Copyright Ray Shaw 2016. All Rights Reserved.

The need to create and nourish an idea always seemed to dominate Shaw’s personality. While his love of music led to a career as a high school music teacher in Texas, there was always this need to work in other mediums. “I love developing ideas that I had never seen before. I also love working with wood and other materials. There is great pleasure in being able to hold, in my hands, an object that I had created from raw materials.”

     Having an insane passion of nature led to Shaw creating natural settings of life forms in art.  Capturing schooling fish in the sea became an artistic endeavor evolving into the Safety in Numbers series. Shaw continues to develop this concept and derives great personal pleasure from it, while constantly maintaining a creative interest in working with wood.

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email: raybetshaw@gmail.com


Showings /Honors:

2012-2015        Bellevue Art Museum Arts Fair, Bellvue, WA

2015                 Las Cruces  Art Fair, Best of Show, La Cruces, NM

2014                 Las Cruces Art Fair, Best in Catagory, Las Cruces, NM

2013                 Las Cruces Art Fair, Best Mixed Medium, Las Cruces, NM

2014                 Little Italy Art Walk, San Diego, Featured Artist

2015                 Mill Valley, CA, Art Festival

2013                 La Jolla, CA, Festival of the Arts

2012-2014        Weems International Art Fest, Albuquerque, NM

2010-2013        Corrales Art Studio Tour, Corrales, NM

2009-2010        San Ysidro Fine Art Show, Best of Show, Corrales, NM

2010-2013        International Game & Fish Assoc. Museum, Dania Beach, FL

2008                 Ruidoso Art Festival, Ruidoso, NM

2006-2007        Lincoln Art Loop

2005-2007        Alto Art Studio Tour


2015-2016         Houshang Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2012-2016         Blades Bistro Cafe, Placitas, NM

2010-2015         The Range Cafe, Bernallilo, NM

2011-2013          Merrill Lynch, Albuquerque, NM

2015                   Cowboys & Indians, Santa Fe, NM