Club Fantasma Winter Edition

A warm pre-winter theater afternoon with music, poetry and film.
Immerse yourself in the poetry of Mimoun Essahraoui, the vocals of Monique De Adelhart Toorop, the videos of Maartje Jaquet and the own sound of Arizona Highways with old and new Americana. In the smallest and finest theater in Amsterdam, the Torpedo Theater, host Carel Helder. There is space for approximately 30 people, so make sure to reserve your spot in time via


On Saturday, december 15th, from 13:45 until 14:45, I will be making portraits of visitors of the POP UP KERST MARKT NEW STYLE at CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam.

Open: December 15th, from 10:00 – 18:00
13:45 – 14:45 – live portrait drawing by Maartje Jaquet
15:00 – 16:00 – happy hour & launch of the ‘boekenhoek’ (book corner) with art unique books by Brian Elstak and Esther Duysker, Michael Tedja, RaQuel van Haver, René Tosari and others & music by PrisciLaMusica acoustic Jazz and Latin & a glass of prosecco

Anton de Komplein 120
1102 DR Amsterdam

WG Kunst Kerst Sale

WG Kunst Kerst Sale
These original collages from the LACE LADIES series, previously exhibited at SALON/dantel Istanbul and in Museum IJsselstein, will be for sale at the WG Kunst Kerst Sale 2018. Each collage comes in a custom made wooden frame.

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More than 100 participating artists sell a special selection of their work for at this event are €100 each.


Time and place:
December 15 – 16th, 12:00 – 17:00
WG Kunst
Marius van Bouwdijk Bastiaansestraat 28
Amsterdam (Wilhelmina Gasthuisterrein)


Het Kerst Magazijn

Het Kerst Magazijn
My collages from the Madonna&Child series will be for sale at Het Kerst Magazijn, December 15th & 16th, 12:00 – 18:00. Oudezijds Voorburgwal 153-A, Amsterdam.

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Each collage has its own unique size and comes in a custom made wooden frame. Prices of these works are between €75 and €125.

Het Kerst Magazijn

December in my Mini Webshop

December in my Mini Webshop

FLORIALIA magazine 9,95
NOW! together for €15


The Big Draw’s Drawings

Yesterday’s Drawings
Here’s what I made at The Big Draw Festival in De Baarsjes yesterday:

The Big Draw: Live Drawing

The Big Draw: Live Drawing

Tomorrow, November 18th, I will be one of the artists who is making portraits of people at THE 2018 ® BIG DRAW FESTIVAL in Amsterdam, from 11AM until 13PM. THE BIG DRAW is a world wide festival that was initiated in The United Kingdom. It’s the fourth version of this festival in the Amsterdam ‘De Baarsjes’ neighborhood and each time it has been organized by artists Judith Zwaan and Mariska Schomper. This year’s theme is ‘a local portrait gallery’. All portraits will be mounted on frames made from recycled materials.

Photos of the event and the drawings I made will follow here a.s.a.p.


Cabralstraat 1
1057 CD Amsterdam



FLORIALIA at Stedelijk Museum Shop

FLORIALIA at Stedelijk Museum Shop
Happy and proud to announce that, as of this week, my collage art magazine FLORIALIA is also for sale in the Stedelijk Museum Shop, located in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Museum of Modern Art.

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Museumplein 10
1071 DJ Amsterdam
Selling price: € 9,95

Other places where you can buy FLORIALIA are:
Athenaeum Boekhandel & Nieuwscentrum
Spui 14-16
1012 XA Amsterdam

My newly opened webshop.



Today I started a small webshop with changing offers every month.
You can now order two things: the magazine FLORIALIA and a C-print, numbered and signed and with a poem on the back of the photo ‘BOVEN DE HEMEL – ABOVE THE SKY’. Check it out! New items and updates will follow, so keep coming back to the shop once in a while to see if there’s anything you’d like to order.

The Big Draw in De Baarsjes 2018

The Big Draw in De Baarsjes 2018

It’s the fourth year that this festival takes place, this time during a whole weekend and inside the beautifully renovated MidWest, on Saturday November 17th and Sunday November 18th, from 11:00 until 18:00. The theme is ‘A Local Portrait Gallery’ (with a nod to The National Portrait Gallery in London). It is going to be a weekend with various workshops for local residents and visitors of the Baarsjes of all ages. In addition, artists from (around) the neighborhood draw portraits of visitors. All portraits are immediately exhibited on location. Admission and participation are free! Each artist will be drawing portraits for two hours, I feel honored and happy to be one of the artists, and looking forward to be making portraits of people from the neighborhood.

Maartje Jaquet is a visual artist. She works in various media (video, collage, photography, texts). She usually makes her drawings of people with her black pen, directly on paper, after that often using water colors. Her main subject is: People of Amsterdam. On the street, in public space. With a minimum of lines and colors she shows the emotion of a person, the atmosphere at that time and in that place. She shows the humanity of every individual. No matter how we look, what we believe in, how old we are, who we fall in love with: we are all human beings. No more and no less.

Maartje has worked as an Artist in Residence for a few times: once in Morocco (Green Olive Arts, Tétouan, 2016) and twice in Amsterdam (CBK Zuidoost’s Bijlmair and De KunstKamer in Nieuw West, both in 2017).
She makes drawings for two magazines: Argus and Z! (the Amsterdam Magazine for the Homeless).