LAMcon 2022 Award Recipients

The Lois Wyatt Bannon “Heart and Soul” Service Award recognizes an individual who has contributed significant time and expertise in support of a Louisiana institution, or institutions, enabling the institution(s) to prosper in the local community. Caroline Kennedy was the 2022 recipient.


The Lois Wyatt Bannon “Heart and Soul” Service Award Special Recognition recognizes an individual who has contributed significant time and expertise in support of a Louisiana institution or institutions, enabling the institution(s) to prosper in the local community. Bruce Tatum, Many’s Depot Museum, Many, Louisiana, was the 2022 specially recognized recipient.


The Elizabeth McLundie Bolton Award recognizes an individual outside the museum profession for extraordinary achievement in service to and outstanding support of Louisiana museums, involving long-term commitment to them and participation in statewide museum activities. Winifred and Kevin P. Reilly Initiative for Underrepresented Artists was the 2022 recipient.


Sadie Roberts-Joseph Excellence in Community Outreach Award recognizes an individual or an institution in Louisiana who has demonstrated outstanding work in the area of transformative educational programming that has positively affected the community. Annie Friou, Acadian Museum Docent, was the 2022 recipient.


Outstanding Corporate or Foundation Support Award recognizes a business or foundation that in the past year has demonstrated significant support for the programs, goals, and policies of a Louisiana museum or has made a significant contribution to a Louisiana museum in time, money, or ideas. Kimberly Peters of Positive Outcome, LLC was the 2022 recipient.


Media Support Award recognizes a media professional or organization that has demonstrated special sensitivity to or support for a museum, museums, or an aspect of museum endeavor in Louisiana, creating heightened public awareness and understanding of Louisiana museums. 64 Parishes was the 2022 recipient.


Louisiana Museum Career Professional (Over Twenty Years of Service): recognizes a Louisiana museum employee for commitment, exemplary and distinguished achievement, professionalism, and sustained contribution to the museum field. Ralph Calhoun, Director of Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, was the 2022 recipient.


Golden Key Award recognizes an organization for its continued support to the Louisiana Museum Community. The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities was the 2022 recipient.