Summer exhibition 2022

Now closed for the season

Please make an appointment to visit

Rivedal Art gallery

Rivedal Galleri is an art gallery located in Rivedal (see map) near Askvoll in the west Norwegian county of "Vestland". The gallery features local artists, but also other Norwegian and international artists.  

Here you will find paintings, graphics, photography, wood carvings, jewellry, pottery and ceramics as well as some textiles. 

Coffee and refreshments served.

Rivedal Art gallery

Else Sofie Ruud

Main exhibitor 2022

Else Sofie Ruud, born in 1957 and lives in Oslo. She did 4 years education at "Asker kunstfagskole" some 30 km outside Oslo. in the figurative line, with her teacher Morten Reigstad. She has also trained with Jan-Ove Tuv, Carl Martin Sandvold, Kari Kolltveit, Ingrid Thortveit, Helene Knoop, Dag Vatle.

Else Sofie works in oil, but in recent years has also worked a lot with watercolor. What she would like to express are some moods for those who see the her art. The living life in her images is important to her.


I was early interested in drawing, and it was no coincidence that I chose the typography profession. But it was only when I was around 50 that I realized that the interest in painting was something I wanted to develop further, get an education and spend a lot of time on.

I thought that my sixties would be the decade of opportunity, and I wanted to take advantage of that.

- Else Sofie Ruud
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Else Sofie Ruud

Jytte Kristin Eikenes

Main exhibitor 2022

Jytte Kristin Eikenes, born 1968 in Høyanger, with roots from Copenhagen and Holmedal, Askvoll. She spends her time between her studios in Høyanger, Holmedal og Paris.

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Jytte Kristin Eikenes

Featured artists

Oddveig Lyngstad - Iren Kleiven - Randi Antonsen - Kari Astrup Geelmuyden - Margrethe Barstad Goldberg - Sissel Hestad Vie - Kristin Schei - Leif Gunnarskog - Synnøve Dyvik Løksli.

We also sell art by:
Ludvig Eikaas, Bjørn Kaaks, Mia Egge, Elsa Eikaas, May Elin Eikaas Bjerck, Thoralf Flatjord, Malvin Berqvam, Johannes Winjum, Magne Vangsnes, Audun Helle, Astrid Myklebust, Bjørn Hegranes and others.

Featured artists

Autumn 2022

Visits by appointment.

Free admission

Arrange visit

You can always arrange for a private viewing of the gallery outside normal opening hours. 
To arrange call +47 9950 0883 or email us.

If you are passing and we are at home just pop in and we will open the gallery.


We accept most debit and credit cards.  Additionally Vipps and payment in cash.

About Rivedal

The valley of Rivedal is a small farming hamlet situated near Dalsfjorden, between Holmedal and Dale.  Rivedal is surrounded by stunning nature, with ample opportunities for fishing, mountain hikes or lighter walks in the ambling coastal landscape.

Rivedal is best known for being the place from which the first Norwegian Vikings left to settle on Iceland and a statue of Ingólfr Arnarson is situated at the foot of the valley.  An identical statue can also be found in Reikjavik, capital of Iceland.

Ingólfr Arnarson
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