Catherine Foster

Author: Catherine Foster
Credits: Koi pond Catherine Foster

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.

I have always considered myself an experimental artist who enjoys pushing the limits of what I can create. As a Reiki Master healer, I have combined my talents as an artist and energy healer together in my artwork. 

Currently in transition in my art career. With my husband's health problems, we moved last year 2015 from Washington State to California to be closer to our children. I left my metal art career creating 3D artwork where my husband was my creating partner. Now I am beginning to reinvent myself creating faux koi ponds for gardens, corporations, hospitals and medical facilities. Read the story of this shift in my career at "Why am I creating Koi Ponds". 

This new venture started with creating faux koi ponds for patrons in the area of Rio Vista CA. The slabs of granite that I paint the koi on are too heavy to transport. With creating lightwieght ponds I will be able to grow my art career again. I am in the process of developing cement/fiberglass slabs that can be lightweight and yet durable for outside weather conditions. Working with landscape designers, cement contractors to build up my Koi Pond Art Business. This is a trial and error process which is costly and time consuming experimenting with different substances to find the best products. Currently working on developing 3D molds of ponds where I can still provide an original piece of garden art, yet produce with more consistency. My plan is to create numbered series for collectors. 

The Koi Ponds I create are perfect for people who love sculptural garden art. No one needs to feed the fish or take care of the water clean up of a pond. Also, one does not need to worry about preditors eating their expensive fish. People will be able to take them to new homes or locations when they move. 

This is such an unexpected road for me to take coming from a successful career in copper, but I always follow my inner guidance with my artwork and am excited for this path. It is a delight and joy to be back to painting again in a new and different way. In my research, I have not discovered anyone who is creating 3D faux ponds. This is why I am reaching out to patrons, friends, family, etc. for help to develop my 3D Faux ponds. 


675 Sandpiper Place

Rio Vista, CA 94571

360-860-2002 cell



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, 2013,2015

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, Pouslbo 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

2000 Anderson 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 Tacoma WA

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 Beverton 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. 1 3rd 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- 2nd 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 place Santa Clara, CA

1989 Santa Clara Art Assoc. First Place Award

1988 1st Place Award Santa Clara Co.Fair

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

1978 1st Place 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 & 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 & 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, 1978-79 San 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, Expresssive 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