Passamaquoddy Gabriel Frey Awarded $50,000 Artist Fellowship

 

The most recent winner of a $50,000 United States Artists fellowship is Passamaquoddy basketmaker Gabriel Frey. The Orono-based Frey joins the growing list of Mainers that have received the prize, including his own brother, Jeremy. Frey is a 12th generation basketmaker known for incorporating leather and other materials into his work. The award comes with no restrictions, leaving Frey free to purchase more materials or pursue the expression of his art in any manner he desires. (Photo from Abbe Museum)