Posts Tagged: art

Why Is It Called A “Co-op” ?

I write “Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery ” for a specific reason, even though our actual name is Amapola Gallery. That’s to emphasize that we are a cooperative. Each of us contributes rent, time and our various strengths to keep our lovely gallery open and staffed. A local co-op is also a virtual poster child for… Read more »

Lynda Burch and Gwen Peterson are Featured Artists in July

Lynda Burch and Gwen Peterson July Featured Artists

“Two Visions:  Abstracts and Landscapes” is the theme for Lynda Burch and Gwen Peterson’s Featured Artist display for July at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery. It’s a great title for the works of these two award-winning artists. Lynda Burch, widely admired for her unique postage stamp collages, brings a new collection of acrylic abstracts titled “Freedom.”… Read more »

Art Gallery Houses Diverse Offerings

As an art gallery, Amapola Gallery is the largest artists cooperative in the state of New Mexico. When writing about Amapola co-op Gallery, I often emphasize our combination of “locally handmade “with “affordable. ” It’s true. For unique birthday/sweetheart/promotion/holiday/hostess gifts we are unbeatable. But “Gallery ” is in our name for a reason, and it’s… Read more »

Romero House Old Town home to R.C. Gorman Gallery

If you haven’t been to Amapola co-op Gallery lately (why ever not?!) you’ve missed some big changes. Our landladies continue to transform the patio of Romero House, bricking over the entire area and adding ever more welcome and welcoming shaded seating. And–drumroll, please– we have a gorgeous new downstairs neighbor!   The R.C. Gorman Gallery… 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 »

Art and Balloons at Albuquerque’s Amapola Gallery

Lynda Burch has been a valuable member of Amapola Gallery since 2005. Her mixed media wall pieces encompass collage, acrylic, watercolor and a healthy dose of imagination. Her stamp and map collages are especially distinctive and unusual. Prints of both her pictograph series of collages and of her stamp/map collages have been carried by the… Read more »

The Onion Fine Oil Painting

The onion – allium cepa – is a plant of the lily family. It has an edible bulb with a strong, sharp smell and taste. The dictionary says so! Onions range in color from white to red. The American variety is said to be the most pungent. All onins are cousins of the Easter lily…. 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 »