2021 Horizons Design + Art Collegiate Exhibition

The 2021 Horizons Design + Art Exhibition celebrates the creative work of undergraduate students currently enrolled at a regional community college, college, or university in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC. This juried competition is organized by the School of Design + Art at Marymount University.

Participating Designers and Artists:

William Baxter, Yana Belcher, Alexandra Bowman, Myungson Chung, John Creed, Lyn Dowling, Sarah Fannin, Samantha Frost, Christian Grossarth, Kristen Hadaway, Zumrud Hajiyeva, Gladney Hall, Tasmia Haq, Kim Hardy, Iris Hills, Avery Hines, Dana Hodges, Richard Francisco Howard, Saabiah Hussain, Carmella Iacovetta, Rebecca Jackson, Courtney Kenny, Jaelin Kim, Woojung Lee, Alise Leiboff, Gaelyn Mitchell, Casey Murano, Thuylechung Nguyen, Atousa Ostovartafti, Kate Pannozzo, Semira Paul, Rebecca Penner, Madison Renck, Alexander Rudd, Jordan Staten, Nadya Steare, Jada Thomas, Brice Threatt, Arabella Tiskiewic, Sarah Wicker, Quarn Wright


Graphic & Media Design:
Honorable Mention: Samantha Frost, Towson University, All Alone
Honorable Mention: Tasmia Haq, American University, Journey to the Stars
Second Place: Gaelyn Mitchell, Community College of Baltimore County, Mask Campaign Poster 3
First Place: Iris Hills, American University, Sweet Shake
Honorable Mention: Arabella Tiskiewic, Towson University, Self-Portrait
Second Place: Sarah Wicker, College of William & Mary, Reef
First Place: Kristen Hadaway, Towson University, The Reasons I Hide

Graphic and Media Design Juror: Regina Ball
Senior Marketing & Communications Specialist, Centauri

Regina Ball is a multidisciplinary designer and creative strategist based in Northern Virginia, specializing in branding, print and web design, and marketing campaigns. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Marymount University in 2012. She enjoys sharing her experiences and mentoring young designers, and drinking too much coffee. www.reginaballdesign.com

Fine Art Juror: John Paradiso
Resident Artist/Curator, Portico Gallery

John Paradiso earned a BFA at the State University of New York (Purchase) and his MFA at the State University of New York (Buffalo). He is a mixed media artist whose subject matter includes identity, sexuality, health, and love. Paradiso’s work is included in the collections of the Kinsey Institute, Leslie Lohman Museum, The Stamp Collection at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the National Picture Collection at the Library of Congress, (AIDS portfolio). He has worked as the Curator of Programs at the 39th Street Gallery, at the Gateway Arts Center, and since 2018 as the Resident Artist/Curator at the Portico Gallery and Studios in Brentwood, MD. www.john-paradiso.com

Opening Reception

Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Time: 5pm
Location: Zoom (free event registration here)

Click the tabs below to view work in Graphic & Media Design and Fine Art:


Other Media, Graphic & Media Design Category

Alexandra Bowman, Georgetown University, Overture, 2020, mixed media:

“Overture” to “Cats” Stop-Motion Animation from Alexandra Bowman on Vimeo.


Tasmia Haq, American University, Journey to the Stars, 2020, webpage. Click link to view: https://www.figma.com/proto/wq7Z18fQsUYvrzTHXwtpUi/spacerace?node-id=1%3A2&scaling=min-zoom 

2021 Horizons Design + Art Collegiate Exhibition

Tasmia Haq, American University, Main Squeeze Juice, 2020, webpage. Click link to view: https://www.figma.com/proto/5u8FtEyxO6fMggCz793PQ4/haq_msj?node-id=1%3A1394&scaling=min-zoom

2021 Horizons Design + Art Collegiate Exhibition

Iris Hills, American University, Sweet Shake, 2021, website design MP4:

Atousa Ostovartafti, American University, App_Redesign_Prototype, 2020, interactive:

Atousa Ostovartafti, American University, Brand in Motion, 2020, MP4: