A native of New Hampshire, Sandra Sell grew up with a passion for visually emulating nature and constructing objects. Upon completing a career in the military, Sell relocated to Arkansas where she earned a M.A. in Art from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. With experience in drawing, painting, and sculpture, she strives to convey the observations of her emotional responses to life in her work.
Sell’s commitment to her profession as an artist spurs her to continually seek new and creative opportunities. In continuing her development as an artist, Sell served as studio assistant for Stoney Lamar and Brent Skidmore at the Pendland School of Craft in Pendland, N.C. and as an apprentice to artist Robyn Horn in Little Rock, AR. Sell is also enthusiastic about sharing her creative process through teaching, demonstrations, and by speaking to arts organizations and groups such as the Friends of Contemporary Craft (FOCC), an affiliate group of the Arkansas Arts Center.
Since 2007, Sell’s work has been included in 30 exhibits in the U.S. Recent exhibitions include: Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition (2017), Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX; Curiosity Revealed (2016), Thea Foundation, North Little Rock, AR; Merging Form and Surface (2016), Pulaski Technical College Center for Humanities and Arts, North Little Rock, AR; Longevity (2015), Arkansas Capital Corporation Group, Little Rock, AR; Solo Show (2015), River Valley Arts Center, Russellville, AR; Edges & Lines, National Juried Exhibition (2015), Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA; Annual Juried Art National Exhibition (2015), South Arkansas Arts Center (SAAC), El Dorado, AR; The Penland Experience (2015), University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR; Small Works (2015), The National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA), New York, NY; Salvage: Reclaiming Recycling (2009), National Juried Exhibition, The Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA; and others. Sell’s work is also included in the permanent collections of the Arkansas Arts Center, the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, and the Historic Arkansas Museum, along with many private collections.