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2024 Reclamation Open Call


“Reclamation: Unveiling Narratives of Space, History, and Culture”

Curatorial Statement:

Ma’s House and BIPOC Art Studio, Inc. is delighted to announce an open call for artists of color to participate in our upcoming Southampton History Museum partnership exhibition, “Reclamation: Narratives of Space, History, and Culture.” This exhibition seeks to explore the multifaceted ways in which artists can engage with the act of reclaiming – be it physical space, historical narratives, personal/family stories, or cultural identity and representation.

Reclamation & Context: Among the past residents of historic Rogers Mansion (Southampton History Museum), was Samuel Longstreth Parrish (1849-1932), who lived there for thirty-three years, from 1899 until his death in 1932. A wealthy attorney from a prominent family of Philadelphia Quakers, Parrish purchased Rogers Mansion as his country estate and quickly became an influential member of Southampton’s Gilded Age society. During the last decades of his life, Parrish helped build several long-standing local institutions, including Southampton Hospital, Parrish Art Museum, and Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. Today, these institutions continue to promote Parrish’s wide-ranging civic values, from education to medicine to the arts and culture, as well as sports and recreation. Yet, Parrish’s achievements were not made without significant loss. For example, Parrish was also intensely involved with real estate in Southampton during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Land development projects pursued by Parrish and others at the time, especially in Shinnecock Hills and around Lake Agawam, negatively impacted members of the indigenous Shinnecock community as well as local residents of color who experienced dispossession, displacement, as well as the destruction of sacred and ancestral sites. How might these losses be reclaimed? Southampton History Museum has partnered with Ma’s House and BIPOC Art Studio, Inc., to bring artists of color together at Rogers Mansion, Parrish’s old summer house, to explore the possibilities of reclamation through creativity and learning.

“Reclamation” invites BIPOC artists to reflect upon and respond to the theme, delving into the nuanced layers of reclamation as a process of empowerment and revisiting essential narratives. In a world where stories have been silenced, spaces overlooked, and cultures marginalized, this exhibition aims to provide a platform for artists to reclaim agency and amplify voices that deserve to be heard and celebrated as part of Southampton’s vibrant history and culture.

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  • Installations and delivery April 30 – May 11
  • On View: May 11 – Sept 30, 2024
  • Opening Reception: May 12th (Mother’s Day) 5 to 7 pm
  • TBA Public Programs during the exhibit run including workshops, artist talks, and more
Honorarium & Budget
Selected artists will receive an honorarium of $ 250.00 upon artwork installation to support the presentation of their artwork. Artists are responsible for insurance for shipping work and shipping costs.
Submission Instructions
Projects in all media are welcome. Artists may submit existing work or proposals for new work and may submit more than one artwork/project for consideration.

About the Curator

Jeremy Dennis (b. 1990) is a contemporary fine art photographer, an enrolled Tribal Member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton, NY, and lead artist and founder of the non-profit Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio, Inc. on the Shinnecock Reservation. In his work, he explores Indigenous identity, culture, and assimilation.

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