Graphic Design, Watercolor, Figure Drawing
MFA, University of Tennessee
BFA, University of Memphis
Paula Temple has worked as an exhibiting artist throughout the United States, Europe, Central America and the Eastern Caribbean (Grenada and St. Lucia on a Peace Corps contract). She was on the faculty at the University of Mississippi beginning in 1985 and was a Professor of Art at the University of Mississippi. She taught Graphic Design, Figure Drawing, and Watercolor and has also led study-abroad projects and artist-in-residencies in Costa Rica, Cortona, Italy, Sicily, and London, England.
Her exhibition record includes over 30 solo exhibitions. She was included in the Universidad Veritas, San Jose, Costa Rica; The International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago; American Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados; Louisiana Museum of Arts and Sciences in Baton Rouge; and The University of the West Indies in St. Georges, Grenada; and the Centennial Exhibition Artists Who Teach, in Washington, DC. Her work appears in the Best of Watercolor, Portrait Inspirations and The Best of Watercolor 3 by Rockford Press.
Artist of the Year, Mississippi Committee of the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Eli Lily Award for Oncology on Canvas Competition
The Artist of the Year Award from the Wings Cancer Foundation, Memphis, Tennessee
MIAL (Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters) Award in Visual Arts
Three Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship awards in Visual Arts
The American Cancer Society commissioned her artwork commemorating the 30th anniversary of the “Reach to Recovery” program with a triptych oil painting “Life, Grace, and Spirit,” which appears on the cover of the publication of the American Cancer Society’s A Breast Cancer Journey and is permanently located in the American Cancer Society’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. She toured the United States with this artwork with appearances in Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Orlando, and New York with an appearance on the Rosie O’Donnell show.
Gallery affiliations are:
Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana,
Harrington Brown Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
Southside Gallery, Oxford, Mississippi
Yellow Poui Art Gallery in St. Georges, Grenada, West Indies.
WINGS Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee