Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys is a South Seattle based Visual Artist. She is a graduate of Ceramics and Mexican Folk Art from Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. She was born and raised in Mexico City and after 30 years living here, she calls Seattle home.
She is the Creative Director of ArtMaranth Mobile School, an Arts Advocate, Youth Mural mentor, Community builder, emerged Public Artist, Consultant, Director & Producer of Dos Fridas live installation, mother of a teenager and a cat mama.
Mixed Media Artist
Amaranta considers herself a Mixed Media Artist creating pieces, at her home studio using different mediums: clay, acrylics, watercolors, vintage paper, tin boxes, maps and recycle.
Here texturized landscape depicting Mexican folk tales, goddess and calacas. All in search to reclaimed ancient rituals, while blending elements of PNW such bodies of waters, sea creatures and whimsical landscapes.
In the last couple of years, she had the opportunity to be an Art Panelist for La Sala Latino Network, 4Culture and ACES to curate art pieces, art lesson proposals and capital projects. That is has been a waken and revelation experience that has helped her understand the selection grant process and the necessity to represent the Latinx voices and stories in Seattle, King County and WA State.
Amaranta continues to uplift young artists and uses her Artistic platform as a tool for social change to bring awareness and be a voice for those that don’t have. She hopes to inspire young and old to find time, space and healing through Arts.
You can find some of her Public Art displayed in utility boxes and murals in South Park, Lynwood, Burien and West Seattle, Emerson Elementary, Concord Elementary, Sweet Pea Cottage, Frantz Coe Elementary and one mural projected in 2024 for Amistad School in Kennewick, WA.
Her Artwork has been displayed numerous locations such as Ventures Market Place, Vashon Center for the Arts, Seattle Center, Nepantla Gallery, Bellevue Art Museum, Hillman Collaboratory, Arts East Gallery, Burien Arts. You could schedule a visit to her home studio and see her latest creations
Over the last two decades she has been a Volunteer for various arts organizations: BIPOC Tiny Art Houses, La Sala Latino Network, Burien Arts, South-Park Arts, Cultivate South Park and La Casa de las Artes. One of the biggest Art Sales she helped and participated for 15 consecutive years was #ArtUnder$100 event at Seattle Design Center with her artists teammates from South Park Arts.
2023 ArtMaranth Free Art Programs for youth, families and adults have been made possible by funding for the following partners.
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