Virtual Exhbit

The Brady & Jeanne Foust Collection

A Lasting Legacy of Art

Virtual Exhibit available starting December 16, 2022
In-person in the Brady & Jeanne Foust Gallery December 16, 2022 - February 19, 2023

Galleries are free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as 2 hours before ticketed events and close 1 hour after the start of event.Visit our calendar for exact showtimes.


Artist Reception and Artists Statements


February 18, 2022 from 5-8 p.m. 

Art talk | February 18, 2022 at 6 p.m. in the Gibson Street Entry

Grab a drink at our lobby bar and join us for an evening of artfull conversations. Artists Receptions and Art Talks are free and open to the public but ticket reservation is required.



Statements and biographies written below are by the individual artists and are published with their permission. The views expressed are their own. Thank you.


Brady and Jeanne Foust

Brady & Jeanne Foust

“We love having art in our home and in our lives. The art in our home reflects where we have lived, artists we admire, and a love of diversity of mediums. Naturally, as Geographers, we have numerous landscapes and beautiful old maps. We are lucky in the Chippewa Valley to have so many talented artists and over the years the work of these artists have constituted the core of our collection, along with artists from Kentucky and Minnesota–where we hail from. As we are committed internationalists, we have works that reflect our travels and our hope for a better world. 

We hope you will enjoy visiting with some of the pieces we love.”

- Brady & Jeanne

Brady Foust

Brady Foust joined the UW-Eau Claire faculty in 1971 after finishing his graduate degree at the University of Tennessee. He spent 38 years at UW -Eau Claire, serving as the longtime chair of the geography department, which became nationally known throughout the years. He initiated a strong geographic information system (GIS) program in the department in the early days of GIS software development. Hundreds of his former students have jobs in the GIS industry throughout the country. After his retirement in 2009, Brady was one of three founders of HazardHub, which became a leading provider of geospatial hazard data to the insurance industry. He hired multiple Blugolds at HazardHub because of their GIS expertise acquired as student at UW-Eau Claire and on the job following graduation. HazardHub was acquired by Guidewire Software in 2021. Brady was a member of the Pablo Center Board of Directors. 

Jeanne Foust

Jeanne Foust has lived in Eau Claire for 21 years. She grew up in Redwood Falls, MN and is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. She had a 30-year career at Esri, the world’s leading GIS software producer, before retiring in 2021. During her final 20 years at Esri, she was responsible for working with international geospatial standards for the company and was a major contributor to organizations such as the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). Her work was essential to the establishment of mapping and earth observation standards; technical interoperability of GIS platforms; and the adoption of data sharing agreements by members of the United Nations. Prior to working for Esri, Jeanne lived in Togo and Nigeria, where she was involved with environmental mapping of the Niger Delta.