Cas Foste is a photographic artist and print-maker dedicated to enhancing the visuals behind fine art photography and combining photography to her drawings. Her passion for art started when she was knee high with a 110 camera. At about 10 or 12 her grandfather gave her his Honeywell Pentax, her first SLR. In 2001, she started on the collegiate path and in 2006 graduated from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado with her Bachelors of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in both Photography and Printmaking. After a short volunteer term at Ramana’s Garden, a children’s home and school in Rishikesh, India, Cas returned to Colorado. She currently lives in Colorado Springs with her dog.
Cas is currently the Curator and Custom Framer at Academy Art & Frame Company (AAFC). She helps to organize and promote the monthly art exhibitions as well as manage the art on consignment. Annual monthly shows include: two Photography Exhibits; Art Aloud showcasing artists and writers in recognition of National Poetry Month; “How Do You See God?”; and an International Miniature Exhibition. In 2012, Cas designed and developed the first self-published book of the exhibited work in “How Do You See God?”. 2017 will be the seventh year of the exhibition and the sixth year for the publication.
Cas has won numerous awards over the years, including 2 nd , 3 rd and Juror’s Choice Awards in the amateur division at the Colorado State Fair Fine Art Exhibition (CSFFAE). August 2014 was Cas’s fourth year to be accepted into the professional division of the CSFFAE. She also took 1 st place in the printmaking division at the AAFC Juried Miniature Exhibition. And she has won and/or placed in many of the PDIS juried competitions. Solo exhibitions of her work have been on display at Academy Art & Frame Co., Manitou Art Center, Orchard Ovens Bakery, Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, and the Bridge Gallery Commons.
Cas is a member of the Pikes Peak Arts Council and 419 Make Art. Cas has been a member of PDIS since 2008 and in January 2013 she took over as President.
Her work will be on display through October 7th, 2017 and will be in attendance at the 3rd Friday Reception on Sept. 15th, 4-8pm.