Current Exhibition   May 4 - 28, 2021

Decorative Painting in the Scandinavian Tradition

Thirty years of Norwegian and Swedish research and decorative painting are featured in this exhibit of unusual wooden containers and handmade objects.  Rosemaling and Dalmalning in the authentic tradition and styles are shown, many are offered for sale.  Edwards is a professional artist, teacher, and workshop instructor and has traveled extensively to share her knowledge.  She has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts as a Master Folk Artist in Norwegian Rosemaling and has authored numerous books on rosemaling and other Scandinavian designs. 


Originally from North Dakota, Edwards now resides in Fort Collins, Colorado where she owns Nordic Arts and offers classes in her home studio.  She has taught at Aims Community College in Loveland and teaches workshops throughout Colorado in pastel, oil and acrylic.  She has taught Scandinavian techniques at Vesterheim in Swedish Folk Art; North Folk House, Grand Marais, MN; Gammelgarden Swedish Museum, Scandia, MN; and at dozens of conventions and Folk Art gatherings across the country.


She holds a Master’s Degree in Art and Education and is a Master Signature Pastelist in the Pastel Society of Colorado.  She will be offering a one-day workshop on May 27th on dalmalning, the Swedish version of rosemaling.  Limited space is still available and you may register by calling the gallery at 701-223-5986.


Member Artist Terry Wiklund will feature his “photo print paintings”, a technique he developed that allows him to print the photograph wet.  This exhibit will be mainly landscapes with a few figurative paintings.


A reception for the artists will be held on May 4th from 5-7 p.m., free and open to the public. 


This exhibit is sponsored by Marcia Sickler, Molly McLain, and Steve Schilling and in part by North Dakota Council on the Arts and The Thomas and Frances Leach Foundation.  Contact Bismarck Art & Galleries Association for more information at 701-223-5986.  The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 1 to 3 pm.  BAGA is free and open to the public. 

Edwards Brochure

Wiklund Brochure