FLORIALIA magazine – looking for sponsors

FLORIALIA magazine – looking for sponsors

For more than a year I have been working on a collage series in which I combine images of women in erotic magazines from the sixties with images from a small book about house plants of the same period. I have been thinking of making a publication out of these collages, and a magazine seems to be the most logical idea.

So … now I am looking for sponsors who would like to help me realize this final project. Would you like to help me cover the printing costs of the collage magazine FLORIALIA? In return, you will get an exclusive, 30×40 signed C-print from the collage series for only € 50 *). The print, together with the magazine will be € 60. (Normally the magazine costs € 15). If you are interested, you can send me an email me through mjaquet@xs4all.nl.
You can choose from these works: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mjaquet/sets/72157666742730916

Then … I’d like to officially present the magazine on October 14th at an exhibition in TOON (Amsterdam), together with other works of mine as well as paintings, drawings and collages by my cousin and artist Turi Braaksma. All details about the exhibition, organized in collaboration with Atelier Open, will follow soon in the next post on this website.

*) somebody asked me if it is also possible to order more than one print. Well of course, and you will get a 10% discount on each extra print.


Live Portrait Drawing at Amsterdam 24H Zuidoost

Live Portrait Drawing at Amsterdam 24H Zuidoost
September 16th
14:00 – 16:00
CBK Zuidoost
Anton de Komplein 120

Next Saturday, September 16th, from 14:00 until 16:00, I will be drawing people’s portraits at the Jubilee Exhibition 30 years CBK Zuidoost, using pen and water color paint on paper. When finished, you can take your portrait home with you for free. There is no entrance is fee. However, please note that there is only a limited amount of portraits I can draw in two hours. Meanwhile it’s nice to visit the wonderful art exhibition inside CBK Zuidoost, which is open to the public from 10:00 – 17:00.

Some examples of the drawings that I made during my residency at BijlmAIR, Heesterveld Community, CBK Zuidoost Amsterdam:

Information in Dutch: https://www.iamsterdam.com/nl/uit/tentoonstellingen/feestelijke-expositie–portret-van-jezelf


Opening Party September 9 from 16:00 – 20:00
Group Exhibition September 9 until October 21

Bijlmer Boogie Woogie – (c) Maartje Jaquet 2017

On Saturday  September 9th we celebrate the fact that CBK Zuidoost exists for 30 years! To celebrate this memorable moment on this day, we’ve asked artists who have worked with us before, to make a work the measures 30 x 30 centimeters. The opening is going to be a real party, so come along and celebrate with us! This jubilee exhibition, with more than 120 artists, can be seen until October 21.
Participating artists: Papa Adama, Kostana Banovich, Diana Blok, Sara Blokland, Celine van den Boorn, Barbara Broekman, Avantia Damberg, Harley Davelaar, Hamid El Kanbouhi, Brian Elstak, Marijke Everts, Neil Fortune, Franciscus & Franciscus, Quinsy Gario,  Antonio Guzman,  Gita Hacham, Raquel van Haver, Jan Hoek, Maartje Jaquet, Remy Jungerman, Patricia Kaersenhout, Abu Kanu, Iris Kensmil, Rinaldo Klas, Frank Koolen, Ben Krewinkel, Charl Landvreugd, Judith Leysner, Lego Lima, Jikke van Loon, Helen Martina, Glenda Martines, Joanneke Meester, Lana Mesic, Cindy Moorman, Chequita Nahar,  Xavier Robles de Medina, Baukje Spaltro, George Struikelblok, Angela Tellier, Su Tomesen … and many more!

CKB Zuidoost
Anton de Komplein 120
1102 DR Amsterdam-Zuidoost, Netherlands
+31(0)20 25 25 401

Opening Times
Tuesday through Friday 11:00 – 17:00
Saturday 11:00 – 17:00

Amsterdamse Mensen in Z! 12

My drawing / painting project ‘Amsterdamse Mensen’ is featured in the new issue of Z!, Amsterdam Magazine for the Homeless. Some of them were made during my residency at BijlmAIR (CBK Zuidoost), others on different locations throughout the city.

In this time of growing intolerance I feel the need to raise my voice in my own way. I want to show the people of our city through drawings, On the street, in public transport, in the waiting room. Without mentioning name, nationality, religion or whatever. To me, it’s all about seeing the humanity, that crosses every all boarders. The title of the project refers to a famous old song: Aan de Amsterdamse Grachten (At the Amsterdam Canals), written in 1949. We are all human beings. Nothing has changed about that since. Or ever will. So, come on, you all, sing along!

#AmsterdamseMensen #Ieder1 #WeAreOnePeople #Passanten

Lay out: Robert Swart


Boogie Grid – Finissage August 13th

Boogie Grid – Finissage August 13th

Following the 100th anniversary of De Stijl, Mondriaans Victory Boogie Woogie is the inspiration for this years summer exhibition in Kunstlokaal №8: Boogie Grid. All works form a musical composition in space. A rhythmic grid filled with a swinging melody in thirty-five tunes. As many as thirty-five artists, from The Netherlands and abroad, play their part with one to three works, in sizes up to 70 x 70 x 70 cm.

July 30th – August 2017.
Wednesday – Sunday 12PM – 6PM uur or through appointment.

Kunstlokaal №8
Schoterlandseweg 55
8411 XX Jubbega (Fr)
The Netherlands
+31(0)516 463141
‘Amsterdam Boogie Woogie’, ink and water color on 42x60cm paper
(c) Maartje Jaquet 2017

The line-up
Barbara Bartlett (USA) | Milly Betten | Els Binnendijk | Maarten Brinkman | Marian Bijlenga | Leo Cahn | Esther van Dijk | Hans Emmelkamp | Maryan Geluk | Julia Gubitz (BRD) | Chen Harland (GB) | Antón Hurtado (ES) | Maartje Jaquet | Wianda Keizer | Hans Kleinsman | John Kok | Romy Joya Kuldip Singh | Monique Kwist | Rudy Lanjouw | Astrid Meijer | Carrie Meijer | Simon Oud | Pim Piët | Tineke Porck | Marcel Prins | Jurjen Ravenhorst | Anne Rose Regenboog | Vladica Ristic (SRB) | Auk Russchen | Betty Simonides | Birgit Speulman | Karin de Visser | Wilma Vissers | Nies de Vuijst | Peter van der Weele.



BijlmAIR, Artist In Residence in Amsterdam Zuid Oost

BijlmAIR, Artist In Residence in Amsterdam Zuid Oost

From May 16th until June 12th I have been staying in CBK Zuid Oost’s BijlmAIR Studio at Heesterveld Creative Community. I have been working no my project ‘Amsterdamse Mensen’ (People of Amsterdam), sketching, drawing, painting the population of this neighborhood with the utmost different nationalities in the whole capital. On Saturday June 10th I put together an exhibition inside the studio, which was well received and visited.

Below are some of the works I made. From as small as 10cm2 up until 100x150cm. And if you want to see everything I did, have a look here.






Springsnow in woord en beeld

Springsnow in woord en beeld (= in word and image)

Onze trap ziet eruit als een bed in de ochtend
Met het licht op het dek en de geur in het huis
Alles keurig in plooien er ligt geen blaadje verkeerd
Alsof alles hier wacht tot jij terug bent gekeerd *)

Every year, Amsterdam’s elm trees scatter the city’s streets with a blanket of blossom that has come to be known as ‘spring snow’. A true celebration of spring, the Springsnow Festival, organized by Tijdmakers, is set to return to the city from april 21st until may 21st. This year it’s the sixth edition. The Festival opened  in the Rietveld House in the Amstelpark with a the presentation of Springsnow Scarfs created by Barentsz Urban Fabric as a tribute to Johanna Westerdijk and, outside the Rietveld House with an exhibition of poems by Ronald M. Offerman written to a series of photographs made by Maartje Jaquet and designed by Monique Wijbrands:  Springsnow in woord en beeld (Springsnow in word and image). It’s in the open air, the entrance is free and it will stay there until the end of the festival, May 21st.

  The Rietveld House

 Saskia Hoogendoorn speeching

 Springsnow in word and image

 Walking, looking, reading, talking
Photos of the opening (c) Judith Koning 2017

*) Photo  Maartje Jaquet. Poem Ronald M. Offerman.
English translation:

Our stairway looks just like a bed in the morning
With the light on the sheets and the smell in the house
All neatly in folds every seed in its place  
As if everything’s waiting for you to come back


Drawing assignment: portraits

Drawing assignment: portraits
I was asked to make portraits of journalist and writer Paul Arnoldussen‘s children, while they were all chatting and having dinner with their dad at Café Scheltema, Amsterdam.
(Click to view large)



ARGUS – exhibition

ARGUS – exhibition ‘the reader of the newspaper’, Wassenaar public library, March 18 – April 15. With photos, cartoons and drawings by: Eddy Posthuma de Boer, Bert Nienhuis, Daniel Koning, Michiel Wijdeveld, Maartje Jaquet en Bert Verhoeff (who all work for ARGUS). My contribution is a triptych of drawings of my husband Rogier van der Ploeg.

ARGUS – Passanten

ARGUS – Passanten
Very happy with my own drawings section on the back page of the beautiful new Dutch national author’s newspaper ‘Argus’. I just received the first issue at the festive presentation in Café Restaurant Scheltema in Amsterdam. From tomorrow the first subscribers  will receive their paper magazines in their letterbox. More information (in Dutch) on www.argusvrienden.nl

#Passanten #AmsterdamseMensen #WeAreOnePeople #ieder1