Winning, SAM style

The Seattle Art Museum won first prize in the 2011 American Association of Museums Publications Design Competition for our “Kurt” exhibition poster designed by SAM graphic designer Rebecca Nickels.

While a certain actor’s career took a nosedive, SAM won a number of awards recognizing the outstanding work of our Communications team.

American Association of Museums Publications Design Competition
May 2011

  • Posters category: KURT poster
    First Prize
  • Educational Resources category: SAM Kids Events Campaign
    Honorable mention
  • Invitations category: PICASSO Suite of Invitations
    Honorable mention

2010 Communication Arts Annual

  • Warhol Exhibition Graphics and Photobooth Display
    Selected to be Published

2011 Seattle Weekly Web Awards
June 2011

  • Best Use of Facebook
The Seattle Art Museum won the 2011 Seattle Weekly Web Award for "Best Use of Facebook" in the arts category.

Cara, Nicole and Joice represented for SAM at the Seattle Weekly Web Award ceremony.

And hopefully, we’re not done winning! SAM has been nominated for 8 Teeny Awards from Teen Tix, an arts access program for teenagers.

  • Best Box Office Experience
  • Best Bathrooms
  • Best Date Venue
  • Best Group Venue
  • Venue I Want to Attend More
  • Favorite Organization – Large
  • Best Museum or Art Gallery
  • Best Art Exhibit of 2010-11 for Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth

We are honored to be nominated because it not only means that the cool kids like us, but that SAM is recognized as an organization that is welcoming to youth. So if you’re a Teen Tix member, or you know someone who is, please get out the vote for SAM! The polls close June 30.