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.

2022 Raffle: Large Tine painted in Telemark Style – the winning ticket was drawn October 16! Congratulations!

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!

Visit our Classes page

Member Zoom studio – check back for next dates – email link sent to members

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. For 2022 we are featuring a collection a shapes from prior years.

In-Person Events 2023

TBD, 2023: In-person meeting followed by Scandinavian baking – see newsletter for all the information – bring your lunch and wear your Norwegian sweater!
  • May 2023: Syttende Mai Parade in Park Ridge – organized by the Norwegian National League of Chicago
  • June 23 & 24, 2023: Swedish Days in Geneva, IL at the Gift Box 310 West State St., Geneva IL
  • Summer Picnic for members TBD
  • Tentative September 10, 2023: Scandinavian Day Festival at Vasa Park, Elgin, IL
  • October 2023: Cottages in the Woods, Good Templar Park, Geneva, IL