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2022 Neddy Artist Award Exhibition

Sept. 7, 2022 marked the both the opening of the 2022 Neddy Artist Award Exhibition, now in its 24th year, and the opening of the Behnke Family Gallery at the Ivey. Both the Award program (and its exhibition), and the new gallery are funded by the Behnke Foundation and stewarded by Cornish College of the Arts.

The exhibition is open 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through Oct. 15, 2022


Members from the Seattle arts community, Cornish faculty, staff, students, and alumni came out to celebrate the eight artists: Myron Curry, *Priscilla Dobler Dzul, Jeffrey Heiman, Soo Hong, C. Davida Ingram, Satpreet Kahlon, Holly Ballard Martz, and Tyna Ontko curated by Negarra A. Kudumu.

*Neddy Grand Prize Award Recipients

Watch the Neddy Finalists Mini-Docs

Videos created by AJ Lenzi

About the Neddy

The Neddy Artist Awards offers one of the largest artist awards in the Pacific Northwest, this year providing two gifts of $25,000, and six of $2,000, to visual artists based in the Puget Sound region.

Any artist who is a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident 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. Applications are free and artists may apply in either Painting or Open Medium categories. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.

Each year, eight finalists are selected by a rotating panel of three Local Jurors. The finalists are split evenly between Painting and Open Medium categories. All eight finalists are featured in an exhibition honoring their work, curated by an annually rotating Curator. From the selection of finalists, two grand prize awardees, one in Painting and one in Open Medium categories- are selected by an annually rotating National Juror.

The Neddy Artist Award program is funded by a grant from the Behnke Foundation and stewarded by Cornish College of the Arts as a tribute to the Seattle painter and teacher Ned Behnke (1948 – 1989).

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