Posts Tagged: meet the artists

Holiday Stroll Old Town 2016 starts with Amapola

If you’ve never experienced Holiday Stroll Old Town style, you’re in for a treat! All of Old Town puts on its party clothes and starts celebrating the holiday season. Evergreen boughs, festive lights, lumenarias – – it’s a magical time to stroll where the Conquistadors walked. Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery is no exception. Friday, December… Read more »

Spend Artful Saturday in Old Town Albuquerque

The joint will be jumpin’ Saturday August 20 from 1 – 4, as Old Town celebrates Artful Saturday. The artists at Amapola Gallery are doing our part (would you expect any less??!) with our own jewelry with copper make and take event. Our Jewelers provide the materials and guidance, you provide a little elbow grease… Read more »

Guest Member Artist Sally Rugala Joins Amapola

Like many members of Amapola artists’ co-op, guest member artist Sally Rugala was born and raised elsewhere, but she’s been a New Mexican since she was a teen. She’s pursued an interest in art and craft all her life but her degree is in computer science and her “day job ” was in computer software…. Read more »

Amapola Gallery Frames Enchanted Gardens Third Saturday June

Just in time for summer it’s “Enchanted Gardens ” Third Saturday June on Amapola Gallery’s enchanting patio. Fused glass artist Diana Swanson, ceramist Sandra Moench, mosaic artist Debra Montoya and photographer Joy Kelley will demonstrate their mediums or assist you in creating your own “make and take ” treasure. Think: play with glass or mixed… Read more »

Guest Member Artist Carol Maestas Joins Amapola Gallery

Carol Maestas, whose family descends from the Conquistadors, is a native Albuquerquean and proud of it! She is also the newest watercolorist to become a guest member of Amapola Gallery, an artists’ co-operative gallery on the Plaza in Old Town. Carol’s works offer the soft beauty of watercolor without the shiny distraction of glass. Largely… Read more »

Guest Member Photographer Jennifer Spradlin Joins Amapola

Amapola Gallery welcomes new guest member Jennifer Spradlin, photographer.   Jennifer is the daughter of our B. J. Briscoe,watercolorist, marking only the third mother /daughter combo in our 35-year history. Jennifer studied business in college, because what the heck can you do with a degree in Fine Arts? Okay, okay, you kibitzers, I hear your… Read more »

Old Town Sweetheart Stroll Showcases Jewelry at Amapola Gallery

Celebrate Sweetheart Stroll in historic Old Town! You’ll find live music, artist demonstrations, workshops, poetry readings and more, courtesy of the Albuquerque Arts Business Association. Dazzle your eyes with fascinating and beautiful wearable art from Amapola ‘s five fierce jewelers, February’s Featured Artists: Jack Boglioli’s wire wrap designer jewelry; Brenda Bowman’s contemporary jewelry; Michele McMillan’s… Read more »

Amapola Gallery Honors Jewelers as Featured Artists February

Five Jewelers Are Featured Artists for February 2016 The first archaeological evidence of personal adornment dates back some 75,000 years, a full 30,000 years before those beautiful cave paintings. (You know — here I am and here’s my handprint to prove it!) Very early finds include drilled shells and soapstone beads. This urge to adorn… Read more »

Artists Cooperative Gallery Adds Guest Member Artists

An artists cooperative art gallery, Amapola Gallery is home to 40 artists. Most are from the greater Albuquerque area. The diverse membership gives the gallery an incredible foundation and a large and ever-changing presentation. Guest member artists are juried in quarterly and as situations change, new guests join the members.  Amapola Gallery is pleased to… Read more »

Featured Artists October at Amapola Gallery

Amapola Gallery Presents Featured Artists October The theme of “Glimmer and Glow” refers to the month’s gemstone, opal. Opal promotes imagination and inspiration. Be inspired by October featured artists K.D. Fullerton, clay wall sculpture; Kristin Parrott, mixed-media painting and stone sculpture; Jack Boglioli, wire-wrapped jewelry and Tricia Simmons, encaustic. K.D. incorporates found metal objects into wildly… Read more »