McRay Studios (featuring the art of Eric McRay)www.ArtPal.com/mcraystudios
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. Since opening his Artspace studio in downtown Raleigh, McRay has served in the offices of Vice-President and President of the Artspace Artists Association, as well as served on Artspace's board of directors and Executive Committee.
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.
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