Halloween at Amapola Gallery!

Halloween ghoulies and goblins! When you rumble into Amapola Gallery this month, there’ll be no tricks, but we have lots of treats–just not the edible kind.

We have bootiful greeting cards for the witch or warlock of your heart, mugs for that poison brew, bowls for your collection of severed fingers, glorious chains–even some cheery Day of the Dead mosaics and punch quilts.

With forty all-local artists we have lots of treats to choose from. Come buy a few for the bats in your belfry. We promise not to throw you in the dungeon!

Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery, open 10 to 5 daily at 205 Romero N.W. On the Plaza in Old Town. 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com.

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Balloon Fiesta 2019!

Several balloons float over Albuquerque almost every morning of the year. Practice for the glorious aerial extravaganza which is Balloon Fiesta. And here it is again! Gas-powered hot air balloons aloft!

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Since gravity eventually prevails why not continue the process and keep coming down–to Old Town, a tiny, historical jewel, with museums and marvels, restaurants and ristras, and truly New Mexican treasures.

Number One treasure is Amapola Gallery, a true artists’ co-op, where we are all New Mexican all the time. We are a one-stop shopping experience. With works by 40 New Mexicans we’re our own arts and crafts fair, open daily, with no entry fee! We carry an alphabet of the arts, from art glass, bowls in wood and ceramic and crosses in wood and metal, to–I’m thinking! Okay, no x, y or z. Though we usually have a serigraph zebra or two. Come on down and binge watch our paintings, art prints and tie-dyed onesies. And notecards–notecards-notecards!

We’re waiting for You at Amapola Gallery, 205 Romero N.W., right on the Plaza in Old Town. (505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com.

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“The Art of the Matter” – October Featured Artists

Diana Kirkpatrick and Gwen Peterson employ sterling, stones and sundry silkscreens to present “The Art of the Matter”, Amapola Gallery’s Featured Artists exhibit for October.

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Diana Kirkpatrick crafts art to wear from gemstones and sterling, incorporating organic textures and elements from nature into her distinctive work. Using a variety of techniques and a vast array of stones she hand-crafts one of a kind earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings, continually creating exciting new designs.

This painting entitled "Tansy Aster" is by Guest Member Artist Gwen Peterson and is on display at Amapola Gallery Albuquerque.

Gwen Peterson creates serigraphs with geometric patterns of southwest scapes in brilliant hues, and more. While this show features larger works, there will be critters in the corners, including her celebrated series of Siamese cats.

Treat yourselves to conversation with the artists at their reception, Friday, October 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. You might even make a purchase, and there’s nothing the matter with that.

“The Art of the Matter” runs through October at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery, on the Plaza in Old Town at 205 Romero N.W. Open 10 to 5 daily. (505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com

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September Featured Artists

Amapola Featured Artists for September are Annette Galvano, with felted wool hats, handbags, scarves and more…

See the December Featured Artists at Amapola Gallery Albuquerque where you'll find these felted wool hats.

…and Cynthia Mulvaney, with quirky and nostalgic paintings and assemblages.

Cynthia Mulvaney oil painting artist at Amapola Gallery

Reception is from 4 to 7p.m. on Friday, September 6, at Amapola co-op Gallery, 205 Romero N.W., in Old Town. (505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com.

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Back To School Rewards

Unbelievably, the school year has begun. For those of you wiping your brows, delighted with every kidless hour, as well as those wiping your eyes, missing your little darlin’s, a thought. You all deserve a reward!

Come experience Amapola Gallery, your own admission-free daily arts and crafts fair.

How about an abstract, floral or western landscape painting for the man cave, she-shed or the space in the living room that’s looking empty? New ceramic coffee mugs or a tiny, hand-carved stone hand in appreciation of the new teacher? Whimsical carved wood cowboys. Turned wood bowls with turquoise inlay. Fused and slumped glass or tie-dye onesies, jewelry in every style and price range and, with forty of us, much more as well.

All in all it’s an awesome array of artistry in historic Romero House on the Plaza.

Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery awaits you at 205 Romero N.W. (505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com.

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“Weaving Metal and Memories” – August Featured Artists

Jack Boglioli and Carol Sparks will dazzle your eyes with their show, “Weaving Metal and Memories,” the Amapola Gallery Featured Artists exhibit for August.

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Jack Boglioli is defining his jewelry career by developing completely new methods of setting stones. He meticulously weaves thin strands of gold and silver into unique and graceful settings for a variety of precious and semi-precious stones. Continually expanding his skills and interests, Jack now uses a full range of traditional metal-smithing techniques. An exciting new technique involves stone on stone work. Boglioli’s designs are more contemporary than southwestern, but in what he calls a “tribute to New Mexico” he has created a line of silver and turquoise jewelry incorporating the New Mexico Zia symbol.

Carol Sparks

Carol Sparks’ masterful watercolors bring to life traditional New Mexican culture. She weaves autumnal aspens, adobe walls and buildings, peaceful flocks of sheep, dusty pathways and distant mesas into scenes so evocative you can smell piñon fires burning. A New Mexico native, Carol celebrates all the best of New Mexico.

You can meet these talented artists at their reception August 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery at 205 Romero N.W., on the Plaza in Old Town. Their exhibit runs through August.

Amapola Gallery is open 10 to 5 daily. Contact us at (505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com

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“NECTERE” – July Featured Artists at Amapola Gallery

“Nectere”, from the Latin, meaning to bind or tie. Amapola Gallery’s Featured Artists for July choose this as the title of their exhibit. What ties the works of Debra Montoya and Catalina Salinas together? Color, texture and control of medium.

©2015, Debra Montoya Mosaic Art

Debra Montoya constructs brilliantly-colored, thoroughly original wall and wearable mosaics using glass, pottery, found objects, stones, bottle caps… Sound random? Ms. Montoya knows precisely what she’s doing. These are beautiful interpretations of the land and culture of New Mexico.

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Catalina Salinas’s medium is oil paint. Her images are sensuous, glowing, informed by her architectural background, abstract and geometric. Using an impasto technique, Ms. Salinas carefully builds texture onto her canvases, as she creates fiercely-controlled maelstroms of color.

Meet Debra Montoya and Catalina Salinas and experience their exciting works at the artists’ reception Friday, July 5, 4-7 p.m. at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery, 205 Romero N.W. on the Plaza in Old Town.

Amapola Gallery, where it’s all New Mexican all the time. (505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com

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“Earth and Water” – June Featured Artists

“Earth and Water” –fertile areas of inspiration for Amapola Gallery’s June Featured Artists, Kelly McIntyre and Alan Tillery.

Kelly is the Earth side, with intensely-colored ink portraits of beetles, butterflies and other design-rich creepy-crawlies. Her meticulous images also include crosses and hearts entwined in sinuous ink work.

Alan Tillery, meticulous in his own watery way, is schooled in fish. Little fish, big fish, skinny and broad, vividly colored and particularly striking when displayed in groups. These are the trophies fish that got away–without the work!

This talented duo provides visual fireworks for your viewing pleasure. Meet them at our reception Friday, June 7, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery, all New Mexican all the time. Open daily from 10 to 5 at 205 Romero N.W., on the Plaza in Old Town. (505) 242-4311

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“Cultures Across the Globe Bring Inspiration” – May Featured Artists

Cultures across the globe bring inspiration, especially to Amapola Gallery’s much-traveled Katherine Gauntt and Michele McMillan, Amapola’s Featured Artists for May.

Katherine’s latest trips took her to Paris and Japan. The graceful shapes of Parisian bridges and the many-layered pagodas of Japan, as well as the splendid gardens of both locales, are reflected in these masterful watercolors, many plein air. Katherine’s many fans have long enjoyed her plein air renderings of nature that capture the spirit of New Mexico. These landscapes are also presented here.

How jeweler Michele McMillan creates her many award-winning designs is a mystery, since she seems to be more often in Scotland, Singapore or South Africa than home here in Albuquerque.

Still, create she does. Wherever she travels, she hikes, and a myriad of nature shapes appear in her silver and stone work. Folk arts, old coins and more are reflected in her variety of crosses, coins, castings and fabrications, some set with Icelandic stones and semiprecious gems.

Though this exciting exhibit will be at Amapola Gallery through May, you can meet the artists at their reception, Friday, May 3, from 4 to 7p.m.

Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery, on the Plaza in Old Town at 205 Romero N.W. Open 10 to 5 daily. (505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com.

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Easter at Ampola Gallery

Easter is a time of promise, rejoicing, renewal. Along with religious celebration, bunnies, eggs and candy, many folks give gifts to their loved ones. For one of a kind, handmade–local–gifts, Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery can’t be beat.

From distinctive notecards and mixed-media crosses, floral paintings and hand-thrown mugs to graceful Sterling and gem jewelry, we have a myriad of choices waiting to become your thoughtful, cherished gifts.

See for yourselves at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery. Experience creativity at its finest.

Amapola Gallery is open 10 to 5 every day at 205 Romero N.W., on The Plaza in Old Town. Closed on Easter. (505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com.

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