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.

Open Studio 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.

Project description: Work on UFOs or start a new project of your choice.

  • June 14, Monday evening
  • General Meeting for Members
  • 6 – 9 pm
  • Online over Zoom
  • Link sent via email

Avisen Newsletters for 2021

Password required and provided to members.

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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

Tentative In-Person Events for 2021

March 2020 began the COVID restrictions, and we were not able to convene general meetings, hold in-person classes or participate in the wonderful festivals of previous years. We will continue to monitor whether events can be held given the pandemic limitations. We hope you are well and stay safe.

  • May: Syttende Mai Parade in Park Ridge
  • June: Swedish Days in Geneva, IL
  • September: Scandinavian Day Festival at Vasa Park, Elgin, IL
  • October 16 and 17, 2021: Cottages in the Woods, Good Templar Park, Geneva, IL