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

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

Apart:Together

2021 Biennial Show at Cheltenham Center for the Arts.

Artessa Alliance Philadelphia artists explore how they connect to each other during a pandemic that keeps us all apart.

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Monitor & Adjust, Artessa Alliance Retrospective

Monitor & Adjust, Artessa Alliance Retrospective

Clay on Main Exhibition September 19 to October 24, 2021 313 Main St. Oley PA Oley, PA, Aug. 2, 2021– In some cultures, you are given a name at birth. Around age 12 or so, you take a different name that reflects your personality or life’s work. During the initial...

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Ebb & Flow Press Release

Ebb & Flow Press Release

Ebb and Flow The work of Artessa Alliance Pii Gallery 242 Race Street Philadelphia, PA Friday, October 1, 2021 to Friday, October 29, 2021 Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday, 5-7PM First Friday, October 1, 5-8PMMeet the Artists, Friday October 29, 5-8PM contact...

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New Members

New Members

Artessa Alliance warmly welcomes our newest members, Colleen Hammond and Nancy Agati.
We are so excited to have these two new amazing artists join us, and look forward to the inspiration and wisdom they bring to our collaborative.

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Monitor & Adjust, Artessa Alliance Retrospective

Monitor & Adjust, Artessa Alliance Retrospective

Clay on Main Exhibition September 19 to October 24, 2021 313 Main St. Oley PA Oley, PA, Aug. 2, 2021– In some cultures, you are given a name at birth. Around age 12 or so, you take a different name that reflects your personality or life’s work. During the initial...

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Ebb & Flow Press Release

Ebb & Flow Press Release

Ebb and Flow The work of Artessa Alliance Pii Gallery 242 Race Street Philadelphia, PA Friday, October 1, 2021 to Friday, October 29, 2021 Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday, 5-7PM First Friday, October 1, 5-8PMMeet the Artists, Friday October 29, 5-8PM contact...

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New Members

New Members

Artessa Alliance warmly welcomes our newest members, Colleen Hammond and Nancy Agati.
We are so excited to have these two new amazing artists join us, and look forward to the inspiration and wisdom they bring to our collaborative.

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My Joy, Teresa Shields

My Joy, Teresa Shields

My Joy, Teresa Shields   When my 1st daughter was born, more often than not she would seek out Dad. Jokingly, I said, “The next one is mine.” And she was. Of my three daughters, Mia Joy resembles me the most and we share the strongest connection. Mia means...

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About Artessa Alliance

 

Artessa Alliance is Philadelphia artist collaborative. 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.