ARLENI SANCHEZ

I am an aspiring illustrator and educator based in Western Mass. I currently attend the Art Education graduate program at the  University of Massachusetts Amherst. I graduated from Westfield State University in 2011 and from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2014.  I love to work in watercolors, acrylic painting, a little bit of digital art, and in pencil and charcoal drawing. My experiences have brought me to do many projects from creating traditional works, teaching, graphic design, murals, face painting and live worship painting.

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS

Hall of Black Achievement Award for 2011 - Bridgewater State University

Sankofa Scholar Award for 2011 - Westfield State University

Student Art Show Honorable Mention for 2010 - Westfield State University

Restitution of the Fine Arts Institute: The Gathering 2016 Outsanding Leadership Award 

 

REPRESENTATION

Westfield State University Art Club: member 2010-2011

Westfield State University Prism Magazine: published artist, member 2008-2009

Apostolic Renewal Church Double Portion Ministry: member and resident artist 2009-2012

"Beyond Repair" Web Series artist 2012

Church of God of Prophecy Tabernacle of Joy Connected Youth: member and resident artist 2012-Present

School H.U.G.S. Bullying Prevention Program: Volunteer Children's Face Painter 2014

Delaney Hall, Newark, New Jersey: Volunteered Muralist 2014-2015

Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, Northampton MA: Volunteer Muralist 2016

Logo Designer and Muralist for Good Works Coffee House, Chicopee, MA 2017

Artist & Fellow Entrepreneur for The Paint Jar 2018

Project Member and Contributing Artist for "The Viking Runestone" Magazine Vol. 1 at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School 2018-2019

Illustrator and Designer for Birch and Birdee 2018-2019

EXHIBITIONS

Westfield State University Student Art Show 2008-2011

Springfield Island Vibes Art Show 2012

School of the Museum of Fine Arts New Student Art Show 2013

School of the Museum of Fine Arts Post-Bac Mission Hill Studio Exhibition 2014

School of the Museum of Fine Arts All School Drawing Jury Exhibition 2014

School of the Museum of Fine Arts Mission Hill Open Studios Exhibition 2014

School of the Museum of Fine Arts Graduating Students Exhibition Show 2014

Body Positive Art Show Exhibition Holyoke, MA December 2015

Restitution of the Fine Arts Institute Springfield, MA The Gathering 2016

Good Works Coffee House Chicopee, MA 2018 Live Painting Demonstration and Art Work 

Art in the Park Manchester 2018 

Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School "The Viking Runestone" Magazine Published Artwork 2019