Governor’s Awards for the Arts & Humanities

Georgia Humanities, in partnership with the Office of the Governor and the Georgia Council for the Arts, sponsors the annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. These awards recognize and honor individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the civic or cultural vitality of the state.

From 1986 to 2011 Georgia Humanities recognized local community members and organizations that worked to increase the understanding and appreciation of the humanities in our state with the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities. In 2012 Georgia Humanities joined forces with the Georgia Council for the Arts and the Office of Governor Nathan Deal to launch the Governor’s Awards for the Arts & Humanities.

2017 Recipients

  • Karen Berman, Milledgeville
  • Valerie Boyd, Athens
  • William Eiland, Athens
  • Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association, Ellijay
  • 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