Moore Receives Fred and Naomi Hazell Art Award to Fund Scholarships

For Immediate Release
May 27, 2009

(Philadelphia, PA) Moore College of Art & Design is pleased to announce the 2008-2009 Fred and Naomi Hazell Art Award winners. These scholarships are made possible by a $25,900 grant from the Fred and Naomi Hazell Art Award Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation.

The Fred and Naomi Hazell Art Award winners are selected by the Fine Arts Department to receive scholarships for excellence in oil painting. The 2008-2009 awardees receiving two-year scholarships are juniors Lisa Murphy and Courtney Mendenhall and the awardees receiving three-year scholarships are sophomores Danielle Finger and Brianna Barton.

“Moore President Happy Fernandez acknowledged the award, saying, “We are delighted that four of our talented students were recognized for excellence in oil painting with the Fred and Naomi Hazell Art Award. These two- and three-year scholarships will help our students fully realize their talents, continue down their creative paths and attain their degrees.”

The Philadelphia Foundation manages more than 700 charitable funds that have been established since 1918 by people who want to give something back to their community. Distributions from these funds support over 1,000 cultural, educational, and humanitarian programs in Southeastern Pennsylvania, exactly as the donors intend.

Naomi Hazell (1895 - 1985) was an active artist, musician, poet and craftswoman. Born in Reading, PA, Hazell graduated from Anton Cross School of Art. She exhibited her paintings in New York and Boston, and taught art classes for senior citizens. The Fred and Naomi Hazell Art Award Fund was established in her will to support an art award in oil painting. The award rotates among three local institutions: Moore College of Art & Design, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.


Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program launching in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit

March 27, 2009
Moore College of Art & Design Receives Fred and Naomi Hazell Art Award To Fund Scholarships

Published on March 27th, 2009