2016 Stranger Genius Award
"In no time, the painter and printmaker, now 67, had a new medium. You see it in mural-sized works and an entire illuminated chapel at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, where Earl Thomas's scenes of disaster are embraced in the minor salvations of her fluid lines. For 35 years, her work has put a little fragile light between us and the worst things. It's as simple, and remarkable, as that."
Nathan DiPietro Receives 2016 Neddy Artist Award for Painting
“Working in handmade egg tempera, Nathan's meticulously rendered paintings investigate nature and landscape in relation to commercial development and Renaissance one-point perspective in relation to video game imagery,” said Melissa Feldman, Neddy Artist Awards Director.