Art and Art History

Faculty and Staff

Studio Art

Pam Toll- Associate Professor

Pam TollOffice:
CA 1010

(910) 962-3967

(910) 962-7106



M.F.A. East Carolina University

B..A. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill


Painting, Drawing and Collage
Co-founder, Acme Art Studio
Co-founder, No Boundaries Art Colony

Pamela Wallace Toll graduated with a degree in English and Art from the University of NC at Chapel Hill. She earned an MFA in Painting from East Carolina University.

In 1991 Toll co-founded Acme Art Studios, a work place for artists, which also hosts art events and exhibitions, most recently in conjunction with the Wilmington Fourth Friday Gallery Crawl.

After a profound painting experience at a painting colony in former monastery, St. Joakim Osogovoski, Macedonia, Ms Toll resolved to bring Macedonian artists to NC. In 1998 she and two partners established the No Boundaries International Art Colony whose mission is to lay aside national boundaries in favor of cross cultural exchange. Since then, over 150 artists from Europe, Africa, South America, Australia, Asia and North America have participated. No Boundaries publishes a catalogue, sponsors educational outreach, and widely exhibits paintings made during the project.

In 2011 Ms Toll participated in Paint a Future in South Africa. The sale of paintings from this and other PAF projects attended since 2007 provided new homes in Brazil, a summer camp in Moldavia, a computer lab and education in South Africa for the young artists whose hopeful drawings inspired her paintings.

Toll's work is represented in various collections including Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples, Italy, Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul,Turkey, Art Pointe Gumno and St. Joakim Osgovoski in Macedonia, Simposio Internacional de Artistas en Noja, Spain, Cameron Art Museum, and Bald Head Island Corporation in NC.

Recent exhibitions include; Dream Time, summer 2010, at the Palacio Albaicin in Noja, Spain, Excavation, fall 2011, six weeks of drawing on the walls of the Cultural Arts Gallery at UNCW inspired by art residencies in Macedonia (the most recent with UNCW students) and in 2012, Pam Toll, 35 works at Gallery 621 North Fourth, Wilmington, NC.


In 2005 images of several of her works were chosen for the cover and inside art pages of the first publication of UNCW literary magazine, Ecotone.