Thursday, April 30, 2015

"Home Comin': Works from Waverly"

"Summertime" collage painting by Eric McRay

"Home Comin': Works from Waverly"
This First Friday come view original works from my former exhibition abruptly ended at the Waverly Artist Group Studio & Gallery. As a gift to you, be one of the first twenty-five* attendees to bring a printed copy of this email and you will receive a signed & numbered limited edition "Harmony" print by me, Eric McRay!
Join us Friday May 1, 2015

6pm to 10pm
Artspace- Studio 205
201 E. Davie, Raleigh, NC

If you have any questions concerning this exciting event,
contact us at or (919) 614-2174. 
We look forward to hearing from you.

This reception is free to the public. There will be light refreshments and live music.
*Print giveaways are limited to one per family or household.

Offset Lithograph

Hand signed and numbered by the artist 
Printed on acid-free archival quality paper
Certificate of Authenticity
Image Size: 16 x 16

Edition Size: 500

Value:  $100.00

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

"PRE-ORDER the 2015 Art of Cool Fest Poster"

2015 Art of Cool Fest Poster by Eric McRay

Limited edition commemorative poster, signed by the artist.

This is a pre-order. Posters will ship April 27.

Limited edition 2015 commerative poster, signed by artist Eric McRay.
Measures 18" x 24" and is shipped rolled in a sturdy cardboard tube. Reserve yours today for $29.99.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

"Make Phemonal Paintings from Photos Workshop with Eric McRay at Waverly Artists Group - Register Now"

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Utilizing your own personal photographic reference learn to translate your favorite images into works of original art you can be proud to share with family and friends. Eric will lead you to new ways to work with photographs and express your personal vision. Acrylic and oil painters are welcome.

Monday, April 20, 2015
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Waverly Artists Group Studio & Gallery
302 Colonades Way, Suite 209
Cary, NC

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (1 hour break for lunch) | Price: $120
16 years and over | Supply list sent after registration

Eric McRay received a BFA degree at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, where he earned a four-year scholarship for his artistic talent.  A native of Washington, DC, McRay moved to North Carolina and has been exhibiting since 1987.  In November 1998, he was juried into Raleigh's prestigious Artspace.  McRay’s artistic career has been featured on TV and radio programs, and in numerous newspapers, magazines and websites, such as in Fortune Small Business, Art Business News and Southern Living Magazine.  The Raleigh News & Observer named him one of the "Artists to Watch".  Numerous times he has been listed among the “Best Local Artist” by Metro Magazine and listed as the “Favorite Local Artist” by the Triangle Downtowner Magazine.  Recently, McRay was featured in Our State Magazine.

Some of his collectors include the American Tobacco Campus, North Carolina Central University Art Museum, Duke University Medical Center, Duke Health Raleigh Hospital, NC State University, SAS Institute, UNC - Chapel Hill and Western Wake Hospital, as well as many private collectors locally, nationally and internationally.  Also, McRay was privileged to participate in the Art in Embassies Program, which displayed his works in the US Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark.

To register email Monica at:

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

"April 25 - Collage Creations Workshop with Eric McRay at Jerry's Artarama. Register Now!"

Item# EM150425

Product Description

Instructor: Eric McRay

Class Code: EM150425

Workshop Fee: $120

Medium: Mixed Media

Saturday, April 25th, 10:00am - 4:00pm (break for lunch from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Ages: 16 years and over. Join master collagist, Eric McRay for a dynamic learning experience. Come learn or expand your knowledge of collage/papier colle’ (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. We are accepting a limited number of students per session.

Supply List:

-canvas board – any size from 8 x 10 up to 18 x 24

-illustration board - any size from 8 x 10 up to 18 x 24

-Golden heavy gel (semi gloss)

-Golden gel medium (semi gloss)

-canson paper - various colors

-rice paper

-brushes for gel medium




-acrylic paints & brushes

-black Sharpies



-old photos

-color copies of old photos

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"First Friday April 3rd, 6-10pm You're Invited to View New Contemporary Impressionist Paintings!"

Are you ready for Spring and Summer yet? Well, I am! This First Friday I will debut new paintings celebrating warmer weather and brighter days.
Come view my new 16x20 inch acrylic on canvas Contemporary Impressionist paintings in gold plein-aire frames. Each work is $500.
This new work is now available for acquisition. Join me Friday, April 3rd from 6pm to 10pm at my Artspace Studio at 201 East Davie Street in Downtown Raleigh, NC.
If you're interested in acquiring one or more of these paintings, contact me as soon as possible. Look forward to hearing from you.
Enjoy, McRay