Posts Categorized: Artists

Guest Artist Gwen Peterson Returns to Amapola Gallery

Join the artists at Amapola co-op Gallery in welcoming back one of our own, award-winning serigrapher Gwen Entz Peterson. Gwen was an original member in 1980, working to get us off the ground. After three years she moved on to other pastures. Now she’s back! Her silkscreen prints range from a tiny Siamese cat to… Read more »

Guest Member Artist Roberto Crespin

Meet Guest Member Artist Roberto Crespin Our new Amapola guest artist started life as just plain Robert Crespin. The “o” was bestowed on this gifted photographer to distinguish him from another Robert. Roberto or Robert, Amapola has him and we’re delighted. Roberto Crespin comes to our nifty artists’ co-op gallery through the urging of another… Read more »

Jeweler Diana Kirkpatrick Rejoins Amapola Gallery

Good news, you jewelry-loving thrill seekers! Diana Kirkpatrick is back and Amapola Gallery has her! Fresh from a stint with her husband as full-time RVers, the sadder but wiser ex-road warrior has returned to New Mexico. In her home without wheels she is again creating her sophisticated sterling, stone and glass wearable art. Texture is a… Read more »

August Featured Artists Tap Color and Light

Watercolorist Carol Sparks and glass maven Diana Swanson team up for Amapola Gallery’s Featured Artist exhibit “Expressions with Living Color and Light.” Sparks, an Albuquerque native, captures our stunning New Mexico light through her use of color, sharing her sense of awe at the landscapes and cultural traditions that surround us. Swanson is a relative… Read more »

Guest Artist Diana Corbin Introduces Candle Carving

Welcome candle maker Diana Corbin to Amapola co-op Gallery’s diverse group of talented local artists. We’ve never had a candle carver before! Diana has lived in New Mexico now for six years. Her art background is as a drama teacher, and she currently teaches dance to fifth graders. Drama and movement animate Diana’s hand -dipped,… Read more »

Guest Member Artist Sally Rugala Joins Amapola

Like many members of Amapola artists’ co-op, guest member artist Sally Rugala was born and raised elsewhere, but she’s been a New Mexican since she was a teen. She’s pursued an interest in art and craft all her life but her degree is in computer science and her “day job ” was in computer software…. Read more »

Guest Member Artist Carol Maestas Joins Amapola Gallery

Carol Maestas, whose family descends from the Conquistadors, is a native Albuquerquean and proud of it! She is also the newest watercolorist to become a guest member of Amapola Gallery, an artists’ co-operative gallery on the Plaza in Old Town. Carol’s works offer the soft beauty of watercolor without the shiny distraction of glass. Largely… Read more »

Welcome Guest Member Artist Joy Kelley

Meet Photographer and Guest Member Artist Joy Kelley Join us in welcoming Joy Kelley to the diverse gang of Amapola Gallery photographers.Farmgirl Joy once raised and raced Thoroughbred horses, at one time owning twenty -two. She taught English at the federal juvenile prison in Santa Fe for four years. Intrigued by the Native Americans among… Read more »

Artists Cooperative Gallery Adds Guest Member Artists

An artists cooperative art gallery, Amapola Gallery is home to 40 artists. Most are from the greater Albuquerque area. The diverse membership gives the gallery an incredible foundation and a large and ever-changing presentation. Guest member artists are juried in quarterly and as situations change, new guests join the members.  Amapola Gallery is pleased to… Read more »

Gallery Photographers Frame New Mexico Anew

Today we focus on the works of three Amapola Gallery photographers. In this age of digital photography, Photoshop and general image manipulation, you might say their works showcase reality and then some. Elzbieta Kaleta began her art career with traditional animal-motif Polish paper cutting. This imparted a grounding in minute control, highly structured design and… Read more »