Pamela Wallace Toll, Assistant Professor in the Art and Art History Department at the University Of North Carolina Wilmington, graduated with a degree in English and Art from the University of NC at Chapel Hill and a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting at 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. (

Pamela Toll was the first swallow to fly across the Atlantic and straight to the verandahs of St. Joakim Osogovoski monastery in 1994. With her inherited sense of nature’s monumentality, of the human spirit and creation, it seems to me that all that makes the magical force of that place grasped her in one breath. Everything was easy for her after that; to confirm her gift, her strong sense of light and the swift move with which she would capture light on canvas. The monastery offered her infinite food for her ability to memorize. The silvery glitter of the nights in St Joakim seemed to have entered her paintings, together with the moist vegetation and the breeze that has a special sharpness here. When she returned home she wrote “I carry Macedonia in my heart. My painter’s hands see perfectly here.” …Pamela Toll wanders through the visible landscapes, through the space of memory and of midday dreams with the same certainty… Her hand has begun to see all over the place.”

Gligor Cemerski, The Paintings, Windows into Biographies,
published in
Denes magazine, Feb. 25, 1999

In 2011 Pam Toll participated in the Paint a Future Symposium in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, her fifth participation in the project since collaborating with children from Brazil, Madagascar and Moldavia in Florianopolis, Brazil and Rully, France in 2007 and at No Boundaries International Art Colony in 2008. Over the past five years Toll donated twenty paintings to the organization which are sold to realize dreams of the young artists whose hopeful drawings inspired her paintings. (

In July 2010 Toll's solo exhibition, "Dream Time" opened at the Palace Albaicin in Noja, Spain. The exhibition followed participation in Simposia Internacional de Artists en Noja, Spain 2008.

In 2009 Toll was nominated for a United States Artists Fellowship.

Images of several of her works were chosen for the cover and inside art pages of UNCW’s literary Journal, Ecotone in 2005.