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 with special relevance in 2020.

Virtual (Zoom) Opening, Sunday, February 7, 1-2pm
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Gallery open by appointment
and on Sundays in February from 12-3pm

Cheltenham Center for the Arts
439 Ashbourne Road
Cheltenham, PA 19012
P: 215.379.4660

Margaret Griffin –

Cheltenham, PA, January 12, 2021—In 2020, during the early months of the Covid pandemic shut-down, members of local women artist group, MamaCITA, made the bold move of reinventing as Artessa Alliance.

This February marks the newly reformed collaborative’s first exhibition under their new name and mission. Apart:Together will examine the strength of important ties to each other and the community in their first biennal as Artessa Alliance. This will be the collective’s third biannual exhibition at their affiliated home, Cheltenham Center for the Arts.

“Having a supportive group of women artists has been a lifeline during this pandemic. We’ve been weathering the storm together more than ever. ” remarked Julia Rix, who will be exhibiting the group’s first new media work.

Apart:Together will feature diverse work in traditional mediums such as painting and printmaking as well as contemporary video and installation work.