Posts Categorized: Artists

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 »

Sculpture Art from Stone

Amapola Gallery Member Kristin Parrott Loves Sculpture I had a sort of vision once, a flash onto my inner eye. A red stone bear, carved by me, with a hawk’s feather as her power bundle. (Tied onto her back with a triple length of genuine synthetic faux sinew, for those of you unfamiliar with the… Read more »

Art and Balloons at Albuquerque’s Amapola Gallery

Lynda Burch has been a valuable member of Amapola Gallery since 2005. Her mixed media wall pieces encompass collage, acrylic, watercolor and a healthy dose of imagination. Her stamp and map collages are especially distinctive and unusual. Prints of both her pictograph series of collages and of her stamp/map collages have been carried by the… Read more »

Quilts and Quilting Art a Practical Specialty of Marge Farmer-Page

Marge Farmer-Page came to quilts and quilting art through a series of happy accidents. Like most of the members of Amapola, she began her art career in the previous millennium. Her family had recently moved to Albuquerque. During tax season she worked for a major tax return company, and worked full-time as a homemaker with… Read more »

Encaustic Art Presented by Guest Member Artist

Join us in welcoming Tricia Simmons as our newest guest member artist at Amapola Gallery. Tricia spent most of her life in the Chicago area, where she raised her five children. Over the years she worked as a registered nurse, massage therapist and aromatherapist before moving to Albuquerque nearly a decade ago. She, with her… Read more »