Posts Categorized: General

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 »

Community is Key to New Mexico’s Largest Co-op Gallery

Community and co-op blend into Amapola Gallery Albuquerque Artisans plus Albuquerque equals Amapola Gallery. It was our theme song last year, our 35th, and it remains true. We are a fellowship of forty artists (more or less) united by our common interest in maintaining our gallery, which provides display space for our work and collegiality… Read more »

Upcoming Renovation at Historic Romero House

Amapola Gallery is located in historic Romero House, (Read more in last year’s post about how perfect this historic location is for our Gallery.) right on the Plaza in Old Town. We’ve been here for well over a decade and pleased we are, too. (Sounds a little Yoda -ish; must be the influence of Star Wars!)… Read more »

Giving Credit, Giving Thanks, Giving up the Year

Thank YOU 2015! Amapola Gallery has been in business as an artists co-operative since 1980, and we have reached the moment to give credit where it’s due: Thank YOU 2015! We couldn’t have done it without YOU. Yup–you. The travelers who stop in every time you come through Albuquerque to see what’s new with us,… Read more »