BAR HARBOR — The Abbe Museum and Dawnland LLC recently announced the third annual 2017 Fellowship Program. 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.

“In our efforts to foster and promote contemporary Wabanaki art in both a regional and national context, these fellowships are designed to help Wabanaki artists promote their work within the greater artistic communities,” said Abbe Museum President and CEO Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko in a news release.

Two fellowships will be awarded to artists attending the 2017 Southwestern Association for Indian Art’s Santa Fe Indian Market, and one shall be awarded to an artist attending one or more of the four annual Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance shows: Native American Festival and Basketmakers Market in Bar Harbor on July 8; Maine Native American Summer Market & Demonstration in New Gloucester on Aug. 26; Common Ground Country Fair in Unity scheduled for Sept. 22-24; and Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market in Orono on Dec. 9.

All applicants must provide proof of acceptance or eligibility to participate in the markets for the 2017 year. Each applicant is expected to provide a closing report by no later than Dec. 15. Ten percent of the grant award will be held until this report is filed.

Fellowship applications received before the deadline at midnight on July 1 will be added to the pool of applicants. The application will be entered into a lottery system where eligible applications will be pulled randomly from the pool. Award notification will be made on or before July 7.

For eligibility details, including an application, visit www.abbemuseum.org.

About Dawnland LLC

Dawnland, LLC operates the Jordan Pond House restaurant, including the traditional tea and popovers on the lawn overlooking Jordan Pond and the Bubbles, and retail services at Jordan Pond House, Cadillac Mountain, and Thunder Hole. Dawnland’s parent company, Ortega National Parks, LLC, has more than 45 years of hospitality experience and nearly 20 years’ experience operating concessions in the National Park Service, including at Bandelier National Monument, White Sands, Muir Woods, Carlsbad Caverns, Death Valley and Gateway National Recreation Area.

About the Abbe Museum

The mission of the Abbe Museum, Maine’s first and only Smithsonian Affiliate, is to inspire new learning about the Wabanaki Nations with every visit. With two locations–in downtown Bar Harbor and inside Acadia National Park at Sieur de Monts Spring–the Abbe works closely with the Wabanaki people to share their stories, history, and culture with a broader audience. With a collection of over 70,000 archaeological, historic, and contemporary objects, the Museum’s collections conservation program is recognized nationally as a model for museums. The Abbe also holds the largest and best-documented collection of Maine Native American basketry in any museum.