Hall of Fame - 2010
Synthia SAINT JAMES , Atelier SAINT JAMES
Synthia SAINT JAMES is an international award winning artist and designer. She designed the first United States Postal Stamp for the Kwanzaa holiday and written and/or illustrated 13 children’s picture books, 3 poetry and prose books, 4 children’s activity books, a cookbook, and a postcard book. Her works can be found in such places as Ontario International Airport, West Tampa Library, Cowan Elementary School and the Women's Center of Glendale Memorial Hospital. She is the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Trumpet Award in the category of Arts, the first given to a painter. She also has signature pieces including a poster for the Center for Disease Control at the United Nations on World AIDS Day 2005, an original painting that she created for the Metropolitan AME Church (Harlem, NY) at the Schomburg in February 2006, and the 20th anniversary painting for the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. in June 2006. She has recently created signature paintings for the Children's Institute International's "Project Fatherhood", Susan G. Komen for the Cure's "Circle of Promise" campaign for which she now serves as a National Ambassador, and “Crowns” for Regina Taylor’s play Crowns.