About Our Staff

  

Amy Flowers

Shrew’d Arts is owned and operated by Amy Flowers. A self-taught fine artist, Ms. Flowers has worked in watercolor and traditional drawing mediums since childhood and has been employed as a professional photographer and darkroom artist for over twenty-five years. She added a second career in 2006, focusing on museums and working as an exhibitions preparator and art installer for art museums, galleries and private collections throughout the country.

Ms. Flowers began independent instruction in alternative art media in 1995, offering classes in local paper and art supply stores. A studio space was acquired in 1996 and she began offering classes and workshops through the studio. She now teaches throughout the United States at stores and art conventions. On faculty at the Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua, New York, she has been an instructor through the Special Studies program since 2000. She also organizes and hosts the New Mexico Art Adventure Workshop, a series of week-long alternative art seminars based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Amy believes that everyone has a creative side, no matter how they choose to express it. Shrew’d Arts classes and workshops provide a supportive and creative environment for people to explore their artistic soul with a variety of alternative art media. The informal class structure and innovative instruction offers everyone the opportunity to relax and have fun while creating “outside the box.” Hallmarks of her classes include an emphasis on technique and an informal and encouraging teaching style, enabling even the beginning artist to create and build artistic confidence.

 


Beth Larson

I have worked for Scraps Galore since 2008, and have been privileged to meet and work with so many creative and talented people over these years. Scrapbooking was not something I ever considered doing before I came to work here, but I have come to realize that there is creativity in everyone, and everyone has a life story of importance that should be documented in some form as an heirloom for our descendants. Creating a scrapbook or journal, making a beautiful personal card for a friend or a piece of art in our own way, getting thoughts about who we are down in some form, is a fullfilling endeavor. Sometimes we just need a little help to get those creative juices flowing. Scraps Galore is here to help.


Brendan Kuncel

Brendan attends Eldorado High School, is on Drumline in Marching Band and is the other grandson of the owner.


Chris Kuncel

Chris is a graduate of Eldorado High School and will be attending New Mexico State University in the Fall and one of the grandsons of the owner.


Erin Reil

My name is Erin Reil. I started scrap-booking in 1998, after my first daughter, Megan, was born. I've been working at Scraps Galore part time since 2005. One of my favorite things about working at Scraps has to be meeting the many crafters that come in the store and sharing ideas with them. The creative energy is amazing! I love being part of this small family business!


Jean Buhl

Hi my name is Jean Buhl, and I work and teach at Scraps Galore! I have been scrapbooking, card making, creating and teaching for over twenty years. I am lucky to have a big understanding family that allows me to be creative! My philosophy is that if you are going to take time out of your busy schedule to take a class, it should be a good value and it has to be fun and stress free! Please come join me for a class!


Kiley Reil

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Margaret Castellano

My name is Margaret Castellano and I've worked at Scraps Galore for almost 11 years. I've been married to my wonderful husband, John for 22 years and together we have two amazing daughters: Nicole, a freshman in college and Amanda, a freshman in high school. I was born and raised in Albuquerque. I love traveling, spending time with my family,and decorating my home. My real passion is scrapbooking in my craft room but I especially love scrapping at Scraps Galore with friends and family. Scraps Galore is truly my Happy Place!


Megan Reil

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Stefani Michaud

Stefani...Mom, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Friend, 1st Grade Teacher, Scraps Custodian and Afternoon/Evening Employee.


Steve Reil

More details to come about me.