New Letterhead

New Letterhead

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A new year, a new design for my letters and invoices. The letterhead contains two pictures that are playfully mirrored and stand for my work as a visual artist (drawing and painting) and as an art teacher.


‘Snackplek’, a new series for Argus

‘Snackplek’, a new series for Argus
First drawing of the new year, starting with a new series on the back page of Argus: ‘snackplek’ (a made up word, meaning ‘place to snack’). 

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King Gözleme, Albert Cuypstraat, Amsterdam

These Gözleme (Turkish filled pancakes) with feta, spinach, potato and / or minced meat are heart-warmingly delicious. When I am on the Albert Cuyp Market, I am not able to  ignore this stall without ordering anything from the ladies.

Sold at the Christmas Sale

Sold at the Christmas Sale 
This line drawing (pen on paper) of our late mayor Eberhard van der Laan was sold at WG KUNST Kerst Sale 2019 and found a home in the city of Amsterdam.


And the revenue is …

And the revenue is … 

Exhibition / Fundraiser Nasty Women / #teamfemke

€20.000! Elance Academy (a coaching academy for young women) and Dokters van de Wereld (anti conception information hours for undocumented women in Amsterdam Zuidoost) will each get a support of € 9.988.50

Het Parool, December 17, 2019

Paul Plak’s Portrait at Arti et Amicitiae

Paul Plak’s Portrait at Arti et Amicitiae

For more information see Arti Salon 2019



Kerststerren Expo bij CBK Zuidoost

Christmas Stars – exhibition at CBK Zuidoost

From Saturday December 14th up until (and including) Saturday January 4th 2020, you can fully enjoy an exhibition of works of art from the CBK Zuidoost collection, compiled by staff, partners, customers, CKB ZOYoung, friends and acquaintances of CBK Zuidoost. Just imagine that these “Christmas stars” could just come and shine inside your house.

Lucy Hooft, who works at the gallery, chose this portrait I made during my Artist Resicency at BijlmAIR in 2017:

Woman with white headscarf, © Maartje Jaquet 2017

While I was there I had the honor to be invited to also choose a work of art for the exhibition. I fell for this painting by friend and fellow artist Rinaldo Klas, because we have recently worked together in Suriname and will be working together in the future again soon! And I love it f course. It will be on show in the same exhibition, opening tomorrow:

CBK Zuidoost
Anton de Komplein 120
1102 DR Amsterdam

Opening times
Tue / Wed / Thu / Ori 11:00 – 17:00
Sat 10:00-17:00
Look here for special opening times during the during the holidays.


Exhibition Nasty Women #teamfemke
There is still some nice donated art for sale!
All money is going to charity.
• Elance Academy: Girls inspire Women, Women inspire Girls
• Doctors of the World: Birth control consultation for undocumented women

De Balie debate center
Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10
1017 RR Amsterdam, Netherlands

December 8-15, 2019
Opening reception December 8, 2019, 4-8pm.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10am-11pm
Finissage December 15, 2019, 4 pm.



Postcards at Art Unlimited

Postcards at Art Unlimited
As of now, Art Unlimited will be publishing my work in its Art Card collection, starting with twelve pen and watercolor works of my series Shops in Amsterdam. For sale at the shop in Amsterdam, Friends Of Art, or online.

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Size: 10.5 x 15cm
Price €0,90
(€ 1.50 shipping costs from three copies)

Friends Of Art
Keizersgracht 510
1017 EJ Amsterdam
+31(0)20 – 6248419

Store hours
Monday    12.00 – 18.00
Tuesday – Saturday   10.15 – 18.00
Sunday     12.00 – 18.00

WG KUNST Kerst Sale 2019

WG KUNST Kerst Sale 2019
Christmas Sale at Art Gallery WG Kunst Amsterdam
December 14 and 15
12:00 – 17:00
100 artists, 100+ art works, all for sale at €100

These are my works, they all come in a wooden frame, ready to be hung on the wall:

Eberhard van der Laan *),  pen on paper





And some collages from the Madonna&Child  collage series. 

WG Kunst
Marius van Bouwdijk Bastiaansestraat 28
Amsterdam (Wilhelmina Gasthuisterrein)

*) former mayor of Amsterdam, r.i.p.

Arti – Salon 2019

Arti – Salon 2019

Paul Plak, traffic controller
Pen and water color, 30x40cm, in light wooden frame

This is my contribution to Salon 2019 – the yearly exhibition at Arti et Amicitiae, with works (that are for sale) by artist members. This work is inspired by my Artist Residency / duo exhibition with Rinaldo Klas, at Readytex Art Gallery , Paramaribo, Suriname. Also, it goes well together with the exhibition Brasa Mi Ori, which runs at the same time in the Society om the ground floor, with many art works made by artists from or inspired by Suriname, amongst others my portrait of Rinaldo Klas (see previous post)

Friday December 6th, 17:00 – 22:00

Saturday December 7th 2019 – Sunday January 5th 2020 (Closed between December 25th and January 1st)

Opening times
Tuesday – Friday 12:00 – 21:00
Saturday – Sunday 12:00 – 21:00
Toegang: €3

Arti et Amicitiae
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