McRay Vision Blog: “Barter is Sometimes Better”

McRay Vision Episode #12: In this Vlog post Eric addresses why a good trade or barter is sometimes better than a transaction for the beginning and also the career minded professional artist. Try it, you may like it. Enter Your First Name and Email Below and Click

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McRay Vision Vlog: “Do You Have a Mentor?”

McRay Vision Episode #11: In this Vlog post Eric addresses how to find a coach, leader or guru to help you on life’s journey. How do you approach your potential mentor and why you must have a mentor. View this if you want to win at the game of life. Enter Your First Name and […]

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McRay Vision Vlog: “What is African-American Art?”

McRay Vision Episode #10: In this Vlog post Eric addresses what is African-American or Black Art? How do you determine culturally authentic African-American art? What’s is real and what is fake. Don’t be fooled or bamboozled, definitely view this. Enter Your First Name and Email Below and Click

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Festival Artist Shows Cary Some Love

Painter Eric McRay created “Cary Collection” especially for the town’s 41st Annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival. The series of four paintings appears on the festival poster and features recognizable festival-centric themes bounded by brightly colored hearts. Enter Your First Name and Email Below and Click “My hearts series of paintings delivers the quick […]

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McRay Vision Vlog: “Support those that Support the Arts”

Episode #2: This Vlog post Eric McRay addresses corporate sponsorship of the arts and the importance of supporting the companies that generously support local artists and arts associations. McRay highlights three commissioned pieces for Lane & Associates Family Dentistry, a corporate sponsor for Cary’s Laze Daze Arts & Crafts Festival.   Enter Your First Name […]

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41st annual Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival

Join us as for the 41st annual Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival to celebrate the arts, music, food, and family fun! This year’s festival is presented by Lane & Associates Family Dentistry. Saturday August 26: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday August 27: 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. • Art. Music. Fun. • Over […]

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Tar Heel Talk: February 12th, 2017

From colorful Jazz portraits to iconic North Carolina landscapes, Eric McRay is making his mark, quite literally, in the world of visual arts. He’s also on a mission to mentor young artists and give back to the community by supporting families dealing with autism. Watch the full interview here! Enter Your First Name and Email […]

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Black Friday at McRay Studios!!!

“Black Friday!!! 20% Off Any Purchase!!!” Enter Your First Name and Email Below and Click If you have ever wanted a work by Eric McRay, this is your golden opportunity. Spend $50 or spend $5000, no minimum purchase required. Receive 20% off any art purchased in the studio on “Black Friday” November 25, 2016 only […]

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“I’ll Be Honest, I Want Your Art Collection”

Dear Art Lovers,   Enter Your First Name and Email Below and Click 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 […]

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McRay Vision {August/September 2016}

McRay Vision {August/September 2016} Whoa! August was a phenomenal month for this fella, Eric McRay. And I love it! Enter Your First Name and Email Below and Click Just as the temperatures jumped towards the 90s, I’ve been busy doing my business of teaching summer art camp classes and holding down the fort that is […]

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“McRay Vision”

Welcome to McRay Vision! It’s not the first time we’ve met this way. We’ve just undergone a facelift since our first website launched in 2003.  Back then, this kind of online show-n-tell was unique; something still up for debate. And, so, we were simple then. But my portfolio of art expanded and I also ventured […]

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How to Get Unstuck: Dealing with Creative Blocks

This post is especially dedicated to the sweat dripping, hands wringing, nail biting, and eye tearing budding artists. Likewise, here is insight for the sleepy eyed old dog that refuses to learn new tricks. If you ever asked, “how to get unstuck?” Well friends, this is how to deal with your creative blocks… 1. Turn […]

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Q&A with Eric McRay

Over the past two decades since I’ve been “in the public eye”, I’ve had an abundance of art, literature, and history students of many ages write about me and my art. I’m humbled to say the least. Basically, I’ve always seen myself as the kid that just loved to draw and liked telling exciting stories. […]

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