Telfair Earns 2 Silver Awards at 2012 SEMC Publication Competition

Telfair Museums is please to announce the honor of  two silver awards for publication designs at the 24th Annual SEMC Publication Competition.  Telfair earned Silver for their superior designs in the categories of gallery guide, In Situ: Betsy Cain, and brochure, Telfair Museums Membership brochure. Materials were created by Telfair’s in-house graphic designer, Holly Akkerman. Collaborations with local artist Betsy Cain resulted in a beautiful publication and a redesigned membership brochure got a eye catching facelift.


About the Southeastern Museum Conference
The SEMC Publication Design Competition began in 1988 to recognize and reward excellence in graphic design in southeastern museum publications. The competition encourages communication, effective design, creativity and pride of work, and recognition of institutional image and identity. Winning entries were displayed at SEMC’s 24th Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, VA (November 7 – 9, 2012) and will be featured on the SEMC website,

About Telfair Museums
Located in the heart of Savannah’s historic district, Telfair Museums is the oldest public art museum in the South. It is comprised of two National Historic Landmark Buildings-the Telfair Academy and the Owens-Thomas House-and the contemporary Jepson Center. With three unique buildings housing three distinct collections, the Telfair bridges three centuries of art and architecture.

Telfair Museums is supported by its members, with partial support of the annual operating fund provided by the City of Savannah and by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly.

The Telfair Academy is located on Telfair Square at 121 Barnard Street, Savannah, GA. The Jepson Center is also located on Telfair Square, just steps from the Academy building, at 207 W. York Street. The Telfair’s Owens-Thomas House is located at 124 Abercorn Street on Oglethorpe Square.   For Hours and more information visit