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JS Masterpieces

Justin Israel Sanchez

      While at Tampa Jesuit High School the most rewarding extracurricular activity that I have been a part of  is the Art Club, also known as Don't Feed The Artists (DFTA). I joined the club freshman year thinking that I could use my at the time mediocre art skills and make a positive impact in my community. For the past four years I have done a variety of services for our community. These services include building a giant yellow submarine for the children at St. Joseph's Hospital, and multiple pieces of artwork for the annual Gaudiosa fundraiser for Jesuit High School's financial aid program. These projects were all sponsored by the club. With the help of my art teacher Mr. Ball I was able to hone my art skills and learn many new techniques. It wasn't until my second year at Jesuit that I had my first art class second semester that I really began learning. My sophomore year I entered the FAATSP Spanish Art Contest and won first in the state of Florida and third nationwide. The following year in November of my Junior year I entered another art contest sponsored by DACCO a drug rehabilitation program. I created a logo for their Rebound program and won first place out of the many logos submitted. I was given an award at their largest event an was able to see my logo on banners, programs, and shirts. I was awarded a five hundred dollar check for the Jesuit art club. That same year I was awarded Best Junior artist by Jesuit High School. I enjoy creating dynamic portraiture whether from behind a lens or with a pen and paper. I am also inspired by my cultural background and it certainly influences my work. In December of 2016 I started my own small art business titled JS Masterpieces. I work on commission pieces of art all varying in multiple medias. I developed my own website ( and I have a digital gallery of all my art for sale. One of my art pieces was on display at the Tampa Bay Museum of art. 


                                               -Justin Israel Sanchez

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