The Visionary Awards 2017 Honorees are (left to right), seated: Shirley Bradley LeFlore, poet; Sally S. Levy, philanthropist; standing: Vivian Anderson Watt, dancer; Gina Martinez, community arts; Nancy Bell, playwright and Kat Simone Reynolds, photographer. PHOTO CREDIT: ProPhotoSTL

The Visionary Awards 2017 Honorees are (left to right), seated: Shirley Bradley LeFlore, poet; Sally S. Levy, philanthropist; standing: Vivian Anderson Watt, dancer; Gina Martinez, community arts; Nancy Bell, playwright and Kat Simone Reynolds, photographer. PHOTO CREDIT: ProPhotoSTL

 

In 2015, the St. Louis Visionary Awards were relaunched by an independent committee of women to celebrate the numerous contributions and achievements of women who work in or support the arts in St. Louis. From established working arts professionals and arts educators to emerging artists and community impact artists, each year's honorees are truly "visionary".

 

Planning Committee

Sara Burke and Kim Eberlein, co-chairs; Susan Block; Adrienne Davis; Alison Ferring; Renee Franklin; Diane Kline; Mary McHugh; Marian Nunn; Emily Pitts; Cynthia Prost; Marilyn Sheperd