Arte Sana Board of Directors

Rosa Corrales-Ortiz

Rosa is a local artist, native of the Southwest who moved to Central Texas in 1978 to further her art studies and in 1984, moved to Kyle, Texas. Her studies focused on studio art, design, art history, and architecture.

Rosa’s artwork has been on exhibit in local venues in Austin, San Marcos and Kyle, Texas and also abroad in Gallipoli, Italy. Rosa has worked for several nonprofit organizations in which she has donated artwork for causes such as human trafficking, sexual assault, domestic violence and on international women’s issues of justice, equality and peace.

Through her work at the Foundation for a Compassionate Society, she worked closely with activists on social change, women’s rights and anti-nuclear issues. While working with the Association of Women of the Mediterranean Region (AWMR), Rosa served as Graphics Designer, creating the brochure and artwork. A couple of books published by Plain View Press featured Rosa’s artwork on the cover as a fundraiser for AWMR. Rosa worked for the Community Health and Environmental Justice Resource Center in Kyle, Texas also as Graphics Designer and Assistant Coordinator. She created the brochure and artwork and also worked on health surveys in San Antonio, Texas. Rosa was a member of the Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking (CTCAHT) for three years. She served several committees on development of professional practices for direct service providers for victims of trafficking. In 2008 and 2010, Rosa donated a piece for each Austin’s Annual Human Trafficking Conferences. In 2009, the Zonta Club of Austin adopted the 2008 conference design for their “Stop Slavery Now” Fundraiser. Since 2002, Rosa has been working at Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Inc. as a paralegal in the family law, immigration and human trafficking teams. She works directly with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. She donated art for the Bastrop County Family Crisis Center Sexual Assault Awareness Event in 2010.

She started her own business in 1997, known as Freelance Artwork, and continues to get commissions for art projects in the area. She has also worked at local tattoo studios as an artist.

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