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Pat Flowers, basketball poster

Poets and Artists: To see our poets and artists and read comments about their work, go to the Posters page and click on a name. You can also go to the Syracuse Post-Standard to view a video interview with Pat Flowers (pictured here) and Gabe Eng-Goetz, collaborating poet and artist from the 2008 poster series.

Jim Emmons, Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival

Jim Emmons, co-founder of the Syracuse Poster Project, Jim conceived of the project in 2000, and with Roger DeMuth’s help, made it a reality. As project coordinator, he continues to bring people together to make the project happen. He’s pictured selling poster prints at the annual Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival. Photo by Mindy Lee Tarry.

Roger DeMuth, Syracuse University illustration professor

Roger DeMuth, former professor in the illustration program at Syracuse University, and co-founder of the Syracuse Poster Project. Roger partnered with us from 2001 until his retirement in from teaching in 2015. He continues to work as an independent designer and illustrator from his home studio in Cazenovia. The work includes: children’s books, puzzles, maps, packaging, garden design, historic preservation, and panoramic photography. View it at

John Thompson

John Thompson, former professor in the illustration department at Syracuse University. After Roger's retirement, we worked with John, until his retirement in 2017. In 2006, he won the Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators for the best illustration of the year. He has illustrated stamps for the U.S. Postal Service and documented missions of the Armed Services. He has taught in Florence and taken students to India for painting and drawing classes. Visit his website.

John Thompson

Marty Blake, professor in the illustration department at Syracuse University. Marty succeeded Roger and John in teaching the senior illustration class. She is also an independent graphic designer and illustrator specializing in digital collage. For the digital work, she scans material from her extensive personal library of old books, magazines, ephmera and wall paper swatch books. Her gallery pieces incorporate cut paper, bits of lichen, and an occasional doll limb. Visit her website.

Anna Putintseva, board member

Anna Putintseva, board member. A native of Ukraine, Anna came to the United States in 2014. In Ukraine, she practiced law over 10 years, working for the international law firm Chadbourne & Parke focusing on mergers and acquisitions and business transactions.  In Syracuse, she works as an attorney for Bousquet Holstein PLLC, specializing in business transactions and immigration law.

Joe Murphy, board member. Joe first participated in the Poster Project when he was a senior illustration student at SU in 2007. The poster he illustrated for that year's series--an image of Coleman's Pub on Tipp Hill--was among the most popular. After graduating, Joe did freelance illustration and worked in the marketing department of Turningstone Resort. Now he's back at SU getting a master's degree in illustration. He lives in Canastota. To view his work: visit his website.

Amanda Henrie, Board Member

Amanda Henrie, board member. Amanda graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor's degree in Architecture. She's now a designer at King + King Architects. When she was a student at Henninger High School, she got a jump on careers by sampling college classes in anthropology, medical science, and civil engineering. She ulitimately pursued architecture for its creativity and social benefit. She likes working with teams, and spending time with her young niece and nephew.

Chris Mongomery
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Chris Mongomery, board member. Chris attended Henninger High School, SUNY Morrisville College and Temple University, where he majored in English and secondary education. He has worked for nonprofits and in constituent services for former Congressman Dan Maffei. He presently teaches workforce development at the SUNY Educational Opportunity Center. He enjoys art, spoken word poetry, basketball, baseball and football. In addition to coaching entrepreneurs through EOC's Man Up Program, you'll find him coaching Pop Warner football.

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Nada Odeh, board member. Nada came to us through Syracuse University, where she earned a Master's degree in Museum Studies. Before joining our board, she participated as one of the 2018 artists, creating a poster on the theme of Syracuse as a place of welcome. She grew up in Damascus, Syria, and has lived in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates before moving to the U.S. in 2013 because of the conflict in Syria. Learn more about her by visiting her website.

Eric Rogers, Board Member

Eric Rogers, founding board member. Retired from Chase Design in Skaneateles, Eric remains active in civic affairs, travel, and sport. He's a long-standing participant in the civic engagement group, FOCUS Greater Syracuse, and former president and ongoing member of SCORE, an advisory group for small businesses. Next time you see our posters at the airport, think of Eric--he initiated that display. Photo by Caitlyn Bom.

Michael Moody, Artist

Michael Moody, artist. With Michael's death, early in 2016, Syracuse lost a long-standing member of its art scene. He joined us over the summer of 2013 to work on the South Salina Street Art Initiative. Michael worked with Rachel McMillian, one of two youth workers, to install posters in venues along the South Salina Street business corridor. You can still enjoy his work in the mural he created at Westcott and Beach streets.

Tania Peterson, Outreach Worker

Tania Peterson, outreach worker. With Rachel McMillian (below), Tania is one of two youth workers who helped us in 2013 with the South Salina Street Art Initiative. Tania reached out to venues along the South Salina Street business corridor, offering a selection of our full format posters for long-term indoor display. At summer's end, she enrolled at SUNY Morrisville to study early childhood education.

Rachel McMillian

Rachel McMillian, poster installer. Rachel teamed up with Michael and Tania (above) to help with the South Salina Street Arts Initiative. After Tania lined up venues to display our posters, Rachel helped install them. She likes art and fashion and working with kids. She attended SUNY Morrisville for a degree in business technology.

Peter Chan

Peter Chan, information technology specialist for The Copy Centers, the producer of our poster prints. Peter designed our web site from the ground up. A native of New York City, he graduated from Syracuse University, spent a decade or so working as a tech specialist in Syracuse, then moved to Maryland for more work in the tech sector. He enjoys cooking and has an interest in aviation. He’s pictured at his favorite supermarket.

John Paratore, owner of Paratore Signs

John Paratore, owner of Paratore Signs in Mattydale. John uses sophisticated digital printers to print our large-format posters—the ones for the downtown poster kiosks. Paratore Signs was established by John’s dad, back in the day of hand-painted signs. It continues as a family business, with help from John’s wife, Paige, their daughter, Valerie, and son-in-law, Ian.

Chuck McFadden, director of maintenance for the Downtown Committee of Syracuse

Chuck McFadden, director of maintenance for the Downtown Committee of Syracuse. Chuck and his crew change out the poster panels, and do a lot to keep downtown attractive. They also run the long-standing downtown farmer’s market, Tuesdays during the summer, at Salina and Washington Streets. It’s a great market.

Tom Cunningham, co-owners of Eureka Crafts

Tom Cunningham, a co-founder of Eureka Crafts in Armory Square. Tom, Tina Parker and other Eureka-ites were among the pioneers of Armory Square. They opened Eureka just as the former warehouse district was reinventing itself. Eureka was an early supporter of the Poster Project, selling poster prints, and has a long tradition of selling and supporting authentic crafts.

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