The Journey

The focus for this cycle within our Membership is Sisterhood. The Journey, a poem whose author is unknown, is a great testament to MUSEA's global sisterhood community and the connection we share.

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Our Emergent Museum Craft

Black Women Artists

"Unfortunately, the Museum Industry in the Global North, and the international ‘elite’ art world, have a long history of excluding work by women (including trans women) and people of color. We believe there is healing needed, and that consultation, collaboration, and consciously co-creating opportunities for women of color to create and curate their own art exhibits is of utmost importance if integral representation is to occur." ~Jessica Richmond

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A Picture's Worth A Thousand Words...

I have always lived my life outside of the box, personally, and writing this helps me to realize that I have also done the same professionally. I am, and will always be, Unapologetically Black. But that still wasn't anything "intriguing" to write about for this year's Black History Month article. Then, I came across an image on social media that said it all. No words are actually needed - as they say: "A picture is worth a thousand words..."

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Artist Spotlight on Swati Kameswar

The following is a MUSEA Artist Spotlight article about Swati Kameswar, a Certified Intentional Creativity® Educator and active Guild Member, written in a Question & Answer style format. We hope you enjoy learning about Swati and will [...]

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Arts of Justice - July 11

In 2016 we founded the Intentional Creativity Foundation 501(c)3 so we could bring our community independent media centering on the arts of women. Today we are inviting you to Participate OR Contribute to our Vision. Activists and Supporters of Artistic Expression are invited to join Curate Shiloh Sophia and Sacred [...]

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Living The Truth Special Cinema Event - June 3, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shiloh Sophia Founder | Curate Living The Truth Special Cinema Event Announced for Saturday, June 3  Three Films From Award-Winning Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar, With Special Guest Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist Alice Walker, Slated for Day at Sebastiani Theatre Parmar to Receive the SIFF | MUSEA Center [...]

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To Include or Not to Include?

“If art represents the very soul of a people, then this rejection of the Black painter and sculptor is the most insidious segregation of all.” ~ words from the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition Flier in response to Harlem on My Mind: Cultural Capital of Black America, 1900–68, exhibit organized by [...]

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Herstory by Sumaiyah Wysdom Yates

By Sumaiyah Yates | February 1, 2023


Brazen and bold. Lacking no faculties - her mind, body, and soul tight. Artist and Activist. Concerned only with her rights, with what’s right. Kind, cool, calm, and collective… Her heart alchemically healed by the power of the likes of Isis. Strong Black Woman. Tipping her hat [...]

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Quarterly MemberZine – December 2022 Issue

"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again."  -Lewis Carroll In the Northern Hemisphere (the place [...]

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Our Emergent Museum Craft

Museums as Community Infrastructure

Musea is a member of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the premier association dedicated to excellence within the American Museum Industry so that we can, to the best of our ability as a small developing Museum, follow best practices within the Museum Industry. For several years now, [...]

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Conscious Evolution + Quantum Cascade = Society

Greetings! Today we are writing to invite you to join our efforts to bring justice to the art world by centering on women's art and stories. You can do this by joining us for monthly conversations for only $22 a month. Shiloh and Jonathan, our Founders, volunteer to bring you [...]

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VIVID Red Thread Hands Circle

Storytelling, Community Building, and Creating Connection Along the Red Thread

Our Emergent Museum Craft Storytelling, Community Building, and Creating Connection Along the Red Thread at the heart of Intentional Creativity! Curator, Shiloh Sophia gathered and connected by red thread to over 30 Intentional Creativity Guild Members at this year's VIVID ~ Dancing Each Other Home painting [...]

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The Power of Art Activism

Member Zine Issue 16 - The Power of Art Activism

“Many things are Fleeting, but not Everything is Fleeting. How we show up for ourselves and each other will stand the test of time.” ~ Art Ancestor, Carmen Baraka Welcome to the first edition of your Quarterly member Zine.  As we transition into [...]

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Olga Kovtun Artist Interview

Artist Spotlight on Olga Kovtun

The following is a Musea Artist Spotlight article about Olga Kovtun, a fine artist from Ukraine, written in a Question & Answer style format. We hope you enjoy learning about Olga and will consider joining us for our special LIVE Artist Interview with Olga, October 19 at 12 [...]

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International Peace Day

Begin Within

I have a little bumper sticker that says, Begin Within, and that idea is the foundation of my style of my Peaceful activism.  My personality style (and believe me, I have taken ALL the tests) is Peacemaker. The keyword in each of the different profiles is non-confrontational. [...]

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My Gallery Tending

My Gallery Tending Adventure at Musette

Inside Musette Atelier in Sonoma The following article was written by Kerry Lee, The Alchemical Artist. Kerry Lee is a 2013 Color of Woman Certification graduate who has been working as an Intentional Creativity Coach for several years. Recently, she participated in Musea's Artist in Residence program [...]

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In Her Element - Juniper Mainelis

In Her Element - Artist Spotlight on Juniper Mainelis

The following is a question and answer style article featuring Intentional Creativity Teacher, Guild Member, Artist and Grammy-nominated musician, Juniper Mainelis, sharing the ways in which she intentionally weaves painting, music and storytelling together to be truly 'in her element'... What is your Origin Story with Intentional Creativity?   [...]

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Giving Voice to Those Who Cannot Speak

Giving Voice to Those Who Cannot Speak Through Creativity

As time has gone by in the past nine years with my quest to be an artist who makes a difference, patterns have shown up. One of the surprising paths to me is that I have been led to work with grief, death and giving voice to those who [...]

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The Way of the Wild Heart - Gail Faith Edwards

The Following is a question and answer style article written by Gail Edwards, an herbalist and member of our Intentional Creativity Community about her experience with painting, herbalism, and the connections she finds between the two. What is your Origin Story with Intentional Creativity?   I’m a complete newby! [...]

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Pride! Survival Protest and Celebration


Pride!, Survival, Protest and Celebration Today we are sharing an article to honor PRIDE Month written by MUSEA's emerging FLUXX Gender Non-Conforming Circle Guides, Maia Lemann and Max Puorro. This is the first in a series of articles that will focus on the LGBTQ+ community and [...]

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Juneteenth 2022: A Celebration of Food

Juneteenth is a celebration of the emancipation of Black slaves in America. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862, and went into effect on January 1, 1863, many slaves were not informed of their freedom until more than 2 years later when Major [...]

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