Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Looking for Original Art (paintings, sculpture, photography, etc.)"

Dear Art Lovers,

Believe it or not, I collect art too. I'm expanding my personal art collection and seeking art by nationally renowned artists, southeastern artists, African-American artists, and North Carolina artists. I'm looking for 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? Or 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?

I'm willing to barter or trade my art for the right piece by the right artists. Go to mcraystudios.com or come to my studio to 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: 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 Dickenson. I also am open to your suggestions.

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

Sincerely, McRay

Friday, March 21, 2014

"New McRay Jazz Paintings"

New Jazz paintings:
"Blue Water #1 thru #6"
acrylics on canvas
$500 each.

"Where Can You Find Original Art by Eric McRay? Visit..."

Where can you find original art by Eric McRay? Visit...

Broadhurst Gallery
2212 Midland Road Pinehurst, NC
(910) 295-4817

Carteret Contemporary Art 1106 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC
(252) 726-4071

Little Art Gallery & Craft Collection
432 Daniels Street
Raleigh, NC
(919) 890-4111

Midtown Art Consultants LLC Raleigh, NC
(919) 801-2256 midtownconsultants.com

Fine Art at Baxters
323 Middle Street
New Bern, NC
(252) 634-9002

Tidewater Gallery
107 Front Street
Swansboro, NC
(910) 325-0660

Tyler White O'Brien Gallery 307 State Street
Greensboro, NC
(336) 279-1124

McRay Studios
Artspace studio 205
201 E. Davie Street
Raleigh, NC
(919) 614-2174

Thursday, March 20, 2014

"Registering Students for Collage Workshops in April"

Instructor: Eric McRay
Ages: 16 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 me a 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.

Accepting a limited number of students per session.

Upcoming Workshops Schedule:

Saturday April 12, 2014
Saturday April 26, 2014

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 - efmcray@aol.com, or text me to ask questions and reserve your spot.

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