The 2016 Virginia Archives Month Committee is currently accepting images for this year’s poster and for other uses. See the call for images below:
Art in the Archives
This year, Archives Month in Virginia will celebrate the paintings, sculptures, sketches, photographs, models, prints, and doodles contained in the commonwealth’s vast and unique archival collections. This year we hope to engage those outside of our typical user groups not only by highlighting a lesser-known aspect of archives, but also by encouraging the public to participate by creating something new.
The images posted to the Virginia Archives Month Flicker page will be freely available to the public to use in some new, artistic way such as a GIF, collage, coloring page, or whatever they dream up. We’ll just ask that they upload their new creation to social media with the #artinthearchives, #artoberVA and #archivesmonth hashtags and tag the source institution.
The image submission process will work only a bit differently this year. We want users to have lots of options to be creative, so submit as many institutional images as you’d like, but specify which one you’d like to use on the poster (if you have a preference). As usual, there will be just one image per institution used on the poster.
If institutional policy or preference prevents you from making your image available for use on Flickr, you can email a single image for the poster and specify that it is not to be used on Flickr. Those files will sent directly to the poster designer.
Submit all images to Vince Brooks (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, 8 July 2016. Again, be sure to specify if you do not want images added to the Flickr page.
Image specifications: 300 pixels per inch (ppi) at 100%.
Your 2016 Virginia Archives Month Committee:
Kate Morris, VA Caucus Rep