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 Holiday Event. Have a seat in front of your computer with your own painting project, or join just to visit with your fellow INRA members.

  • January 12, 2020
  • 9 am to noon
  • Online over Zoom
  • Link sent via email to members

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

Click on the image of the newsletter you wish to view.

A new tab will open, then click on the newsletter name.

Password required and provided to members.

Rosemaling Class in Raudsaumsmaling Style – Class is full, no registrations taken

January 29-31, 2021

10 Hours of instruction over Zoom

Style similar to Telemark

Open to beginner level

Registration is closed – class is full

  • Raudsaumsmaling 12″ plate project taught by Kim Garret on-line via Zoom.
  • January 29-31, 2021 – (Friday 7-9 pm, Saturday 9-11:30 am and 1:30-3pm, Sunday 1-4 pm)
  • Cost is $60 plus membership ($15)
  • Kim has studied with Vesterheim Gold Medalists and will teach the class in oils.
  • Training session for using Zoom available the week before class.

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 Events for 2021

2020 is the COVID year, 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: Cottages in the Woods, Good Templar Park, Geneva, IL