About the Artist

Kimberly Forness Wilson, is an award-winning multi-media healing artist, whose art is shown in several private and public collections over the world (from Saudi Arabia to the Hawaiian Islands). She has works with several corporations including Ronald McDonald House. Among her many recognitions she has received the North Valley Arts Council 2012 “Artist of the Year” Award, the Mayor's Choice Award—Grand Forks (ND), 2014 Dawn Bonner Award from 2014 Dawn Bonner Professional Award Consumer Family Network ND and several Manhattan Arts International Awards. Her art and photography have been featured in Woman’s Day and Luxebeat Magazine.
Kimberly is considered a healing artist. Each piece of art, jewelry and music is designed with healing intention. Doing so she shares her healing understanding and knowledge beneath the process of the artistic creation, where the creative awakening which originates within each and every one of us. The result, a unique experience which renews itself each and every time one reflects upon the work.
Much of the proceeds from her art and music sales go to charitable contributions for other art groups such as Mountainbrooke Art Tribe and Arts for Vets two groups Kimberly designed with the populations they serve.


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Kimberly Forness Wilson

Fine Art n'Design

Kimberly created this studio to work from within, for and with the people. Doing so she shares her healing understanding and knowledge beneath the process of the artistic creation, where the creative awakening which originates within each and every one of us. The result, a unique experience which renews itself each and every time one reflects upon the work.

Painting and Music as a self-healing mean.

Dynamic painting (one-to-one or small groups) classes or entertainment events (e.g. "Corks and Canvases") as more complete on-demand workshops. More important, no painting level required.


Organization and/or management of exhibitions also for third-parties.

Access to our skills and knowledge, under the form of consultancy or partnerships, for developing any project involving Art and People.


Healthy Living Through Art

Classes and workshops designed to assist participants in exploring their health, wellness and rich picture living through weekly art projects. In safe, fun and creative environment participants explore their current spiritual, physical and emotional well being, assesses areas of change and creates artworks that inspire healthy change. Kimberly can come and coach a great weekend for you and your group or team up with a health professional and provide your community with a rich art and wellness series. Three (3), eight (8) and ten (10) day programs available. All Ages Welcome!

Heart Projects

"The Heart of a Community is measured by its ability to come together and create something meaningful and beautiful to pass on to the next generation." Kimberly will assist your group or community in creating a memorable group art project or art piece. From concept to community unveiling Kimberly will guide your group through an experience you will treasure for a lifetime. Projects and events custom designed for your group. The focus can be geared toward the internal process, community building, cultural sharing or spiritual nourishment. Kimberly has high recommendations working with a wide variety of groups, cultures and special populations.

Healing Art Works

Kimberly creates works of art that are joyous, liberating and healing. Many of her clients will tell you that working in session with Kimberly to have her create a special piece for you or your community is a healing experience from beginning to end.

Arts for Vets

(Arts for Veterans Description Coming Soon)

Mental Health Art Tribe

Supportive art classes and mentoring specifically designed for artists dealing with mental health issues. Creative goals are determined by each class member in session with Kim. From there each person works at their own pace in developing their art skills and sharing their work with the community. Guest artists from the community come in and share techniques and friendship with this group. Participants have the opportunity to participate in two group exhibits per year. If an artist wishes to pursue their career further Kim will mentor the "how toos" of preparing works to be sold, entering exhibits and creating a following. Over the years several members of Kim‚" classes have gone on to have their works entered in juried exhibits, sell their work and enjoy awards and recognition. Kim says,"There is a rich part of our artist community that remains unseen due to the challenges one must deal with that accompany mental illness. All these people need are materials and opportunity and the rich treasures of this group are readily and at last seen." All supplies are provided.

Healing Art Collective

Kimberly will co-create healing works of art with several other healing artists she knows. This is a beautiful and rare opportunity to live with a work that is born of one or more artists surrendering to the higher purpose of the love of creating to bring a one of a kind work to you. Very limited pieces done per year.

Joy of Art (workshops and classes)

Let Kimmie as she is affectionately known inspire your creative soul! This is where doubt is checked at the door and liberating fun begins. Several art classes and workshops every year. Private classes and mentoring offered on limited schedule. Check in on going workshops schedule and classes for everyone!

..if you have any questions or you are interested in our activities, please drop us a line and we'll get back to you within 24h.   



- To Be Listed & Under Production - More Art and Music coming soon..


- To Be Listed - More Art and Music coming soon..


Jack Frost Art Show — Mountainbrooke — Campbell Library-East Grand Forks, MN Jan & Feb

Sweet Heart Art Class — Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks, ND-February 14th

Lakota Painting Workshop — Lakota Community Center, Lakota, ND- March 29th

Gala Painting Workshop — Sponsored by Cornerstone, Wyoming, MN April 23rd

Mayors Choice Award — Mountainrooke Mental Health — Grand Forks Public Library — May 14th 4:00-6:00

NoVAC Art & Wine Walks June through October. Dates for 2014 are: June 21,July 19,August 16,September 20,October 18

" I am Art Rally" — Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks, ND, June

" A Walk on the Wild Side" Corks & Canvas, Detroit Lakes Community Education, Detroit Lakes ,MN June

Pekin Days Art Show, Pekin North Dakota, June 27 — June 30,

Artwise Featured Teacher/ Artist — Grand Forks North Dakota- Jul

TAG the Art of Giving - Art Show- Grand Forks, ND October

Harvest Gala - Art Show-Grand Forks, ND October

Holiday Glow Art Sale & Show — Grand Forks ND — Nov 7-10


Pekin Days, June 27 - June 30, 2013

Artwise Featured Artist — Grand Forks North Dakota, March 26-28

Artwise Awards — Featured Artist — University of North Dakota, April 13

North Dakota Council on the Arts Governor’s Awards 2013 — March 25, Featured Speaker

ArtSee — Featured Artist — University of North Dakota — April 26

North Valley Arts Council Art and Wine Walk

Healthy Living Through Art — North Valley Arts Council and Third Street Clinic &madsh; April 25

Beautiful You Inside and Out — Workshop for women and self image — Detroit Lakes, MN, Jun 15

Stunning Abstracts — water media workshop — Detroit Lakes, MN

Holiday Glow — Grand Forks ND — Nov 7-10


The Sweet Art Show — Riverwalk Artists Gallery. February 2, Riverwalk Mall, East Grand Forks, MN.

Grand Cities Art Fest — Grand Forks, June 9 &10

Pekin Days — Pekin, ND June 26-29, Thur-Sat, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Artigras — Rochester MN, August 18 & 19

NOVAC Art & Wine Walk — Grand Forks, ND, 3rd Saturday of every month, May through October

The Holiday Art Show — Grand Forks, November 3

Holiday Glow — Grand Forks Art Crawl, November 9, 10, & 11

Art of Kimberly Forness Wilson — Myy Designs — Detroit Lakes Minnesota, Reception December 6


North Dakota

River City Jewelers — Grand Forks, North Dakota

Forks Frame–Up Gallery — Grand Forks, North Dakota

12 Houses — Grand Forks, North Dakota


Riverwalk Artists — East Grand Forks, MN

Myy Designs — Detroit Lakes, MN

Ravenrock Gallery — Bemidji, MN

Gallery on First — Rochester, MN

Call Kim to see her latest works at her gallery and studio in Grand Forks: 701-775-2854.


Art Classes—Kim’s Studio

Children’s Art Classes—Kim’s Studio

Presentation, Presentation, Presentation!: Featured Class by NoVac

Healthy Living Through Art—Featured Class by NoVac and Third Street Clinic

Wednesday Art Day—Art class at Mountainbrooke Recovery Center

A Walk on the Wild Side—Detroit Lakes Adult Education

Come Together Creatively — custom-designed group art projects to stimulate teamwork, shared vision, and compassion

1:1 Weekly private Art Classes/ Coaching — Inquire for availability

Past Shows


Third Street Gallery Group Exhibit — "Imitation"

Amazing Grains Art Show — One-woman show

Kimberly Forness Wilson Featured Artist — Gallery on First — Rochester Minnesota August 25th-October 25th; Artist's reception dates: August 25th and October 23rd

The Holiday Art Show — Grand Forks, November 5th

Holiday Glow — Grand Forks Art Crawl, November 11, 12, & 13

NOVAC Art & Wine Walk 2011


Kimberly Forness Wilson and Caylan Van Larsen — December 12 at the Wilsons

Holiday Glow — Grand Forks Art Crawl, November 11 & 12

Mayor's Choice Award and show — Grand Forks City Hall October through December

NOVAC Art & Wine Walk 2010

Bella Vino — Featured Artist


Jack Frost Winter Show — Campbell Library, East Grand Forks, MN, December 1-31 — Featured Artist with Mother, Artist Ramona Forness

Holiday Glow — Grand Forks Art Crawl: December 4 & 5

NOVAC Art & Wine Walk 2009

Sweet Art Show, River City Jewelers, February 14


InnovateND 2008 — Award Winner for Invention of the Face Cradle Insert

NOVAC Art & Wine Walk — Featured Artist

Bismarck Art & Galleries Association — One woman show


Marketplace for Entrepreneurs — Award Winner for Face Cradle Insert, Inc.

“The Beginning of December” a short film by Doug Cwiak art featured “She”, released 2007

UpTown/DownTown — Featured Artist, Bismarck, North Dakota


Empire Arts Center — Kimberly Forness Wilson–One Woman Show


Dakota Collection by Steve Silverman — Featured Artist


Urban Stampede — Kimberly Forness Wilson — One Woman Show


“Art Party” — Hosted by Bob & Nancy Terrebonne Artists Invitational — Kihei, Hawaii

Mayor Arakawa’s Lounge — “Maui Watercolorists Exhibit,” Wailuku, Hawaii

The Art Center — Ongoing Exhibits of Maui Artist — Owners Bob and Nancy Terrebonne, Annual.


The Arts Center — “Food For Thought” Juried Exhibit — Jurist Richard Nelson, Wailuku, Hawaii

Viewpoints Gallery — Annual Juried Exhibit — Jurist: Shigi Yamada, Makawao, Hawaii

Past Galleries


Urban Stampede — Grand Forks, North Dakota

North Dakota Museum of Art — Grand Forks, North Dakota

Dakota Collection — Grand Forks, North Dakota


Urban Stampede — Grand Forks, North Dakota

North Dakota Museum of Art — Grand Forks, North Dakota


The Art Center — Wailuku, Hawaii

White Orchid — Wailuku, Hawaii


The White Orchid — Wailuku, Hawaii

The Album "Butterfly Soul"
Availale in CD and Digital Copy

JazzCorner wrote: “...this record shimmers with a sun-kissed loveliness that is difficult to resist.” (Read More)


Where To Buy



(CD Baby)

Signed Copy

If you’d like an autographed copy of Butterfly Soul for $9.99 (plus shipping), please send us an e-mail.   


..if you have any questions or you are interested in our activities, please drop us a line and we'll get back to you within 24h.

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..if you have any questions or you are interested in our activities, please drop us a line and we'll get back to you within 24h.

      moc.nosliwssenrofylrebmik [ta] mik