Ms. Froukje Schaafsma-Smith is an artist and arts educator with over 20 years experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Teaching Credential from the University of California, Riverside and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her autobiographical narrative art has been featured in one person and group exhibitions and is the public collections of UCR and UCLA. Her work was featured in The Ontario Invitational 2012, Ontario Museum of History and Art. She received The Curatorial Award, Members’ Art Exhibition 2012, Riverside Art Museum and The Fred Bird Memorial Award, Artist Council Exhibition 2011, Palm Springs Art Museum.
Schaafsma-Smith has participated in a number of professional growth opportunities including: Cross Currents In American Art, National Gallery, Washington DC (2010), Connecting Collections, Guggenheim, Metropolitan, MOMA, and Whitney Institution, New York City, New York (2011), and The National Endowment of the Humanities Landmarks of History and Culture Grant: Crafting Freedom, in The Research Triangle, North Carolina (2012).
She is the member of several organizations: The California Art Educators Association, The Palm Springs Museum of Art, Artist’s Council, The Riverside Art Museum, Southern California Artists, and The SCA Project Gallery where she serves on the board.
Froukje Schaafsma-Smith lives and works in Riverside, California.