Telfair Museums wins 6 awards at the 2012 Addy Awards


Telfair Museums is proud to announce their winnings at the 2012 Addy awards ceremony on February 17 in Savannah, GA. The Telfair won 5 silver awards and 1 bronze for their creative work. Telfair earned Silver Addys in the Advertising for the Arts and Sciences Category for their outstanding design in the following sub-categories: campaign for Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s exhibition, campaign for In Situ: Betsy Cain exhibition, brochure/sales kit for In Situ: Betsy Cain exhibition, and non-traditional advertising for Psychedelic Bus, and a Bronze Addy for newsletter collateral- Telfair Magazine. All materials were created by Telfair’s in-house designer, Holly Akkerman. In addition, Claywell Design was awarded a   Silver Addy in the category of book design for Alter Ego-A Decade of Work by Anthoy Goicolea exhibition catalog.

Creativity was rewarded for the unique Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s exhibition campaign. Promotions including neon coasters, distributed to local restaurants and bars,   and a technicolor Chatham Area Transit bus wrap helped promote Psychedelic, making it the best attended exhibition at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in 2011. Collaborations with local artist Betsy Cain resulted in a beautiful cohesive exhibition experience. A unique approach for Telfair Museums’ 125th Anniversary was celebrated by featuring a special triumvirate of Telfair landmark illustrations for the 2011 year of Telfair Magazine. In collaboration with the North Carolina Museum of Art, Telfair Museums produced a stunning hard bound catalog for Alter Ego to accompany the traveling exhibition.


About the Addy Awards
The Addy Awards are the largest advertising competition in the world with over 40,000 entries submitted nationally each year. This year there were 437 entries across 77 categories entered locally and 90 winners were chosen.

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