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

Don't miss our new exhibition, Janice Parker Muir:  Visualizations of Earth and Sky Music!" This exhibition runs through Saturday, August 11.

Artists:  Join us every Friday 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.

Painting Classes:  We will start painting classes again in September. Beginning Oil Painting I and II Classes run eight weeks from 9:30-12:30 for $215 plus supplies. 


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.

The Karen Wray Gallery in historic Los Alamos, New Mexico is a local independent art gallery that represents professional and emerging artists of Los Alamos and our close neighbors. We also provide painting classes taught by local, professional artists right in our gallery space.

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.




Featured Artist
Janice Parker Muir


Janice Parker Muir was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a major in Elementary Education and minors in Art and Recreation. After graduation she lived in Salinas, California.  At the end of 7 years she and her family moved back to the mountains of northern New Mexico.



From 1974-84 she worked in clay.

For ten years she was involved in the local Light Opera and Little Theatre.


In the early 1990s she felt the need to become re-involved in the creative process on a more personal level.  At that time she took refresher courses in a number of different mediums including studying with Albert Handell, Doug Dawson, Ted Goerschner and Kim English.



In 1994 Muir began entering juried exhibitions and winning awards.  She is a signature member of the Women Artists of the West, the Pastel Society of the West Coast, Pastel Society of New Mexico and the Pastel Society of Colorado. She is an associate member of the Oil Painters of America.


In 2007 Muir had an image selected for publication in the Jack Richeson book Plein Air New Mexico. She has also been published in The Pastel Journal top 100 twice where she took a 2nd Place and an Award of Merit. 


Muir paintings hang in many corporate, private and governmental collections.


Muir has taught art classes and workshops through UNM-LA branch and the Art Center at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos, New Mexico She now teaches her own workshops through her studio.





Always interested in experimenting she works multiple mediums including stained glass.


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Current Exhibition

Sheridan Brown: Solo Exhibition
August 16 - September 8, 2018

Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat 10-4
Opening Reception: Thursday August 16, 5-7pm

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Janice Parker Muir: Solo Exhibition Visualizations of Earth and Sky Music
July 21, 2018

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