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An art space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio Inc. is led by Indigenous artist Jeremy Dennis. The project began in June 2020 and serves as a communal art space based on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, New York. The family house, built in the 1960s, now features a residency program for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) artists, a shared art studio, and a communal library, along with hosting an array of art and history-based programs for tribal members and the broader local community. A not-for-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio Inc. was chartered in 2021 in New York.

Join us in helping create this space by making a tax-deductible contribution today. 

On behalf of our Board and Staff, we are thrilled to invite you to a special evening in celebration of Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio: our 2024 Friendraiser, which will take place on Thursday, September 19, at Canoe Place Inn. Mark your calendar! Tickets are available for purchase below.

For us, community begins with Shinnecock Nation and embraces our BIPOC friends and neighbors, the Town of Southampton, the greater Hamptons region, and the artistic community. During our Friendraiser, we will celebrate three individuals whom we have identified as “Pillars of Our Community” — they make and champion connections within this community while uplifting BIPOC voices within the Hamptons and beyond.

Honorees:

  • Lisa Goree, Chair of the Shinnecock Nation Tribal Council and Southampton Town Assessor

  • Anthony Madonna, Guild Hall’s Patti Kenner Director of Learning + New Works

  • Fred W. Thiele, Jr., New York State Assemblyman, District 1

Upon This Ground: Reflections of Self a Mixed Media Workshop with Ma’s House Alum Darlene Deloris | Bridgehampton Museum

Bridgehampton Museum 2368 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, NY, United States

Sat, Jul 27 | The Nathaniel Rogers House Upon This Ground: Reflections of Self a Mixed Media Workshop with Darlene Deloris A Co-Sponsored workshop with Ma's House with artist Darlene… Read More »Upon This Ground: Reflections of Self a Mixed Media Workshop with Ma’s House Alum Darlene Deloris | Bridgehampton Museum

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Open Call for Art Writers: ‘Shinnecock Speaks’ Exhibit Catalogue

Ma’s House invites art writers to contribute to the exhibit catalog for ‘Shinnecock Speaks,’ an inspiring exhibit running from July 7 to September 7, 2024. We are seeking insightful and thought-provoking responses to the artworks showcased in this exhibit. Contributors may submit work from afar but it is preferred that writers visit the exhibit before the closure of the show on September 7th. Submission Guidelines: Themes to

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Shinnecock Speaks Opening Celebration

Thank You to All Attendees and Congratulations to Our Talented Shinnecock Artists! 🎉 We are grateful to everyone who joined us at the Shinnecock Speaks Opening Reception at Ma’s House. Your presence made the evening truly special! A huge congratulations to all the participating Shinnecock artists. Your incredible work showcased your immense talent and highlighted our community’s rich cultural heritage. We are proud to celebrate and support

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The Conclusion of Ma’s House’s CRNY Artist Employment Program

After an incredible two years, Ma’s House is wrapping up the Creatives Rebuild New York Artist Employment Program. From June 2022 to June 2024, our dedicated team—Denise Silva-Dennis (Workshop Coordinator), Brianna L Hernández (Curator), Hunter Begun (Production), and Jeremy Dennis (Residency Coordinator)—have worked tirelessly and passionately to make Ma’s House what it is today. We are excited about the next phase of Ma’s House and are actively

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Ma’s House Reciprocity Film at Lumbee Film Festival, 2024

Learning from the Land Shorts Block at the 6th annual Lumbee Film Festival 📅 Saturday, July 6 at 3pm 📍Thomas Hall at the University of North Carolina Pembroke 🔗 link in bio for more details ✨Learning from the Land Shorts: 🎬 Virus 🎬 Ma’s House 🎬 Tentsítewahkwe 🎬 A Rainbow to Turtle Island 🎬 Tahnaanooku’ 🎬 Gath & K’iyh: Listen to Heal 🎬 Our Maternal Home ✨The

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Michael A. Butler’s painting workshop at Ma’s House with Shinneocock’s Boys & Girls Club

Yesterday, the talented Michael A. Butler delivered an inspiring painting workshop at Shinnecock’s Boys and Girls Club, captivating both youth and adults alike with his passion and skill. The session wasn’t just about painting—it was a journey through art that left everyone in awe. The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the Shinnecock youth walking through Michael’s exhibit, reading aloud the wall texts for each section, bringing

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2024 GATHER with Robin Wall Kimmerer | Guild Hall

We are deeply grateful to everyone who attended this year’s GATHER series at Guild Hall featuring Robin Wall Kimmerer yesterday. Her insightful discussion on her acclaimed book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, was truly enlightening. Robin Wall Kimmerer’s unique perspective as both a botanist and a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation provided a profound look into the ways we can

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Current & Past Artist Residents

All proceeds benefit Ma’s House and alumni BIPOC artists who have attended the Ma’s House residency since August 2021.

Ma’s House is proud to host year-round, two month exhibits featuring BIPOC visual artists nation wide. Aside from opening receptions, these events are viewable by appointment. We ask for a day or more in advance, thank you!

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About

Ma's House & BIPOC Art Studio is led by Indigenous artist artist and photographer Jeremy Dennis. Dennis is an enrolled member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation.

Mission

The family house, built in the 1960s, serves as Dennis' house to manage the project that includes a residency program for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), art studio, library, along with hosting an array of art and history-based programs for tribe members and the broader local community.

Get Involved

Whether you contribute financially or as advocate for good, you make a real difference. We are also seeking volunteers for various projects, along with donations of furnature and other house items!

Shinnecock Indian Nation tribal members volunteering in housing rehabilitation efforts during the 2020 renovation. Taking a break after removing the 700+ pound rusted furnace from the basement of Ma’s House.

Our STart

Since June 2020, we raised over $40,000 to renovate and replace leaky plumbing, pouring a new cement floor in the basement to cover the dirt, and replacing the floor of the kitchen and bathroom.

On Indian Reservations, it is often nearly impossible to secure a mortgage or loan to build a home, and even more difficult to find homeowners insurance. Thanks to over 400 individuals who gave, we were able to reach our renovation goals!

It was decided in 2021 to turn Ma’s House into a non-profit organization to sustain this project and renovation. Yet according to a 2017 national report on equity isues in cultural philanthropy, only 4% of arts funding is allocated to orgainzations that serve communities of color, and less than 3% of arts foundation funding goes to cultural groups that serve communities of color.

You can read more about arts inequity and those working to change that in the HueArtsNYC’s Brown Paper Report 

Watch Ma's House Documentaries

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Marit Molin

July 9, 2024

Thank you for hosting us today at Ma's House! With Love, HCO

Amount Donated
$250.00
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Lyn & ET Williams

July 1, 2024

Amount Donated
$250.00
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bebet caguin

June 21, 2024

Happy Birthday!

Amount Donated
$50.00
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Sueey Gutierrez

June 21, 2024

Happy Birthday Jeremy!!! Enjoy your Bday Week

Amount Donated
$30.00
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Chris Johnson Foster

June 20, 2024

with thanks for raising the profile of BIPOC artists more broadly!

Amount Donated
$50.00
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ALICIA STEWART

June 8, 2024

Amount Donated
$30.00
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John Blassingame

May 10, 2024

Amount Donated
$20.00
CM

Charlotte Murphy

April 6, 2024

Amount Donated
$50.00
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Denise Silva Dennis

January 6, 2024

Amount Donated
$800.00
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Jeana Marinelli

December 31, 2023

Amount Donated
$1,000.00
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Brad Learmonth

December 30, 2023

Amount Donated
$500.00
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Shari Berman Pascarosa

December 29, 2023

Love Ma's House ! and the work and advocacy of Jeremy Dennis. Looking forward to more exhibitions and workshops with Denise Silva-Dennis :).

Amount Donated
$25.00
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Subscribe to the Ma's House Podcast

The Ma’s House podcast with host Hunter Begun, Director of Production at Ma’s House & BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Color) Art Studio Inc. In this podcast, Hunter interviews artists in residence at Ma’s House. They discuss artists-in-residence, life, and more. We are all about spreading the word about talented artists and having a few laughs.

Recorded in Southampton, New York, at Ma’s House on Shinnecock Territory. 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mas-house-podcast/id1635647518

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We’re grateful for your support, and we’re thrilled to share  a new way for you to stay connected with us – our newsletter!

Joining the Ma’s House Newsletter means you will be the first to receive updates on our initiatives, projects, and events. It’s your window into our world, sharing stories that uplift, inform, and inspire. Not only will you get an insider’s perspective on our programs, but you’ll also find opportunities to engage more deeply with our mission.

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