Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia will present the Visionary Woman Award to curatorial consultant Helen Drutt English, painter Janet Fish and fashion designer Nicole Miller on September 23, 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 raise funds for Visionary Woman Scholarships for Moore undergraduates.

Each year, Moore honors the Visionary Woman Awardees during an evening ceremony and gala dinner at 6 pm. Previous recipients include Ann King Lagos, jewelry designer; Wilhelmina Cole Halladay, founder, National Museum of Women in the Arts; and Adrienne Vittadini, fashion designer.

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.

About This Year’s Honorees

Helen Drutt English
Curatorial Consultant & Educator

Helen Drutt English founded the Helen Drutt Gallery in Philadelphia, among the first in the United States to make a commitment to the Modern and Contemporary Craft Movement. She has lectured internationally. Her American craft dining room has been selected to be exhibited at the Hermitage.




JanetJanet Fish
Janet Fish’s paintings are a celebration of light and color that delight the eye and engage the mind. Fish’s work is in the collections of major American museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art.





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Fashion Designer & Entrepreneur
Nicole Miller combines art training with couture technique. She launched the Nicole Miller brand in 1982 and continues to run the company in NYC’s Garment District. Her irreverent style of clothing has been worn by celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Joss Stone, Jennifer Aniston, Beyoncé, Blake Lively ,and Eva Longoria.





For sponsorship information or to reserve your tickets for the Visionary Woman Awards, please call Moore’s Development Office at 215.965.4069 or visit

Moore College of Art & Design educates students for careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation’s first and only women’s art college. Moore’s student-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia’s cultural district. The College offers ten bachelor of fine arts degrees for women. Coeducational graduate programs were launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, continuing education programs for professional adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Young Artists Workshop for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit

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