Amapola Gallery Announces Three New Guest Members

©2015, Amapola Gallery – Three New Guest Artists

©2015, Amapola Gallery – Three New Guest Artists

Amapola is pleased to welcome three new guest members to the gallery.

©2015, Debra Montoya Mosaic Art

©2015, Debra Montoya Mosaic Art

Debra Montoya’s family has lived in the Dixon Area for generations. She combines traditional New Mexican motifs and color palette with her love of nature.

Debra incorporates found objects, glass and her own ceramic roses into color-intense mosaic wall pieces. How did she start?

“I was always gluing,” she says. She won her first award for a mosaic in fifth grade, and her work will be familiar to many from Contemporary Hispanic Market.

©2015, Mary Sharp-Davis, potter

©2015, Mary Sharp-Davis, potter

Mary Sharp-Davis throws and hand-builds complex sculptural ceramics, both ornamental and functional. She takes her inspiration from ancient art forms.

“Clay,” she says, “offers me in one medium the alchemical use of earth, air, fire and water.”

Her pieces include shrines, urns, jewelry, assemblages and functional tableware.

©2015, Sandra Moeneh, potter

©2015, Sandra Moeneh, potter

Sandra Moeneh (rhymes with ‘lunch’) began working with ceramics in 1975. While pursuing a career as a medical technician at Ft. Defiance and Santa Fe’s Indian Hospital, she absorbed, and adopted as her own, the symbolism and feeling of Native American ceramics.

For the last 20 years, Sandra has been able to focus on ceramics, producing platters, pitchers, mugs and bowls, and a variety of decorative tableware. Works with her cream glaze employ dragonfly and butterfly symbolism.

Other glazes are used with her geometric designs. All her work is microwave and dishwasher safe.

With three such talented and assorted artists as new guest members at Amapola, everything old – 35 years in business – is fresh for Spring. Come see!

Amapola Gallery is a “Don’t Miss Destination” in Albuquerque. The cooperative, home to more than 40 local artists, is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm.

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