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. Any artist who is a U.S. citizen living and working in Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, Skagit, San Juan, Snohomish, Thurston, or Whatcom counties in Washington state is welcome to apply.

Please check back in April 2018 for an update on the 2018 call for applications.

The 21 st Annual Neddy Exhibition: 1/27-2/24/18 at studio e in Georgetown

​New Art from the Pacific Northwest: The 21st Annual Neddy Artist Awards Exhibition will be held at studio e, 609 South Brandon Street, Seattle, WA, 98108 with an opening reception on January 27, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  For directions, see

A featured program of the Neddy Artist Awards, this exhibition of the 2017 finalists and award winners is funded by the Behnke Foundation and stewarded by Cornish College of the Arts as a tribute to Seattle painter and teacher Ned Behnke (1948-1989).

Gretchen Bennett
Marita Dingus
Dakota Gearhart
Christopher Jordan*
Tuan Nguyen
Che Sehyun*
Barbara Sternberger
Gillian Theobald
*2017 Neddy Artist Award winner

New Art From The Pacific Northwest: The 21st Annual Neddy Artist Awards Exhibition at studio e curated by Melissa Feldman. 

To find out more about events with this year's Neddy Artist Award winners and finalists, please see the Cornish calendar.