Professor Wins Joan Mitchell Grant
Lynne Yamamoto, associate
professor of art, recently received a Painters and Sculptors
Grant in the amount of $25,000 from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
was established in April 1993 as a not-for-profit corporation
following the death of artist Joan Mitchell in October 1992.
The Foundation strives to fulfill the ambitions of Joan Mitchell
to assist the needs of contemporary artists and to demonstrate
that painting and sculpture are significant cultural necessities.
The Painters & Sculptors Grant Program was established in 1993 to assist individual
artists. The grants are given to acknowledge painters and sculptors creating
work of exceptional quality.
The Foundation selected nominators
nationwide dedicated to supporting artists who are under-recognized
for their artistic achievements and whose career would benefit
from the grant. The candidates' images were viewed for consideration
through an anonymous process by a jury panel, which convened
in November at the office of the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
Nominators and jurors include prominent visual artists, curators,
and arts educators.
Additional programs undertaken
by the Foundation include free art classes for New York City
youth, grants to MFA graduates to aid in their transition
from academic to professional studio work, and grants to
artists and arts communities in need of emergency support
after a disaster.