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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 »

Distinctive New Mexico Experience

If you haven’t been to Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery lately, you’re missing out on a delightful and distinctive New Mexico experience. In historic Romero House on Old Town’s Plaza, we are filled with fantastic fulfillments of artistic impulse with works by our 40 artist members. We are awash in ambiance from our festive balcony to… Read more »

May Featured Artists

The original title of Amapola Gallery’s Featured Artist exhibition for May was “A Blast of Color. ” That’s wonderfully descriptive of Ann Tidrow Connely’s acrylic landscapes. These glorious southwestern vignettes are all about light – – mountains, foothills, our triumphant desert plants and over all our color – blasting sunset skies. Stunning’s the word. May’s… Read more »

Two New Artists At Amapola Gallery

Come catch our double play at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery. Tom Roche and Chris Maes bring their exciting work to Amapola as our newest Guest Members and they’re quite a duo. Chris Maes, an Albuquerque native who recently returned after eleven years away, says he has “been making things forever. ” What he makes for… 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 »

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 »

Amapola Gallery Your Destination Shop for Cards

Amapola Gallery is your destination shop for cards of all kinds.  You gotta know by now that Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery is a great source for gifts. Haven’t you been reading my splendid blogs? We overflow with handmade original art and crafts, from paintings to purses, photography to stone carvings, jewelry, ceramics, glass, wood, fabric… Read more »

For Christmas Gifting Choose Amapola Gallery!

We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas, And a Happy New Year! Christmas gifting on your mind? Are you doing the last minute shopping thing? Need a few stocking stuffers to round out your holiday shopping? Stuff this in your stocking and hang it!… Read more »

Twelve Days of Christmas at Amapola Gallery

With just over twelve days to Christmas, the holidays are a busy time of year with everyone shopping for the perfect gift for those special friends and family members. The traditional Twelve Days of Christmas Song starts with the gift of a partridge in a pear tree and each verse adds another item until reaching… Read more »