Showing in April 2024

 Garden We Cover Ground © Kristin Maija Peterson 2023

April 11 – May 18, 2024

From 1999 to 2021, the Women’s Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive course attracted contemporary women artists of all ages and backgrounds interested in refining their artistic practice and exploring questions around women and art. Founded by Elizabeth Erickson at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the program moved to St. Catherine University in 2012 under the direction of Patricia Olson. This exhibition features current work by 37 of the more than 400 alumnae of the Institute.
Curated by Patricia Olson and Chris Cinque.

Exhibiting Artists

Amy Usdin, Betsy Dollar, Bonnie Ploger, Bre Atkinson, Brenda Olson, Carissa Samaniego, Christy Dickinson, Claudia Poser, Colleen TwoFeathers, Cory Favre, Cyndi Kaye Meier, Emily C.K. Hoisington, Gail Diez, Hend Al-Mansour, Jean Wright, Jo-Anne Reske Kirkman, Josie Winship, Karen Wilcox, Kathy Daniels, Kristi Kuder, Kristin Maija Peterson, Kristina Fjellman, Lin Lacy, Lynnette K. Black, Maria Korol, Marjorie Fedyszyn, Martha Bird, Mary Alterman, Nancy Ariza, Nina Martine Robinson, Pat Owen, Rajee Aryal, Rebecca Oehler, Sandy Gillespie, Shari Albers, Susan Armington, Susan Gangsei.

Saturday, April 13
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Free and open to the public

Saturday, May 11
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Free and open to the public

12 noon – 6:00 pm and
by appointment

Red Wing Arts 2024 Poet Artist Collaboration

This will be the third year I have participated in Red Wing Arts Poet Artist Collaboration. It’s always a challenge that takes me out of my comfort zone but always a joy to be collaboration with others. This is truly a unique event. For information about the jurors, participating poets and artists and to purchase this year’s clapbook, please visit Red Wing Arts.  418 Levee St, Red Wing, MN 55066
 I 651-388-7569

Past Exhibitions

Children of Nature: Find Your Wonderland

Solo exhibit: retrospective with new works.
August 23-October 29, 2023. Reedy Gallery
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Chaska, MN

Concerning Plants

Group exhibit with artists Margi Grill and David Spohn.
August 24-September 30, 2023. ArtReach St. Croix Stillwater, MN

Awakenings: MN Watercolor Society Spring Juried Exhibit

Juried exhibit by watercolor artist and instructor Don Andrews.
April 6 – May 21, 2023. MN Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN

27th Annual Extremely Minnesota Exhibit

Annual juried exhibit. Tiny Universes was awarded Best In Show.
November 4 – December 4, 2022. Robbin Gallery, Robbinsdale, MN

Ever-Present: Birds In Our Daily Lives

Juried exhibit by writer and arts programs organizer Mike Curran.
October 13 – November 30, 2022. Silverwood Park Gallery, St. Anthony, MN

Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

Annual juried exhibit.
August 23 – September 5, 2022. Minnesota State Fair,
St. Paul, MN

Children of Nature: Find Your Wonderland

Debut solo exhibit: retrospective and 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

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. The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, 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, Eagan, MN

Lanesboro Arts Emerging Artists Exhibition

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

Behind the Scenes

Natural things, references and drawings, studies that sometimes lead to progress, discoveries, and new directions. I have a deep, ongoing curiosity about our relationship with the natural world. How has colonization, hybridization, botanizing landscapes, and other human influences impact life on Earth through out history?

hands holding hard bound book titled familiar wild flowers white aster flowers pressed between pages on dark wooded table surrouned by wildflowers
watercolor pen and ink illustration of a prostrate spurge by visual artist Kristin Maija Peterson
pen and ink illustration of oranges on orange artisan paper by visual artist Kristin Maija Peterson
beautiful autumn leaf litter found in my side yard

Giving Back.

10% of all Terra Kind Studio Co.’s annual art sales are donated to nonprofits devoted to environmental and climate change issues.
By supporting my work as an artist, you’ll have nature’s beauty dressing your walls while doing good in the world.

All artwork is the sole property of Kristin Maija Peterson and is held under copyright, even after purchase. The images, artwork, and contents of this website may not be copied, collected, or used for personal or professional gain without written permission from Kristin Maija Peterson. All images of artwork, sold or otherwise, are retained by Kristin Maija Peterson.


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 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 she finds in native wild spaces and its inhabitants who call these spaces home. Kristin sees all living creatures as kin and is always kind to spiders.

Be Kind to Everything That Lives.

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