Several years ago the Behnke family of Seattle began the Neddy awards, two $10,000 grants given annually to local artists in recognition of the excellence and visionary quality of their work. No one applies for a Neddy. Names are selected in a confidential process, and each June an exhibition at the Bank of America Gallery downtown highlights the nominees, two of whom receive the actual awards.
This year’s show features seven Seattle painters and sculptors, and KUOW art critic, Gary Faigin, was impressed with the high quality and diversity of the work. Here’s his review.