Paula Roland, a life-long artist-teacher, has had 20 solo exhibitions and over 100 group exhibitions of her work in the United States and Europe. Paula holds an MFA from the University of New Orleans and has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, Santa Fe Art Institute, and Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Her works have been commissioned by the U.S. Dept of State for permanent inclusion in the collections of American Embassies in Uganda and South Africa. In 1996, Roland developed a curriculum for the little-known process of encaustic monotypes. In addition to her workshops in Santa Fe and at Ghost Ranch, Paula has taught the process across the US and in Europe. Paula’s work is featured in The Art of Encaustic Painting by Joanne Mattera, Embracing Encaustic by Linda Womack, and Alexia Tala’s, Installations and Experimental Printmaking, among others.