Visionary Woman Awards Gala
Moore College of Art & Design presented the Visionary Woman Award to Helen W. Drutt English, Janet Fish and Nicole Miller on September 23rd, 2014. The annual Visionary Woman Awards celebrate exceptional women who have made significant contributions to the arts and are national leaders in their fields.
Launched in 2003, the Visionary Woman Awards recognize women whose lives and careers have made a significant impact on the worlds of art and design. As the first and only women’s visual arts college in the country, Moore College of Art & Design is honored to highlight the extraordinary achievements of women in the arts and provide powerful role models for our talented students. The Visionary Woman Awards bring national attention to Moore and raise funds for Visionary Woman Honors Program for Moore undergraduates.
The Visionary Woman Honors Program and scholarship award is developed for highly ambitious, reflective, independent-minded students who are interested in entrepreneurship, leadership, service while pursuing their creative discipline and academic achievements. Each student will have an opportunity to create her own path as part of the honors program, and will engage in experiences both inside and outside of the classroom that will supplement the academic curriculum. The Visionary Woman Honors Program requires a separate application. Students accepted into the program will have a superior portfolio, exceptional academic history and evidence of future potential of leadership in the arts.
Each year, Moore hosts 300 guests that include sponsors as well as alumni, students, staff, faculty and friends to honor the Visionary Woman Awardees during an evening ceremony and gala dinner.
The Elizabeth Greenfield Zeidman Lecture
The Elizabeth Greenfield Zeidman Lecture, held at 2:00 pm on the afternoon of the gala, features the Visionary Woman Awards honorees in a panel discussion open to the Moore community and the public. An engaging question and answer session follows the lecture. The Zeidman Lecture is endowed by the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation.
|2014||Helen W. Drutt English, curatorial consultant & educator|
|Janet Fish, painter|
|Nicole Miller, fashion designer|
|2013||Kathy Butterly '86, ceramics|
|Ann King Lagos, jewelry designer|
|2012||Victoria Hagan, interior designer|
|Ellen Lupton, graphic designer, writer, curator, critic|
|2011||Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, painter, printmaker and activist|
|Jane Walentas '66, artist and DUMBO community advocate|
|Signe Wilkinson, Pulitizer-Prize winning editorial cartoonist|
|2010||Wendy Ewald, photographer and founder of Literacy Through Photography|
|Judith Leiber, handbag designer|
|Ann Temkin, art historian and first female chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York|
|2009||Nancy Kolb, former president and CEO of the Please Touch Museum|
|Billie Tsien, architect for the Barnes Foundation on the Parkway|
|2008||Mary McFadden, fashion designer|
|2007||Dr. Amalia Mesa-Bains, installation artist, arts activist and educator|
|Dr. Elizabeth A. Sackler, philanthropist, arts advocate and educator|
|2006||Thora Jacobson, arts administrator and former executive director, Fleisher Art Memorial|
|Mary Ellen Mark, photographer|
|Linda Nochlin, feminist art historian|
|2005||Faith Ringgold, educator, painter, quilt artist and author|
|Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, founder, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC|
|2004||Judy Chicago, feminist artist|
|Dorrit Bern, entrepreneur and former CEO of Charming Shoppes, Inc.|
|2003||Denise Scott Brown, architect|
|Adrienne Vittadini ’66, fashion designer|
|Jane Golden, founder of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program|