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.
About the 2018 Governor’s Awards
In partnership with Main Street Gallery in Clayton, GA, the 2018 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities were created by Valdosta folk artist, Amy Lansburg. Amy crafts her ethereal sculptures from driftwood found on the shores of her family’s beach home on Lake Superior.
The 2018 recipients of the Governor’s Awards for the Arts & Humanities are:
- Cine, Athens
- Pearl Cleage, Atlanta
- Jim Crisp, Macon
- Janice Faircloth, Thomasville
- Friends of Historic Jekyll Island, Jekyll Island
- Azira Hill, Atlanta Historic Oakland Foundation, Atlanta
- Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, Atlanta
- National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta
- Ellen Thompson, Dalton
Biographical information on each of the recipients and images of the awards can be found within the program for each given year: