FLORIALIA magazine out now!

FLORIALIA, my own magazine, self published in a small one-time edition is out now!

For sale for € 15 at TOON (Amsterdam) or to be ordered through me: mjaquet@xs4all.nl At TOON, if possible, of course, is the best place to go and buy it, because then you can go and see the exhibition RELATED by cousin Turi Braaksma and me: https://maartjejaquet.wordpress.com/2017/ 10/10 / related-march-jaquet-turi-braaksma
Many thanks to the great printer / bookbinder Theo van Waarden in Zaandam and to the sponsors: Amina Belkasmi, Barbara Valeton, Jurgen Winkler, Maria Koning aka Airco Caravan, Ama Van Dantzig, Asis Aynan, Patrick Jonkman, Sylvie Zijlmans, Jose Manuel Arnaiz, Bart van Dijk and Sandy de Roos, Meertien Van Reenen, Marieke Bolhuis, Ronald M Offerman, Karen Forbes, Markus Griesshammer, Marcel van den Berg and my aunt Francien Braaksma.



RELATED: Maartje Jaquet & Turi Braaksma

Saturday October 14th 16:00 – 18:00:
Opening Exhibition RELATED by Maartje Jaquet – (embroidered) collages – and Turi Braaksma  (drawings and collages), and the official launch of Maartje Jaquet‘s collage magazine FLORIALIA.
In collaboration with Atelier Open and 10x10artist 
The exhibition runs until November 13th

Jan Evertsenstraat 6


24 H Zuidoost: portraits

24 H Zuidoost: portraits
Here are some of the live drawings I made of people visiting 24 H South East at CBK Zuidoost.
I will be back here again on Saturday the 4th of November, during Museumnacht Amsterdam, to make more live portraits. On the same day AIR, a group exhibition of all the artists in residence who have been working at BijlmAIR for the last 12 months, will be opened, among the artists: Brian Elstak, Esther Meijer (Nieuw Jurk), Evy Jokhova, Esther Polak & Ivar van Bekkum and me, showing what I have been working on during my residency at BijlmAIR: in May / June I have been drawing and painting people in the streets of Amsterdam Zuidoost, on many different sizes of paper, from small scribbles (5x10cm) to large water colors (100x150cm).  More details about this event will follow soon in the News section of this website.




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.

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:

Postiches *), embroidered collage, (c) Maartje Jaquet 2017

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

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.