Sue Anne Foster
Sue Anne Foster is a mixed media artist who focuses on recycling found objects into sculpture. Most recently Sue Anne has focused on aluminum and copper repousse’ processes. She uses a plasma cutter for cutting figures out of steel and constructs abstract free standing figures of wood and misc. objects. She explored the art of sculptural paintings since flat paintings without strong textural elements do not satisfy.
Sue Anne’s art amuses her or reflects her point of view. Early on she remembers drawing about contrasts in her own world trying to figure out the extremes in her midst, political and personal. She would like her art to express and celebrate diversity and inclusion. She would like her work with PPGP to engage others in participation to fine tune their stance on current issues and challenges, and to enjoy and develop their creativity. Her art can be seen at High Hand Gallery in Loomis, the Sacramento Fine Art Center, and currently at the Crocker in the Art As Activism exhibit in the Education Wing.
Sue Anne has worked as an Art Therapist at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Ohio, and Kings View Private Psychiatric Hospital and was the first Visual Arts Director of the Alan Short Center /Arts for Adult “handicapped in Stockton. For 20 years taught a class in creativity at American River College extension classes and was a lecturer at Sac State for10 years in the Art Department teaching future teachers to integrate art in their lessons.
She moved to the Sacramento area in 1979 after a one year sabbatical replacement position in the Art Department at California State University, Chico. While teaching at CSUS she was an Artist in the Schools with the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission.
Sue Anne married an artist and they have two grown children, one works for the state in Sacramento and one lives in Australia.
As president of Valley Sculpture Artist, and on the Board of Northern California Arts (NCA) she has curated numerous shows and events.