Over nearly four decades, artist Maleta Forsberg has earned a reputation for watercolors, oils and acrylics of rural landscapes, animals and architecture in the Midwest.
Maleta has completed major liturgical commissions, as well as paintings and designs that celebrate Swedish heritage. Some of her pieces are inspired by her extensive travel, especially in Europe.
Maleta's work has been selected for and honored in juried regional and national competitions, including Watercolor USA and the National Wildlife Exhibitions, and in invitational, group and solo shows across the Plains. She also was honored in 1997 by a retrospective show of her work at the Sandzén Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg.
Her work is part of permanent public, private and corporate collections in the US and abroad. She is a past president of the Artists' Guild of Wichita, Sandzén Memorial Foundation Board, and Kansas Watercolor Society, as well as a member of the Kansas Academy of Oil Painters.
Maleta is a featured artist at The Courtyard Gallery in Lindsborg. She also meets by appointment at her studio southeast of Lindsborg at the Olive Springs Schoolhouse, built in 1885 and renovated in the mid 1970s. The schoolhouse is the oldest building of its kind in McPherson County remaining on its original site. It is furnished with antiques of the period and documents from the schoolhouse. The schoolhouse is located on the Prairie Trail Scenic Byway.
For more information, contact Maleta Forsberg at (785) 254-7833.
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Maleta Forsberg's works can be found at the following galleries:
125 N. Main Street
Lindsborg, KS 67456
Toll Free: 1-888-268-7893
Kansas Originals Market & Gallery
I-70 Exit 206
Wilson, KS 67490
Mon. thru Sat. 9:00 - 6:00
Sundays 11:00 - 6:00
Olive Springs Schoolhouse Gallery
Olive Springs School, District #2, was built in 1885 and is the oldest country schoolhouse on its original location in McPherson County, Kansas. The building was used as a school until 1947. From then until the Forsbergs restored it in 1977, it was used for storing hay and machinery by the farmer that owned the property. It is now a unique art gallery displaying the paintings and prints of Maleta Forsberg as well as memorabilia from the country school era. The schoolhouse sits on the 120 acres that surround her house and studio.
7 miles east of I-135 exit #72
at the corner of
Smoky Valley Road
and 24th Avenue
3 miles west of Roxbury, KS
PO Box 467
Lindsborg, KS 67456