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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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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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...

read more
Marginalized: An Exhibit at the MCCC Fine Arts Center

Marginalized: An Exhibit at the MCCC Fine Arts Center

MCCC Fine Arts Center August 28 - October 4, 2019   Opening reception: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 5 PM – 7 PM MCCC Fine Arts Center 340 DeKalb Pike -Blue Bell, PA 19422 Drawing from their personal experiences as female/mother artists, MamaCITA members...

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2019 Biennial: PROCESS

2019 Biennial: PROCESS

Join us at Cheltenham Center for the Arts for our 2019 Biennial. February 10 - March 2, 2019 Opening Reception, Sunday February 10, 2-4PM at Cheltenham Center for the Arts 439 Ashbourne Rd, Cheltenham PA Inspiration, perspiration, frustration, creation, take a peek...

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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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