Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys is a South Seattle based Teaching Artist by day and Mixed Media Artist by night. Born and raised in Mexico City, but she calls the PNW her home. She is the Creative Director of ArtMaranth Mobile School where she offers Youth Mural mentorship, Bilingual Art Classes and private classes. She is also an emerged Public Artist, Consultant, Business entrepreneur, Performer, Community Builder, Gardener, Mother of a teenager and a Cat Mama.
Her illustrations of gloomy landscapes, depicting women, goddess and skeletons reclaimed ancient rituals, foods and language while blending elements of PNW nature, water, sea life and mountains. Art is her tool for social change in hopes to inspire others!
Her artwork has been show at Vashon Center for the Arts, Nepantla Gallery, Bellevue Art Museum, Hillman Collaboratory, Arts East Gallery, Burien Arts and at various locations during Art Walk.
Over the last two decades, she had volunteered for various non-profits BIPOC Tiny art house Burien Arts, South-Park Arts and La Sala Latino Network.
Recently, she had the opportunity to jury grants through 4Culture and Seattle Office and Culture, an waken experience has helped her understand the selection process and the necessity to represent the Latinx voices and stories in this area.