Pamela Snyder Etters
Pam is the team leader and lead artist with "Murals Talk". She obtained her bachelor's degree in Fine Arts (Drawing and Painting) from Penn State University in 2003. Making her mark in the Pennsylvania Mural scene since 2005. Snyder (Etters) has earned several awards and honors for her work. In 2009 she was selected to receive Rotary International's Award for Family and Community Service for her extensive mural work in Milton, PA. Continuing her work in Milton she was once again recognized and featured in Inside Pennsylvania Magazine as one of Pennsylvania's up and coming muralists in 2011. The article, Murals: Vivid History Without Words, states that they choose to highlight the areas muralists and murals "because they are constantly helping change — and improve — our communities."
Following her time in Milton, Snyder Etters returned to Altoona, PA in order to start a family and continue following her passions. While she has limited her travel time away from home she has found a new purpose for her art and life using murals to connect children across state and even continental borders. She has focused on the idea of cultural submersion, and does her best to share her experiences with local youth. In 2013, after spearheading a mural exchange between Juniata Gap Elementary School, Altoona, PA and Tangier Smith Elementary School, Long Island, NY, Snyder Etters was honored by her high school alma mater (Altoona Area School District ) for her Service to Education, an award received by only 100 people since its inception more than 30 years ago.
Snyder Etters has now turned her focus completely to her mission of brining personal and cultural connections to youth across the globe. Focusing energy on building bridges between the gaps in our cultural understanding, and allowing for growth in understanding, compassion and love for those who are in any way different from ourselves. Murals Talk, and there are so many in the world willing to listen.