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“NECTERE” – July Featured Artists at Amapola Gallery

“Nectere”, from the Latin, meaning to bind or tie. Amapola Gallery’s Featured Artists for July choose this as the title of their exhibit. What ties the works of Debra Montoya and Catalina Salinas together? Color, texture and control of medium. Debra Montoya constructs brilliantly-colored, thoroughly original wall and wearable mosaics using glass, pottery, found objects,… Read more »

“Cultures Across the Globe Bring Inspiration” – May Featured Artists

Cultures across the globe bring inspiration, especially to Amapola Gallery’s much-traveled Katherine Gauntt and Michele McMillan, Amapola’s Featured Artists for May. Katherine’s latest trips took her to Paris and Japan. The graceful shapes of Parisian bridges and the many-layered pagodas of Japan, as well as the splendid gardens of both locales, are reflected in these… Read more »

“Elephants, Landscapes and Bowls” – April Featured Artists

“Elephants, Landscapes and Bowls.” Oh my! Amapola Gallery’s Featured Artists exhibit for April can barely contain the works of carver/painter Kristin Parrott and wood turner Mark McAllaster. Kristin Parrott, an artist/member at Amapola since our founding in 1980, has over the years been juried to exhibit more than ten mediums. Here she focuses on hand-carved… Read more »

February Featured Artists

Amapola Gallery presents “Glass/PaperScissors,” an intriguing exhibit of glasswork by Carol Lutz and cut paper by Sara Carley. Carol Lutz, by day a mild-mannered art teacher, dons her Super cape in her morsels of spare time to cut/fuse/slump brightly-colored glass. She creates striking crosses, dishes, lazy susans and what she calls “stripes of glass” or… Read more »

Small Business Saturday

November 24 is more than just the day after the day after Thanksgiving. It’s Small Business Saturday, a day to shop local in support of the city’s little guys. And I’ve got the small business where you’ll experience shopping at a whole new level. Amapola Gallery is a 40-member art and crafts co-operative, your own… Read more »

Paints and Patinas – November’s Featured Artists at Amapola

“Paints and Patinas” highlight Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery’s November Featured Artists display. Vera Russell supplies the paints and Jeannette Easley, the patinas. Vera Russell, an artist since her childhood, has lived and painted throughout much of the world, using pastels, acrylics, watercolors, and her favorite, oils. She even operated a well-regarded ceramics business for several… Read more »

What Do During Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque

My mom used to liken the experience of walking the balloon launch field during Albuquerque’s annual Balloon Fiesta to wandering among brightly colored elephants. Watching a launch is an unforgettable experience. But we all know what goes up must come down. And even if balloons floated forever, your neck would never hold out. In the… Read more »

Greetings Balloon Fans!

We all know balloons must be inflated. Not so our prices! One big benefit of shopping at Amapola co-op Gallery for souvenirs, gifts, decor, inspiration and adornment–our prices are NOT inflated. When the balloons have landed and the day stretches ahead, come meet the artists–all New Mexican all the time–, marvel at the variety of… Read more »

“Earth and Sky,” Amapola Gallery’s October Featured Artists

“Earth and Sky,” Amapola Gallery’s October Featured Artists exhibit, is an exciting blend of natural-object assemblages, and paper cuts and photographs. Art Rosenberg’s constructions incorporate stone, bamboo, wood, sea urchin quills and other natural objects, all secured to slabs of slate. They are meditative, minimalist and explosively quiet, and reflect Art’s interest in, and admiration… Read more »

“Hard Time and Liquid Assets” – September Featured Artists

No, not prison whiskey, it’s the theme of Amapola Gallery’s September Featured Artist exhibit, with the colorful Raku clocks of Phil Green and the dramatic acrylic “pours” of Sally Rugala. Phil Green crafts Raku timepieces for desk or wall, in different sizes and myriad shapes including sunflowers, balloons and bird houses. Of special interest is… Read more »