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Amapola Christmas Carol

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me 12 tie-dyed onesies 11 gourds and punch quilts 10 wooden boxes 9 perfect photos 8 painted landscapes 7 carved stone critters 6 prints and silkscreens 5 sterling rings 4 pastels framed 3 plates of glass 2 wooden bowls And a handmade ornament for… Read more »

Words from Margaret Parrott

I’d like to share something my mother wrote years ago. Margaret Parrott was a gifted artist and original member of Amapola Gallery. “I understand all over again that being awake for the religious experience is the realm of the artist in each of us. The ordinary, when truly noticed, becomes wonderful. Practicality threatens to be… Read more »

Why Is It Called A “Co-op” ?

I write “Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery ” for a specific reason, even though our actual name is Amapola Gallery. That’s to emphasize that we are a cooperative. Each of us contributes rent, time and our various strengths to keep our lovely gallery open and staffed. A local co-op is also a virtual poster child for… Read more »

Have Fun and Beat The Heat!

Looking for a great way to beat the heat and have a fun experience at the same time? Slide in to Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery in historic Old Town!   At Amapola we have the coolest collection of art in the Southwest, both functional and not, in our air conditioned gallery, and Yay Yogurt, with… Read more »

June Featured Artist Reception

“Nature’s Gifts:  Wood and Color ” is the theme of Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery’s June Featured Artist event. Wood turner Mark McAllaster and watercolorist B.J. Briscoe join artistic forces to bring you a joyful visual treat. After more than 40 years working with wood, Mark masterfully enhances grain, color and the natural characteristics of each… Read more »

Knots on the Cutting Edge.

“Knots on the Cutting Edge. ” That’s the theme for Amapola artists co-op Gallery ‘s March Featured Artist exhibition. I say we could call it “Runs with Scissors. ” Quilter and macrame knotter Marge Farmer Page, and paper cutter Sara Carley, employ knots and scissors in their artwork and cut quite a swath doing it…. Read more »

Welcoming Guest Artist Iris McDowell

Join the members of Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery in welcoming Guest Artist Iris McDowell, a gifted artist whose functional ceramics enhance everyday tasks. Iris’ s background includes more than three decades as symphony violinist and violist. Iris imparts a lyric quality to her clay work, elegant shapes enhanced by the application of copper leaf. Her… Read more »

Come celebrate the new at Amapola Gallery as we welcome Kelly McIntyre.

Come embrace the new at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery! New desk, new carpet, glorious new fountains in our patio and an exciting Guest Member who is new to Amapola and to the professional art world. Kelly McIntyre, Albuquerque born and bred, is from a family of artists, ceramists, watercolorists and oil painters. Kelly’s work in… Read more »

New Colors and Textures at Amapola Gallery

More new stuff at Amapola artist’s co-op Gallery in Old Town! I’m talkin’ color and texture and an elegant new look. Amy Jane Johnson is our new fiber artist and she’s a dandy. In New Mexico for forty plus years, and sewing longer than that, Amy Jane creates scarves, unstructured jackets and even a line… Read more »

All New Carpet in Amapola Gallery

Wanta get a boost for spring? Come see our refreshed artists co-op, Amapola Gallery. We have new carpet. Sound simple? Think again. January 8 we cleared the whole spacious area, all art work, new desk, old desk, jewelry towers, display furniture – – the whole blessed thing. Your reward, and ours, with our antique floor… Read more »