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The Neddy Artist Award

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 a grand prize of $25,000 each to two artists, and six 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.

The 2022 Call for Applications is open from Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 until Monday, February 28th at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Learn more at  https://www.cornish.edu/neddy_at_cornish/ and scroll down to the Application Guidelines section for more information on eligibility and award process.




Important Dates:

To be eligible as a finalist for the award, applicants must meet the eligibility requirements, and be available for the following events:

Studio Visit and Filmed Interview between Mid March and April 6th, 2022.

Studio Visit with our National Juror, early April, 2022.

Drop off, or installation of artwork at our new exhibition venue, end of April 2022.

Pick up, or take down of work TBD.




We will take all appropriate procedures to maintain your health and safety. Due to these precautionary measures, some events may take new forms this year. We will work with each artist individually to determine the best way to support you during these events.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.