Kristin Helberg is a painter and makes her home and studio in the Rodgers Forge area of Towson, Maryland. For many years, she had a studio in Fells Point in Baltimore.
In 2001, the fish she created for the Fish Out of Water project, entitled Conefish received the highest bid of $22,500 during the art auction at the Walters Art Gallery which benefited art programs for Baltimore city children.
Her paintings are in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian, The Clinton Presidential Library, the University of Maryland Art Museum and the Reginald Lewis Museum of African American Art in Balltimore.
For five years, she was a visiting artisan in Colonial Williamsburg giving a series of vinegar graining demonstrations. Her grained and painted boxes are sold in the gift shops of the National Archives Museum in Washington and the NY Historical Society Museum.
In Washington, D.C. her paintings are in the permanent collections of the National Institutes of Health, the Children's Inn at NIH and the National Children's Medical Center.
In November of 2015, she was chosen as the MD artist to work with school children to create the decorations for the Maryland Tree on the ellipse at the White House holiday illumination ceremony.
As a teaching artist with the Maryland State Arts Council, her residencies have produced over 80 permanent murals in Maryland Schools.
Over the years, Ms. Helberg has been part of group or solo shows at the Gallery Pro Art in Morges, Switzerland, the Gallery Black in Lausanne, Switzerland, Eldred Wheeler Gallery in Houston, TX, the Savannah College of Art and Design Galleries in Savannah, GA, the Intuit Center of Chicago, Illinois, Toad Hall Gallery in Cooperstown, NY, the Ameria Oh Yes Gallery in HIlton Head, S.C. and the Frank J. Miele Gallery in NYC, the CItyFolk Gallery in Lancaster, PA and the Gallery on Merchants Square in Williamsburg.