His work has been rewarded with many honors, sales and commissions in North America and Europe. Joe Ray has been awarded Signature Artist status with National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS). International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP), and the National Society of Artists (NSA). He is an invited member to the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic (NSPCA). JoeRay is the President of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society ( NOAPS).
He is a TOP 100 Paint America Award Winner
Invited and exhibit his work in the Florence Italy Biennale
His art was selected or the New H&R Block Headquarters in Kansas City, MO
Commissions include nine paintingS for the Piropos Restaurant in Kansas City, MO