2018 DA Poster Inspiration
“When I was asked to design and paint the poster for the 2018 Delray Affair, I was delighted and honored. Contemplating what to paint (with so many wonderful cottages and houses to choose from) my mind went immediately to the wonderful Cathcart House which was the home of Virginia Synder on South Swinton Ave. It is one of the oldest buildings in Delray Beach. This two story all wood clap board house with verandas on both floors once had grounds filled with tropical trees both flowering and fruit bearing and had gardens of tropical plants.
During my research about Virginia Snyder, never knowing her personally, I discovered what a true ‘Renaissance Women’. She was not afraid to stand for what she believed in and fight the fight if need be. She was a concerned citizen that stood up for those that needed someone to speak out for them. A real activist standing for justice for all. Virginia was a founding member of NOW and AVDA. In 2014-2015 she was given the distinction of ‘Florida Women’s Hall of Fame’ and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce in 2015.
All of this inspired my decision for her home to be featured as the 2018 Delray Affair poster. Virginia Artrip Snyder was a true champion for us all and a role model for all young women and her home an important part of Delray Beach history.”