Posts Tagged: gallery

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 »

Saluting Past, Present and Future Amapola Gallery Directors

Amapola  Gallery Directors Manage Co-op Success My grandfather used to say, “All men are created equal, but some are a damn sight more equal than others,” leaving no doubt as to were he fit in. Well, in Amapola artists’ cooperative gallery we are all equal. Trouble is, we still need a board of directors, including,… Read more »

Co-Op Gallery Albuquerque a Balloon Destination

Amapola Co-op Gallery ABQ Balloon Destination Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta is a long-standing wonderment, what with a field of more than 600 balloons this year, mass ascensions, special shapes rodeo, key grab, races–Wow! Wondrous though it is, it is largely an early-morning event. Ah, Fiesta goers think, now what? Fear not! The answer is Amapola… Read more »

Art Gallery Anniversary Celebration Finale

Join us Sunday September 13th for our art gallery’s 35th anniversary celebration finale. You can be a part of history on this sweet occasion: we commemorate our 35th year in Old Town, our downstairs neighbor Yay Yogurt is enjoys its first year in business, and our building, historic Romero House, is 100 years old. In… 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 »

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 »