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
Rokin 112

Exhibition Nasty Women / #teamFemke

Exhibition Nasty Women / #teamFemke

1. Exhibition to make a statement against sexism
2. Artists donate their art to show solidarity
3. Fundraiser for charity, so come and buy!

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Pellaea Rotundifolia 163 © Maartje Jaquet 2017 – update: sold!

This collage, from my ‘Florialia’ series is featured in the fundraising exhibition Nasty Women / #teamFemke

Artists from all over the world generously donated their works to participate in this iconic exhibition in the very city center of Amsterdam. From South Africa to New Zealand, ages 20 to 80, all genders, world famous and up and coming: Marlene Dumas, TINKEBELL, Terry Rodgers, Max Kisman, Silvia B, Sacha de Boer, Berend Strik, Sarah Maple and more.
Click here to see the line up.

• 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.

Brasa Mi Ori

Brasa Mi Ori
From the end of October (2019) until January 17th (2020) the Society of Arti et Amicitiae is all about visual art in relation to Suriname. The art collections of Arti members Carl Haarnack and Myra Winter show the richness and diversity of modern visual art by Surinamese artists and artists with a strong affinity with Suriname. Curator: Harald Schole, in collaboration with Myra Winter.

Rinaldo Klas on the porch of Nola *)

Last month, during my artist residency in Suriname, I made ‘Rinaldo Klas on the porch of Nola’ (pen and watercolor on 30x40cm watercolor paper). Rinaldo Klas and I presented a duo-show in Readytex Art Gallery. ‘Rinaldo Klas on the porch of Nola’ is now part of Myra Winter’s art collection and is on show at Brasa mi ori.

With art by: Carlos Blaaker, Diana Blok, Kenneth Beeker, Mireille Buldeo Rai, Isan Corinde, Frank Creton, Steven Dahlberg, Ken Doorson, Robbert Enfield, Kenneth Flijders, Anita Hartmann, Soeki Irodikromo, Sri Irodikromo, Maartje Jaquet, Remy Jungerman, Glenn Kallasingh, Rinaldo Klas, Renée Koldewijn, Hans Lie, Egbert Lieveld, Guillaume Lo- A- Njoe, Kurt Nahar, Marcel Pinas, Greg Plein, Ravi Rajcoomar, George Struikelblok, Jan Quintus Telting, Iléne Themen, Purcy Tjin, Rene Tosari, Wilgo Vijfhoven, Erwin de Vries, Leo Wong Loi Sing, Michael Wong Loi Sing, Sirano Zalman.

*) Nola Hatterman Art Academy

International Nomination For ‘New York Shoe Shine’

International Nomination For ‘New York Shoe Shine’

My video New York Shoe Shine (NY, NY 2010) has been nominated for The One Minutes International Competition 2019 in Shanghai (CN). The ceremony takes place on November 11 at the Crown Plaza Hotel and is recorded and later broadcast by Dragon TV from Shanghai Media Group.


My Artist Residency in Paramaribo

My Artist Residency in Paramaribo
If you are interested to take a look at what I did during my recent stay in Paramaribo, Suriname, the portraits, the collaboration with Rinaldo Klas, being on national TV, the radio and in the newspaper, putting together our exhibition and the official opening, you are most welcome to have a look at the images in this album:Schermafbeelding 2019-10-12 om 16.59.03

Gran Tangi
I would like to thank everybody who made this Artist Residency possible and who was part of this adventure in all kinds of ways: Rinaldo Klas and his wife Carmen, the Readytex Art Gallery – team, Nola Hatterman Art Academy, the people in the portraits, at the Waterkant and at the Vreedzaam Markt (thank you market master for the permission paper!), the people at Hotel Centre who made me feel at home, Gijs Stork and Jan Willem Kaldenbach for sharing part of our trips, CBK Zuid Oost for the residency two years ago that leaded tot this. And last but not least my husband Rogier van der Ploeg and our sons Jim and Oscar, my family and my friends for standing by me.

FIRE and the making-of

FIRE and the making-of
Rinaldo Klas and I collaborated on a painting , especially to present it at our Duo-exhibition Bezielde Lijnen – Soulful Lines. We worked on it in the back of the Nola Hatterman Art Academy in Paramaribo, each with a brush in our hand, using acrylic paint on canvas. It’s about the fires in the Amazons as well as in other parts of the world and how nature is suffering from it.

FIRE, Rinaldo Klas and Maartje Jaquet (2019), acrylic paint on canvas, 145x125cm

FIRE, Rinaldo Klas and Maartje Jaquet (2019), acrylic paint on canvas, 145x125cm

The whole work was conceived in the most natural way, we hardly needed words to understand where we wanted it to go. When one looks at the final work it is impossible to distinguish which liana, leaf or flame was painted by whom.

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Bezielde Lijnen – Soulful Lines

Bezielde Lijnen – Soulful Lines
From september 17th I was in Suriname as an Artist in Residence to work on Bezielde lijnen (Soulful Lines), duo exhibition of visual artists Rinaldo Klas and Maartje JaquetThe exhibition is open from October 04 until November 02, 2019. Opening hours: Monday thru Friday, 08:00-16:30 hrs and on Saturday, 08:30-13:30 hrs at Readytex Art Gallery (RAG) (also on Facebook), Steenbakkerijstraat 30, Paramaribo, Suriname.


Readytex Art Gallery (RAG) opens a special new duo exhibition on October 3rd. Bezielde lijnen shows the surprising results of the synergy between two artists who have been connected as friends and colleagues for ten years now: Rinaldo Klas in Suriname and Maartje Jaquet from Amsterdam.

When Maartje Jaquet entered the gardens of the Nola Hatterman Art Academy during her first time in Suriname ten years ago, in order to make a film about leafcutter ants – which she had never seen before – she was approached by the academy’s director Rinaldo Klas. He wanted to know who the unannounced visitor was, and what she was doing there. This encounter led to a lasting connection between the two artists and they have since kept each other informed about the developments their careers and their personal lives. They found common ground in their work through their use of lines. Both artists use simple lines to try to capture the deeper essence of that which they record. For Rinaldo that is the soul of nature and for Maartje the soul of the people that she portrays. They also share their commitment to nature and the environment and made, especially for this exhibition, a joint art work in which this is the central theme.

In the past Maartje Jaquet often worked with film and photography. During her stay in Suriname in 2009 for example, she made so-called One Minute videos of her impressions. In recent years she has been focusing more on drawing and painting people with pen, pencil and watercolor. She enjoys making quick sketches of people in public spaces, such as at the market, the library or in stores, with the common thread being the diversity and at the same time the unity of the people. She subsequently completes the sketches with watercolors. In this exhibition she shows a number of portraits that she made during a residency at the Centrum voor Beeldende Kunst in Amsterdam Zuidoost, in 2017. Especially for Bezielde lijnen Maartje also made a number of portraits of people in Paramaribo, most of them at the Waterkant.

Rinaldo Klas is a well-known Surinamese visual artist. Since the nineties, the main theme of his work is the great effect that human intervention has on the environment. For Bezielde Lijnen he created figurative monoprints and acrylic paintings. The common ground between him and Maartje, the use of lines in their work, is clearly visible in the dynamics of the lines in the monoprints of people. In his colorful acrylic paintings Rinaldo expresses his involvement with people and the environment.