The History of Amapola Gallery

Happy Birthday, Amapola Gallery! That’s right, Amapola is forty years old in 2020.

Our gallery began in January, 1980, the brainchild of several artists, of whom Jan Hayes was the driving force. (Ms Hayes, a fierce advocate, went on to spearhead Sandia Bear Watch.) Conceived as a springboard for artists not yet fully established, to help grow their art careers, Amapola Gallery is now home to a core of more permanent members. Two even remain from the original thirty, but more than 235 artists have been members over the years.

Currently, Amapola co-op Gallery boasts 40 award-winning artist-members at our fourth (and best!) location in Old Town, 205 Romero N.W., in historic Romero House. It is Jan Hayes who named the gallery Amapola, Spanish for poppy, after her parents’ courting song, and the cheerful red poppy logo has served us well.

On an average day we have some 1500 pieces of New Mexico creativity on display, from contemporary to Southwestern, abstract to traditional, functional and decorative, in mediums including cut paper, clay, fabrics, (both quilts and clothing), glass, jewelry, photography, wood, stone and mixed media. And never forget our vast array of notecards.

Amapola Gallery has delighted serious collectors, gift buyer’s and hand-made-in-New-Mexico souvenir seekers for forty years and counting.

Come to Old Town, Albuquerque’s heart, wish us Many Happy Returns and experience this dynamic, artist-run gallery for yourselves. We are open 10 to 5 daily.

Amapola Gallery, (505) 242-4311 and amapolagallery.com.

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40 Year Anniversary!

Happy Birthday to Us!

That’s right. In January, 2020, Amapola Gallery turns forty years old. For any gallery this is a triumph. For a superb, artists’ co-op gallery, it is remarkable. I remark it!

Think of it. Forty years of actual cooperating among a shifting cast of creative folks accustomed to working alone!

With so many artist-members, we present an astonishing variety of art and fine crafts at a gratifying range of prices. Experience Amapola Gallery for yourself. Come wish us happy birthday!

Watch for special events throughout our birthday year, including artist demos and a two-day hoorah in May. All at Amapola Gallery, on the Plaza in Old Town, 205 Romero N.W. We are open 10 to 5 daily.

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January All Member Exhibition At Amapola Gallery

New Year’s Greetings from Amapola Gallery! Help us celebrate our forty years –¡ forty! ¡ I’m exhausted!–with a reception Friday, January 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. Featured is our whole gallery, all forty award-winning artisan-members.

We present local, affordable variety, like a permanent arts and crafts fair with all New Mexican entries.

Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery has been in business since 1980, so you know we’re doing something right. Come experience for yourselves.

Amapola Gallery in historic Romero House, on the Plaza in Old Town at 205 Romero N.W. We are open 10 to 5 daily.

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Holiday Shopping At Amapola Gallery

Don’t settle for ordinary, mass-produced gifts and cards this holiday season. Explore Old Town, Albuquerque’s beginning, and discover Amapola Gallery! In business since 1980, Amapola is an artists’ co-operative with forty award-winning local members.

We have it all from wall art in oils, watercolor, wood and paper cuts, acrylics and ceramic, to wearables, quilts, glass, wood and masses of distinctive jewelry. Don’t forget our copious cornucopia of cards, sure to supply you for any occasion.

To this add the holiday ambience of Old Town and you have a unique and enjoyable shopping experience.

Come see!

Amapola Gallery, open 10 to 5 on the Plaza in Old Town at 205 Romero N.W.

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Experience Our Budget Friendly Prices

Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery demonstrates New Mexico-made creativity at its finest. The range of works by our forty award-winning artisans is matched by our budget friendly range of prices.

Explore historic Romero House. View San Felipe we Neri church and the Plaza from our camera-friendly balcony. Experience Old Town at its finest!

Amapola Gallery, open 10 to 5 daily on the Plaza in Romero House at 205 Romero, N.W.

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Artists Stray From Their Usual Mediums This December!

If you’ve ever been to Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery you know it’s an awesome experience. We produce an amazing variety of art and fine craft in almost every medium, at a price range to match any budget.

If you’ve never been, now is the perfect time. For the holidays we outdo even ourselves! Really! Our vast collection of notecards expands, with even more unique greeting cards. Our artists are permitted to stray from their usual mediums, so a painter may display ceramics, or a potter show metalwork. For December and January we are even bigger and better than ever. (Hard to believe, but true.)

Truly, if you can’t find the perfect gift for anyone and everyone on your list, you’re browsing with your eyes closed. And that would be a pity!

Come meet us Friday, December 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Amapola Gallery, on the Plaza at 205 Romero N.W., in historic Romero House.

Experience it!

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Small Business Saturday!

Black Friday madness got you down? Small Business Saturday at Amapola Gallery is your answer.

Amapola is a true artists’ co-op Gallery, run by and for ourselves, forty award-winning New Mexico artisans. Since each of us is a business of one, buying here means “small” business every day of the year. With our exciting variety and affordable pricing, you’re sure to find a “must have” for everyone on your gift list, friend, boss, employee, in-law and outlaw.

Experience small business at it’s finest, Saturday, November 30, at Amapola Gallery, on the Plaza in Old Town at 205 Romero N.W.

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Being Thankful at Amapola Gallery

We artists at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery have much to be thankful for.

We are ending our 39th year as a business in Old Town. Wow! That’s right–in January we’ll hit the big Four-Oh.

We are grateful for a loyal and ever-expanding audience of satisfied customers. That’s You, and without you our gallery would be history.

We hope you’ll include us in your holiday planning. Come in and enjoy our vast array art, collectibles and general wonders. If you can’t find that perfect hostess, Thanksgiving or Christmas gift for co-workers, friends and family, you’re browsing with your eyes closed. You might just find a little sump’m sump’m for yourself.

Thanks to you all, past, present and future customers. We couldn’t do it without you.

Amapola Gallery, open 10 to 5 daily at 205 Romero N.W., on the Plaza in Old Town. 242-4311 and at amapolagallery.com.

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Find The Perfect Gift At Amapola

There is a notion because Thanksgiving is at the end of November this year that this results in a “short holiday shopping season.” Since we haven’t mislaid any days somehow, I find the notion bemusing. However, you can always find a perfect gift at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery in Old Town.

With forty local artists we have a terrific selection of woodworking, jewelry, glassmaking, functional pottery, oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, stone carving, photography, quilts, wearables and more, all at co-op prices to fit any budget. We have it all!

Experience your own personal arts and crafts fair daily from 10 to 5 at Amapola Gallery, on the Plaza in Old Town at 205 Romero N.W. 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com.

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“Alas For Those Who Never Sing…”

Nineteenth century jurist and writer Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, “Alas for those who never sing, But die with all their music in them.” For those who “never go to Old Town,” or never go into galleries,” I would add that those who sing our own particular music also need listening ears.

An unseen painting is only half expressed. Jewelry never worn, a mug never tasting coffee, serve only to catch dust. I don’t know about that tree falling in the forest but I do know that the artists at Amapola Gallery need you to hear our “music.”

Experience art for wall, shelf or personal adornment at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery, in virtually every medium and a wide range of prices to suit any budget.

Come to Old Town, the Conquistadors gift to modern Albuquerque. Experience unique–unusual–always New Mexican–at Amapola Gallery, on the Plaza at 205 Romero, N.W. Open daily, 10 to 5.

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