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Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

2022 Fine Arts Exhibition
1265 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55108
August 25-September 5, 2022

This is Not a Weed No. 1 has been accepted into the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. There were 2207 entries and 324 works of art were selected. I submitted on a “dare-me” whim. Be bold fellow artists! You never know what can happen.

Two Sneak Peak Events Tuesday, August 23rd
Not interested in dealing with the throngs of State Fair Goers? You are in luck! 

First Glance Event
Tuesday, August 23, 5:00 to 6:30 pm

This is an invitation made by the Minnesota State Fair Foundation (nonprofit) where you can get the first look at selected works and purchase artwork prior to the State Fair opening. Tickets are available for purchase at or by calling 651.288.4323. You must have a ticket to attend First Glance.

Preview Night
Tuesday, August 23, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
This is a free, non-ticketed invitation to view the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit prior to the State Fair opening.

For both events, please see PAGE 4 regarding information about entering the fairgrounds and parking.


Past Exhibitions

Children of Nature

Debut solo exhibit, both retrospective and showcasing current works.
Owatonna Arts Center, Owatonna, MN
June 5 – June 30, 2022

Mississippi River Stories

Juried group show. Artwork inspired by story. MWMO,
Stormwater Park and Learning Center, Minneapolis, MN
April 18 – June 6, 2022

Many Waters: A Minnesota Biannual

Minnesota Museum of American Art
Juried Group Exhibition. Held at NewStudio Gallery, St. Paul, MN
July 24 – October 2, 2021

20th Annual Poet Artist Collaboration Exhibit

Juried group show. Artwork inspired by poetry. Red Wing Arts,
Red Wing MN. April 30, 2021 – June 20, 2021

Foot in the Door 5: The Virtual Exhibition

Held every 10 years, the Minneapolis Institute of Art curates an open invitation to all Minnesota artists. November 1, 2020 – January 10, 2021

Voices of the Midwest

Group regional exhibit held at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center, Kavanagh Gallery,
St. Charles, IL. September 3 – October 10, 2020


Grey Cube Gallery (Online) September 2020.
Merit Award winner for “The Crown” and “Lady in Waiting.”

In Your Element

Original work inspired through exploring and observing nature within an assigned (GPS) environment. November 13, 2019-February 9, 2020. Hudson Hospital & Clinic Artist Gallery, Hudson, WI

The Nature of Disappearance

Juried exhibit by juror artist and writer, Mara Duvra.
October 7 – November 30, 2019. Silverwood Park Gallery,
St. Anthony, MN

With The Grain

Juried exhibit of work inspired by trees. August 1st – September 29th, 2019.
AZ Gallery, St. Paul, MN

Works from the Women’s Art Institute

Juried exhibit, art work created during St. Catherine’s Women’s Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. July 13th – July 27th, 2019. St. Catherine University,
St. Paul, MN

The Great Outdoors: Art Inspired by Wild Minnesota

Members’ and invited guest artists’ exhibit. June 3 – August 31, 2018.
ArtWorks, Eagan, MN

Lanesboro Arts Emerging Artists 2018 Exhibition

Juried group show. February 3 – April 7, 2018. Lanesboro, MN

Art of the Garden

Group showing of artwork inspired by gardens and the life that lives there.
June 30 – August 4, 2016. Minnetonka Center for the Arts,
Minnetonka, MN

Look at ART

WARM (Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota) juried members’ show. April 2012. Grain Belt Bottling House, North East Minneapolis

University of Minnesota, Morris Art Student Alumni Show

October 4 – November 26, 2008. HFA Gallery, UMM Campus, Morris, MN


Terra Kind Studio showcases the creative work of visual artist and designer Kristin Maija Peterson. Growing up among prairies, lakes, rivers, and oak savannas along with her project work with environmental nonprofit organizations have collectively influenced her creative path. Kristin works in watercolor, graphite, color pencil, oil pastels and pen and ink, interpreting in detail the beautiful chaos within native wild spaces and its inhabitants found living there. She sees all living creatures as kin and is always kind to spiders.

Contact the Studio

p: 651 318 7100


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