Illinois Norsk Rosemalers Association


eThe 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.

Rosemaling Classes online:

In-Person Events 2024

  • March 16, 2024: 11 a.m. Member Meeting: Annual Sweater and Baking meeting
  • April 12-14: True Beginner Rosemaling Class, La Grange, IL. In person class with Bev Gunderson taught using oil paints.
  • May 18 2024: Norwegian National League lunch at Park Ridge Country Club.
  • May 19 2024: Syttende Mai Parade in Park Ridge – organized by the Norwegian National League of Chicago
  • June 15: Make a Sami bracelet, general meeting with lunch.
  • June 21 and 22, 2024: Swedish Days in Geneva, IL at the Gift Box 310 West State St., Geneva IL
  • Summer Picnic for members TBD
  • September 8, 2024: Scandinavian Day Festival at Vasa Park, Elgin, IL
  • October 19 and 20, 2024: Cottages in the Woods, Good Templar Park, Geneva, IL

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

2024 Raffle: 16″ Hallingdal style by Donna Benson, Vesterheim Gold Medalist. Tickets available through October 2024.

“How much better is wisdom than gold, and understanding than silver.” Proverbs 16:16

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.