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. 

 

2017 Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities Press Release

 

About the 2017 Governor's Awards 

In a partnership with the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, the 2017 Governor’s Award for the Arts & Humanities were purchased from 12 Georgia potters who exemplify the astounding array of contemporary, functional, and decorative pottery created in our state.  

 

 The 2017 recipients of the Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities are: 

 

·         Karen Berman, Milledgeville

·         Valerie Boyd, Athens

·         William Eiland, Athens

·         Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association, Elijay

·         Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Art Program, Atlanta

·         Virginia Hepner, Atlanta

·         Kenny Leon, Atlanta

·         The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, Valdosta

·         Pearl McHaney, Decatur

·         National Infantry Museum Foundation, Columbus

·         Janisse Ray, Reidsville

·           Lois Reitzes, Atlanta

 

 

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

 

2017 Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities Program

 

2016 Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities Program

 

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