Artist Bio


​Catherine Foster is an international artist with artworks in galleries, private and corporate collections in the US, Canada, Japan, Korea, Italy, France, Greece, Germany, Mexico, Australia, Russia and Israel.

2019- After 3.5 years of experimenting in different mixed media, I am back creating Kimonos and other metal 3D artwork. Living in Rio Vista, Calif. 

2017- Currently working on two projects combining art and Reiki healing reinventing myself since moving from WA to CA.  

1- Silk Fusion Sculpture- Layers of silk, sculptured faces, hands, feet using silk fibers. 

2- Koi Ponds- hand painted koi ponds on slate and granite for landscape gardens in homes, hospitals, medical buildings, corporations. Each pond imbued with a pillar of healing light, for peace, healing and abundance. Soon to create lightweight koi ponds from cement and glass fibers.  


Cultural Arts Foundation NW Grant Recipient 2009

3 Ward Summer Art Competition Grant 2011

                    Corporate purchases

Waves of Healing St. Anthony Hospital, Pendleton, Oregon 2013 25’wall, 15       artworks

UC Irvine Hospital Calif. Kimono #26

Univ. WA Medical Center Purchase- Robe of Peace #18

NY.NY City Hospital Building Lobby- Peace Weaving copper 5’x5’

Kaiser Hospital CA Kimono # 113 installed 3/12

Peace Prevails Kimono series featured in Wing Luke Museum auction April 2009

Wing Luke auctions 2010,2011, 2012, 2013,201

                       Published Works

Published in: “Art For Obama” Edited by Shepard Foirey and Jennifer Gross

Published on cover of “ Our Daily Breath " Gaye Abbott

Empowered Voices- True Stories by Empowered Woman

Other published articles about Catherine Foster:





·   Gloria The Maiden of Peace ·



Featured in online journals: Rose and Thorn ; Finally Me

                   SOLO/ FEATURED ARTISTS SHOWS (selected exhibitions)

2011 Dragonfire Gallery, Cannon Beach OR, Unveiling Celebration 4/5 2011

2011 Celebration of Creativity, Beaverton OR

2011 Mercer Island Community Center Jan. 2011

2010 Dragonfire Gallery, Cannon Beach OR. May

2010 Potlatch Gallery, Poulsbo, WA March

2009 World Peace Art Exhibit, The Pavilion Bainbridge Island, WA

2009 Art’s Alive Invitational, La Conner WA 11/09

2009 Earthenworks Gallery Port Townsend 7/09

2009 Lawrence Sheridan Gallery Oregon 3-09 to 4-09

2008 Featured artist Miller Gallery Cincinnati OH

2008 Featured artist For Art Sake, Gig Harbor

2008 Nov/Dec. C-Art Gallery Seattle WA –Peace Project

2008 Bella Perla Gallery, Portland Oregon 5-08 to 6-08

2007 NW Design Center, Poulsbo WA 9/07 to 12/07 and 4/07-5/07

2004 Corporate Show - Picture Source, Seattle WA (featured artist)

2003 Wild Woman Gallery, Kent WA

2002 Bon Marche, Seattle WA

2001 Talking Walls installation, Mindport Museum Bellingham, WA

2000Anderson Gallery, Edmonds, WA-Talking Walls Installation

1999 City of Tacoma Commencement Art Gallery, Ancient Messages Series

1998 Talking Walls installation at Luminary, Seattle, WA

1998 Galleria on Broadway TacomaWA

1998 Talking Walls installation - artsEdge, Seattle, WA - sponsor - City of Seattle

1998 Talking Walls installation - Providence Mt. St. Vincent, West Seattle

1996 Talking Walls Installation Kent City Art Gallery, Kent

1997 Ancient Messages Series, Galleria on Broadway, Tacoma WA

1993 Gallery North, Edmonds WA

1993 Architrave, San Francisco, CA

                    SELECTED CO-ARTIST SHOWS & EXHIBITS 1992 - present –(partial list)

2011 Celebrating Creativity Beaverton OR, March 2011

2010 Port Angeles Art Center WA Dec.

2009 Art in the Woods, Studio Tour, Kitsap Co. WA

2008 Childhoods' End Gallery Olympia WA

2008 PONCHO Feb. 2008 auction Seattle WA

2008 Columbia Tower Club, Seattle WA group show

2007 NW Design Center Poulsbo WA

2007 Art Expo Bainbridge WA August

2007 Ariel Art Gallery International Mart Las Vegas,NV

2007 Columbia Center-WPW gallery 701 5th Ave. Seattle WA

2006 2007- Columbia Tower Club-group show 12-06 to 6-07

2002& 2003 Puyallup Fair Fine Art Show, Puyallup WA

2002 NWWS Annual Membership Waterworks 2002

2001 Listening Women Installation, Mindport Museum, Bellingham WA

2000 Listening Woman Installation with Expressive Arts Conference, SF Calif.

2000- NWWS Retrospective Exhibition, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1999 & 2000 Commencement Gallery, Tacoma WA

1999- Millennium Images- Ireland and America: Washington D.C., Galway Ireland, Belfast Waterfront ,Hall, Omagh Ulster American Folk Park, Belfast Golden Thread Gallery Ireland.

1998 Galleria on Broadway, Tacoma, WA

1998 EAFA Annual Wintergarden Show

1998 Canterbury Annual Art Show Kent WA

1997 The Night Tacoma Danced, Tacoma Art Museum Juried Auction

1997 Galleria on Broadway, Tacoma WA

1997 EAFA Membership Juried Show, Meydenbauer Convention Center

1997 artsEdge, Seattle Center, Seattle WA

1996 NWWS National Show, Howard Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA

1996 & 1997 Meydenbauer Convention Center, Bellevue, NWWS Signature Show

1996 Waterworks ’96 NWWS Membership Juried Show Tolles Galllery, WA

1995 NWWS Juried Membership Show, Tolles Gallery, Mercer Island WA

1994 Mitre Box, Saratoga CA

1994 Earth, Sky and Beyond, Spokane, WA

1993 Edmonds Juried Art Show, Edmonds WA

1992 NWWS National Juried Show, Howard Mandville Gallery, Kirkland WA

                         AWARDS ( Partial listing of exhibitions)

2008 Finalist Manifest Hope Online Gallery

2004 Puyallup Fair Mixed Media Kimono no. 13rd place award

2003 Puyallup Fair 3 Place mixed media for “9-11” artwork

2002 Burien Gallery WPW Members Show - Utrecht Award Puyallup Fair - 3rd

1998 Asian Seattle Art Museum, Kado Tea Garden, Flora Correa Award

1997 Kent City Purchase Award Canterbury Annual Juried, Kent WA

1997 Puget Sound Country 1st Kirkland, WA

1997 Shonomish Co. 10 Annual Juried Art Show. 1st place

1996 City Purchase Award Canterbury Fair Juried 10th Annual, Kent, WA

1996 1 Place Snohomish Arts Council Juried Annual, Everett, WA

1995 American Frame Award NWWS National Juried Art Show

1995 NWWS National Juried Show, Kirkland, WA - 1st Place

1991 NW Watercolor Soc. Assoc. Members Show 2nd place

1990 Pacific Art League Juried Annual- 2<sup>nd</sup> place- Palo Alto, CA

1990 National League of American Pen Women Honorable mention

1990 1st Place W/C and 2nd Place Printmaking at PAAL, Palo Alto,CA

1990 Los Gatos Tait Museum Annual 1st  Place Los Gatos,CA

1989 Olympiad of the Arts - First placeSanta Clara, CA

1989 Santa Clara Art Assoc. First Place Award

1988 1st  Place Award Santa Clara Co.Fair

1988 1st  place Ohlone College Gallery JuriedShow, Mission San Jose,CA

1978 1stPlace Milpitas City Juried Show in Mixed Media

1977 1st  Place Milpitas City Juried Annual Show in Watercolor

            MURALS- 1983 through 2004 (partial listing)

*          Café of Life, Kent, WA

*          Mandala, Anacortes, WA

*          Redmond Town Center - Shine &amp; Nintendo, Sponsors

*          Oak Barn, Lynwood, WA

             TEACHING EXPERIENCE (partial listing)

1999- 2004 Seniors Making Art - Dale Chihuly Foundation WA

1992- 1994 Teaching for Lynwood Recreation Center, Lynwood WA

1986- 1990 Teaching for Milpitas Recreation Center, Milpitas, CA

              EDUCATION (partial listing)

2015- Life coach certification

1994 Expressive Art Therapy CET

1993 Touch Drawing with Deborah Koff-Chapin

1990-91-California College of Arts &amp; Crafts, Oakland, CA

1989-91 Workshops: Jan Kunz, Tom Lynch, Maxine Masterfield, Xiaogong Zhu

1987- 90 Mission Collage, Santa Clara, CA San Jose City College, 1962-63, 1975, 1978-79San Jose, Calif. San Jose City College

              ART AFFILIATIONS (partial listing)

Advisory Board Northwest College of Art Poulsbo WA

Women Painters of Washington- past memeber

Artist Trust WA – past member

Northwest Watercolor Society -Past Signature Member

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Professional Artist, Certified Master Coach, Expressive Arts Coach, AIWP Ordained Minister, Usui and Shamballa Reiki Master, Trans-personal Coach, Soul Recognition Facilitator, Energy Healer, Sacred Space Facilitator, Visionary Energy Healer

Catherine Foster Art Studio

675 Sandpiper Place

Rio Vista, CA 94571