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.

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 landscape in relation to urban 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. 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 .

National juror Hamza Walker selected the 2016 winners following studio visits with the finalists. He is director of LAXART in Los Angeles. Pervisoly, Walker was director of education and associate curator at The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago and 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. As previously announced, the 2016 Neddy Artist Awards finalists were chosen by Anne Couillaud, Scott Lawrimore, and Joseph Park.

This year’s exhibition of the 2016 winners and finalists was at Pivot Art + Culture, in the heart of Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Their work was on view in conjunction with an exhibition of selected part of Neddy Artist Award winners curated by Feldman and covering the 20 years of this award.

The recipients of the 2016 Neddy Artist Awards are Nathan DiPietro in Painting and Clyde Petersen in Open Medium. 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.

Nathan DiPietro, 2016 Neddy Artist Awards Awardee in Painting

Clyde Petersen, 2016 Neddy Artist Awards Awardee in Open Medium


Watch video of the finalists