Moore Announces 2015 Visionary Woman Award Honorees

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Moore College of Art & Design will present 2015 Visionary Woman Awards to Alexa Hampton and Pat Steir on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 6 pm. Since 2003, the Visionary Woman Awards have recognized outstanding women leaders who have made a powerful impact on the fields of art and design. The Elizabeth Greenfield Zeidman Lecture will be held earlier in the day from 2 - 3:30 pm. The 2015 awardees will share insights and stories of their accomplished careers in art and design.

Pat Steir

Painter and Printmaker

Pat Steir is recognized internationally for her wall drawings and signature style of abstract dripped, splashed and poured “waterfall” paintings. She was a founding board member of the landmark feminist journal, Heresies, and has had over 300 one-person shows in galleries and museums in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Steir’s work has been featured at many prominent venues including the Venice Biennale, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Sao Paulo Biennial and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her work is represented in numerous public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art and The Tate Gallery. Steir has a BFA from the Pratt Institute.


Alexa Hampton

Interior Designer

Renowned for her extensive knowledge of classic and eclectic European design, New York interior designer, Alexa Hampton continues to sustain and grow her interior design firm, Mark Hampton LLC and her home furnishings product lines through Alexa Hampton Inc. She lectures internationally, has authored two books and was the first and only regularly appearing female cast member for This Old House. Hampton was the interior designer for the renovations to Trowbridge House, the official guest house of past U.S. presidents. The recipient of many accolades, Hampton has continually been designated a top designer by Architectural Digest, House Beautiful and New York Magazine, and in 2005 she was honored with the “American Spirit Award” by the American Folk Art Museum and the 2013 Design Icon Award at World Market Center. She is a graduate of Brown University.

The Visionary Woman Awards Gala is Moore’s biggest fundraising event of the year, supporting scholarships for undergraduate students in Moore’s Visionary Woman Honors Program. To join the community of generous individuals and corporations who support scholarships for Moore students, please contact Andrea Silva, associate director of development, at 215-965-4069.

Save the Date

The 2015 Visionary Woman Awards Gala

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 6 pm – 9 pm

Tickets required.

For sponsorship or ticket info call Andrea Silva at 215-965-4069


The Elizabeth Greenfield Zeidman Lecture

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 2 pm – 3:30 pm

Our 2015 Awardees will share insights and stories of their accomplished careers in art and design followed by a public question and answer forum.

Free and open to the public. No tickets required.


Published on March 19th, 2015