Rosemaling Demonstration

Loretta Paulman will display her incredible talent for rosemaling at the Sister Bay Historical Society Corner of the Past on Aug. 22, 8:30 am – 12 pm. Rosemaling is a folk art which dates back to southern Norway circa the 1700s. It’s the art of painting stylized flowers with intricate and sweeping scroll forms. Paulman studied in Norway and has been doing it for more than 45 years. She has taught it for the past 30 years. She includes several different styles and her work reflects her many years of experience of painting this intricate art form. Rosemaling is a style familiar to many in Door County because of the Scandinavian roots of many of its settlers and current residents.

For several summers the Sister Bay Historical Society has held its Heritage Program featuring local artists every Saturday morning throughout the summer, in addition to the Saturday morning farmers’ market. The Sister Bay Historical Society is located at the Corner of the Past at 10310 Fieldcrest Road, Sister Bay. For more information visit