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.

News • Exhibitions • Events

Apart:Together Biennial Exhibition

Apart:Together Biennial Exhibition

Philadelphia area women artists examine how they stayed close while quarantined.Join us for our first exhibit as Artessa Alliance February 7-28, 2021 Artessa Alliance explores their connections to each other, and the strengthening ties their shared community provided...

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Elena Drozdova

Elena Drozdova

Featured Artist: Elena Drozdova Interview by: Karen Hunter McLaughlin As one if our newer members, Elena Drozdova hasn't had the chance to be a featured Artessa Alliance member– a series we ran a few years back. Recently Elena traveled back to Moscow to be with her...

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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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Apart:Together Biennial Exhibition

Apart:Together Biennial Exhibition

Philadelphia area women artists examine how they stayed close while quarantined.Join us for our first exhibit as Artessa Alliance February 7-28, 2021 Artessa Alliance explores their connections to each other, and the strengthening ties their shared community provided...

read more
Elena Drozdova

Elena Drozdova

Featured Artist: Elena Drozdova Interview by: Karen Hunter McLaughlin As one if our newer members, Elena Drozdova hasn't had the chance to be a featured Artessa Alliance member– a series we ran a few years back. Recently Elena traveled back to Moscow to be with her...

read more
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.

read more
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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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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