Illinois Norsk Rosemalers Association


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.

True Beginner Rosemaling in-person class April 12-14 in La Grange, IL. For information, email INRA at [email protected] and reserve a spot today! Visit our Classes page for on-line options.

In-Person Events 2024

  • March 16, 2024: 11 a.m. Member Meeting: Annual Sweater and Baking meeting at Winnie’s house. Members – Check your email for details.
  • April 12-14: True Beginner Rosemaling Class, La Grange, IL. In person class with Bev Gunderson taught using oil paints. For more information, email [email protected].
  • May 18 2024: Norwegian National League lunch at Park Ridge Country Club. Members pay portion of lunch – with INRA board meeting to follow.
  • May 19 2024: Syttende Mai Parade in Park Ridge – organized by the Norwegian National League of Chicago
  • June 2024: Swedish Days in Geneva, IL at the Gift Box 310 West State St., Geneva IL
  • June 2024: Member Meeting via Zoom featuring Viksdal style rosemaling presentation by Cathy Castellanos in advance of her August class.
  • Summer Picnic for members TBD
  • September 8, 2024: Scandinavian Day Festival at Vasa Park, Elgin, IL
  • October 2024: Cottages in the Woods, Good Templar Park, Geneva, IL

Member Studio time together via ZOOM – link sent to members via email JOIN NOW!

2023 Raffle winner drawn October 22, 2023.

Eat dessert first, life is uncertain

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.