Mignon Faget Awards and Honors
MIGNON FAGET Awards + Honors
Artist and designer Mignon Faget has been recognized throughout her career for her philanthropic efforts. She has created exclusive designs for fundraising purposes to aid various organizations such as the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans Ballet Association, Newcomb College, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and Arts Council of New Orleans. She donated the building that housed her gallery on Dublin Street and has created a series of wearable ornaments to benefit the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans. Faget collaborated with the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation to aid in the rebuilding of the historic New Canal Lighthouse. Currently some of her designs benefit Woodlands Trail and Park and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana to help save Louisiana’s wetlands.
In addition, she has received many outstanding awards and honors.
2010 Love in the Garden, Artist Honoree
Awarded by the New Orleans Museum of Art to celebrated local artists.
2009 New Orleans City Business Women of the Year, Hall of Fame
Awarded to top female business leaders.
2008 People’s Health Champion Recognition of the exceptional achievements of New Orleans area residents age 65 and older, in collaboration with the New Orleans Saints.
2006 JCK Luxury Magazine 2006 Designer of the Year. Selected by Jewelers Circular Keystone Magazine for “Profiles in Design” in the fourth annual Designer Issue. The special feature represents some of the industry’s most noteworthy designers and the diversity, creativity and integrity of the design community as a whole.
Louisiana Legends Award Hosted by Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting, the Louisiana Legends Awards Gala is a fundraising and public awareness project that draws support and participation from Friends across the state that appreciates the many fine instructional, educational and cultural programs LPB provides.
New Orleans City Business Women of the Year Awarded to top female business leaders.
Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation Recognized for outstanding contribution by Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu and LCEF.
Newcomb College Outstanding Alumnae Recognized for post Katrina contributions to the city.
2005 Tulane University Emeritus Award Recognition of outstanding alumni during 50 Year Class Reunion.
Congressional Club Featured artist for First Lady Laura Bush’s annual luncheon in Washington, D.C.
2003 Woman of Substance Annual award to women known for their contributions to the well-being of the community. Sponsored by Grace House, a civic group devoted to drug rehabilitation among women.
Fashion Group International New Orleans chapter of the world-wide organization of professional executives in all phases of the fashion industry. It sponsors an annual competition among its members. The Alpha Award is the highest recognition, then the Silver and Bronze Awards.
In 2003: Three Alpha Awards, two Silver and six Bronze Awards.
2002 Fashion Group International Five Alpha Awards, four Silver and four Bronze
Strength In Age Artistic Special Achievement Award Sponsored by the LouisianaStateUniversity’s Health Sciences Center Award given annually to those who are active and successful in business, cultural and civic affairs.
2001 Mayor’s Arts Award Sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater New Orleans. Recognition of individual contributions to the city through various art disciplines and involvement in civic and cultural activities
Fashion Group International Seven Alpha Awards, three Silver, two Bronze.
2000 Fashion Group International One Alpha Award, three Silver, five Bronze.
1999 Fashion Group International Two Alpha Awards, five Silver, two Bronze.
1998 The Lantern Award Louisiana’s highest commendation of manufacturers of various kinds. Sponsored by City of New Orleans and Entergy Economic Development Group.
1997 Fashion Group International Five Alpha Awards, two Silver, one Bronze.
1996 Contemporary Arts Center Silver Circle Artist of the Year. One artist selected each year to design a gift toSilver Circle members, those who are major donors to this important arts center.
1995 Achiever Award Recognition of notable success in woman-owned creative enterprise. Sponsored by the Women Business Owners Association.
1994 Addy Award Highest award by the Advertising Club of New Orleans for a catalogue of contemporary candidate’s jewelry designs hand-crafted in precious metals and semi-precious gemstones. Certificate of Merit for a series of mailers presenting jewelry designs.
1994 Fashion Group International Three Alpha Awards, six Bronze
1993 Addy Award Highest award recognition of excellence in design of catalogue presenting jewelry designs. Presented by the Advertising Club of New Orleans.
1992 Addy Award Six separate Addy Awards for television commercial presenting the candidate as the artist developing her work in order then to offer it to her collectors.
Fashion Group International Four Alpha Awards, three Silver and two Bronze.
1991 Addy Award Recognition of Romanesque Return catalogue, a full-color presentation of this jewelry collection based on an historic building inNew Orleans. Catalogue contains an essay by the director of the New Orleans Museum of Art, among others, commenting on the creativity of the jewelry collection.
1990 Fashion Group International Two Alpha Awards, two Silver, two Bronze.
1988 Role Model Award, Entrepreneurship Recognition by the Young Leadership Council of successful achievement in this creative field.
Role Model Award Presented by the Young Women’s Christian Association in Acknowledgement of candidate’s success in the field of design and her importance as a leader in the community and a role model for aspiring young women.
Fashion Group International One Alpha Award, one Silver and one Bronze.
1987 Lifetime Achievement Award Acknowledgement of candidate’s successful career in the world of design as well as of entrepreneurship. Presented by candidate’s peers in Fashion Group International.
1986 Newcomb College Centennial Award Presented to 15 outstanding alumnae in recognition of their achievements on the occasion of the centennial celebration of H. Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University.
Academy of the Sacred Heart Outstanding Alumna Centennial Award.
Fashion Group International Three Alpha Awards, one Bronze.
1985 Business Hall of Fame Award One of five executives honored for excellence in entrepreneurship. Awardees selected from nominations by the Chamber of Commerce/New Orleans and the River Region, the International House and the Louisiana Young Presidents Organization. First woman to receive this award.
Fashion Group International One Alpha Award, one Silver.