Pike School of Art – Mississippi is the only contemporary art center in Southwest Mississippi. The mission of Pike School of Art – Mississippi (PSA-MS) is to enrich and empower a thriving community built by artists and allies in Southwest Mississippi. PSA-MS values collaboration, understanding, respect, inclusivity, equity, and unconventional spaces.
PSA-MS offers free community programming and exhibitions; artist residencies; workshops and talks; and space for art-making and discursive research. We encourage artwork and curatorial or writing projects that create articulations about the Deep South, including Mississippi and Louisiana’s history of the colonization of indigenous people. Projects about the ongoing African-American struggle to achieve full participation in American society are especially welcome.
In 2022-2023, PSA-MS will host resident artists Charles Edward Williams, Jason Lazarus, Sea Level Rise Architectural Intervention Institute (a collaboration between Laurencia Strauss and Jason Lazarus), and Feminist Summer Camp (hosted by Cara Despain and Micol Hebron).