Wabanaki Artist Fellowship Offered

jeremy frey basket abbe museum

Basket by Jeremy Frey, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine.

The second annual fellowship program to help Wabanaki artists promote their work within the greater artistic communities has been announced by the Abbe Museum and Dawnland LLC.

Three fellowships will be awarded to provide support for travel, lodging and other costs associated with exhibiting at Indian art markets in Maine and New Mexico. The submission deadline is midnight April 15.

The fellowships are part of the museum’s “efforts to foster and promote contemporary Wabanaki art in both a regional and national context,” said Abbe Museum President and CEO Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko.

Full article at the Mount Desert Islander.

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Wabanaki Artists Take Their Place at the Portland Museum of Art

basket by sarah sockbeson PMA

From the Portland Press Herald: The Portland Museum of Art Biennial, “You Can’t Get There From Here,” opens Thursday and, for the first time since the museum began its every-other-year survey of contemporary art in Maine in 1998, it includes art made by Maine’s Wabanaki Indians. Baskets by Secord, Jeremy Frey, George Neptune and Sarah Sockbeson are among the works of 32 artists chosen for the exhibition.

The Biennial Exhibition opens Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 and runs through Jan. 3, 2016, at the Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, Maine. Info: 207-775-6148 or portlandmuseum.org 

 

Native Creativity at the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum

The Art Encompassed blog takes a look at the cultural and material treasures carefully maintained and displayed at this singular regional institution, with special emphasis on Abenaki basketmaking. The panoply of exhibits honor not only the heritage of the past but the creation of the future by contemporary Native American artists.