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BAR HARBOR Three Wabanaki artists from Maine won a total of five ribbons at the 2015 Santa Fe Indian Market in New Mexico. Abbe Museum Fellow Emma Soctomah, Passamaquoddy, won first and second place in Youth Division B, which is her third consecutive year winning the top two spots. Sarah Sockbeson, Penobscot, won first place in Miniature Baskets and second place in Traditional Basketry, and Abbe Museum Educator George Neptune, Passamaquoddy, received an Honorable Mention in Traditional Basketry.

For the past 90 years, Santa Fe Indian Market has been bringing together the most talented Native American artists from around the US. As the largest Native arts fair in the world, the market spans an entire plaza and surrounding streets, and consists of a myriad of events galas, art openings, music and experiences, fashion shows and the much-anticipated juried art show. Of the more than 1,000 artists who participated this year, seven were Wabanaki artists from the state of Maine.

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