Monday, July 29, 2013

"PAINTING OF THE WEEK: "Number 1 (abstract)"

PAINTING OF THE WEEK: "Number 1 (abstract)" acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 is our
Special Of The Week. Originally $600, it is available for a limited time at $300.

Monday, July 15, 2013

'I’m Expanding My Personal Art Collection"


Believe it or not, I collect art too.  I’m expanding my personal art collection.  I’m seeking art by nationally renowned artists, southeastern artists, African-American artists, and North Carolina artists. I’m seeking paintings, photography, drawings, sculpture, prints, collages, and ceramics.

Did you get a deal at an art auction?  Did you have too much to drink at that auction and regret that final bid?  Love the artist, but have too many of their pieces. It doesn’t match the couch anymore?  Are you downsizing?  Was it a gift, but you preferred something else? You ready for something new and exciting?

Well, you have you always wanted to collector, own, purchase, or invest in my art.  Well, I’m willing to barter/trade my art for the right piece by the right artists.  Go to or come to my studio and view my paintings, drawings, and collages, then choose what you want to own.

Don’t be shy, let’s talk.

These are some of the artists I’m interested in collecting… Wayne Trapp, Peter Max, Beverly McIver, Jason Craighead, Stephen Silverleaf, Bob Rankin, Kyle Highsmith, Sally Sutton, Gerry Lynch, Andre Leon Gray, Paul Friedrich, Shaun Richards, Thomas Sayre, Louis St. Lewis, Nancy Tuttle May, Stephen White, Clyde Jones, Vollis Simpson, Juan Logan, Willie Nash, Ruth Russell Williams, Charlotte Foust, Jacob Cooley, Jane Filer, Walter Piepke, Robert Irwin, Linda Ruth Dickerson, and open to your suggestions.

I’m so excited, can’t wait to hear from you.

Sincerely, McRay

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

"Registering Students for New Session of "Collage Creations" Collage Workshops"

New "COLLAGE CREATIONS" collage workshops
Registering students for Saturday sessions.

Instructor: Eric McRay
Ages: 18 years and over. 
Tuition: $100 per session
Phone: 919-614-2174 
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (break for lunch from 12:30 p.m. -- 1:30 p.m.)
Location: McRay Studios Artspace Studio 205
201 E. Davie Street Raleigh, NC 27601

Join expert collage artist, Eric McRay for a dynamic learning experience. Come learn or expand your knowledge of collage/papier collé (French: pasted paper or paper cut outs). This collage workshop is open to the beginner, intermediate or advanced artist. In this workshop you will create your own unique collage artwork, utilizing painted papers, photographic reproductions, photos, scraps of fabric, and elements from magazines, paint, and more. Through collage techniques you will experience a truly unique way of approaching your art, whether creating representational or non-representational works.

Testimonial from a "Collage Creations" Attendee:

Dear Eric,

I hope this finds all well with you. I want to take a moment and thank you so much for offering the collage class I recently attended. You really opened my artistic eye. Being surrounded by your artwork was inspiring and motivational. Thank you for being so patient and encouraging as I bumped up against my own barriers.

I can now look forward to creating collage with a totally refreshed point of view!

Warmly, Sarah M.

You can feel free to call 919-614-2174, email, or text Eric to ask questions and reserve your spot.

Accepting a limited number of students per session.

Upcoming Workshops Schedule:

Saturday August 3rd, 2013
Saturday August 17th, 2013
Saturday August 31st, 2013

Supply list provided at time of registration. We look forward to sharing the collage experience with you.