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The History of Amapola Gallery

Happy Birthday, Amapola Gallery! That’s right, Amapola is forty years old in 2020. Our gallery began in January, 1980, the brainchild of several artists, of whom Jan Hayes was the driving force. (Ms Hayes, a fierce advocate, went on to spearhead Sandia Bear Watch.) Conceived as a springboard for artists not yet fully established, to… Read more »

Holiday Shopping At Amapola Gallery

Don’t settle for ordinary, mass-produced gifts and cards this holiday season. Explore Old Town, Albuquerque’s beginning, and discover Amapola Gallery! In business since 1980, Amapola is an artists’ co-operative with forty award-winning local members. We have it all from wall art in oils, watercolor, wood and paper cuts, acrylics and ceramic, to wearables, quilts, glass,… Read more »

Experience Our Budget Friendly Prices

Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery demonstrates New Mexico-made creativity at its finest. The range of works by our forty award-winning artisans is matched by our budget friendly range of prices. Explore historic Romero House. View San Felipe we Neri church and the Plaza from our camera-friendly balcony. Experience Old Town at its finest! Amapola Gallery, open… Read more »

Small Business Saturday!

Black Friday madness got you down? Small Business Saturday at Amapola Gallery is your answer. Amapola is a true artists’ co-op Gallery, run by and for ourselves, forty award-winning New Mexico artisans. Since each of us is a business of one, buying here means “small” business every day of the year. With our exciting variety… Read more »

Being Thankful at Amapola Gallery

We artists at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery have much to be thankful for. We are ending our 39th year as a business in Old Town. Wow! That’s right–in January we’ll hit the big Four-Oh. We are grateful for a loyal and ever-expanding audience of satisfied customers. That’s You, and without you our gallery would be… Read more »

Find The Perfect Gift At Amapola

There is a notion because Thanksgiving is at the end of November this year that this results in a “short holiday shopping season.” Since we haven’t mislaid any days somehow, I find the notion bemusing. However, you can always find a perfect gift at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery in Old Town. With forty local artists… Read more »

“Alas For Those Who Never Sing…”

Nineteenth century jurist and writer Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, “Alas for those who never sing, But die with all their music in them.” For those who “never go to Old Town,” or never go into galleries,” I would add that those who sing our own particular music also need listening ears. An unseen painting is… Read more »

Halloween at Amapola Gallery!

Halloween ghoulies and goblins! When you rumble into Amapola Gallery this month, there’ll be no tricks, but we have lots of treats–just not the edible kind. We have bootiful greeting cards for the witch or warlock of your heart, mugs for that poison brew, bowls for your collection of severed fingers, glorious chains–even some cheery… Read more »

Back To School Rewards

Unbelievably, the school year has begun. For those of you wiping your brows, delighted with every kidless hour, as well as those wiping your eyes, missing your little darlin’s, a thought. You all deserve a reward! Come experience Amapola Gallery, your own admission-free daily arts and crafts fair. How about an abstract, floral or western… Read more »

Easter at Ampola Gallery

Easter is a time of promise, rejoicing, renewal. Along with religious celebration, bunnies, eggs and candy, many folks give gifts to their loved ones. For one of a kind, handmade–local–gifts, Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery can’t be beat. From distinctive notecards and mixed-media crosses, floral paintings and hand-thrown mugs to graceful Sterling and gem jewelry, we… Read more »