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Amapola Gallery Frames Enchanted Gardens Third Saturday June

Just in time for summer it’s “Enchanted Gardens ” Third Saturday June on Amapola Gallery’s enchanting patio. Fused glass artist Diana Swanson, ceramist Sandra Moench, mosaic artist Debra Montoya and photographer Joy Kelley will demonstrate their mediums or assist you in creating your own “make and take ” treasure. Think: play with glass or mixed… Read more »

Romero House Old Town home to R.C. Gorman Gallery

If you haven’t been to Amapola co-op Gallery lately (why ever not?!) you’ve missed some big changes. Our landladies continue to transform the patio of Romero House, bricking over the entire area and adding ever more welcome and welcoming shaded seating. And–drumroll, please– we have a gorgeous new downstairs neighbor!   The R.C. Gorman Gallery… Read more »

Local Albuquerque Art Gallery

“Shop local ” and “shop small ” are hot philosophies just now, pushbacks against big box stores and cookie -cutter merchandise. What do they mean in relation to local Albuquerque art gallery, Amapola Gallery, on the Plaza in Old Town? 1) You can’t GET more local. ALL our artwork is local : Ceramics, beads and… Read more »

Jury Process for Amapola Gallery

Visitors sometimes ask how we accept new members into Amapola Gallery. Sometimes likely prospects find us, in person or online. Sometimes members see works at art shows and ask the artists to jury or, they may be friends of members. (Which is no guarantee of acceptance!) The artist fills out our application form and brings in… Read more »

Artists Cooperative Enjoys Spring Makeover

Amapola Gallery, an artists cooperative on Old Town Plaza in Albuquerque received a Spring Makeover. If you haven’t been to Old Town lately, you have yet to see the changes which are transforming both Amapola Gallery and the environs of our home, historic Romero House. (Read more about Historic Romero House in this earlier post.)… Read more »

Amapola Gallery is a One-Stop Co-op, Gallery and Gift Shop

Want a One-of-a-Kind Co-op, Gallery and Gift Shop? There is an evocative but easy question on the agenda for the next Communications Committee meeting (the group which brings you, among other things, this blog.) The question is : “What are we? Gallery? Co-op? Gifts?” The easy answer is, “Yes!” First and foremost Amapola is an… Read more »

Guest Member Photographer Jennifer Spradlin Joins Amapola

Amapola Gallery welcomes new guest member Jennifer Spradlin, photographer.   Jennifer is the daughter of our B. J. Briscoe,watercolorist, marking only the third mother /daughter combo in our 35-year history. Jennifer studied business in college, because what the heck can you do with a degree in Fine Arts? Okay, okay, you kibitzers, I hear your… Read more »

New Featured Artist System at Co-op Gallery

New Featured Artist System Will Focus on Duos Amapola began our “Featured Artist” system years ago as a mechanism on which to hang our publicity hat. Several artists would have selections of their work showcased in an area of the gallery’s front room and host a reception on a Sunday afternoon. Tasteful and low key…. Read more »

Curators Bring Order, Laughter and Display to Co-op Gallery

5 Curators Serve Amapola Co-op Gallery Amapola Gallery, an artists co-op, occupies the entire top floor of the historic Romero House on Old Town Plaza. To help bring a semblance of order to the displays of some forty artist – members, we elect five curators, two each for wall displays and cube displays and one… Read more »

Amapola Gallery Honors Jewelers as Featured Artists February

Five Jewelers Are Featured Artists for February 2016 The first archaeological evidence of personal adornment dates back some 75,000 years, a full 30,000 years before those beautiful cave paintings. (You know — here I am and here’s my handprint to prove it!) Very early finds include drilled shells and soapstone beads. This urge to adorn… Read more »