News

Upcoming/Continuing: I am participating again this year in the National Folk Art Exhibition at the Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum in Decorah, IA. The show is up from June 8 to July 30, 2017.
Current:
Jan Norsetter New Paintings at Zazen Gallery in Paoli, WI April 21 to June 30, 2017
Interiors Poetry Show-UW Madison Pyle Center, Langdon St, Madison WI June 2, 2017 opening reception 5-7pm. The show runs through July, 2017

Teaching: LSRWA – June 3, 2017 at Belleville WI community park. Plein air seminar with demos and instruction by Jonathan Wilde and Jan Norsetter. Click here for more information.
Whispering Woodlands – August 19 and 20, 2017 – Afternoon and evening light Plein Air painting. Click here for more information.
Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum: 4 day landscape painting class. October 13 – 16, 2017. Click here for more information.

Past: Wisconsin Arts Board Folk Art grant: courtesy of this grant I had the chance of a lifetime to study for a year with master rosemaler Pam Rucinski. An exhibition of my works was at the WSRA Stoughton WI Syttende Mai celebration in 2015.

About

Jan Norsetter

Artist Jan Norsetter is an award-winning oil painter known for vibrant landscape paintings en plein air and evocatively detailed studies in still life. Norsetter also practices the decorative art of rosemaling, using skill and an artist’s sensibility to embellish items traditional and modern in an age-old form.

Norsetter paints en plein air (painting in the open air) to imbue her paintings with a sense of place. She works outdoors in every season, painting close to home in Wisconsin and on travels to the western United States and overseas to Italy, Ireland, Scotland and Norway.

The artist has exhibited in more than 30 juried, collaborative or solo art shows. Selected paintings, prints and her rosemaling are in many permanent and private collections across the country. Awards include top honors in numerous plein air competitions and rosemaling exhibitions. In addition to her work as an artist, Norsetter teaches landscape painting and rosemaling. She continues to draw inspiration from respected mentors in oil painting and rosemaling.

Four Wisconsin-based galleries represent Norsetter’s work: Zazen Gallery in Paoli, Pink Llama Gallery in Cedarburg, Dillon Gallery in Madison, and Diakonos Gallery in Stoughton.

Links

Click here to see my husband’s fabulous ceramic bead necklaces.
Norsetter.com
Represented in Paoli, Wisconsin by Zazen Gallery
Represented in Cedarburg, Wisconsin by The Pink Llama Gallery
Etsy store for Jan Norsetter
Represented in Stoughton, Wisconsin by Diakonos Designs in their Upper Room Gallery.
The Wisconsin State Rosemaling Association
You can now order checks with images from the paintings of Jan Norsetter http://new.checkadvantage.com/jan-norsetter-bio Check Advantage is now offering personalized checks, checkbook covers and address labels with some of my rosemaling images. There are two different collections. Click on the Check Advantage logo.

Rosemaling

Literally “flower painting” in Norwegian. A folk art, its heyday was 1750 to 1850. The art was revived in the United States when a Norwegian immigrant, Per Lysne of Stoughton, Wisconsin started decorating woodenware: plates, cupboards and chairs with rosemaling.

My great, great, great grandfather, Aslak Nestestog, was one of the original Telemark rosemalers. He painted the interior walls of Brunkeberg Church and Nesland Church in Telemark. He painted many objects, trunks and other walls as well. His work can be seen in the first volume of “Rosemaling i Telemark” by Øystein Vesaas. I had already been rosemaling about four years when I discovered Aslak Nestestog was also a rosemaler.

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06-TheRedDoor16in_50dpi

07-Grotesques16inat50dpi

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13-DonaldPark16inat50dpi

15-SarnonicoOct2016-50dpi16in

Blue Valdres Mangletre - 2014

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Blue Ribbon plate from 2009, Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum

Blue Ribbon plate from 2009, Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum

Red Ribbon Plate 2013, Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum

Red Ribbon Plate 2013, Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum

Syttende Mai 2013 Runner's Trunk, Stoughton WI

Syttende Mai 2013 Runner’s Trunk, Stoughton WI

Valdres Plate 2010, Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum

Valdres Plate 2010, Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum

Hay Hollow Road Plate

Hay Hollow Road Plate

Sognefjord Plate

Sognefjord Plate

Low Road Plate

Low Road Plate

The Stabbur Plate

The Stabbur Plate

My small portable pochade box for plein air painting.

My small portable pochade box for plein air painting.

Valdres Plate

Valdres Plate

Valdres Trunk

Valdres Trunk

Telemark Trunk after Knut Mevasstaul (1856)

Telemark Trunk after Knut Mevasstaul (1856)

The Olson Trunk

The Olson Trunk

Syttende Mai trunk (People's Choice and 3rd place winner at Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum 2007

Syttende Mai trunk (People’s Choice and 3rd place winner at Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum 2007