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.

Visit our Classes page – for Holiday sending basket painted in Telemark Style Nov 3-5.

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

2023 Raffle: Wooden box with angled lid painted in Gudbrandsdal Style – on display at Cottages in the Woods, drawing 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. 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
  • September 10, 2023: Scandinavian Day Festival at Vasa Park, Elgin, IL
  • October 21 and 22, 2023: Cottages in the Woods, Good Templar Park, Geneva, IL