An award-winning Philadelphia area alliance of women visual artists.

“We are a tessellation – each single member made stronger by our combined power.” 

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As of May 5, 2020, 15 members of MamaCITA became Artessa Alliance. Read about our journey creating this exciting reboot of our collective.

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2020 Holiday Greetings

2020 Holiday Greetings

Our annual holiday event is one of our most popular shows. Because we’re all scrambling to figure out how to make it through this 2020 holiday season safely, we’ve decided to cancel the holiday show this year. We hope our fans will reach out individually to your favorite artist member with requests for items you might usually purchase at our holiday event. See a list of artist websites with items for sale.

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There’s No Place Like Home?

There’s No Place Like Home?

The house is on top of the legs with the sparkly shoes... That's what it felt like in mid-March when they cancelled schools. To be honest, early on I relished the stay-at-home orders. I felt stretched thin by the holidays and meetings and obligations and classes --...

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2020 Holiday Greetings

2020 Holiday Greetings

Our annual holiday event is one of our most popular shows. Because we’re all scrambling to figure out how to make it through this 2020 holiday season safely, we’ve decided to cancel the holiday show this year. We hope our fans will reach out individually to your favorite artist member with requests for items you might usually purchase at our holiday event. See a list of artist websites with items for sale.

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Artessa Alliance Interview with Constance McBride

Artessa Alliance Interview with Constance McBride

Art Watch Radio Podcast with Artessa Alliance WCHE 1520 AM West Chester Radio Artist and Guest Host of Art Watch, Constance McBride, interviews Artessa Alliance members Karen Hunter McLaughlin and Rebecca Schultz about their new name, mission and vision for the future...

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There’s No Place Like Home?

There’s No Place Like Home?

The house is on top of the legs with the sparkly shoes... That's what it felt like in mid-March when they cancelled schools. To be honest, early on I relished the stay-at-home orders. I felt stretched thin by the holidays and meetings and obligations and classes --...

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Moving Forward: Artessa Alliance

Moving Forward: Artessa Alliance

As I reflect on the evolution of the Artist’s Collaborative I am privileged to be a member of, two terms come to mind. The first, long a family favorite of ours, is a sailing term: monitor and adjust. Self explanatory, it is absolutely necessary to the ability to move...

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About Artessa Alliance

 

Artessa Alliance is collective of women artists centered in Philadelphia and  its surrounding counties. We evolved naturally from a local area women’s art cooperative established in 2006.

Our members have achieved numerous honors including:
Grants: Leeway Foundation for Art and Change, Cultural Alliance/PA Council on the Arts, Delaware Division of the Arts, Rivers Merging, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Carnegie Institute, University of Hartford Graduate Thesis Grant to Paris, France
Fellowships: Fulbright Fellowship, Temple University Fellowship, Yale University Summer School of Music and Art Fellowship
Awards include: Philadelphia’s Mothers in Charge Peacemaker Award, Best in Show at Abington Art Center & Best of Philly, Cheltenham Center for the Arts Linda Brener Award, Mural Arts of Philadelphia commissions.

 

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