Message #218 Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 22:36:51 Subject: 1999 AZ Archaeology Awareness Month Poster Design Update [ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] : From: Ann Howard firstname.lastname@example.org 1999 Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month Poster Design Committee -- Results of First Meeting July 14, 1998 Notes by Ann Valdo Howard SHPO Public Archaeology Programs Manager At the annual Kick-Off Planning Meeting for 1999 Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month (AAAM), the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) gave its annual plea for people to help them design the publicity poster for this statewide celebration. Given some dissatisification with the 1998 AAAM poster on the part of some people, numerous attendees volunteered to sit on a committee to help the SHPO with this endeavor. The “Poster Committee” consisted of 17 volunteers, 7 of which consist of SHPO and Arizona State Parks (ASP) staff. The committee agreed to meet for the first time on July 14, 1998. Nine members of the committee (six of which were SHPO and ASP staff) attended the meeting. Given that the 1999 Archaeology Expo will be held at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park (Presidio), and that the poster will include promotion of the Expo location and date, the committee members present unanimously decided to have next year’s poster design have a Spanish Colonial period focus and feature the Presidio. Ellen Bilbrey, the Public Information Officer (PIO) for ASP, produced a colorful piece of artwork produced by local artist Bill Ahrendt that portrays an artist’s reconstruction of life at the Presidio during the Spanish-Colonial period. The painting shows Native American and Spanish individuals interacting in daily life and was produced by the artist for a series of paintings called the “Cavalcade of History.” The series featured 16 different pictures in which Arizona’s history was represented -- the paintings were then used as double page inserts in the Arizona Highways magazine. A positive aspect about using this painting (beside the fact that it already exists and we have the artist’s permission to use it to promote/support the Presidio) is that the ASP PIO feels that she can “sell” the concept to magazines to use as cover art -- this would be excellent publicity for AAAM and the Expo. The committee members agreed to go back to their various institutions and attempt to locate photographs of Spanish-Colonial period artifacts that could be used on the poster to supplement the artwork. It was strongly agreed that Native American as well as Spanish artifacts should be depicted in the design. Members will bring these photos to the next Poster Committee meeting so that the group can pick and choose which, and how many, photos they want to use on the poster. The next meeting of the Poster Committee will be held on August 20, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, immediately after the first Expo Planning Meeting that will be held there at 11:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to stay after the Expo meeting and provide the Committee with their input.