About Us

MUSEA is a living Museum + School.

MUSEA - Center for Intentional Creativity® is home to an inter-generational and multicultural collective of emerging and experienced creatives, healers, and leaders.

The MUSEA community is a global art movement dedicated to self-expression as a method for consciousness and compassion through the arts. The Intentional Creativity Arts Guild of MUSEA-Certified educators and curators offers engaging arts programming across the world co-curating art exhibits and classes.

Our physical campus has been in Northern California since 2000. We offer virtual education across the globe. Welcome to one of the world's most well-established art movements, you are invited!

To learn about Musea, we've prepared this slideshow presentation. Advance the slides with the arrow to the right and learn what we're all about!

MUSEA Overview narrated by Musea Co-Founder Shiloh Sophia

MUSEA's professional Accreditations and Associations

American Alliance of Museums

We are an accredited museum with the American Alliance of Museums. AAM's mission is to champion equitable and impactful museums by connecting people, fostering learning and community, and nurturing museum excellence.

MUSEA Museum has earned recognition for our museum’s commitment to, and demonstration of, the professional standards for education, public service, and collections care. For more than 45 years, the Accreditation Program has been recognized as the gold standard of museum excellence. With its mix of self-assessment, peer review, and public recognition, AAM Accreditation helps to ensure the integrity and accessibility of museum collections, reinforce the education and public service roles of museums and promote good governance practices and ethical behavior.

International Forum of Visual Practitioners

We are members of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners (IFVP). IFVP is a non-profit organization for those working in visual fields to come together to share ideas, tools, techniques, and stories to advance the field of visual practice.

IFVP's mission and vision are in great alignment with MUSEA Center for Intentional Creativity. Which reads "to promote, teach, and support visual professionals and practices globally to advance community, growth, and development. Drawing the world together to think and work better through the power of visuals."

About Our Founder Shiloh Sophia

Shiloh Sophia Welcomes You!

Shiloh Sophia lives life as a great adventure! A renaissance woman who communicates her philosophy through painting, storytelling, illustrations and metacognitive drawing. For 27 years she has dedicated herself to her soul work - the practice of creativity as a path of transformation and consciousness. Starting as a gallery owner, she has represented her own work, as well as hundreds of women artists during her career as a working artist and curator. Her devotion to sacred art-making, specifically medicine painting and metacognitive drawing, is a personal spiritual practice. 

Her intuitive and contemplative painting process called Intentional Creativity® was eventually developed into teachings and trainings which have been shared with thousands worldwide.

She was able to provide groundbreaking research on Intentional Creativity® as a pathway to healing through self-expression. Shiloh Sophia’s message of ‘creating with intention’ has now reached hundreds of thousands, with a consistent monthly enrollment of hundreds of new students in Intentional Creativity art classes. Intentional Creativity is taught in university MA and Ph.D. programs, at the United Nations, and by over 400 Intentional Creativity Teachers and Coaches worldwide. Shiloh Sophia’s online community has over 10,000 women with a consistent engagement from over 85% of members. The Intentional Creativity Movement may be one of the largest, most well-established art movements the world has ever seen. More than a style and a philosophy, it is a practice, called by many ‘a lifestyle’.

At the core of Shiloh Sophia’s work is a belief that the right to self-express is one of the most basic human rights. Her research and integrative approach to the healing power of Intentional Creativity dives into the exploration of the right/left brain connection with the innate wisdom of the heart, the knowings of the body, and interaction with and awareness of the field. She works with a philosophy of connection centered around the red thread, a talisman that offers the teaching that we are all already connected, and that each one of us has a unique piece of the red thread to add to the weave.

Having been trained by her mother, Caron McCloud, the poet, and Sue Hoya Sellars, the painter, she brought her gifts of language and image into form. To her students, she offers the gift of a creative matriarchal lineage that brings with it a continued legacy of art culture, practice, process, and teachings. To honor this matriarchal lineage and be of service to her 10,000+ member community, she and her husband Jonathan McCloud, co-founded MUSEA: Center for Intentional Creativity®, of which Shiloh Sophia is the Curator for a visionary art permanent collection, as well as shows from emerging artists throughout the world through MUSEA’s physical and virtual museum. They provide education in their global online classroom as well as at their campus in Sonoma County, which features student housing, a wine bar called Musette, a vineyard, and a small farm. 

Musea: Center for Intentional Creativity, our global Museum and School: www.musea.org

Poetry and Paintings: www.shilohsophiastudios.com

"Every bone in your body is a creative bone."