Grants are made by invitation only to a small number of tax-exempt organizations in the United States, such as museums, universities and other educational or art-related institutions in support of exhibitions and internships to broaden and deepen the understanding of East Asian art in the United States.
Peabody Essex Museum: Early Photography of China: Imagining Hybrid Worlds
Seattle Art Museum: Skin as Allegory
Seattle Art Museum: Frances Blakemore & Griffith Way Internship Program for 2021/2022 Academic Year,
Denver Art Museum: Emperor Qianlong’s Collection: Masterpieces of Chinese Arts from the National Palace Museum in TaipeiIkebana International, Seattle Chapter #19: Ikebana x Technology: Japanese Flower Art Meets Mixed Reality Seattle Art Museum: Blakemore Internship Program for 2020/2021 Academic Year 2018
Seattle Art Museum: Blakemore Internship Program for 2019/2020 Academic YearThe Rubin Museum of Art: Faith and Empire: The Art of Politics in Tibetan BuddhismUC Berkeley Museum of Art & Pacific Film Archive: Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen & the Birth of Nanga Painting
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco: Divine Bodies
Cascadia Art Museum: Territorial Hues: The Color Print and Washington State, 1920-1960Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution: The Last Empresses of China Portland Art Museum: John Yeon: A Quest for Beauty Seattle Art Museum: Blakemore Internship Program for 2018/2019 Academic Year 2016
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution: Unveiling the Invisible: Sui Dynasty Lacquer Buddha SculpturesPrinceton University Art Museum: Bridging Life and the Afterlife: Banqueting in Chinese Art Seattle Art Museum: Blakemore Internship Program for 2017/2018 Academic Year 2015
Asia Society: Unknown Tibet: The Tucci Expeditions and Tibetan Painting & Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of JapanSeattle Art Museum: Blakemore Internship Program for 2016/2017 Academic Year The Cleveland Museum of Art: Encountering the Gods: Kami in Japanese Art The J. Paul Getty Trust: Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road
Far Eastern Madonna
Frances Lee Wismer Baker (Blakemore)
Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, Seattle
Photo credit: Richard Nicol
Image courtesy of the Henry Art Gallery
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For a biography of Frances Blakemore see An American Artist in Tokyo: Frances Blakemore 1906-1997, by Michiyo Morioka, published by the University of Washington Press, 2008.
An active and versatile artist, Frances Blakemore held a number of painting exhibitions in Tokyo and New York, wrote and illustrated books, and became director of exhibits for the American Embassy in Japan. She is the author of Japanese Design Through Textile Patterns (Weatherhill, 1978, Fifth Printing 1984) and Who's Who in Modern Japanese Prints (Weatherhill, 1975, Fifth Printing 1983).