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The 2005 rosemaling show and sale:

The 28th Annual Norwegian Rosemaling Show and Sale was held June 22-25, 2005 at the Geneva Lutheran Church, Geneva, Illinois
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The 2005 Best of Show Winner, - Catherine Coy

The 2005 1st Place Winner, Professional Class, - Yuko Nakashima

The 2005 2nd Place Winner, Professional Class, - Catherine Coy

The 2005 3rd Place Winner, Professional Class, - Jean Creel

2005 Honorable Mention winner, Professional Class, - Jean Creel

2005 Honorable Mention winner, Professional Class, - Emiko Inoue

The 2005 People's Choice Award winner, - Lorraine Straw
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Inside the music cabinet

The 2004 2nd Place Winner, Intermediate Class, - Holly Green

2005 Honorable Mention winner, Intermediate Class, - Toshie Kani

The 2005 1st Place Winner, Beginner Class, - Keiko Okuda

The 2005 2nd Place Winner, Beginner Class, - Rebecca Cleghorn

The 2005 Honorable Mention Winner, Beginner Class, - Keiko Okuda

The 2005 1st Place Winner, Golden Agers Class, - Karen Sanderson

The 2005 2nd Place Winner, Golden Agers Class, - Karen Sanderson

2005 Honorable Mention Winner, Golden Agers Class, - MaryLou Cleworth

2005 Honorable Mention, Golden Agers Class, - Barb Pabst-Nielsen

Another outstanding show featuring exquisite pieces of Norwegian art. Rosemaling demonstrations were given both inside the church and outside on the corner of Third and Franklin. A BarneLekeplass (children's play space) featured rosemaling instruction for children.

INRA members entered their painted items into competition. Competition categories were: Professional, Intermediate, Beginner and Golden Agers. Vesterheim Gold Medalists* Nancy Schmidt and Donna Benson judged the competition, and ribbons were awarded to the show winners.
*those who have entered their own painted items into the National Rosemaling Competition held in Decorah, Iowa, and have won a total of 8 points to earn a Gold Medal.

In addition to the competition pieces, rosemaled objects as large as trunks and as small as Christmas ornaments were beautifully displayed and available for purchase. 100s of rosemaled items were sold. Included in the sale were items painted by beginners through professional painters.

Other Show and Sale features were: the raffle of a tine rosemaled by Irene Lamont, Husfliden, and a coffee shop, Kaffekos, where tasty, home-made Norwegian bakery items were enjoyed.

Eager crowds came to view the beautiful rosemaling and purchase "For Sale" items


Joanne MacVey demonstrated her award winning rosemaling.


Customers examined the many items before making their purchases.



Hundreds of attractively displayed rosemaled items were "For Sale".


The outdoor demonstrations drew crowds who were then directed into the competition and sales area.


Tickets for the raffle item were sold."

MaryLou sells raffle tickets.

Customers purchased Norwegian delicacies at the Kaffekos.


Closeup of Catherine Coy's Best of Show winning item.


Closeup of Yuko Nakashima's Blue Ribbon winning item.


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