The BGC is a winner of the 2009 AAM Museum Publications Design Competition.

First prize for fund-raising/membership materials went to the silent auction catalogue and invitation promoting the gala “The Buffet Party, Entertaining with American Ingenuity”. Michael Schnepf, art director, and Han Vu, digital technology designer, designed the materials. The calendar of events and gallery programs for the exhibition, Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick, also designed by Schnepf, received an honorable mention.

A complete list of winners is available on the association’s website (, and the competition will be featured in a special section in the July/August 2010 issue of Museum. The AAM will also display the first- and second-prize winners at the convention center during the 2010 AAM Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo™ in Los Angeles, May 23–26.