedule of Activities and Events

Health and Safety: Covid immunizations are required.  Vaccination status must be shown at registration in Eureka.  Temperature checks will be done. Masks are encouraged.  Policies may change due to circumstances at the time.

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