Martha Vaughan’s illustrations appeared regularly in The Washington Post for over thirty years as well as in regional and national magazines, newspapers and books. The digital images she creates of wildlife and nature themes have been licensed for greeting cards, posters and apparel to National Wildlife Federation, World Wildlife Fund and United States Humane Society and Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.

Martha is a professor emerita at Montgomery College. She was coordinator of the Graphic Design and Illustration Program in the Media Arts & Technologies Department at Montgomery College, Rockville campus from 2004–2020 and received an Outstanding Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2019. She also coordinated the Media Arts Gallery at the college. She currently works part time as an academic advisor.

She served as president of the Illustrators Club of Washington and chaired the Society of Illustrators 42nd Annual Exhibition in New York.

She has participated in group and solo exhibitions in the Illustrators Club, Washington DC, the Media Arts Gallery, Rockville MD and 7 East Gallery, Woodstock VA including Illuminations, Both Sides Now, A Life in the Year, World Turning and Silver Linings. Recently her work was featured as a guest artist at Dusty Roads Studio during the 2022 Winter Countryside Artisans Studio Tour in Montgomery County.

She holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MA in Illustration from Syracuse University.

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