Subsequent to returning from a tour in VietNam in 1968-69, Schinsky returned to school and eventually graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a BA in Art, and a MA in Museum Studies and Installation Design. His professional career has included positions as: Gallery Director, Ruth S. Schaffner Gallery, Los Angeles; Visual Arts Program Director for the Southern Arts Federation, Atlanta, Georgia; Curator, Atlanta International Museum of Art and Design; Visual Arts Director, Arts Festival of Atlanta; co-founder/Executive Director, Visual Arts Center, Charlotte, North Carolina and continues as an independent curator. He has been a consultant for the Temecula Valley Historical Museum. Schinsky is an adjunct instructor, College of the Desert, teaching Art101, Introduction to Art.
Schinsky is the current Executive Director of the Coachella Valley Arts Alliance, a service oriented cultural arts organization focusing on the small to mid-sized cultural organizations in the Coachella Valley. Schinsky is responsible for initiating the establishment of the Coachella Valley Art Center, a regional cultural center in downtown Indio offering artist’s workspace, exhibit spaces, exhibition programs and classroom/workshop space. He has conducted Art classes at two Riverside County Juvenile Halls in Indio and Murrieta. The More Than Art program received an individual achievement/appreciation award from the Riverside County Probation Department in 2010. In 2009, the More Than Art program was contracted by the Los Angeles County Department of Education to design and conduct an 11 week Visual Art/Creative Writing/Performance program for the minors at the Los Angeles Central Juvenile Detention Facility. Schinsky has presented Art related lectures and programs at local, state and national gatherings. He has participated as a member of Grants Review panels for the National Endowment for the Arts.
Schinsky also acts as Consultant for the city of Rancho Mirage’s Art Affaire, and has judged for the La Quinta Arts Festival and the Southwest Arts Festival, Indio. He serves on the Board of the Indio Performing Arts Center, Coachella Valley Symphony and Advisory Council for the Dr. Carreon Foundation and coordinator of the Old Town Indio Shopping District business association.