From an original article by Emily Diaz From InLiquid, Interviews, posted HERE

A group of women that includes traditional artists as well as business owners and educators, known as Artessa Alliance is taking the tenant that anyone who creates is an artist and putting it into practice like never before. The Artessa Alliance is an organization that promotes the establishment and growth of women artists within the greater Philadelphia area, through various collaborations and connections between members of the organization, naturally sharing a few members with InLiquid, including Rebecca Schultz and Teresa Shields. It was formed from a local mothers’ art cooperative in 2006–formerly known as MamaCITA–with the additional goal of supporting mothers who were seeking a creative outlet from the rigors of parenthood.

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