Cathy Shiovitz earned a BFA and BA in art history from the University of Michigan. She is a working artist in the Seattle area, focusing on calligraphy and multi-media artworks. She teaches art classes to a wide spectrum of ages, from elementary to college students, and is the immediate past president of the local calligraphy guild. She creates personalized wedding contracts and new ritual objects celebrating the joys of life. Her work is displayed in private collections across the country and in the Washington State Legislature.