Illinois Norsk Rosemalers Association

Welcome to our website!

The Illinois Norsk Rosemalers Association exists to promote and encourage the art of rosemaling: by publishing a newsletter ‘Avisen’, sponsoring classes and holding meetings for members. We participate in northern Illinois events to promote our organization and offer our rosemaling for sale.

Visit our Classes page!

March 23 & 24 True Beginner class still has openings! Taught in oil paints.

March 26 Rosemaled eggs taught in acrylics – contact INRA if interested. March 5 deadline to register and order materials.

April 14-May 26 Zoom studio – Thursdays 6:30-9:30 pm

Rafle Piece – see it at 2022 events

We are excited to present our 2022 Raffle Piece: a wooden tine rosemaled in the Telemark Style by Betty Gehr (18 ¼” x 13 ¼” and 9” tall).  It will be on display at INRA events and the drawing will be held at the last INRA sales event of the year. Note the horse in the center!

Avisen Newsletters

Password required and provided to members. Click on the image of the newsletter you wish to view.

Ornaments of the Year (OOTY’s)

INRA chooses a different shape each year to be our OOTY. These are numbered and rosemaled by artists and members and sold at our sales events.

In-Person Events 2022

March 19, 2022: In-person meeting followed by Scandinavian baking – see newsletter for all the information – bring your lunch and wear your Norwegian sweater!
  • May 15, 2022: Syttende Mai Parade in Park Ridge – organized by the Norwegian National League of Chicago
  • June 24 & 25, 2022: Swedish Days in Geneva, IL at the Gift Box 310 West State St., Geneva IL
  • September 11, 2022: Scandinavian Day Festival at Vasa Park, Elgin, IL
  • October 15 and 16, 2022: Cottages in the Woods, Good Templar Park, Geneva, IL