Ms. Helberg makes her home in Towson, Maryland. Her paintings are included in private folk art collections in America, Europe, and Japan, the permanent collections of the National Institutes of Health, the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and the permanent collection of the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. Working with school children and using grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, Ms. Helberg has created over 70 permanent murals in Maryland schools. The fish that she painted for the Fish Out of Water project in Baltimore, entitled Cone Fish, raised $22,500 at auction for Baltimore City school children. In 2011, her portrait of "Grandma Moses" was acquired by the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian to become part of their permanent collection.