Artist Beth Ray

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1964-1968         B.A. Fine Arts and Art Education. Augustana College and University of Mexico, D.F.
1968-1989         Retail executive including buyer, merchandise manager and advertising, community affairs and sales promotion director.
1989-1994         Retail store owner, Fashion Show Mall, Las Vegas, Nevada.
1994-Present    Professional oil painter and teacher.  Taught painting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Pima Community College.  Currently teaches through Green Valley Recreation and does frequent demos in Southern Arizona.
Current Galleries and Classes
Zforrest Gallery, Tubac, AZ since 2003
Paints Arizona, Durango, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Europe.   Teaches annual classes through Green Valley Recreation.  Call 520-625-4621 to enroll.  Contact artist through this website for monthly demos in the Tucson, Tubac, and Green Valley area.
Look for Beth Ray's video book, "The Temperature of Color" available Fall 2016.
PAPNM, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico
APAP, Arizona Plein Air Painters
AZ8, Arizona Eight
American Impressionist Society
Invitational and Juried Events
OPS, Outdoor Painters Southwest Salon, Dallas, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
PAPNM, Santa Fe Plein Aire Festival, June 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
BRAI, Black Ridge Plein Air featured artist, May 2015, Judge of awards, 2015
The Pink Door Gallery solo show January 2015
PAPNM annual show, Sorrel Sky Gallery, Santa Fe, 2016
OPS annual show, 2016
APAP Annual Show, Scottsdale Artists School, 2017
Recent Awards
Best of Show, Plein Air, BRAI of Southern New Mexico, October 2014
Featured Paintings in "Impressionist Color" by Lois Griffel
Best of Show 1996, Las Vegas Art Museum
Plein Air Tucson 1999, 2000, 2001
Solo Shows-November 2001, April 2003, October 2004,
      November 2005, March 2006, November 2009, May 2011,
     January 2015, January 2018 
Arizona State Parks winner 2008, 1st place
Phippen Museum Show 2008
PAPNM Museum, Taos 11-2010
Color Las Cruces Plein Air, Best of show, Sept 10-12, 2010
Color Las Cruces Plein Air,  Sept. 2011, Second Place

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