Posts Categorized: General

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 »

Board of Directors 2016

Amapola Gallery Albuquerque introduces its 2016 Board of Directors Like any large group, Amapola Gallery, an artists cooperative, requires a set o ‘ rules and a chain of command to keep things running smoothly. Okay — as smoothly as possible. We’re talkin ‘ herding cats here. The first group of offices are pretty generic :… Read more »

Last minute gifts in Albuquerque

Shop Amapola for Last Minute Gifts in Albuquerque We all know folks who have their holiday shopping nicely wrapped up by March. So organized! So disgusting! Then there are those who buy thoughtfully throughout the year and finish by first frost. (Shifting their energy into holiday get – togethers and — cooking. In my home… Read more »

Cooperation in an Artists Cooperative

New Mexico’s Largest Artists Cooperative Many times folks come up our stairs into Amapola and find the two artist/attendants deep in conversation. I often make the joke, “You have witnessed two members of an artists’ co-op actually cooperating!” As an ice breaker it may be lame, but it’s part of a larger truth. There are… Read more »

Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving This is the time of year when we are reminded to give thanks and are fairly awash in sentiment. Of course many folks are thankful as a terrific daily practice. I myself carry that close to the OCD extreme, being a near-constant enumerator of my own blessings. What a life! Amapola Gallery,… Read more »

10 Terrific Tidbits About Old Town Albuquerque

Get Re-Acquainted With Old Town Albuquerque Old Town Albuquerque can fall off your radar. It’s truly an Albuquerque treasure and we invite you to brush up on Old Town with these 10 Terrific Tidbits: 10. Walking in Old Town means you walk in the steps of the Conquistadors. It’s a tiny area with a big… Read more »

Straight Lines, Artists and Supporters of Art

Local Albuquerque Artists Make Amapola’s Art Fun We artists who man (and woman) Amapola while the gallery is open frequently hear, “I wish I could do that, but I can’t draw a straight line.”   This raises two issues, one of which I’ll tackle. First, you don’t have to draw a straight line to make… Read more »

Saluting Past, Present and Future Amapola Gallery Directors

Amapola  Gallery Directors Manage Co-op Success My grandfather used to say, “All men are created equal, but some are a damn sight more equal than others,” leaving no doubt as to were he fit in. Well, in Amapola artists’ cooperative gallery we are all equal. Trouble is, we still need a board of directors, including,… Read more »