New Guest Member – Pamela Troutman

Amapola Gallery newcomer Pamela Troutman, an emigre from Fairfax, Virginia, brings her take on bead weaving and bead embroidery to our already fabulous space. Pam also works with polymer clays, and includes this in some of her finished jewelry pieces.

Pam was a “really creative kid,” at one time charging neighbor kids a quarter to view saloon scenes Pam had crafted in her basement. Her college degree is a B.A. in Studio Art with a minor in Cartography. It was the latter expertise she used in her “day job,” basement exhibitions proving insufficiently profitable.

Pam retired from the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, with a passion for beading that burst into her life about 2000. She began by adorning a work lanyard and quickly moved on to juried shows in Virginia and representation in Washington, D.C.’s Bead Museum. And now Amapola has her!

Enjoy Pam Troutman’s bead jewelry at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery daily from 10 to 5. 205 Romero N.W. in Old Town’s historic Romero House. Call (505) 242-4311 or check us out at

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