• Syracuse Guild for Visual Arts – Bryce Canyon Plein Air Group Show Sept 15, 2017 – Syracuse Community Center.
  • Best of Show – Utah Watercolor Society Small Works Show –July 21 – Aug 11, 2017  Michael Berry Gallery “Alpine Wildflowers,” “Chessman Point Columbines.”
  • Artist in Residence Bryce Canyon National Park Geology Festival July 13-15, 2017 Poster and Schedule. 3 plein air demos plus two talks “Geology through the Eyes of the Artists” and “40 Years of Painting the National Parks.”
  • Chasing Light – Invitational Plein Air – July 3-8, 2017 Southern Utah University – SUMA and Cedar Breaks National Monument. Exhibit at Southern Utah Museum of Art July 8 – Aug 19, 2017
  • Presentation to Governor Herbert – June 24, 2017 “Kinesava Cliffs – Zion” Zion Nat’l Park Forever Project – Red Butte Gardens, Salt Lake City UT
  • Maynard Dixon Campout Plein Air Event – June 21-24, 2017
  • Utah Watercolor Society Spring Exhibit – May 3 – June 28, 2017 – Utah Cultural Celebration Center, Salt Lake City Utah Award of Merit “Navajo Loop Trail, Bryce”, “Three Gossips, Arches”, “Cliffs of Zion.”
  • Rockville Bridge Plein Air Invitational – April 27-29, 2017 Mt. Carmel, UT
  • St. George Art Festival – April 14-15, 2017 – St. George Town Square – First Place “Navajo Loop Trail, Bryce”
  • Dixie Watercolor Society Presentation –  Feb 23, 2017 Electric Theater Center for the Arts
  • Sears Invitational Art Show – Eccles Gallery at Dixie State University -2nd place “Navajo Loop Trail, Bryce”
  • Arts to Zion Gallery Tour  – Jan 12-16, 2017
  • Best of Show – Utah Watercolor Society Fall Show October 2016. “Cliffside Oasis” Best of Show, “Misty Morning Zion” Juror’s Award
  • Sanctuary – The Story of Zion National Park.” Stage production and video OC Tanner Amphitheater at Zion National Park. An video interview with Roland Lee is part of this production.
  • Arts Afire – Cedar Breaks Plein Air Invitational – July 11-16, 2016. Cedar Breaks National Park. “Centennial Tribute” and “Point Supreme” – Cedar Breaks”
  • Where in the World is Plein Air – June 8-10, 2016.  Illume Gallery
  • First Peek Juried Invitational Art Show and Sale – Opening exhibit for Southern Utah Museum of Art June 25, 2016 “Life on the Edge” Painting sold
  • Maynard Dixon Country Invitational Campout – Mt. Carmel, UT 5 days Plein Air June 2016
  • St. George Art Museum – Pictured – “the West’s Most Spectacular National Parks” June 11 – Aug 13, 2016
    Navajo Loop Trail Bryce Canyon” 21 x 29 Watercolor by Roland Lee
  • Utah Watercolor Society Spring Open Juried show – Eccles Art Center Ogden UT May 6-27, 2016
    “Pine Creek Pageant” and “Autumn Falls” – Merchant Award
  • Sears Invitational Art Show – Dixie State University. Feb 13 through March 2016. Both paintings sold.
  • Southern Utah Art Guild “Winter in the Desert” – “Snow Canyon Overlook
  • National Parks: Uniting America, 100 Years on Common Ground. January 15 through May 28, 2016. St. George Art Museum
    River of Time” – People’s Choice Award
  • Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational – November 2-9, 2015 – Four Purchase Awards
  • Utah Watercolor Society Fall Show – October 5- 31, 2015 – “Aging Gracefully” and “Red Glow in Snow Canyon.” (Merchant Award)
  • Winsor & Newton Award – for “River of Time”
  • Visual Art Institute – One Man Show Sept 4 – Oct 2, 2015
  • Kayenta Art Festival – October 9-10, 2015 – Display of new oils and Quick Draw
  • Utah Watercolor Society – Spring Open Show – May 2015  Award of Excellence – “River of Time” plus “People’s Choice ” award
  • Award for Excellence for lifetime service in the Arts – April 2015 – Presented by City of St. George Arts Commission
  • St. George Art Festival – April 2015 – First Place “River of Time”
  • Brigham Young University – “Every Polished Grace” – Paintings by Alumni celebrating 50 year anniversary of Harris Fine Arts Center.
  • Sears Invitational – Feb 2015 – Dixie State University Eccles Museum of Art
  • Dixie Watercolor Society Spring Show – February 2015 First Place “Porch at Ponte Vecchio”
  • Remax Winter Show – December, 2014. Best of Show Award for Winter in Pine Valley
  • SUAG Holiday Miniature Show – December, 2014 – Honorable Mention for “Big Skies”
  • Three Man Show- October 2014. with Jason Bowen and Steve McGinty. Main Street Gallery, St. George UT
  • Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational – November, 2014. Peoples Choice Award and four Purchase Awards
  • Dixie watercolor Society – October 2014. Awarded Best of Show for Pine Valley Snowfall. Judged by Fealing Lin
  • Leconte Stewart Invitational Plein Air Painters of Utah– Art Show and paint out at Alderwood Gallery October 2014
  • Governors Mansion Artist Award – August 20, 2014. Awarded by Utah Governor Gary Herbert
  • SUAG Spring Art Show – May 22, 2014
  • St. George Art Museum – “Permanent Collection Comes Into the Light” Feb 1 – June 28, 2014
  • Plein Air Painters of Utah- Art Show and paint out at Fibonacci Gallery May 2-3, 2014
  • Art of the National Parks – Art Show and Book Signing at Split Rock Gallery April 25-26, 2014
  • St. George Art Festival – April 18-19, 2014 “Mayors Choice Award”and “St. George Art Museum Purchase Award”
  • Sears Invitational- Feb 2014 – Honorable Mention A ward “Irish Welcome”
  • Arts to Zion Studio tour- Jan 17, 2014
  • Sears Invitational – Feb 2013 – Second Place Watercolor “Sunrise in Snow Canyon.”
  • In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran- Nov 2013, Zion National Park. Plein Air Invitational. “People’s Choice Award” 2 Presentations
  • Sears Invitational at Eccles Museum – Feb 18 – March 24, 2012. “Where Two Streams Meet”, “Where the River Turns”.
  • St. George Art Museum – Jan 14 – May 24, 2012. “Collections within the Collection” 11 Roland Lee paintings from the Permanent collection
  • In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran – November 2011, Zion National Park.
  • Mesa Verde National Park – Artist in Residence October 2011
  • 2011 Springville Spring Salon- Apr 22, 2011 – July 3, 2011 Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT “Reflections of Solitude”
  • St. George Art Festival – April 21-22, 2011
  • UWS Two-Star/Signature Show – Feb 4 – March 24, 2011, Eccles Art Center Gallery, Ogden, UT “Reflections of Solitude” Award of Merit” and “Scotney Tower”
  • 2011 Sears Invitational- Feb 18 – March 26, 2011 Dixie State College Eccles Art Gallery,
  • National Watercolor Society 90th Annual – Oct 30 – Dec 11 2010, San Pedro, CA. Named Signature Member 2010 “Reflections of Solitude”
  • Southern Virginia University Invitational – 2010
  • Zion Canyonscapes- June 1 – July 1, 2010, One Man Show – Zion National Park Human History Museum Gallery, Utah
  • 2010 Sears Invitational- Feb 1 – March 31, Dixie State College Eccles Art Gallery, “Nature’s Sculpture”, and “Autumn Lake.”
  • Portrait of Saint George – St. George Art Museum Jan 29 – March 2010
  • Best of Show SUWS- Mesquite Nevada Art Center, November 2009. Fall Competition Southern Utah Watercolor Society for “Scotney Castle”
  • Canyon Country – New Views – Nov 12, 2009 – Dec 30, 2009 The Mission Gallery One man Show. Paintings of Lake Powell, Zion National Park, and So Utah.
  • Visions of Zion – Sept 26, 2009 – January 16, 2010 Juried Exhibit . Roland Lee painting “Morning Light on the Sentinel”
  • First Place Thanksgiving Point Plein Air Festival – Sept 2009 – First Place “Quick Draw Competition” with “Flowers and Stone.”
  • First Place Thanksgiving Point Plein Air Festival – Sept 2009 – First Place “Quick Draw Competition” with “Flowers and Stone.”
  • A New Vision for the Arts – May 1-2, 2009 – Group show sponsored by the Mission Gallery at Santa Clara Town Hall.
  • In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran – April 2009 – Plein Air Invitational Zion National Park. Exhibits at Bingham Gallery, Mt. Carmel, Utah “Virgin Beauty in Zion” and Human History Museum, Zion National Park, “Watchman in Autumn.”
  • St. George Art Festival – April 2009 – 2nd Place Watercolor “Icy River”
  • St. George Art Museum – April 2009 – “30 Years of Festival Acquisitions.”
  • 2009 Sears Invitational – Dixie State College – Second Place “Solace at Sinawava, Honorable Mention “Icy River“.
  • Tonbridge Castle Museum Collection – Sketchbook Drawing in permanent collection at the Tonbridge Castle, Kent England
  • One Man Show – Paintings of England and Europe 2008 – The Mission Gallery, 173 North Main, St. George UT 84770. November 6-29, 2008 The Spectrum article, invitation (pdf)
  • Best of Show – So Utah Watercolor Society Mesquite NV “Banjo Man” Best of Show and “Ready to Spin” Merit Award Nov 14, 2008
  • Utah Watercolor Society Two-Star Exhibit – Springville Museum of Art Sept 2008
  • Best of Show – So Utah Watercolor Society Fall Juried Show – Zion’s Bank Staircase Gallery, Aug 6 – Oct 15 2008 “Cliffs on Fire
  • Utah Arts Council Traveling Exhibit, UWS July 2008 – July 2009 “Stone Buttress”
  • Springville Museum of Art – Spring Salon, June-July 2008 – “Cliffs on Fire” Springville Museum of Art
  • Desert Blossom Art Festival – Kayenta UT, Guest Artist Plein Air painting demonstration, May 3, 2008
  • 2008 Spring Exhibition – Utah Watercolor Society – May 15-June 16 2008, Palmer’s Gallery Salt Lake City, Jerry’s Artarama Award “Stone Buttress,” “Banjo Man”
  • St. George Art Museum – A Legacy of Woods – April-May 2008
  • New Visions – Group Show, Santa Clara May 2008
  • Roland Lee’s Canyon Country” Paintings by Roland Lee with potter, Glen Blakely. St. George Art Museum, March 31 – July 7, 2007
Transparent Watercolor Society of America

Transparent Watercolor Society of America

The Transparent Watercolor Society of America selected Roland’s work for it’s prestigious Juried Exhibition in 2002. Roland is a life member.

National Watercolor Society

National Watercolor Society

Roland’s work “Reflections of Solitude” was selected for inclusion by the National Watercolor Society, where he was named Signature Member.

American Watercolor Society

American Watercolor Society

The American Watercolor Society has featured Roland Lee’s shows and awards multiple times in it’s quarterly newsletter.

Utah Watercolor Society

Utah Watercolor Society

Roland Lee is a Two-Star member of The Utah Watercolor Society and his works have received several awards in annual open competitions.

EXHIBIT & ART PUBLICATIONS

  • National Watercolor Society – Newsletter Spring 2015
    Roland Lee NWS won Best of Show at DWS Fall Show
  • Watercolor West – Newsletter Jan-Feb 2015 – News of Members, Roland Lee receives Utah Governors Mansion Medal
  • National Watercolor Society Newsletter Winter 2014-15 – Roland Lee receives purchase awards at Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational
  • Utah Watercolor Society – Newsletter Winter 2014-15 – Member News, Roland Lee receives awards
  • Utah Watercolor Society – Newsletter Jan-Feb 2013 – p. 4 Roland Lee receives”People’s Choice Award”. p. 5 plus Mini workshop article p.5 with photo of Roland Lee workshop class
  • St. George Magazine – 30 year Anniversary issue Jan 2013. Article on Roland Lee’s paintings
  • American Watercolor Society – Newsletter, Summer 2012 p. 14
  • Utah Watercolor Society – Newsletter Mar – Apr 2012 – p. 3 “Roland Lee has 11 watercolors on Display at the SG Art Museum”
  • Utah Watercolor Society – Newsletter July-Aug 2011 –  “Roland Lee recently received signature membership status in National Watercolor Society”
  • Watercolor West – Newsletter, Member News section, Winter 2009 p. 6, Peggy Minger-Cants
  • SUWS Sept 2008 newsletter “Zion Landscape Workshop” p2, by Dick Rose
  • St. George Art Museum Fall 2008 Canvas newsletter “A Century of Sanctuary” p2, 4 by Deborah Reeder
  • A Century of Sanctuary, The Art of Zion National Park – Aug 25, 2008 – January 2009. Book and Catalog with 6-pg essay “Eyes of the Beholder” by Roland Lee. Painting, “Zion’s Great Arch,” and Painting “West Temple.”
  • 84th Spring Salon – May 2008 Springville Art Museum Exhibition catalog, Painting: “Cliffs on Fire”
  • St. George Art Museum April 2008 “Canvas” newsletter A Legacy of Woods p2, 3 by Deborah Reeder. Image: “Spring’s a Coming”
  • American Watercolor Society – Newsletter. Winter 2008 p. 10 News of the Associates
  • San Antonio Watercolor Group “Watermark” newsletter. January 2008
  • Paint the Parks Top 100 2007-08 Exhibit Catalog, Images: “Five Minutes of Fame”, “Winter in Zion.”
  • Watercolor West – Newsletter, Member News section, Fall 2007
  • Arts for the Parks Top 100 2006 Exhibit Catalog – p. 130 Image: “Washington’s Headquarters Valley Forge”
  • Watercolor West – Peggy Minger-McCants (Ed), Newsletter Spring & Summer 2007 issues – Member News – P. 6
  • Transparent Watercolor Society of America – “Clear Choices” newsletter – Member News – Winter 2006-07, p. 6 Nia Pirnat (Ed)
  • Utah Watercolor Society – Newsletter “May June 2006 – Recent Exhibits with Roland Lee
  • Utah Watercolor Society – Feature in Member Newsletter “April Meeting and Workshop with Roland Lee” Utah Watercolor Society March-April 2007- By Catherine Hostetter
  • The Midwest Watercolor Society – 26th Annual National Exhibition of Transparent Watercolor. Kankakee, Illinois P. 16 Watercolor painting “Kayenta Light” by Roland Lee
  • American Indian and Cowboy Artists – 7th Annual Exhibition. San Dimas, CA “Lazy Afternoon” watercolor painting by Roland Lee
  • Western Masters Exhibit – Scottsdale AZ. Image: “Johnson’s Barn” watercolor painting by Roland Lee
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