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Northrup King Building

1500 Jackson Street Northeast
Studio 393
Minneapolis, MN
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More than anything, I love painting the natural world, just as it is. It thrills me to see the abstract qualities of design are right there, uncontrived, in the gardens and woods that inspire my paintings. Our senses allow us to experience the world with vivid, awake, awareness key to being fully alive in each precious moment. I hope my paintings remind people of their own capacity to wake up to the wondrous world around them, and of how fresh and new each moment truly is.

I received formal invitation to join the Watercolor USA Honor Society in 2011. My watercolors have been honored with awards throughout the United States and are in collections across the Midwest, including the Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, MO.

You can see more of my work on my website, or contact me to arrange a studio visit.

Art-A-Whirl Main Page

Kristine Fretheim is open on Friday, Saturday & Sunday of Art-A-Whirl weekend.

Retail Hours During Art-A-Whirl

During the COVID pandemic, our traditional Art-A-Whirl© event has been modified to help keep everyone safe. My studio will be open for in-person visits during special retail hours on the weekend of May 14 -16. Please note that during retail hours on May 14-May 16, reservations are required to enter the Northrup King building. If you’d like to visit my studio in person, Studio 393 will be open. You can register at Eventbrite/May Open Studios.

Studio 393 Special Retail Hours
May 14, 12–8 pm; May 15, 12–8 pm; May 16, 12–5 pm
Register Here:  Eventbrite/May Open Studios

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Kristine Fretheim takes commissions.

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Kristine Fretheim has an external system for taking orders, separate from this website.

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