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Marty A. Ray, American art educator, artist. Recipient Juror's Choice and Best 3-D award Texas Fine Arts Association, 1979, Texas Fest One Person Show award, Fort Worth, 1990, Professional of Year award Council for Advancement and Support Education North Lake College, 1988; Young Faculty Recognition grantee, 1992; named Innovator of the Year award North Lake College, 1993.


Ray, Marty A. was born on August 2, 1943 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Son of Edward Arthur and Alma K. (Hall) Robinson.


Bachelor of Science, East Texas State University, 1965. Master of Arts, Southern Methodist University, 1977. Master of Fine Arts summa cum laude, Southern Methodist University, 1978.


Art teacher, Dallas Indiana School District, 1965-1976;art teacher, unites states department Defense, Tokyo, 1967-1968;teaching assistant, Southern Methodist U., Dallas, 1976-1978;instructor, Medellin School Sculpture, Dallas, 1975-1980;professor art, North Lake College, Dallas County Community College, Irving, Texas, since 1978;artist, potter, Ray Pottery Studio, Dallas, since 1978.


  • Other Work

    • Faculty editor Narimasu Yearbook, Tokyo, 1967-1968. Art editor Duck Soup creative magazine, 1981-1994. Author, illustrator: NLC Ceramic Handbook, 1988.

      Author, director instructional video Glaze, 1990 (1st place 3M Corporation 1990). One person shows Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, Texas, 1982, Texas Woman's University Gallery, Denton, 1985, Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas, 1986, Gabberts, Fort Worth, 1990 (award 1990). Exhibited in group shows including Spring Valley Gallery, Plano, Texas, 1991, Artworks Gallery, Seattle, 1992, 93, Museum of Abiliene, Texas, 1993.


Director North Lake College Gallery, Irving, 1979-1984. Board directors D-Art Visual Art Center, Emergency Artist Support League (founder). Member Dallas Craft Guild, Dallas Museum Art, Dallas Artists Research and Exhibition, WEOTA-North Lake College Art Students Association (founder, sponsor).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: films, reading, travel, swimming.


Married Joe Richard Ray, July 17, 1971.

Edward Arthur Robinson

Alma K. (Hall) Robinson

Joe Richard Ray