Roland has been accepted into numerous top national, state and regional exhibits, some of which include:

Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA)

5 International Juried Acceptances
2016 American Artist Magazine Award

National Watercolor Society (NWS)

5 Juried Exhibition Acceptances

Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors (ANEAW)

15 National Juried Acceptances
2006 Dr. Donald & Helen Budd Burness Award
2007 Ferris Builders Award
2008 National Exhibition Poster
2013 Adirondack Newspaper Express Award
2015 National Exhibition Poster
2018 Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society Award

Philadelphia Watercolor Society (PWCS)

5 Juried Exhibition Acceptances
2016 NWS Excellence in Watercolor Award

Pittsburgh Watercolor Society (PWS)

4 Juried Exhibition Acceptances

Watercolor USA

2012 Patron Purchase Award by Dunnegan Gallery of Art
Fallbrook International Signature Watermedia Exhibition
4 Juried Acceptances

Aikens, SC 75th Triple Crown Steeplechase Races

2017 Competition Poster

American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA)

2016 National Juried Acceptance into Two-Year Traveling Exhibition


Central New York Watercolor Society (CNYWS)

2013 Artist Excellence Award

 Niagara Frontier Transparent Watercolor Society (NFWS)

8 Juried Acceptances
2006 1st Place Award
2013 1st Place Award
2014 2nd Place Award
2016 Joseph Whalen Legacy Award

77th Cooperstown National Exhibition

2012 Cranston Award

Mountain Maryland 5th Annual Plein Air Competition, Cumberland, MD

2011 Juried Acceptance
2013 1st Place Award

Third Annual Finger Lakes National Plein Air Competition

2014 Honorable Mention Award
2015 Juried Acceptance

New Visions 28th Annual Culture & Agriculture Exhibit

2014 Juried Acceptance

Genesee Valley Hunt Races

Annual Program Art, 2004-2008 & 2010

Lake Ontario Shipwreck Exploration Team Artist

2004 - 2018 37 wrecks discovered, documented, via sketches and paintings from ROV video and identified.