Ray Martens, BFA. MA. Ed.D. OPA
New Freedom, PA 17349
1973-1979 Arizona State University (Ed.D. Art Education)
1971-1972 Arizona State University (M.A. Art Education)
1966-1971 Minneapolis College of Art and Design (BFA)
[Painting (major) - Printmaking (minor)]
1964-1966 Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
2005-present Assistant Professor, Art Education, Towson
2002-2005 Adjunct Professor, Art Education, Towson University,
2002-present Adjunct Professor, Studio, Howard County Community
College, Columbia, Maryland
2002-present Adjunct Professor, Studio, Prince Georges County
Community College, Largo, Maryland
2001 Adjunct Professor, Painting, Herron Art School,
Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
1996-1999 Adjunct Professor, Art Education, Herron Art
School/School of Eduction, Indiana University-Purdue
1994-1995 Graphic Artist, Tucson Unified School District,
Visual Literacy instructor and consultant (K-3 program),
Tucson Unified School District, Tucson, Arizona
1993-1994 Artist-in-Residence, Warren Elementary School,
1980-present Private Adult Art Instructor
1973-1980 Art teacher (K-8), Litchfield Elementary School,
Litchfield Park, AZ.
1980-present Studio Artist
1992 Award winner - Oil Painters of America national exhibition
1992 Selected as one of the first seven signature members of Oil Painters
1992 Honored by Governor Symington and Arizona National Guard
at the Arizona Grand Military Ball for Desert Storm project.
1991 Nominated in July by Senator John McCain and
Governor Symington to President Bush as one of 1000 Points
of Lights honorees.
1991 Received special Presidential Recognition for Desert Storm project.
1991 Awarded U.S. Army Special Service Medal for limited edition print
given to all Army personnel from Arizona who served in Desert
1990 Painting selected for the Fiestival Art Competition, Phoenix,
1989 Arizona State Lawman's Memorial (Backup artist)
1984 Featured in article published by "Arizona Republic Magazine,"
October 28, 1984.
1983 Best of Show - Schaumburg Art Festival, Schaumburg, IL
1977 Received recognition of outstanding contribution to Art Education
from the Arizona Department of Education.
National Council Teachers of English
2003-present National Art Education Association
1992-present Signature Member - Oil Painters of America Traditional
1966-present Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity - Alumni Membership
1980-1996 Official artist (U.S. Air Force Art Program)
1991 Artist Member - American Society of Aviation Artists
1991 Served on Desert Storm Welcome Home Committee for
Arizona, headed by Governor Rose Mofford.
1992 Associate member - ArtWatch International
2002-2004 Faculty show, Howard Community College, Columbia,
2004 Painting, commissioned by the Joe Foss Foundation,
completed and used by the Foundation as a fund raiser
for a national patriotism project.
2002-2003 Faculty show, Prince Georges County Community College,
1998 Artist -in- Residence, Indianapolis Public School
Number 69. Completed mural painting on
1997 Work selected for George Bush Presidential Library, College
1994 Work selected as part of major exhibit on the art of the
sport of basketball, Sky Harbor International Airport,
1994 Commissioned by Lutheran Social Ministries of the
Southwest for a painting in major fundraising project.
1993-1994 Work selected as part of first Oil Painters of America
Regional Southwest Show, Scottsdale, Arizona.
1992-1995 Work selected as part of Oil Painters of America National
1992 Work receives one of the top awards at the Oil Painters of
America's premier national exhibition of traditional oils -
Chicago, Prince Gallery.
1991 Arizona State Capital Rotunda, Phoenix, Arizona
1987 Valley National Bank Center, Phoenix, Arizona
1986 Work selected as a part of year long show at the National
Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.
1984 One-Man Shows: Valparaiso University, Valparaiso,
Indiana; U.S. Air Force Museum, Wright Patterson AFB,
Ohio; Luke AFB, Arizona
1981 One-man Show, American Cultural Center, Madrid, Spain.
1970 Work selected as part of biennial show at the Minneapolis
Institute of Fine Arts
U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, Hawaii Air National Guard, Israeli Air Force, Saudi Arabian Air Force, Taiwanese Government (Tokyo Museum), Arizona Department of Public Safety, City of Phoenix (Sky Harbor International Airport), Embassy of Kuwait (Washington, D.C.), Concordia College, St. Paul, Minnesota, Bush Presidential Library, Joe Foss Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Maidstone, UNOCAL, Days Inn, State Farm Insurance, First Interstate Bank of Arizona, California AAA, Colt Industries, British Aerospace, America West Airlines, Ansett Airlines, Phoenix Suns, Construction Dynamics Corporation.
1989-1994 O'Brien's Art Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
1985-1989 El Prado Galleries, Sedona, Arizona
Illustrated book, Life Goals - How to Discover and Achieve
Your Own written by John Groh, published by
Northwest Publishing, Salt Lake City, Utah.
1993 Cover art, "The Reading Teacher," Journal of the
International Reading Association, Volume 46,
Number 7, April 1993.
1992 Illustrated book, Take The Pizza and Run,
published by Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis,
1976 "Art: A View of the Human Experience,"
(An Arizona Guide for Art Curriculum Development
K-12). Phoenix: Arizona Department of Education.
Editorial Board Member and assistant writer for middle
childhood years section of Guide.
Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio:
EDUC 633 Advanced Social Studies (SS04)
Towson University, Towson, Maryland:
ARED(?) Author-Illustrator Studies: Integration of Visual &
Language Arts at the Secondary Level (SS04)
ARED 381 Media/Techniques for Art Teachers: Elementary (S04)
ARED 467 Field Experience in Art Education: Elementary (F03)
ELED 324 Special Topics: Literacy in the K-12 Program (S04)
ELED 471 Special Topics: Literacy in the K-12 Program (S03)
ARED 454 Author/Illustrator Studies: Integration of Visual & Language
ARED 465 Author/Illustrator Studies: Integration of Visual & Language
Arts 571.301 (SS02, SS03, F03)
ARED 481/483 Supervising art education student teachers
Howard Community College, Columbia, Maryland:
ARTT-101 Design 1 (S02, F02, F03, S04)
ARTT-109 Drawing 1 (S02, F02)
Prince Georges County Community College, Largo, Maryland:
ART151 Design 1 (F02, S03)
ART154 Painting 1 (F02)
ART153/253 Drawing 1 (S02, F03, S04)
Herron School of Art, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis:
L530 Author and Illustrator Studies (SS00, SS99, SS98, SS97)
C101/C102 Foundational Painting (F95, S96, F96, S97, F97, S98)
E105/E106 Painting for Non-Art Majors (F98, S99, F99, S00, F00, S01)
M333/M334 Teaching About The Arts (Art Experiences for Elementary
Teachers) (F96, S97, F97, S98)
Z533 Arts and Crafts for Teachers (S97, S98)
Supervising art education student teachers (F97, S98, F98, S99,F99,S00)
2003 Martens, R. Author/Illustrator Studies: Integration of Visual
and Language Arts. Maryland Art Education Association Fall
Conference, Oct. 17, 2003.
1998 Martens, R. Visual Literacy Program: Sand Paintings of the
Southwest. Midsouth Literacy Conference, University of
Alabama, Birmingham, June 19-20, 1998.
1997 Martens, R. Artist-in-Residence Project (Warren Elementary
School, Tucson, Arizona. Midsouth Literacy Conference,
University of Alabama, Birmingham, June 21, 1997.
1996 Martens, R. & Martens, P. Creating meaning in Writing and Art:
Sarah's Story. Midsouth Whole Language Umbrella Conference,
University of Alabama, Birmingham, June 21, 1996.
1995 Martens, R. & Martens, P. Signing Meaning into Drawing and
Writing: Sarah's Story. National Council of Teachers of English
Conference, San Diego, CA, November 19, 1995.
2003-2004 Joe Foss Institute, Scottsdale, Arizona
1997-2001 Confirmation Guide, Carmel Lutheran Church,
1987-1991 Board of Elders, Family of Christ Lutheran
Church, Ahwatukee, Arizona.
1988-1990 Board of Directors, The Fellowship Ministries,
1975 Founding member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Litchfield Park,