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CreateYourWow.com

CreateYourWow.com
art by B. Foster

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Events

July 20 - 21, 2019 Saturday & Sunday

Gig Harbor Summer Arts Festival

10 AM - Saturday 6 PM & ends Sunday 5 PM

Downtown Gig Harbor, WA 98335

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July 20 - 21, 2019 Saturday & Sunday

Gig Harbor Summer Arts Festival

Artists, Authors, Music & Food 

Sat 10am‑6pm, Sun 10am‑5pm


Find me inside Timberland Bank


Ad­mission: free

10 AM - Saturday 6 PM & ends Sunday 5 PM

Downtown Gig Harbor, WA 98335

September 7, 2019 Saturday

The 11th Annual Stadium District Art, Wine and Beer Walk

4 PM - 8 PM

Tacoma Historical Stadium District

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September 7, 2019 Saturday

The 11th Annual Stadium District Art, Wine and Beer Walk

 

Please join us for a night of celebration in our great district. Dozens of locations are participating to provide festival goers with the best wine, craft beer and local art that our region has to offer. All proceeds from the event will benefit Historical Stadium District.

For tickets please visit: www.brownpapertickets.com

Check-in is at Columbia Bank starting at 4:00pm.

Don’t forget your I.D.

Parking is available at the Stadium High School parking garage.

Find me on the artist map.

4 PM - 8 PM

Tacoma Historical Stadium District

About the Artist

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​​​​​​​​​​​Barbara Foster's artwork creates the "wow" factor whenever it is displayed.​​  From art fairs, commissioned works, restaurants, corporate offices, gallery exhibits to homes all over the United States, Barb brings that "wow" factor in her copyrighted original art.  

B. Foster is in Robin Ryan’s new book, Retirement Reinvention on pages 254-5. 

Barb was featured in  "5 ways to avoid becoming a failed retiree," an article by Robin Ryan in Yahoo news, Morningstar, Wall Street Journal, and MarketWatch.  

Most recently, Foster was mentioned in an article, "How To Market Your Retirement Reinvention" by Henry DeVries in Forbes magazine. 

​The  "Fifty Shades of Blue" collection is her most popular.  The  “Poppy“  collection is still her top seller. Her slogan is "be art happy" and she is as colorful as her art.  Many have described her work as "fresh and innovative."   Foster uses mixed media for texture and color to empower positive energy to any space.  She experiments with color and texture and rarely uses a brush. Her current  art is done with a layered scraping process and uses random objects and no traditional brushes at all.


She has been painting for over 35 years.  She grew up in Michigan and studied art at CCS- Center for Creative Studies-College of Art and Design in Detroit, MI after being awarded an art scholarship.  Later, Barbara graduated with a Bachelor's in Management Information Systems-Administration at the University of Michigan pursued her art and her IT career simultaneously until she retired from technology and started her company...Create Your Wow.  

As a full-time artist, Foster has brought her influences from all the places she has lived; Michigan, Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and currently Washington.  Her artwork brings a bold pop of color and style just makes you happy.  She is creating "wow" by selling her work, exhibiting, teaching or volunteering. 

Brilliance in color is best achieved by using the giclee printing process.  


Giclee prints are the closest thing to the original. Museum quality art printed on archival paper using the latest technology. Foster has her giclee printing meet the Archival Standards set forth by the Fine Art Trade Guild for pH and lightfastness.  The quality of her giclee prints are impressive and so close to the original.

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Summary:

  • Gig Harbor Summer Arts Festival (inside Timberland Bank), annually July in Gig Harbor, WA
  • Mentioned in Robin Ryan's new book, Retirement Reinvention.
  • Barb was featured in  "5 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Failed Retiree," an article by Robin Ryan in Yahoo news, Morningstar, Wall Street Journal, and MarketWatch. 
  • Foster was mentioned in an article, "How To Market Your Retirement Reinvention"  by Henry DeVries in Forbes magazine. 
  • Tacoma Art Museum one day exhibit 
  • Stadium Art, Wine and Beer Walk in September in Tacoma, WA 
  • Hilltop Artist's Arts Connect Garden Gather in Edgewood, WA
  • Volunteer at the LInden Grove assisted living center Art By Barb
  • AssistEd in visual or performing art program at the Gordon Family YMCA in Sumner
  • Blooming with the Boomers in Lynnwood, WA
  • ​Eisenart Innovations Gallery at TlaquePaque Village in Sedona, Arizona
  • Covington Smiles Dental building in Covington, WA
  • Covington City Hall Artist of the Month in Covington, WA
  • Gateway Art Galleria in Southfield, MI  
  • J Giodano Gallery in Plymouth, MI   
  • Cripps& Patrona Gallery in Rochester, MI 
  • Fairmont Art Gallery in Cleveland, OH  
  • Sincerely Yours Gallery in Gilbert, AZ  
  • Allyssa Gallery in Carefree, AZ ​
  • Featured in Arizona Sentinel and Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • Trunk show artist and a vendor at Nordstrom in Scottsdale, AZ
  • Donated pieces for silent / live auctions at Art From The Heart and other charities 
  • Britt's Cafe in Detroit, MI
  • VCI Dating Services in Southfield, MI 
  • Center Line School District in Center Line, MI
  • Showcase Homes in Michigan worked with interior designers on model homes

Contact the Artist

My Medium

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I use many different mediums, such as watercolor, pastels, sand, acrylics, plaster and I experimeant often. I believe that working in a single medium is restrictive to my artistic process.  I rarely use traditional brushes and now I use a scraping technique to create many textured layers on my originals.  Each idea manifests in its own individual style.

My Inspiration

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I enjoy hiking, walking, gardening, and traveling in my spare time.   Many of my pieces are directly influenced by an impression or an inspiration.