Frances Blakemore & Griffith Way Asian Art Grants

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.

Recent Art Grants

2020

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,

2019

Denver Art Museum: Emperor Qianlong’s Collection: Masterpieces of Chinese Arts from the National Palace Museum in Taipei

Ikebana 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 Year

The Rubin Museum of Art: Faith and Empire: The Art of Politics in Tibetan Buddhism

UC Berkeley Museum of Art & Pacific Film Archive: Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen & the Birth of Nanga Painting

2017

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco: Divine Bodies

Cascadia Art Museum: Territorial Hues: The Color Print and Washington State, 1920-1960

Freer 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 Sculptures

Princeton 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 Japan

Seattle 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 by Frances Blakemore
Far Eastern Madonna
1939
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

To see other works by Frances Blakemore in the Henry's collection, click here.
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.

About Frances Blakemore

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).