Marty Ray

: Visual artist

Artist Overview

Art Educator, Professor Emerita, North Lake College. Ceramic art is my speciality but I also create 2D and sculptural works. On my pottery, I draw (incise) and paint with underglazes and glaze. My work is shown through Craighead Green Gallery. I have a studio at home and also am a resident artist at the Goldmark Cultural Center. I recently completed art for a new DART rail station that is scheduled to open in December 2020. I founded the White Rock Artists' Studio Tour and continue to participate and coordinate it. I am a founder of EASL, the Emergency Artists' Support League and serve on the advisory board.
I've had several one person and group exhibitions. In Oct. 2019, my husband Richard and I were featured in a show of our collaborative paintings and pottery.

Special Pandemic Services

Completed art for the DART rail station, Hidden Ridge in Las Colinas. Juror for Business Council for the Arts. Serve on gallery committee at the Goldmark Cultural Center and will hold various small workshops. Coordinator of the White Rock Lake Artists' Studio Tour. Included in group show at Craighead Green Gallery.

Artist Bio & Experience

Marty Ray
M.F.A., Ceramic/Sculp, Summa Cum Laude, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Tx 1978
B.S., Art Major, East Texas State University, Commerce, Tx 1965
Studied with Octavio Medellin, Medellin School of Sculpture, Dallas, Tx 1968-73

Selected Awards/Honors
Station Artist – Orange Line, *Hidden Ridge Station, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Las Colinas, Irving, Tx *Station scheduled to open December 2020
Piper Professor Award, North Lake College, Irving, Texas – 2017
Mad Potter’s Award, Best of Show, Ohr-Okeefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, Mississippi - 2007
Art Wall Mural Award, Catholic Foundation Plaza, Dallas Arts District – 2006
Professor of the Year, Dallas County Community College District - 1998
Piper Professor Award, North Lake College, Irving, Texas - 1997
Innovator of the Year, Dallas County Community College District, 1996
(Established the Computer Graphics Program at North Lake College)
lst Place, Educational Video, Glaze, International A.E.C.T. Expo, Anaheim, Calif 1991

Selected Publications
2018 Editor/Publisher, A Walk on the Moon by R. Ray, 85 pages of art, stories & poetry
2014 The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing
2010 500 Vases, Larks Books, Sterling Publishing Co., Asheville, NC
2003 "Marty Ray", Electric Kiln Ceramics, editor, Sumi von Dassow
2002 "Marty Ray" by Marla Ziegler , February, Ceramics Monthly,
1991 Author/producer, Glaze, educational video, Irving, Texas

Teaching career:
1978-2017 Ceramics/Sculpture Professor, Art Coordinator, North Lake College, DCCCD, Irving, Tx
1974-78 Sculpture instructor, Octavio Medellin School of Sculpture, Dallas, Tx
1968-76 DISD, Byran Adams HS, Carey Jr. High, Dallas, Tx
1967-68 Department of Defense, Art teacher/ yearbook advisor, Narimasu High School, Tokyo, Japan
1965-67 Dallas Public Schools, Spruce High School, Atwell Jr. High, Dallas, Tx

Art Community Leadership
White Rock Lake Artists' Studio Tour - Co-Founder and Coordinator 1992-present
Goldmark Cultural Center, Resident Artist, Gallery Comm, Dallas, Tx 2018-present
Marty & Richard Ray Art Scholarship Award, endowed fund, DCCCD Foundation
Guest Artist/Teacher, Senior Living Center, The Tradition, Dallas, Tx – 2017-present
Emergency Artists Support League (EASL) - Founding Member 1992/ Advisory Board
Art Heist 2006 Chair, Art Heist 2010 Chair, Grants Coordinator & Treasurer
Guest Artist/Workshop, University of Houston, Ceramic Conference, NCECA – 2013
Dallas Visual Art Center - Board of Directors, 1992–97, Exhibition Chairman, 1995–97

Commissioned Works:
North Park Center Dallas - Pottery titled “North Park” gift for Nancy Nasher
Dallas Business for the Arts - Obelisk Awards for Lifetime Achievement
Individualized clay vessels to honor Brian Shivers (2014) Quin Mathews (2012) Addison City Manager (2011)
Meadows Foundation, gift to honor architect
National Art Pottery Association, Maine, U.S.A.
Dallas Business of the Arts – Gifts for retiring Board members
Dallas County Community College District - gift for the Maroi Indian Museum, New Zealand
Dallas Visual Art Center Legend Award to honor Margaret McDermott/Eugene McDermott Foundation
Dallas Visual Art Center Two Commission to honor Patricia B. Meadows & Sharon Martin’
North Lake College Gift for retiring college President, Dr. Jim Horton

Artistic Services I can provide

Art juror
Volunteer in community art projects
Teacher for older adults (art)

Artist Portfolio

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