Small Business Saturday!

Black Friday madness got you down? Small Business Saturday at Amapola Gallery is your answer.

Amapola is a true artists’ co-op Gallery, run by and for ourselves, forty award-winning New Mexico artisans. Since each of us is a business of one, buying here means “small” business every day of the year. With our exciting variety and affordable pricing, you’re sure to find a “must have” for everyone on your gift list, friend, boss, employee, in-law and outlaw.

Experience small business at it’s finest, Saturday, November 30, at Amapola Gallery, on the Plaza in Old Town at 205 Romero N.W.

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Being Thankful at Amapola Gallery

We artists at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery have much to be thankful for.

We are ending our 39th year as a business in Old Town. Wow! That’s right–in January we’ll hit the big Four-Oh.

We are grateful for a loyal and ever-expanding audience of satisfied customers. That’s You, and without you our gallery would be history.

We hope you’ll include us in your holiday planning. Come in and enjoy our vast array art, collectibles and general wonders. If you can’t find that perfect hostess, Thanksgiving or Christmas gift for co-workers, friends and family, you’re browsing with your eyes closed. You might just find a little sump’m sump’m for yourself.

Thanks to you all, past, present and future customers. We couldn’t do it without you.

Amapola Gallery, open 10 to 5 daily at 205 Romero N.W., on the Plaza in Old Town. 242-4311 and at amapolagallery.com.

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Find The Perfect Gift At Amapola

There is a notion because Thanksgiving is at the end of November this year that this results in a “short holiday shopping season.” Since we haven’t mislaid any days somehow, I find the notion bemusing. However, you can always find a perfect gift at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery in Old Town.

With forty local artists we have a terrific selection of woodworking, jewelry, glassmaking, functional pottery, oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, stone carving, photography, quilts, wearables and more, all at co-op prices to fit any budget. We have it all!

Experience your own personal arts and crafts fair daily from 10 to 5 at Amapola Gallery, on the Plaza in Old Town at 205 Romero N.W. 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com.

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“Alas For Those Who Never Sing…”

Nineteenth century jurist and writer Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, “Alas for those who never sing, But die with all their music in them.” For those who “never go to Old Town,” or never go into galleries,” I would add that those who sing our own particular music also need listening ears.

An unseen painting is only half expressed. Jewelry never worn, a mug never tasting coffee, serve only to catch dust. I don’t know about that tree falling in the forest but I do know that the artists at Amapola Gallery need you to hear our “music.”

Experience art for wall, shelf or personal adornment at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery, in virtually every medium and a wide range of prices to suit any budget.

Come to Old Town, the Conquistadors gift to modern Albuquerque. Experience unique–unusual–always New Mexican–at Amapola Gallery, on the Plaza at 205 Romero, N.W. Open daily, 10 to 5.

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“Hollyhocks, Wood Grain and Rainbows” – November Featured Artists

The triple threat of Marti Anspach, Neal Drago and Amy Jane Johnson create Amapola Gallery’s Featured Artists exhibit for November.

Art from Martie Anspach, Featured Artist July at Amapola Gallery.

Printmaker Martie Anspach produces charming etchings and lino cuts with a variety of natural-world subjects. Hollyhock dominate here, but not to the exclusion of other delicate, subtle works. (Hard to imagine a domineering, exclusive hollyhock. It’s just wrong.)

This is a tall ring box from Neal Drago.

Neal Drago’s meticulously hand-crafted boxes combine beautifully grained wood with touches of Sterling and turquoise. Shapes suggested by nature provide unique beauty and gracefully complement Anspach’s works.

Amy Jane Johnson’s rainbow tie-dyed baby socks and onesies, and elegant ladies’ scarves and wraps take you from “awww” to “ooo.” They are both distinctive and easy to wear. She carries her clear, vibrant colors over to her ceramic mugs, plates and vessels, each a pleasure to peruse. And, of course, to use.

All in all, this is a joyful and wide ranging grouping. Experience it through November, and meet the artists Friday, November 1st from 4 to 7.

Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery, open 10 to 5 daily at historic Romero House, 205 Romero, N.W., on the Plaza in Old Town.

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Halloween at Amapola Gallery!

Halloween ghoulies and goblins! When you rumble into Amapola Gallery this month, there’ll be no tricks, but we have lots of treats–just not the edible kind.

We have bootiful greeting cards for the witch or warlock of your heart, mugs for that poison brew, bowls for your collection of severed fingers, glorious chains–even some cheery Day of the Dead mosaics and punch quilts.

With forty all-local artists we have lots of treats to choose from. Come buy a few for the bats in your belfry. We promise not to throw you in the dungeon!

Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery, open 10 to 5 daily at 205 Romero N.W. On the Plaza in Old Town. 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com.

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Balloon Fiesta 2019!

Several balloons float over Albuquerque almost every morning of the year. Practice for the glorious aerial extravaganza which is Balloon Fiesta. And here it is again! Gas-powered hot air balloons aloft!

Albuquerque Balloon Festival E. Cristina Diaz-Arntzen IMG_1239

Since gravity eventually prevails why not continue the process and keep coming down–to Old Town, a tiny, historical jewel, with museums and marvels, restaurants and ristras, and truly New Mexican treasures.

Number One treasure is Amapola Gallery, a true artists’ co-op, where we are all New Mexican all the time. We are a one-stop shopping experience. With works by 40 New Mexicans we’re our own arts and crafts fair, open daily, with no entry fee! We carry an alphabet of the arts, from art glass, bowls in wood and ceramic and crosses in wood and metal, to–I’m thinking! Okay, no x, y or z. Though we usually have a serigraph zebra or two. Come on down and binge watch our paintings, art prints and tie-dyed onesies. And notecards–notecards-notecards!

We’re waiting for You at Amapola Gallery, 205 Romero N.W., right on the Plaza in Old Town. (505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com.

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“The Art of the Matter” – October Featured Artists

Diana Kirkpatrick and Gwen Peterson employ sterling, stones and sundry silkscreens to present “The Art of the Matter”, Amapola Gallery’s Featured Artists exhibit for October.

diana kirkpatrick art you can wear

Diana Kirkpatrick crafts art to wear from gemstones and sterling, incorporating organic textures and elements from nature into her distinctive work. Using a variety of techniques and a vast array of stones she hand-crafts one of a kind earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings, continually creating exciting new designs.

This painting entitled "Tansy Aster" is by Guest Member Artist Gwen Peterson and is on display at Amapola Gallery Albuquerque.

Gwen Peterson creates serigraphs with geometric patterns of southwest scapes in brilliant hues, and more. While this show features larger works, there will be critters in the corners, including her celebrated series of Siamese cats.

Treat yourselves to conversation with the artists at their reception, Friday, October 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. You might even make a purchase, and there’s nothing the matter with that.

“The Art of the Matter” runs through October at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery, on the Plaza in Old Town at 205 Romero N.W. Open 10 to 5 daily. (505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com

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September Featured Artists

Amapola Featured Artists for September are Annette Galvano, with felted wool hats, handbags, scarves and more…

See the December Featured Artists at Amapola Gallery Albuquerque where you'll find these felted wool hats.

…and Cynthia Mulvaney, with quirky and nostalgic paintings and assemblages.

Cynthia Mulvaney oil painting artist at Amapola Gallery

Reception is from 4 to 7p.m. on Friday, September 6, at Amapola co-op Gallery, 205 Romero N.W., in Old Town. (505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com.

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Back To School Rewards

Unbelievably, the school year has begun. For those of you wiping your brows, delighted with every kidless hour, as well as those wiping your eyes, missing your little darlin’s, a thought. You all deserve a reward!

Come experience Amapola Gallery, your own admission-free daily arts and crafts fair.

How about an abstract, floral or western landscape painting for the man cave, she-shed or the space in the living room that’s looking empty? New ceramic coffee mugs or a tiny, hand-carved stone hand in appreciation of the new teacher? Whimsical carved wood cowboys. Turned wood bowls with turquoise inlay. Fused and slumped glass or tie-dye onesies, jewelry in every style and price range and, with forty of us, much more as well.

All in all it’s an awesome array of artistry in historic Romero House on the Plaza.

Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery awaits you at 205 Romero N.W. (505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com.

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