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No Boundaries Artists' Colony Collection

Identifier: SC-MS-171

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of operational records, artist participant documents, photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings and assorted promotional material from the bi-annual No Boundaries International Art Colony held in Bald Head, North Carolina.


  • Creation: 1990-2019

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United StatesĀ  copyright law.

Historical Note

No Boundaries, Inc. was founded by Pam Toll, Dick Roberts, and Gayle Tustin in May 1998 for the purpose of bringing diverse artists together to make art and to exchange ideas and cultures with each other and the Wilmington area community. Pam Toll is an artist and professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Gayle Tustin is a local Wilmington artist. Dick Roberts is an artist and designer at the Fort Fisher Aquarium. In 1996 Pam invited Turkish artist, Tomur Atagok to Wilmington, NC to work in her studio, hold an exhibition at Acme Art, and lecture at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In 1997 Baze Kumanovski received a similar one month residency in the Wilmington community. These outreach programs received an audience of over two hundred students, artists, and community citizens. In November 1998 the founding members held their first offical artist colony at Bald Head Island bringing together twenty-six artists, musicians, poets, and a dancer. They were inspired by the Macedonian art colonies to create their own artist colony in the United States, and used the art colony St. Joakim Osogovski as a model for the No Boundaries colonies. In November 1999, a smaller version of the colony took place with twenty-three American artists, musicians, writers, and educators. Today, No Boundaries, Inc. hosts an international art colony every other November on Bald Head Island, North Carolina.


14.6 Linear Feet (Contains 19 document boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 4 photo albums, 1 CD box, 7 map case folders and 2.6 unprocessed linear feet.)

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This collection contains multiple unprocessed additions:

2018_01013 unprocessed addition, 1.38 linear feet 2018_10004 unprocessed addition, 0.21 linear feet 2019_09002 unprocessed addition, 1 oversize folder 2022_11001 unprocessed addition, 1 folder and 1 oversize folder

Processing Information

This collection was originally processed by Benjamin Peterson in 2002. In 2016, Special Collections student worker, Samantha Perkins, reprocessed the original donation and new additions donated since 2002.

No Boundaries Artists' Colony Collection
Partially Processed
Special Collections Staff
2016 November 21
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Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository