The Neddy Artist Awards

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The 2024 Neddy Artist Award application is open from November 6, 2023 through January 7, 2024.

Cornish College of the Arts prepares its students to contribute to society as artists, citizens and innovators. The Neddy Artist Award program is a beacon of this mission. The Neddy offers some of the largest artist awards in the State of Washington, providing two grand prize awards of $25,000 each and six finalist awards 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. Restrictions apply --head to our website and scroll down to the Application Guidelines section for more information on eligibility and award process. 

The call for applications for the 2024 Neddy program year is open from November 6, 2023 - January 7, 2024. The application closes at 11:59pm PST on January 7, 2024.

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Featured artwork by Tyna Ontko (2022 Neddy Open Medium Finalist) -- bolete, 2022. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Josh True.