Welcoming Catalina Salinas to Amapola Gallery

Join with the 39 New Mexico artists of Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery in welcoming our newest guest member, oil painter Catalina Salinas.

Salinas, originally from Bolivia, trained as an architect. Indeed she met her future husband while both were students in UNM’s school of architecture, from which Catalina earned her M.A. As a child, though, Catalina took a few art classes and (mostly) taught herself to paint. All of her works are abstracts and nearly all are rousing bursts of color.


“Fiesta de Color” is less a party than a feast of color and shape. The lyrical “Imagine” reveals a botanical influence underlying spherical motion on a flat, stationary plane. Several smaller pieces seem to suggest the play of water on a riverbed over time, fossil remains of ancient water. This work is interesting, folks, and deserves a long look.

See the works of Catalina Salinas and all the artists daily from 10 to 5 at Amapola Gallery, 205 Romero N.W. In historic Romero House on the Plaza in Old Town.

(505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com.

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