Gari Melchers Collectors’ Society


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The Society is named in honor of Gari Melchers, Telfair Museums’ fine arts advisor from 1906-1916 and a respected American artist who acquired some to Telfair’s most important and enduring works. The Gari Melchers Collectors’ Society was established in 2005 by a group of dedicated supporters who became the founders of the organization. General membership in the Society is open to all Telfair members – from seasoned or aspiring collectors to those who are simply interested in supporting the growth of the museum’s permanent collection and experiencing unique educational programs.

Melchers Society members enjoy close interaction with Telfair’s director, curatorial staff, and fellow collectors and art enthusiasts, and experience special access to the museum’s art holdings. Society members also benefit from members-only programs and behind-the-scenes tours designed to enhance their understanding and appreciation of art, including private exhibition previews, gallery walks, and exclusive programs with experts in the field. Art-related travel opportunities, ranging from visits to artists’ studios and private collections to prominent art fairs, museums, and galleries, are an exciting part of Melchers Society membership. Most importantly, Melchers Society members play an integral role in Telfair operations by actively participating in the growth of the museum’s collection.



Upcoming GMCS Events


Home and Studio Tour with Denise Regan and John Picker
Monday, February, 13 / Downtown Savannah

Join us for a tour of the studio, home, and collection of Melchers Society members Denise Regan and John Picker. Wine and light snacks will be served. Address details will be communicated
to Melchers members in a forthcoming email. RSVP by February 7 to Nancy Boyd at


Laney Contemporary Gallery Visit and Daniel E. Smith Studio Tour
Tuesday, March 14, 6pm / 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd.

Gallerist and private dealer Susan Laney will open her gallery space to Melchers Society members. Laney specializes in photography and contemporary art from both emerging and established artists with a focus on Southern artists. Adjacent to Laney Contemporary, we will tour the studio of Savannah artist Daniel E. Smith, whose work was recently on view at the Jepson Center. RSVP by March 10 to Nancy Boyd at


Save the Date! Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 4 / Jepson Center