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35 Things We Love About Old Town Albuquerque

Old Town Albuquerque is particularly near and dear to the hearts of Amapola Gallery members. But we thoughts you might enjoy this recap of why we feel as we do: A historic part of Albuquerque, an area small in size but enormous in variety and impact Shady, restful plaza where you can sit and watch… Read more »

Jurying art into a member co-op art gallery

One of the responsibilities of membership in a member co-op art gallery like Amapola is jurying art.Who gets in? Why? It’s not a simple answer. If, say, a potter is what we need to round membership out, a potter is who we’ll jury in, although other artists may be juried in for the waiting list. Jurying… Read more »

Fine art? Fine Craft?

Amapola Gallery offers fine art and fine craft form 40 local artisans.

My dictionary defines fine art as “usually restricted to the graphic arts, drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and sometimes, architecture.” Art is “the making or doing of things that have form and beauty,” while craft is “manual art…dexterity in a particular manual occupation.” Confusing, no? However, on the basis of this information, Amapola does not exhibit… Read more »

Artists Across the World Celebrate Leonardo da Vinci

As an artist, there are two ways to look at Leonardo do Vinci (Leo from the ‘hood.)  First, why bother? He did it all, only better. Why do I think I can be an artist? Second, looking at the vast expanse of artistic possibility showcased by him, let’s say we want to be a part… Read more »

A Word About Our Co-op Art Gallery…

Amapola Gallery is a cooperative. This means we all split the rent, pay a small percentage of our sales (as opposed to the 50-60% commission from a regular gallery) and take turns manning – and womanning – the store. But the whole purpose of the exercise, and with our stairs I use that term advisedly,… Read more »

About those Stairs…

Amapola Gallery is an oasis of artfulness but you have to earn your access by ascending our stairs. (It’s a disadvantage to being in an historic building, the Romero House, currently in its hundredth year.) Read more about the Romero House. You can get a good glimpse of what we have to offer in the… Read more »

About Parking in Old Town…

I’ve heard it said:  “There’s no place to park in Old Town.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Speaking for one of two all-New Mexico cooperatives, and one of twenty-plus galleries in Old Town, I can tell you, “That just ain’t so.” Except for the very rare special occasion, there’s always a place to park!… Read more »