Marilyn da Silva tells stories through imagery and representational elements in metalwork. Currently Professor and Program Co-chair of the Jewelry/Metal Arts Program at California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA, she was named a Fellow of the American Craft Council In 2007.
Her art is in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including those in Oakland (CA), the Museum of Modern Art in Seoul, the National Gallery of Australia, and the Indiana University Museum.
Diego Romero has built a career constructing ceramic vessels that elevate Pueblo life to Olympian stature.
A member of the Cochiti Pueblo tribe, Romero has developed an extensive exhibition record since earning an MFA in 1993, with works housed in significant public collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cartier Foundation, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the British Museum, the Scottish National Museum, and the Hood Museum (Dartmouth College). His studio is in Santa Fe, NM.
Michael Hurwitz has been making studio furniture since earning a BFA from Boston University in 1979.
His honors include being named a Fellow of the American Craft Council in 2014, and his work is represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass., Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia Museum of Art. He maintains a studio in Philadelphia, Pa.
The Montgomery Fellows Program has reached out across the disciplines and beyond academic life, installing on campus playwrights and film directors, novelists, musicians scientists, politicians, and journalists.