We look forward to bringing you another online action in 2022 full of amazing pieces from fantastic artists and an eight-day European river voyage from Viking!
Items will be available to view in the fall at www.biddingforgood.com/VEST-AUCTION. It’s easy to register and bid from anywhere in the world!
Each year this auction is full of one-of-a-kind folk-art by artists working in the Norwegian tradition. There is always a tremendous selection of rosemaling (Norwegian decorative painting), weavings, traditional needlework, Norwegian clothing, and creative woodworking.
Many of the pieces in the Benefit Auction are donated by Vesterheim Gold Medalists and exhibition ribbon winners from Vesterheim’s annual judged competition, The National Norwegian-American Folk Art Exhibition.
Proceeds from the auction benefit Vesterheim’s Folk Art School, which has provided classes since 1967 in fiber arts, woodworking, painting, cooking, jewelry, blacksmithing, knifemaking, and more. At the Folk Art School, students and instructors create a community of learning and experience the joy of making something by hand.
Vesterheim is very grateful to everyone who donated to this auction. Through exceptional support from artists and donors, previous auctions have raised more than $100,000 for the Folk Art School.
Contact Molly Thompson at 563-382-9681, or email@example.com, with auction questions.