Artists Join Karen Wray for Ribbon Cutting

Owner Karen Wray is joined by several artists Friday evening as she cuts the ribbon on her new location for Karen Wray Fine Art, 1475 Central Ave., Suite 125. From left, metal sculptor Richard Swenson, David Horpedahl, Wray, watercolor artist Secundino Sandoval, watercolor artist Ruth Tatter, metal sculptor David A. Trujillo and oil painting artist Sheridan Brown. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Julie Collins and David Trujillo. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Community members filled Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery for its grand opening celebration Friday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Owner Karen Wray held a grand opening celebration Friday evening at the new location of Karen Wray Fine Art, 1475 Central Ave., Suite 125, at the southwest corner, ground floor, of the Community Bank Building in downtown Los Alamos.

Community members packed her gallery and spilled out into the sidewalk during the event. The gallery is filled with ornaments, cards, prints, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and paintings.

Wray represents a vaiety of top local artists including watercolor artist Secundino Sandoval; metal sculptors David A. Trujillo and Richard Swenson; pastel, oil, acrylic and stained glass artist Janice Parker Muir; oil painting artist and caricaturist David R. Delano; oil painting artist Sheridan Brown; watercolor artist Ruth Tatter; beaded jewelry artists Chris Ward and Kathy Hjeresen; clay artists Marc Hudson and Kyla Anderson; clay and oil painting artist Kathleen Veenstra; photographers TK Thompson and Ernesto Burciaga; digital artists Cindy Valdez and Kimber Wallwork-Heineman; woodworking artists Pat Soran and Bill Hamilton and oil painting artist Kate O’Donnell among others.  

In addition to her gallery and studio, Wray teaches oil painting and has  added two more classes taught by professional, local artists Janice Parker Muir (pastels) and Allen Brown (watercolors) and Sheridan Brown (drawing.)

Registration is underway for new painting classes at the gallery that will resume in January.

Upon moving into her new location, Wray has expanded the gallery’s hours to better serve the local community and visitors.

The gallery is now open noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday.

Call 660-6382 or visit www.karenwrayfineart.com for more details.

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