Gallery Theme & Google Maps

Hi All: I am using Gallery 1.2.2 for a community project.

There are a couple things I am struggling with...

1) No Sidebar Widgets- I have tried every widget in Appearance> Widgets. There appear to be no widgets for this area [category>postname]

2) Google Maps- I love the plugin. It works great. Why are the images all choppy and ugly looking when the map renders in the browser (see attached). E.g.

Thanks in advance for any guidance,