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

If you haven't seen our current exhibition, you don't want to miss it! You will be blown away! Erin Breneman, Solo Exhibition - Colored Pencil! Exhibition: October 24 - November 23, 2019.

The Karen Wray Gallery in historic Los Alamos, New Mexico is an independent, local art gallery, just half a block from the Bradbury Science Museum, and we represent over 35 professional and emerging artists of Los Alamos and our close neighbors


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 and 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 art supplies and paint alongside fellow artists. We supply the easels, tables, chairs, coffee and snacks for $5.

 

 

 

 


Featured Artist
Peter Krusko


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Erin Breneman
Solo Exhibition - Colored Pencil
Current Exhibition

Erin Breneman Solo Exhibition - Colored Pencil
October 24 - November 23, 2019
Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat 10-4
5-7pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct. 24

Erin Breneman will present a colored pencil solo exhibition at the Karen Wray Gallery

 

It can be hard to pursue your own creativity when you have young kids in the house. But Erin Breneman has been able to develop her artistic talent as a parent. For her, the key was to choose a medium that doesn’t make a mess. Colored pencils.

 

Using colored pencils she captures flowers in astounding lifelike detail.  

 

Her work is now being featured in a solo exhibition at the Karen Wray Gallery in Los Alamos. The community is invited to an opening reception from 5-7 pm on Thursday, October 24th. 

 

“I got into it a couple of years ago when I wanted to do something special for my mom for her birthday,” said Breneman. “I used oils in college, but they’re messy and smelly and the kids get into it and you have to put it away. So I used what was available, colored pencils and paper, and it’s so much more convenient than painting when you have little kids. It just grew from there.”

 

Most of her pieces are gorgeous and intricate drawings of flowers. Most of her subject material comes from photos that she took at places like the botanical gardens. She also contacts florists on instagram and (with permission) uses their photos. “When I follow farmers who grow flowers, I’ve been able to find some unique flowers.”

 

She started showing her work at the Karen Wray Gallery at the end of 2017, and this is her first official show. 

 

She graduated from BYU in Hawaii with a degree in fine art. While working on her degree she did a final show with photographs and paintings of flowers that were on the island, like plumeria. She said, “There were flowers everywhere.”

 

Join Erin Breneman and all the other artists at the Karen Wray Gallery on Thursday, October 24th. The Karen Wray Gallery is located at 1247 Central Avenue, Suite D, in Los Alamos. Click hereto receive their newsletter with upcoming events. 

 

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Marc Hudson: Solo Exhibition
April 25, 2019

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