In 2012, the Behnke Foundation began its partnership with Cornish College of the Arts. Cornish’s Stewardship has allowed the award to grow in both monetary means and in accessibility for artists. From a nomination only beginning, the Neddy Awards are now open call, with an online application, reaching a greater audience of artists.
Each year, eight artists living and working in the Greater Puget Sound region are chosen by a panel of Regional Arts Professionals. From these eight artists, two $25,000 unrestricted awards are given – one in painting and one in any medium or combination of media grounded in the visual arts.
Artwork of past nominees and recipients of the Neddy.