We are a revolutionary online and on-location Museum featuring solo and groups exhibits, as well as housing a permanent collection at our Musea, Sonoma location.
We offer dynamic forms of engagement including…
Our vision is to uplift artists through robust art education, activism, community connection, and art scholarships.
MUSEA is the collective name for our membership-based and artist-run Museum, University, and Art Collective shaped and informed by the world’s largest Global Art Movement – Intentional Creativity – a creative practice and philosophy of making art with mindfulness, rooted in our enduring matriarchal lineage that spans over 100 years!
The practice of Intentional Creativity® is the common thread of our work.å
The MUSEA Intentional Creativity MUSEUM was founded by artist Shiloh Sophia in 2000. We are a living Museum with a virtual gallery and physical galleries around the world through our Musea Global Centers. Together we curate artists, rotating shows, studios and exhibits. Our focus is art made with Intention, Contemporary Symbolism, Storytelling, and art gatherings.
Musea has served up to 15,000 students per month, certified over 450 leaders, and continues to grow its online community called the Red Thread Cafe Classroom. Serving nearly 9,000 women creatives through providing a private container where women are free to share their creative works in progress, ask for witnessing and lift each other up. Musea also offers monthly virtual Red Thread Circles via Zoom that reach thousands of women a month, forging connections near and far.
The Museum is rooted in the Intentional Creativity movement which is a method of making art with mindfulness and intention at its center. This method has been passed down through a matriarchical lineage of founder, Shiloh Sophia's family. The philosophies of Intentional Creativity inform Musea as a collective and our various projects and platforms. It is also the inspiration that led to the creation of this our Musea Museum as well as the School of Intentional Creativity.
This museum exists in many places and many spaces. Our headquarters are located in Sonoma California as well as in this virtual space. We are also proud to collaborate with artists who have trained in the Intentional Creativity method in joining their studios or museums with our movement. With hundreds of certified Intentional Creativity Teachers across the globe and many opening their own Musea Global Centers for teaching Intentional Creativity, the possibilities are expansive. These Intentional Creativity Teachers form a constellation of museums that link our movement across our planet.
During a time of intersecting global challenges and social transformation, this is also a way of responding as artists and engaging in our own powerful forms of activism – activism rooted in love, acknowledging each person’s right to be self-expressed, uplifting women creatives as essential to Art (inclusive of women of color and culture), and amplifying the reach of Intentional Creativity and its powerful capacity to bring healing. This is not your average Museum! This is the emergent, ubiquitous container for one of the most powerful Art Movements on the planet!
Our Stand for Equity and Justice through Art
At Musea we are passionate about women in the arts having their stories and art shared. Many hands, many lands, many voices. We believe that women's voices and images are what is needed to create equality and justice in the systems for humanity. In all areas of Civil Rights women and people of color are the least represented voices at the table. Those who do speak up often do so at their own expense, finding themselves threatened, denounced and often at the impact of violence. Currently, women artists make up less than 2% of the art represented worldwide, even though we make up over 50% of artists.
Our Museum is informed by a community of creatives, artists, educators, healers, activists and entrepreneurs that share an empowered vision for a future of equality, justice, joy and peace.
We envision and work towards a culture where self-expression is understood as a basic human right, that leads towards consciousness, connection and therefore informed collaboration.
We see the essential need for the cultivation and collaboration of a truly colorful diversity of voices to tell a story that ensures a future for all of our children.
With the shared desires for justice from many lands and many hands, we envision and work towards solutions, systems and societies woven together by mutual respect for one another.
We see and indeed it is our experience, that when we weave our uniquely-crafted threads together, the strongest and most sustainable possible fabric for all of life is woven.
We see life as a relationship with creation and approach how we live and what we make with Intentional Creativity.
We as Creatives feel a call to shape, craft and design wholistic images, narratives and emergent frameworks that honor one another and the earth.
We see our responsibility to do our own work within our unique spiritual paths, artistic mediums, philosophies, cultures, ancestral wisdom and lineages, while coming together in a shared vision for justice informed by love.
We are devoted to lifting up the voices and images of women who have endured the experience of invisibility and injustice for likely over 7,000 years.
We believe art has the power to help us create the new story of justice we seek.
Our Museum Membership
A personal invitation from Curator Shiloh Sophia
Why Musea Membership
Be a part of the Museum of the future by becoming a member today! By joining us you will be gathering with our global community on a regular basis in our virtual circles, viewing incredible art, and practicing your own craft. While women make up over 50% of the world's art makers, we represent less than 5% of those being exhibited in museums and galleries. With joy, we formally invite our community to bring your dreams and our collective dreams into reality by joining us as Musea members. Musea is the plural of museum, so we don't think of ourselves as a building or a website housing art, rather, everywhere a member is, there a Musea exists.
Our Artist Membership Level provides you with:
About Intentional Creativity
Intentional Creativity® is a philosophy of infusing what we make with intention, through mindfulness and embodiment. This approach to making our art can be applied to any medium and any thematic topic. Think about the last time you were presented food and the difference between smears and disorder on the plate, or a presentation curated with love. It is not a mystery that human beings by and large, prefer something curated with mindfulness from the maker. Everything we make and bring into form has a level of intention. Our work specifically, is to make this approach conscious, practice it in our art forms and the ways we live.
Working with this level of awareness can cause awakening at an exponential level, as well as catalyze healing and move stuck energy. The frequency of Intentional Creativity with the power of love is having an incredible impact in our communities - many claim it has been life-saving.
When we make something we infuse it with our energy. As it becomes infused, it takes a charge and becomes a resonator. This charge of energy is returned back to us, based on what we put into it. This is reciprocity at the quantum level.
If we choose to, we can also send this same feeling energy out to others, and yes, it travels there instantly. This is quantum connection. Even after we are done with what we make, years later it can still carry the 'charge' from our intention in the molecules. This is measurable science, intention in action. And we hope, love in motion.
Our MUSEA : Intentional Creativity Museum site is dedicated to art and artists, while our University site, Musea.org features all facets of our movement including the university, library and history. At iMusea.org you can explore exhibits, read our inspiring magazine articles, sign up for our monthly events on your calendar, shop in our Gallery Store, as well as consider submitting your art to one of our open calls for entry.
iMusea is a collaborative project between the Intentional Creativity Foundation, Inc. [ 501(c)3 ] and Mothership Inc.
To learn more about our University, Guild and the Musea Collective, visit our sister site www.musea.org.