Edward J Snyder Artist / Printer

Digital Artist Ed Snyder produced two hunting photos needed for the short film The Therapy Killings on a very short deadline! Ed also created the film's poster.

Headshot of Ed Snyder

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Art for Conservation Fund Raising is a specialized field that I chose for my life's work. As a fine artist and original printmaker, as well as computer graphic designer, I am active as a conservationist producing artwork to help for use in fund raising efforts. Video productions I have created have been used to promote my projects. One film won first place in the "2001 Hometown Video Festival" in the category of "Arts"

My artwork and prints have been shown nationally and acquired by museums and galleries and are included in prestigious collections. As a notable artist in this field I am listed in a Directory of International Wildlife Artists.

As far back as 1991 & 1992 I won two nationally advertised State juried contests to design sporting stamps for Massachusetts. The funds derived from the sale of the stamps are used to support conservation efforts thought the State's Divisions of Fisheries & Wildlife Biology agencies.

Of special note is that artwork entered in the contests were hand pulled original lithographs against photo-realistic acrylic or oil paintings. This fact resulted in my being awarded important commissions by international wildlife conservation organizations. These commissions were for producing original fine art print editions for sale through national auction fund raising programs. The funds raised from the sale of my prints and stamps were directly earmarked for use in projects like reinstating the wild turkey here in Massachusetts. Two of such print editions were signed by Massachusetts Governor William Weld.

In 1996 I was awarded the contract bid to design the art and run the Massachusetts Wildlands Stamp and art print program. Sales of the stamps and art prints were used for land acquisition funding that was attributed to the purchase of hundreds of acres of conservation land for wildlife habitat and for outdoor recreation. These wilderness areas are forever open, and can be used by nature enthusiasts for generations to come.

There is another side to my work, one that has stirred my passion for history. As a longtime member of living history organizations, I take on the persona of a documentation artist from various times throughout history. Many shows of my artwork have featured time period images. In 2003 I was commissioned by the US National Park Service at the Springfield Armory Museum and Historical Site in Massachusetts to create murals depicting historical scenes. This project was also part of my conservation fund raising efforts. Sales of prints of these images help to purchase new items for the museum's collection and for restoration projects.

For the new Springfield History Museum that opened recently, I was commissioned to create an image for a promotional poster featuring automobiles and the Indian motorcycle made in Springfield's past. The original image was purchased by the museum and is part of their permanent collection.

As an artist, I will continue to be active in my professional career with conservation fund raising efforts. I still seek commissions for original artwork and for print editions from organizations to be used for fund raising.

Ed Snyder's studio is located at the Indian Orchard Mills, 34-40 Front Street, Indian Orchard, MA 01151