Posts Categorized: Artists

August Featured Artists at Amapola

“Southwest Textures: Fabric and Earth” is the title of the combined works of punch quilt creator Cristina Diaz-Arntzen and potter Sandra Moench. These are Amapola Gallery’s Featured Artists for August. Diaz-Arntzen, a native of Monterrey, Mexico, emigrated to the United States with her family when she was 16. After 28 years as a bilingual educator… Read more »

“Color Bold” – June Featured Artists at Amapola

A bold use of color is shared by the work of artists Amy Jane Johnson and Kelly McIntyre, June’s Featured Artists at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery. Amy Jane’s rainbow colors adorn not only wearables but also delicate and joyous ceramic cups, plates and bowls. Her clothing ranges from cotton socks and onesies through silk scarves… Read more »

New Guest Member – Pamela Troutman

Amapola Gallery newcomer Pamela Troutman, an emigre from Fairfax, Virginia, brings her take on bead weaving and bead embroidery to our already fabulous space. Pam also works with polymer clays, and includes this in some of her finished jewelry pieces. Pam was a “really creative kid,” at one time charging neighbor kids a quarter to… Read more »

“Thrown and Sewn” Pottery, Quilts and Macrame – May Featured Artists

“Thrown and Sewn: Pottery/Quilts/Macrame” is the title of Amapola Gallery’s May Featured Artist celebration. Ceramist Iris McDowell and fabric artist Marge Farmer-Page provide an exciting, contrasting display. “Throw” — to form ceramic objects on a potter’s wheel is an odd word to describe the way Iris McDowell creates her lyrically finished bowls, mugs and pie… Read more »

Welcoming Guest Member Matthew Snyder To The Gallery

Matthew Snyder, a California native now living in Socorro, earned a BFA from prestigious California College of the Arts. His clean, minimalist metal sculpture is now available at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery, where he is our newest guest member. Matt tells us that his newer works will offer a “more realistic interpretation ” of botanical… Read more »

April Featured Artists – “Bold and Beautiful”

Lynda Burch Featured Artist April Amapola Gallery

“Bold and Beautiful–Dynamic Paintings by Lynda Burch and Exquisite Jewelry by Jack Boglioli.” Whew! Quite a mouthful to announce Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery’s Featured Artists for April. In fairness, this show is quite an eyeful! Lynda Burch creates mixed media art with postage stamps, wine labels and antique maps. Her use of bold and colorful… Read more »

March Featured Artists – “Potpourri”

“Potpourri.” That’s the theme of Amapola Gallery’s March Featured Artist exhibition. This potpourri is a delightful mixture of beauty for eye and soul by two women who love to create and share their own unique visions. Brenda Bowman works her design magic with beads of metal, glass, stones and pearls. These provide an exciting and… Read more »

Welcoming Catalina Salinas to Amapola Gallery

Join with the 39 New Mexico artists of Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery in welcoming our newest guest member, oil painter Catalina Salinas. Salinas, originally from Bolivia, trained as an architect. Indeed she met her future husband while both were students in UNM’s school of architecture, from which Catalina earned her M.A. As a child, though,… Read more »

February Featured Artists

“A Story in Silver/ Nature’s Way ” are the themes of Amapola Gallery’s February Featured Artist event. Diana Kirkpatrick tells stories in sterling silver, with set stones and wire work. The designs flow organically from the stones she selects. Textures reflecting the natural world complete the design, or may comprise the entire design in and… Read more »

“Stitched Witchery and Mud Magic”

“Stitched Witchery and Mud Magic. ” This is the beguiling theme of Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery’s January Featured Artist exhibit, with works by fiber artist Annette Galvano and ceramic sculptor K.D. Fullerton. Together, these two conjure up an enchanting display. Annette Galvano casts a spell with felted wool handbags, hats, scarves and wall and table… Read more »