For the fifth year, Tacoma Art Museum presents an exhibition of work by nominees for the Neddy Artist Fellowship. The nominees for painting are Timothy Cross, Eric Elliott, Gary Faigin, and Lynda Lowe; the nominees for glass are Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora Mace, Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman, Benjamin Moore, and April Surgent. Eric Elliott was awarded the Fellowship for painting and April Surgent was awarded the Fellowship for glass. Celebrate all of the artists at the free members’ opening and artist party on Saturday, June 6, from 6:30-9 pm.
The Neddy Artist Fellowship was established in 1996 as a memorial to Robert E. (Ned) Behnke (1948–1989) by the Behnke Family and Behnke Foundation to honor Ned’s contributions to the Northwest artistic community. The Fellowship is awarded to Northwest artists who demonstrate artistic excellence, innovation, unique vision, and a passionate commitment to their art and community.
This exhibition is organized by Tacoma Art Museum and supported by the Behnke Foundation and the Behnke Family.
Timothy Cross, Test Beach, 2007. Ink, watercolor, and Liquid Paper on canvas, 29 x 39 ½ inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Eric Elliott, Studio Corner, 2009. Oil on canvas, 54 x 42 inches. Courtesy of the artist and James Harris Gallery, Seattle.
Gary Faigin, View Property, 1999. Oil on canvas, 50 x 80 inches. Collection of Jerry Anches.
Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora C. Mace, Zanfirico Fruit, 1996. Blown glass; Apple: 17 x 15 x 15 inches; Pear: 24 x 16 x 15 ½ inches; Plum: 12 x 14 x 13 inches. Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Robert Vinnedge.
Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman, Memory Unchained (detail) from the Tapestry series, 2008. Blown, sculpted glass, beads, antique beads, nuts, seeds, pods, found objects, gold leaf, copper, and brass, 74 x 57 ½ x 11 inches. Courtesy of the artists and Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri. Photo: Russell Johnson.
Lynda Lowe, Psi: The Uncertainty Principle (detail), 2008. Watercolor, oil, and wax on panel, 32 x 111 inches, diptych. Collection of Kurt and Michaela Carlson. Photo: Darryl Schmidt.
Benjamin Moore, in collaboration with Louis Mueller, Amsterdam, 2005. White and clear glass rondels with primary colored spiral wraps and an armature of fabricated bronze with a red powder coat, 51 x 41 ½ x 4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Foster/White Gallery, Seattle. Photo: Spike Mafford.
April Surgent, Between the Night and the City, 2005. Fused and engraved glass, 16 x 23 x 2 1/8 inches. Collection of Jim and Devon Surgent. Photo: Jeff Curtis.