NW MI Arts & Culture Network
Nancy McRay holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan with an emphasis on Fiber Art. She has worked as a studio artist and community arts organizer since 1994.
She has served on the East Lansing Arts Commission, The East Lansing Art Festival Board of Directors, the East Lansing Art selection committee and the Greater Lansing Arts Council. She served as on site juror for awards presented at the East Lansing Art Festival. After moving to Williamsburg, MI, McRay continued her involvement with local arts on the Board of Directors of Art Rapids as the Education Committee Chair, working with Shanna Robinson to curate a Fiber Show for the Jordan River Arts Council October of 2018. Robinson and McRay are working together on another exhibit for JRAC in October of 2020.
McRay is a member of the Greta Project: Growing Responsibility for the Environment Through Art. The “Invasive Species” project was well received at the Glen Arbor Art Center, and continues to be exhibited around the state. Their newest venture will explore climate change.
An award winning Fiber Artist, McRay’s current works are with Tapestry, Rigid Heddle Weaving and compound weave structures. She enjoys branching out to other media including print making and pastel painting as a way to “cross train” and enlarge her skill set.