Posts Tagged: old town

Paints and Patinas – November’s Featured Artists at Amapola

“Paints and Patinas” highlight Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery’s November Featured Artists display. Vera Russell supplies the paints and Jeannette Easley, the patinas. Vera Russell, an artist since her childhood, has lived and painted throughout much of the world, using pastels, acrylics, watercolors, and her favorite, oils. She even operated a well-regarded ceramics business for several… Read more »

What Do During Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque

My mom used to liken the experience of walking the balloon launch field during Albuquerque’s annual Balloon Fiesta to wandering among brightly colored elephants. Watching a launch is an unforgettable experience. But we all know what goes up must come down. And even if balloons floated forever, your neck would never hold out. In the… Read more »

“Thrown and Sewn” Pottery, Quilts and Macrame – May Featured Artists

“Thrown and Sewn: Pottery/Quilts/Macrame” is the title of Amapola Gallery’s May Featured Artist celebration. Ceramist Iris McDowell and fabric artist Marge Farmer-Page provide an exciting, contrasting display. “Throw” — to form ceramic objects on a potter’s wheel is an odd word to describe the way Iris McDowell creates her lyrically finished bowls, mugs and pie… Read more »

The Historic Romero House

Romero House is an historic building–it has a brass plaque to say so. One period in its past is intriguing. It served for years as a home for unwed mothers! The ladies were cared for until the babies were born and adopted (usually). This when the whole business of pregnancy outside marriage brought societal judgement… Read more »

April Featured Artists – “Bold and Beautiful”

Lynda Burch Featured Artist April Amapola Gallery

“Bold and Beautiful–Dynamic Paintings by Lynda Burch and Exquisite Jewelry by Jack Boglioli.” Whew! Quite a mouthful to announce Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery’s Featured Artists for April. In fairness, this show is quite an eyeful! Lynda Burch creates mixed media art with postage stamps, wine labels and antique maps. Her use of bold and colorful… Read more »

Bring Your Sweetheart To Amapola Gallery

Got a Sweetie who deserves a treat for Valentine’s Day? This year think outside the box- -of chocolates, that is. Instead of a fleeting gift make a lasting memory. Spend a few hours in beautiful, historic Old Town, a treasure that helps make Albuquerque unique. Stroll the museums, enjoy a meal, absorb the sacred peace… Read more »

February Featured Artists

“A Story in Silver/ Nature’s Way ” are the themes of Amapola Gallery’s February Featured Artist event. Diana Kirkpatrick tells stories in sterling silver, with set stones and wire work. The designs flow organically from the stones she selects. Textures reflecting the natural world complete the design, or may comprise the entire design in and… Read more »

“Stitched Witchery and Mud Magic”

“Stitched Witchery and Mud Magic. ” This is the beguiling theme of Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery’s January Featured Artist exhibit, with works by fiber artist Annette Galvano and ceramic sculptor K.D. Fullerton. Together, these two conjure up an enchanting display. Annette Galvano casts a spell with felted wool handbags, hats, scarves and wall and table… Read more »

Amapola Christmas Carol

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me 12 tie-dyed onesies 11 gourds and punch quilts 10 wooden boxes 9 perfect photos 8 painted landscapes 7 carved stone critters 6 prints and silkscreens 5 sterling rings 4 pastels framed 3 plates of glass 2 wooden bowls And a handmade ornament for… Read more »

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 »