"I grew up enjoying the outdoors, from playing in the woods behind my house, to combing the beaches of Whidbey Island with my Grandparents. I was always fascinated by the natural world around me. This early love for nature led me to study biology at the University of Washington where I earned a Bachelors of Science Degree and later on a certification in Natural Science Illustration. The link between art and science was a natural fit for me and I have found joy in creating work which is both beautiful and educational."

Website:  https://jessicaheide.com/
Instagram:  @jessicaheideillustrations

In recognition of the national examination of systemic racism and injustices, Gage Academy of Art is committed to continued analysis and expansion of our own institutional practices.

Land Acknowledgment: Gage Academy of Art would like to acknowledge that we stand on the traditional ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples—specifically the Duwamish People, past and present—and honor, with gratitude, the land itself, the Duwamish Tribe, and their ancient heritage. Without them, we would not have access to this gathering, dialogue and learning space. We ask that we take this opportunity to thank the original caretakers of this land, who are still here.

Non-Discrimination Policy: Gage Academy of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, age, religion, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational and admission policies, scholarships, and any school administered programs

Gage Academy of Art is committed to social justice in a diverse democracy