Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities
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Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities

 

About the Governor's Awards

The Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities honor outstanding individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to Georgia’s civic and cultural vitality through excellence and service to the arts and humanities.  Presented by the Office of the Governor in partnership with Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities, the Governor’s Awards recognize the value of the arts and humanities in the creation of a thriving economy and their contributions to education, innovation, growth and quality of life.  The Governor’s Awards pay tribute to the most distinguished citizens and organizations that have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to work in these fields. 

 

To nominate an individual or organization for a 2016 Governor's Award click on the link below.  At the bottom of the Guidelines you will find the link to the nominations form.

DEADLINE IS JULY 11, 2016.

  

2016 Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities Guidelines & Nomination Form 

 

 

 

About the 2015 Governor's Awards

Each 2015  Governor's Award for the Arts & Humanities was hand crafted by glass artist Matt Janke (M.F.A. in Glass from Kent State University). Janke is known for his diversity of work, strong aesthetic and impeccable skillset. You will see Matt’s blown glass, cast glass, large and small sculptures throughout the country.  

 

 The 2014 recipients of the Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities are: 

 

·        Libby Bailey , Tifton

·         Susan Booth, Atlanta

·        Brenda Bynum , Atlanta

·       Jerry and Kathy Chappell, Watkinsville

·         Dr. James C. Cobb, Athens

·         Dale Dyer, Blue Ridge

·         Joyce Perdue-Smith, Rome

·         Mausiki Scales, Atlanta

·         Robert Webb, Dalton

·        Foxfire, Rabun GAP

·        Pasaquan Preservation Socienty, Buena Vista

·        Slow Exposures, Zebulon

·        Telfair Museums, Savannah

 

 

Biographical informaiton on each of the recipients and images of the awards can be found within the program for each given year:

 

2015 Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities Program

 

2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities Program

 

2013 Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities Program 

 

2012 Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities Program