Kristin Tollefson

Kristin Tollefson received her MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BA, Cum Laude, in Anthropology/Sociology and Art History from Carleton College. She has received numerous grants and awards from organizations including the Fulbright Program, The American-Scandinavian Foundation, Artist Trust, and Jack Straw. In 2008 she received the Island Treasure Award from the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council, and in 2010 she was nominated for the first Arts Innovator Award through Artist Trust. Her art has been featured in print in Fiberarts Design Book 7, Metalsmith Magazine, and An Island in Time. Her public art can be seen throughout Puget Sound, including at the Montlake Community Center and Magnolia Library in Seattle, the City of Kent and City of Shoreline. Kristin has taught in K-12 public and private schools, in museums and at the college level around the country, and has mentored teachers from a variety of disciplines. Kristin is the community liaison for the Arts Consortium on Bainbridge Island and coordinates the Art Docent Program at Sakai Intermediate School.

Donor Recognition, a steel and molded found beach objects frame by Kristin Tollefson, March 2009.  Commissioned by the Bainbridge Public Library.


Bainbridge Island Library, a pen and ink sketch of the library from the Haiku Garden by Kristin Tollefson, 2010.  This rendering is now the Bainbridge Public Library logo and appears on all correspondence and documents.