HarrisCenter for the Arts Three Stages

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Three Stages

  • 10th Anniversary

    10th Anniversary

    FLC announces open house celebration on Sat., Oct. 11 from 11am-3pm
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  • Speaker Series

    Speaker Series

    A variety of experts will speak at FLC this Fall
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  • Live Debate

    Live Debate

    Congressional candidates Bera, Ose agree to debate on Oct. 8
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  • Health and Wellness Day

    Health and Wellness Day

    Health and Wellness Day is October 1 at Folsom Lake College
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  • Transfer Day

    Transfer Day

    FLC's Annual Transfer Day on Mon., Oct. 6 features a wide variety of 4-year universities
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  • Supporting Student Success

    Supporting Student Success

    Folsom Lake College offers a variety of free workshops to help students succeed
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Heike Schmid, MA

Heike Schmid joined Folsom Lake College in the Fall of 2008 specializing in 2-Dimensional Art. Prior to Folsom Lake College Professor Schmid taught at various California Community Colleges, including Diablo Valley College, Los Medanos College, and San Joaquin Delta College. Additionally, she worked in the Fine Art Industry: in her ten year tenure as fine art registrar and manager of the storage department of Atthowe Fine Art Services in Oakland, CA she communicated daily with museums, galleries, artists, and collectors on a regional, national, and international level. Further, she co-founded and co-directed a Gallery project in Berlin, Germany, the main mission of which was (and still is) to exhibit under-represented artists and to provide a forum for international exchange in the visual and performing arts. Her knowledge of the art market from various perspectives helps students prepare for the opportunities and challenges of the art market in regard to future career objectives.

Heike Schmid received her undergraduate training in Berlin, Germany where she also studied English and American Literature and Linguistics as well as Art History. She came to the United States by way of a fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Services (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst-DAAD). She then continued her studies in the U.S. and earned her Master's Degree from California State University Sacramento.

She is an active exhibiting artist. Her work has been shown in numerous galleries in Sacramento, in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in Berlin, Germany. It has been acquired by collectors in California, Germany, France, and Canada. She is dedicated to continually refining her artistic vision and to exploring the infinite possibilities of painting, drawing, and printmaking. It comes natural to her to pass on her acquired knowledge and experience in studio art, and she finds it meaningful to share this knowledge with students.