Neddy Artist Awards

Neddy Artist Awards

Cornish College of the Arts prepares its students to contribute to society as artists, citizens and innovators. The Neddy Artist Awards are a beacon of this mission. The Neddy Artist Awards are among the largest artist awards in the State of Washington, providing two annual gifts of $25,000, and six awards of $1,500, to artists living and working in the Puget Sound region.

Free October 2016 Events at Neddy Artist Awards: 20 Years

To honor the educational aspect of the Neddy Artist Awards, Neddy Artist Awards Director Melissa Feldman has scheduled a series of free talks, art workshops and performances to take place in October. All of these will be held at Pivot Art + Culture in South Lake Union.

Friday, October 7

2016 Neddy Finalist Mandy Greer's "The Metamorph" 
Pivot Art + Culture, 609 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle. Free. 

Durational performance 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

A new durational performance-cum-giant fiber-based sculptural installation in which audience members are free to come and go, participate, touch, or just watch. There is
only seating on the floor, but free movement and wandering are welcome. Mandy Greer is a multi-disciplinary artist who works with narrative and space through fiber-based installations, photography, performance, film, and community-based action. She has presented her work at Centro di Cultura Contemporanea at Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy; Cathedral St. John the Divine in New York; Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR, among other venues nationally and internationally.  A recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, Greer has worked with such noted local choreographers as Alice Gosti and Zoe Scofield. 

Installation by Mandy Greer
Choreography by Lorraine Lau and Mandy Greer
Performed by Lorraine Lau with Berit Astley, Mandy Greer, Paul Margolis, and Hazel Margolis
Sound by Mandy Greer and Hazel Margolis

Saturday, Oct. 8 

Davida Ingram (2016 Neddy finalist) and Claire Cowie (2004 Neddy winner)
Pivot Art + Culture, 609 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle. Free. 
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Davida Ingram (2016 Neddy finalist) in conversation with Claire Cowie (2004 Neddy winner)

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Then, Now & Next: A Forum on Seattle Art Scene
Pivot Art + Culture, 609 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle. Free. 
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

A discussion of the Seattle art scene with artists Dawn Cerny (2016 Neddy finalist), Mary Art Peters (2000 Neddy awardee) and gallery owner James Harris.  

Friday, Oct. 14

Paul Komada (2016 Neddy finalist)
Pivot Art + Culture, 609 Westlake Ave N, Seattle. Free
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Paul Komada (2016 Neddy finalist) in conversation with Whiting Tennis, 2007 Neddy awardee, and exhibition curator and Neddy Artist Awards director Melissa Feldman about his work and that of others featured in the exhibition. 

Saturday, Oct.15

This event has been canceled

Nathan DiPietro (2016 Neddy winner) and Margie Livingston (2010 Neddy winner)
Pivot Art + Culture, 609 Westlake Ave N, Seattle . Free.
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Nathan DiPietro (2016 Neddy winner) in conversation with Margie Livingston (2010 Neddy winner)

Saturday, Oct. 22 

2013 Neddy Awardee Matthew Offenbacher's "The Experience Painting Project"
Pivot Art + Culture, 609 Westlake Ave N, Seattle . Free. Limited to 20 participants
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

Tickets free but required. Reserve your place here:
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2696541

Known for his unpretentious yet sage paintings, drawings, ceramics, exhibitions and community-based projects, Offenbacher will lead participants through a series of short kinaesthetic exercises designed to give them a taste of some current issues and questions in painting, as well as to experience the pleasure of moving paint around on a large surface, mixing colors, working on things with others, and so on. Wear paint-friendly clothing. Ages 7 and up. Limited to 20 participants. This event is a tribute to a tribute to the late Seattle painter and comunity-leader/educator, Ned Behnke, the Neddy Artist Award's namesake.

Gallery Hours:

Neddy Artist Awards: 20 Years
Sept. 15 – Oct. 23, 2016 

Pivot Art + Culture, 609 Westlake Ave N, Seattle 
Gallery hours: Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 6 pm
www.pivotartandculture.org

2016 Neddy Artist Awards

Nathan DiPietro and Clyde Petersen Receive 2016 Neddy Artist Awards

Seattle, WA — The 2016 Neddy Artist Awards go to Nathan DiPietro (painting) and Clyde Petersen (open medium). The selections made by National Juror Hamza Walker were announced by Neddy Artist Awards director Melissa Feldman. Each artist will receive $25,000.

“Working in handmade egg tempera, Nathan's meticulously rendered paintings investigate nature and landscape in relation to commercial development and Renaissance one-point perspective in relation to video game imagery,” said Feldman. “Clyde is a multi-media artist whose work combines low-tech, stop-motion animated films, music by his band Your Heart Breaks, and performance in LBGTQ coming-of-age stories.”

The Neddy Artist Awards are among the largest artist awards in the State of Washington, providing two annual, unrestricted gifts of $25,000 to artists working in the greater Puget Sound. Cornish College of the Arts has run Neddy Artist Awards since 2011. Besides the gifts to the winners, each of the finalists will receive $1,500 and exhibition of their work. This year’s finalists are Robert Hardgrave, Paul Komada, and Kimberly Trowbridge in painting and Dawn Cerny, Mandy Greer, and C. Davida Ingram in open medium .

This year’s exhibition of the 2016 winners and finalists will be at Pivot Art + Culture, Vulcan Inc.’s concept space located on the ground floor of the newly constructed Allen Institute building in the heart of Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Their work will displayed with a representation of past Neddy Artist Award winners curated by Feldman and covering the 20 years of this award.

Nathan DiPietro, 2016 Neddy Artist Awards Awardee in Painting

Clyde Petersen, 2016 Neddy Artist Awards Awardee in Open Medium

The recipients of the 2016 Neddy Artist Awards are Nathan DiPietro in Painting and Clyde Petersen in Open Medium. Each artist received an unrestricted grant of $25,000. The other six finalists each received $1,500.

The 2016 finalists in Painting are Robert Hardgrave, Paul Komada, and Kimberly Trowbridge

The 2016 finalists in Open Medium finalists are Dawn Cerny, Mandy Greer, and C. Davida Ingram.

Watch video of the finalists


National juror Hamza Walker selected the 2016 winners following studio visits with the finalists. He has served as the director of education and associate curator at The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago and is an adjunct professor at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Co-curator of the “Made in L.A. 2016” at the Hammer Museum, Walker was named as one of the most influential curators in the country by The New York Times. He is a noted essayist and his writing on contemporary art has been published in such leading industry magazines as Trans, New Art Examiner, and Artforum. As previously announced, the 2016 Neddy Artist Awards finalists were chosen by Anne Couillaud, Scott Lawrimore, and Joseph Park.