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.

We’re out & about at Swedish Days again!

Friday, June 25  &  Saturday 26 (11am – 4pm)

The Gift Box , 310 West State St., Geneva, IL

Come visit us at the charming Scandinavian store, The Gift Box in Geneva, IL. We will be there during the modified Swedish Days Celebration. We will have a space in the shop where we will be able to share information about our organization, demonstrate our beautiful Norwegian art form, sell our OOTYs.

Summer Sampler over Zoom

This a free Open Studio for INRA members. Have a seat in front of your computer with your own painting project, or join just to visit with your fellow INRA members.

Monday, July 26, 6:30 – 8:30 PM Central.

• Patti Goke will give a Presentation of rosemaling styles and their characteristics. Must register to attend.

August 2 – 30, weekly, 5 Mondays, 6:30 – 9:30 PM Central.


• All members welcome. • Venue: Zoom

• Project description: Sampler: choose a coaster set or tray or your own project.
• Join other INRA members for painting and conversation.
• Fee: None, it’s a member perk! Membership must be current! Join for$15 per year: September 1-August 31.
• Additional Estimated Costs: Coaster set – $40, or Tray – $25, or none, you decide.

Avisen Newsletters for 2021

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Avisen Vol 44 No 2 June 2021
Avisen Vol 44 No 1 Feb 2021

Avisen Newsletters for 2020

Avisen Vol 43 No 1
Avisen Vol 43 No 1
Avisen Vol 43 No 2
Avisen Vol 43 No 2
Avisen Vol 43 No 3

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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.

2019 OOTY

In-Person Events for 2021

  • May: Syttende Mai Parade in Park Ridge
  • June 25 & 26: Swedish Days in Geneva, IL at the Gift Box 310 West State St., Geneva IL
  • September 12, 2021: Scandinavian Day Festival at Vasa Park, Elgin, IL
  • October 16 and 17, 2021: Cottages in the Woods, Good Templar Park, Geneva, IL