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.

Beginner Rosemaling class with Bev Gunderson

  • True Beginner class
  • In-person class
  • April 12-14
  • $95 includes annual membership
  • La Grange Art League in La Grange, IL.
  • INRA provides paints.
  • $10 per 8″ plate ready to paint on

Visit our Classes page to see more!

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. 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 21 and 22, 2024: Swedish Days in Geneva, IL at the Gift Box 310 West State St., Geneva IL
  • June 2024: Member Meeting TBD
  • 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! Mondays at 6:30 p.m. April 8-29, 2024.

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.