Our graduates hava an impressive transfer record which includes recent enrollments at Virginia Commonwealth University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, James Madison University, University of Maryland Undergraduate and Graduate Schools, San Francisco Art Institute, The Maryland Institute College of Art, Yale Graduate School, and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Congratulations to the following Visual Arts graduates and art majors who have been accepted at their transfer institutions for Fall 2009:

  • Zany Aslam, (Associate of Arts, Art 003) was accepted by the University of Delaware in January 2009 and is studying Graphic Arts.
  • Teresa Rafaelli, came back to college to take art classes and psychology classes in order to prepare for transfer to graduate school in art therapy. She was accepted by the Art Institute of Chicago, Nazareth College, and Drexel University, and has decided to attend Drexel.
  • Chelsea Schmucker, currently enrolled in Art 003 curriculum, has been accepted by the Virginia Commonwealth University where she will be studying for a B.F.A. degree in Art Education.
  • Vittorio Sciolli-Claverie, who is receiving an A.F.A. (Studio Art 062) , was accepted into the art programs at George Mason University and the Maryland Institute, College of Art.  He has decided to attend Maryland Institute, where he will major in Painting as he pursues his B.F.A.
  • Will Thomas, who is receiving an A. A. degree (Art 003), winner of the 2009 Gloria Monteiro Humanities Award, has been accepted in the Master's Certification Program at the University of Maryland this summer where he will pursue his dream of becoming a high school art teacher. 
  • Iliana Umanzor, an Art Major enrolled in our Art 003 curriculum since Fall 2007, was accepted by the University of Maryland in January and is currently studying there for her B.A.
  • Tamara Weiner, also returned to college to order to prepare for transfer to graduate school in art therapy. She has been accepted in the Art Therapy Program at George Washington University and will be participating in GW's summer program in India.

Notable Alumni

Iona Rozeal BrownIona Rozeal Brown, painter

After receiving a B.S. from the University of Maryland, Iona Rozeal Brown began studying painting at Montgomery College, Takoma Park. She spent a year at Pratt and then transferred to the San Francisco Art Institute where she graduated with a B.F.A. and was the class valedictorian. In 2002 she received an M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art. She taught at the Takoma Park Campus before deciding to paint full time.

Iona paints images of ancient Japanese subjects, but infuses them with elements of hip hop. Using cornrows, afros, adidas, and d.j. accessories, Brown explores the Japanese youth obsession with hip-hop
culture. She has studied and lived in Japan and traveled widely in her pursuit of cross cultural influences in art. She currently lives in Maryland, and paints in her Washington, D. C. studio, while showing in New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Switzerland during 2008. She has an international reputation and has been favorably reviewed in numerous critical publications, including The New York Times. She is also a d.j. and has performed at many clubs.

Dawn Robyn PetrlikDawn Robyn Petrlik

Dawn Robyn Petrlik graduated from Montgomery College with an A.A. degree in Fine Art and transferred to James Madison University where she received a B.F.A. in fine art. She became very interested in theater set design while there and applied to the School of Drama at Yale University to pursue this interest. She was accepted and received an M.F.A. in Design. She also studied fine art at the Sorbonne in Paris. Soon after her graduation from Yale, Dawn began designing sets for plays and musical productions in New York and has a very successful career. She has designed sets for Radio City Music Hall, the Tony Awards, Broadway and off Broadway theatre productions,as well as television and film projects. Recently she has been concentrating on making paintings and sculpture in her Brooklynstudio and exhibiting widely. Dawn received the Montgomery College Distinguished Alumna Award. Website

Dennis BeachDennis Beach, Painter, Sculptor

After completing service in the Navy, Dennis came to the TP/SS campus to study art in the Visual Arts Department. From MC he transferred to the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, receiving a B.F.A.   He received his Masters of Fine Art in Sculpture from the University of Delaware in 2005. Both a painter and a sculptor, Dennis has shown his work in many group and one person shows  in Wilmington, Philadelphia and New York and is represented by the Schmidt Dean Gallery in Philadelphia. Website

Jan HeathJan Heath, Printmaker, Gallery Owner

Jan Heath grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and attended the University of Kentucky, University of Md. and Montgomery College, Takoma Park, Md.  In reference to her time at MC, she writes “Montgomery College was the perfect place for me, very encouraging and nurturing, I loved my time there and didn’t want to leave.”

Jan and her husband Jonathan left Takoma Park to build a house and studio in Berkeley Springs where Jan has been making prints ever since.  In  1992 they opened the Heath Studio  Gallery, and have been making art full time since that time. Jan has developed her own original techniques and returned to our campus to demonstrate them in a printmaking workshop. Website

Eglon DaleyEglon Daley, Painter, Muralist

Eglon Daley came to Montgomery College straight from Montgomery Blair High School. Whether he is painting a scene from his Blue Mountains in Jamaica or a downtown street scene In Adams Morgan, Eglon expresses his ideas seamlessly.  Eglon has received numerous awards and commissions . He has three large mural size paintings at One Judiciary Square and six balustrade panels in porcelainized steel at the Washington National Airport. His work has been exhibited widely in the Washington area including shows at Market Five Gallery, Washington Project for the Arts, the International Monetary Fund, The Charles Sumner School/Archives, Hood College, and Montgomery College. In addition, Eglon's work was part of a group show at the Domi Nostrae Gallery in Lyon, France. He has received awards and scholarships from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Montgomery County Art Association, and Montgomery County Arts Council.  He was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award of Montgomery College in 2005. Website

Miguel RiveraMiguel Rivera

Miguel graduated from Visual Arts with a focus in graphic design and painting. He is a professional painter, muralist, and designer of clothing and digital art. He is also the designer of many CD covers and logos as well as being a vocalist. he has been performing with DJ Diesel Soulflex and his "Soundtrack to Nemesis" came out in 2008. Miguel also became a studio engineer in 2007 after receiving his training from the Los Angeles Recording School in Hollywood, California. Website




Kay HwangKay Hwang

After leaving Montgomery College TP/SS, Kay received a BFA from Southern Illinois University and then an MFA from the University of Georgia, Athens in 2000. She is a full-time practicing artist and is represented by galleries in Atlanta, Baltimore, Philadelphia,and New York. She has exhibited nationally in solo and group exhibitions.



Trevor YoungTrevor Young

Trevor Young studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art for a year and then returned to Takoma Park, studying at Montgomery College for two years before transferring to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he received a B.F.A. degree. Trevor's work has been shown across the United States, including exhibits at the Corcoran Museum of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and galleries in Florida, New York, Kentucky, and California. He recently had a one person show at the Flashpoint Gallery in Washington, D.C. Website