Changarrito Residency: Sara

Feb. 1, 2023

Feb. 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm Feb. 28, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

Sara outside Mexic-Arte with the changarrito cart
Conexión, 30 x 24 inches, acrylic on canvas, 2019

About the Artist

I’m a Graphic Designer and Artist, born in the USA and raised in Mexico. An art lover and graduate of La Salle University in Mexico City. I’m about to start my Masters Degree in Branding at LABASAD Barcelona School of Arts & Design, University de Lleida, focusing on Branding. One of my first achievements after I graduated was to work at BAMF! Design, a specialized consulting agency for branding and packaging. I moved to Austin 5 years ago, and I currently work as a Creative Director and Visual Communicator at Mexic-Arte Museum. I am fascinated with art and the natural and built environment. In my philosophy, I am inspired by Ana Mendietta, Leonora Carrington, Dalí and Remedios Varo.

Artist Statement

Most of my work lies in the intersection between my roots, nature, visions in my Kundalini meditations, and dreams.

During these past few years, my dreams have been revealing of my spiritual, personal, and artistic life. I’ve allowed myself to learn from my subconscious, knowing that something spiritual and magical lies deeper inside us.

Through this discovery of the internal, I’ve been experiencing astral projection, and I consider it essential to represent the visions coming through these experiences by expanding them into reality across the creation of art. As an artist inspired by surrealism and land art, it opens up the possibilities of expression to a wide variety of new insights that are synthesized from both ordinary and transcendent meanings, with which I feel comfortable; and I’m confident in taking risks or experimenting different ways to express and communicate my passion for art.

From the age of 5, I discovered my passion when my grandfather gave me some watercolors, and since that first contact with the art experience; I fell in love expressing myself through creativity. My artistic goal is to pursue the magic of transmitting my visions and dreams through different mediums, such as photography, marble paper, acrylic, and lately land art. One of the messages I would like to share is “we are creators of our own reality.” Art is a way to portray my reality to others.

Changarrito Cart – February 18-19 and 25-26

Artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as representative for the Museum during various Austin festivals). Changarreando expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram and receive 100% of the sale.

Sara Palma featured their artwork on the Changarrito cart outside the Museum’s entrance on February 18-19 and February 25-26, 2023.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates on original work available for purchase and behind the scenes of the artist’s work, space, and creative process.

Changarrito Instagram Live Interview on Thursday, February 23

Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarrito Instagram Live event with Artist Sara Palma took place on Thursday, February 23rd from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm CST. Isabel Servantez, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Curator Of Exhibitions and Director Of Programs, facilitated the virtual event with a series of questions directed at the artist including a Q&A taking place during the last 20 minutes of the event.

Mexic-Arte Museum

419 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701 United States
+ Google Map
(512) 480-9373