ART FOR ANIMALS’ SAKE AMSTERDAM – INTERNATIONAL FUNDRAISING EXHIBITION AND EVENTS
October 6th – October 15th 2017
October 6th opening program:
18:00 – 19:00 preview for the press
19:00 founder of House of Animals and our hostess Karen Soeters speaks
19:15 pm official opening by Alderman Laurens Ivan
Art for animal’s sake Amsterdam is an initiative of 2 Dutch artists who want to contribute to animal welfare through an international fundraising exhibition.
100+ ARTISTS 200+ ARTWORKS
Over 100 well-known and emerging artists from home and abroad participate in Art For Animals’ Sake, including Melanie Bonajo, Hartmut Kiewert, Keetje Mans, Rutger Van Der Tas, Sara Nilsson, artist duo Raisa & Misha, Mitsy Groenendijk, Maartje Jaquet, Nour -Eddine Jarram, Edith Meijering, Lizette Sheep, Raoul Deleo, Wendelien Schönfeld, Lenny Waasdorp, Albert Zwaan, Caravan Caravan, Anne Forest, Andrea Freckmann and Sãsa Ostoja. Besides art, there are lectures, music and poetry.
The website www.art-for-animals-sake.com lists all participants, with a link to their own websites. The artists will donate half or more of the profits of each sold artwork to the following organizations, because of their special and effective contribution to animal welfare:
- House Of Animals (host of our exhibition)
- Eyes on Animals
- Animal Rights
- Wings for Animals
Postiches *), embroidered collage, (c) Maartje Jaquet 2017
ANIMALS AND OUR NEW REALITY
Animals and the world in which they live are becoming more and more an issue. Almost every day there is news about maladies in the bio industry and other bad animal situations, caused by human beings.
At the same time, awareness grows that their well-being and ours are closely linked. We begin to see animals the way they really are, and not how we can best use them for our own purposes or well-being. The artworks shown in Amsterdam reflect this new reality and shows a future in which they and our world are more one.
Plongée *), embroidered collage, (c) Maartje Jaquet 2017
We want to attract as many interested people and buyers possible through the works offered, thus contributing to awareness. If the exhibition will be a big success, we will be organizing a yearly Art for Animals’ Sake exhibition.We will then support other organizations that are committed to improving the penile situation in which many animals are located.
Silent Waters *), (c) Maartje Jaquet 2017
*) part of my series ‘Sirènes’, embroidered collages, images cut from tropical fish books and from hairdresser catalogues from the sixties, cotton, thread, scissors and a sewing machine.
House of Animals
Spaarndammerstraat 460 C
1013 SZ Amsterdam