Welcome to The Karen Wray Gallery in Los Alamos, New Mexico!


ALL classes have been postponed for two weeks, and Open Studio is canceled for two weeks. The Gallery will continue to operate under normal hours for now.

We are working now to enable our eCommerce option, but in the meantime, we can accept orders over the phone and accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express cards. We can deliver artwork to our Los Alamos and White Rock collectors for free! Online sales from elsewhere may be shipped or held for pickup in Los Alamos. 

Registration has begun for our painting classes:  Painting for the Absolute Beginner and the Not-So-Beginner Painting Class! Both classes use oil paints and run for eight weeks at $215/student, plus supplies.

Session II begins Wednesday, March 25 (Painting for the Absolute Beginner) 9:30-12:30 and Thursday, March 26 (Not-So-Beginner Painting Class) 9:30-12:30.

Sign up today to reserve your spot!


The Karen Wray Gallery in historic Los Alamos, New Mexico is an independent, local art gallery, just half a block and across Central Avenue from the Bradbury Science Museum. We proudly represent over 35 professional and emerging artists of Los Alamos and the surrounding areas

Nestled on the Pajarito Plateau, at the foot of the Jemez Mountains in Northern New Mexico lies the once secret city of Los Alamos. Now known worldwide as the top-secret scientific base of the Manhattan Project during WWII, it is home to the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the city of Los Alamos. Creativity extends beyond this community’s scientific background into the arts, dance, and music. We invite you to experience the culturally-creative side of our unique community.

Stop by to visit us! We are located at 1247 Central Avenue, Suite D-2; an easy walk from the Bradbury Science Museum. 

We are open Monday-Friday 11am-4pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. Taking a Sunday tour of Los Alamos? Just call 505-660-6382 to schedule a visit.

Open Studio:  Join us Fridays from 9:30am-1pm for Open Studio! Bring your own art supplies and paint alongside fellow artists. Please only bring odorless solvents for oils. We supply the easels, tables, chairs, coffee and snacks for a fee of $5.





Featured Artist
Richard Prather

Love for the natural environment has been central to Richard's life.  From his early days as a Boy Scout to college where Richard earned a B.S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences in 1981 from Texas A&M University and worked for the next 30 years as a Life Scientist helping to protect and conserve natural resources.  From his early days of drawing with pencil Richard was largely self-taught having started painting in the late 70’s while in College.  He is quick to point out that besides the 30 plus years of study and painting on his own he credits the many workshops from some of the very best plein air artists working today with having the largest impact on the quality of his work.  Recent successes in plein air events and acceptances in to numerous national juried shows attest to that fact.  Iconic images of the American West and atmospheric landscapes comprise the largest part of Richard’s work today.  


Richard is a Signature member of the Oil Painters of America and a Master Signature Member of the Plein Air Painters New Mexico.  Richard currently lives in Placitas, New Mexico with his wife Sharla and their dog Louie. 

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Marc Hudson: Solo Exhibition
April 25, 2019

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