Posts Categorized: General

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 »

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 »