Betty J. Pitts-Foster holds a BFA and an MA in Education from the University of Buffalo and has been fortunate to retire and focus full time on exploring and developing the height, depth, length and width of her art ability. Her past awards include prizes from the Chautauqua Art Association's 13th National Jury Show, Buffalo Arts Society, and the Williamsville Art Society. She was also selected by Ernest Chrichlow and Romare Bearden to be a part of an art exhibition, showcasing 15 young NYS Black Artists at the Gallery Museum, Hall of Springs at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Her work has been exhibited in several Group Shows, and since re-entering the art arena she has begun to do portraits, in addition to her earlier religious theme paintings and abstract realism work. Her work is expressed in a variety of mediums (charcoal, pastels and oil paints).