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Awards and Honors

Faith Ringgold is the recipient of over 80 awards and honors including:

The Creative Artists Public Service Award for painting, 1971

The American Association of University Women for travel to West Africa, 1976

The National Endowment for the Arts Award for sculpture in 1978 and for painting in 1988

The Candace Award National Coalition of 100 Black Women, 1984

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for painting, 1987

The New York Foundation for Arts Award for painting, 1988

National Endowment for the Arts Award for Painting (NEA), Washington, D.C. 1989

Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1989

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Award, Baltimore, Maryland, 1989

The La Napoule Foundation Award for painting in France, 1990

Annual Youth Friends Award, School Arts League, New York, 1990

LaNapoule Foundation Award, LaNapoule, France. 1990

The Studio Museum in Harlem, Honors the Artist of the Year, 1991

Tar Beach wins many awards: School Library Journal, Library of Congress, Sesame Street, Parents Magazine, New York Times, California Children’s Book, Video and Software Award, Publishers Weekly, Parents Choice 1991

Caldecott Honor Book: Tar Beach, 1992

Coretta Scott King Award for illustration: Tar Beach, 1992

Jane Addams Peace Association Picture Book Award for Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky, November 9, 1993

Faith Ringgold Day, Proclamation – Office of the Mayor City of Newark, NJ, March 28, 1993

Women’s Caucus for the Arts Honors Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts, Queens Museum, NY, 1994

Women’s Caucus for Art Honor Awards Exhibition, 1994

Annual, Queens Museum of Art, Flushing, New York, January 25, 1994

Invitation to the White House for the 75th Anniversary of the Women’s Bureau, May 19, 1995

Townsend Harris Medal City College of NY Alum Assoc 1995
Spirit of Woman Award presented by the National Museum of Women of the Arts, Washington, DC, May 22, 1996

Arts Person of the Year, The New Jersey Center 1997

Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award for 1997/1998

Key to the City of Oakland presented at the Berkeley Art Museum at the opening of Faith Ringgold’s Dancing at the Louvre… May 8, 1998

Pro Choice Activist Award, NARAL April 30,1998

Banks Street, May 27, 1999

City Arts Award, June 14, 1999

Art alliance (Scholastic) April 13, 1999

NAACP Image Award for Children’s Book If a Bus Could Talk, 1999

The African American Art Advisory Association of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas for Artistic contribution to American culture, April 1, 2000

The Dedicators Award 10/27/01

California Art Educators Association Living Artists Award, 2002

National Visionary Leadership Project, 2004

The American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, 2004

Moore College of Art and Design’s Visionary Women Award, 2005

Amistad Center for Art & Culture Presidents Award Oct. 15, 2005

James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art Honoree Howard University, Washington, DC, 2006

Teacher of the Year, NYC Teachers Association, October 28, 2006

Harlem Arts Alliance Golden Legacy Visual Arts Award, February 5, 2006

Wisdom Award, National Visionary Leadership Program The intergenerational Summit on the State of Black America at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, 2007

Nubian Women Art Circle Award, November 2, 2007

Celebration of Leadership Award Wives of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Washington, D.C., September 26, 2007

National Women’s History Project, Women’s Art: Women’s Vision,
AIR Gallery, March 28, 2008

Artists Fellowship Award, October 15, 2014

Medal of Honor for Fine Arts, National Arts Club, January 19, 2017

Faith Ringgold has been awarded the following 23 Honorary Doctorates

Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 1986

The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, 1987

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, 1991

The City College, The City University of New York, NY, 1991

State University of New York, State University College at Brockport, NY, May 17,1992

California College of Arts and Crafts, 1993

Rhode Island School of Design, June 4, 1994

Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, May 14, 1996

Russell Sage College, Troy, NY, September 26, 1996

Wheelock College, Boston, MA May 16, 1997

Molloy College, Rockville Center, NY, May 17. 1997

Bank Street College of Education, University of the State of New York, May 27, 1999

Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY, June 8, 1999

Marygrove College, Detroit, MI, May 13, 2000

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 19, 2001

The William Paterson University of New Jersey, May 15, 2001

Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT, May 23, 2004

Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ, May 26, 2005

Lafayette College, Easton, PA, May 2007

Royal College of Art, London, England, April 2013