Upcountry Artists mourns Fred O Smith, of Farmington, ME, at his death Tuesday, January 22. Fred was a longtime, seminal member of our organization, serving as an officer of the board, participating in most meetings and shows, and always outspokenly supported our growth and perseverance.
Fred was a staunch republican, respectful veteran, folk-style woodworker/furniture maker, a general enthusiast and cheerful heart. He appreciated each opportunity for networking. Fred loved awarding the Upcountry Artists Scholarships to graduating seniors each spring, believing as he did in higher education and community involvement.