2011-03-15

Pointy Urchin Takes Best of Show at Heard




The “Pointy Urchin” brown ash basket created by Passamaquoddy basketmaker Jeremy Frey took three major awards, including Best of Classification VIII - Baskets; First Place in Division A - Traditional Baskets and the coveted Best of Show Award, at the 53rd Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market on Friday, March 4, 2011. “Pointy Urchin” was Passamaquoddy basketmaker Jeremy Frey’s first-ever Fair entry and this was his first Market appearance.

Frey, was also awarded an unrestricted $50,000 grant as the USA Ford Fellow in Crafts & Traditional Arts from the Los Angeles-based United States Artists in December 2010.

Basketmakers who won awards at this year's Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market include:

BEST OF SHOW
Jeremy Frey (Passamaquoddy)
"Pointy Urchin"

CLASSIFICATION VIII - BASKETS
Best of Classification
Jeremy Frey (Passamaquoddy)
"Pointy Urchin"

Div A - Traditional
First Place
Jeremy Frey (Passamaquoddy)
"Pointy Urchin"

Second Place
Eric J. Otter Bacon (Passamaquoddy)
"Golden Eagle/Landlock Salmon Birch Basket"

Honorable Mention
Theresa Secord (Penobscot Nation)
"Acorn"

Honorable Mention
Kathryn Kooyahoema (Hopi)
"Dragonflies"

Honorable Mention
Madeline Lamson (Hopi)
Large Coil Basket

Div B - Non-traditional
First Place
Lisa Telford (Haida)
"Cowboy Boots"


Second Place
Diane Douglas-Willard (Haida)
"Summer Harvest"

Judges for the competition in the baskets categories included Janet Cantley; Terry Dewald; Teri Greeves (Kiowa). In addition to other awards, each judge also gave a special Judge’s Choice Award. The Heard’s juried competition is among the most prestigious in the nation. Winning an award at the Indian Fair & Market is a significant mark in an artist’s career.

Basketmakers who participated in the 53rd Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market included Annie Antone, Eric J. Otter Bacon, Peggy Black, Sally J. Black, Julia Calnimptewa, Kelly Church, Irma Day, Diane Douglas-Willard, Carol Emarthle-Douglas, Eugene Fredericks, Jeremy Frey, Dolores (Dolly) Garza, Dorlene Gashweseoma, Ronni-Leigh Goeman, Stonehorse Goeman, Andrew Harvier, Iva Honyestewa, Terrol Dew Johnson, Kathryn Kooyahoema, Madeline Lamson, Stephanie Lomatewama, Jennifer Sapiel Neptune, Darlene Nichols, Leona Antone Romero, Griselda Saufkie, Theresa Secord, Alberta Selina, Lisa Telford, Kathleen Thomas, Eliasica Timmerman and Gianna Willard.

The 54th Annual Guild Indian Fair & Market will take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 3 & 4, 2012.

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