The premiere of the documentary ‘Sombra di Koló – The Shadow of Color’ takes place on September 24, 2014 in Teatro Luna Blou, Gouveneur de Rouvilleweg in Willemstad. Anthropologist Angela Roe together with filmmakers Selwyn de Wind and Hester Jonkhout explore the meaning of race and skin color in Curaçao’s modern day society. In this [...]
September 25, 2014 opening of exhibition in Landhuis Bloemhof: ‘Modern Times’ by Cuban artist Ahmed Gomez
Exhibition of Photographs by Monique Harbers in artist lounge of Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival.
Landhuis Bloemhof: Exhibition ‘Around the World’ by Belgian artist-duo Danny & Danielle Matthys opens August 23, 2014.
Susan Rudolf attended XIV World Conference of Contemporary Mosaic in Vienna.
Landhuis Bloemhof is opening a new exhibition on Saturday, July 12th, 2014 ‘La Boutique del Caribe – Punda Then and Now’
As of July 1, 2014, Mon Art Gallery will continue as Mon Art Experience.
Exhibition ‘Opus Dei’ by Martie Genger in Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten, till July 15, 2014.
Saturday, June 7, 2014: Opening exhibition with works by students of Ria Houwen.
On Sunday, June 8, 2014 the foundation Arte’99 is opening two exhibitions commemorating 150 years of Abolition of Slavery in the Dutch Kingdom. Program starts at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 24, 2014: Opening of exhibition in Gallery Alma Blou ‘The King of Arts’ with work by Anton Heyboer (1924-2005).
May 16, 2014: Opening of new exhibition by Ria Houwen in Mon Art Gallery, Curaçao.
May 9, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. exhibition by Marieke Zwart at Instituto Buena Bista.
On April 25, 2014, Mrs Lusette Verboom-Fairbairn, owner of Gallery Alma Blou was Knighted in the Royal Order of Oranje-Nassau.
April 18 – August 19, 2014: ‘Caribbean: Crossroads of the World’ in Pérez Art Museum Miami. Curated by Elvis Fuentes.
April 22, 2014: Visual artist Bianca Berends created a ceremonial portrait of King Willem-Alexander.
May 7, 2014: Opening of ‘Alma di Naturalesa’ in Landhuis Bloemhof. Exhibition by Wouter Ton and Babette de Waele.
April 26, 2014: David Bade and Tirzo Martha unveil ‘A work of art for the King’ in the Cobra Museum Amstelveen, the Netherlands.
March 22, 2014: Open House at Instituto Buena Bista (IBB), 3 p.m. till 6 p.m.
March 22nd, 2014: opening of exhibition ‘Without Color’ in Landhuis Bloemhof, at 11.30 a.m.
March 15, 2014: Presentation in Curaçao of the publication ‘Yubi Kirindongo. Rebel in Art & Soul’ in Gallery Alma Blou
Curaçao visual artist Tony Monsanto passed away on January 25th, 2014.
Monique Harbers is exhibiting photographs in the Zeeuws Maritiem MuZEEum in Vlissingen, the Netherlands.
February 15 – September 28, 2014.
Nation in Transition, group exhibition in Landhuis Bloemhof: February 19 – March 19, 2014.
Art exhibition ‘Colours of Life’ in Galeria Kas di Kultura Kòrsou. February 6 – 28, 2014.
Exhibition ‘Exploring the Past to Envisage the Future’ opens on February 14, 2014 in The Curaçao Museum.
Closing on May 18, 2014.
Dutch artist André Smits visited Curaçao in January 2014 for his project ‘Artist In The World’.
January 24, 2014: Opening of the exhibition ‘Rastro’ in The Curaçao Museum.
January 31st, 2014: Opening of the exhibition “Yubi Kirindongo. Rebel in Art & Soul” in the Hague, the Netherlands.
Closing: June1st, 2014.
Photography exhibition, book presentation and music performances on January 18, 2014, at Landhuis Bloemhof.
Till February 8, 2014.
January 12, 2014: Opening exhibition by Fred Breebaart in Gallery Alma Blou, Curaçao. 10:30 AM till Noon.
December 6, 2013: Commemorative publication on the art exhibtion ‘Libertat’.
On December 14, 2013, IBB opens her doors with exhibitions by students and artists in residence.
Opening December 13, 2013, at 7 PM: Exhibition by Marie Lou Schoenmakers.
November 29, 2013: Opening of the exhibition ‘Tropical Impressions’ in Landhuis Vredenberg.
On November 30, 2013, the new art exhibition by Wilson Garcia opens in Gallery Alma Blou at 7 PM.
December 8, 2013: Opening of the ‘Fun Fine Art’ exhibition by Tanya Haynes.
November 16, 2013: New publication by photographer Sinaya Wolfert is the book ‘Músika Curaçao’.
Publication ‘Contemporary Curaçao. A Caribbean Community’ with a contribution by art historian Jennifer Smit.
November 21, 2013: Lecture by Nick Whittle, artist in residence at IBB. Event takes place at Landhuis Bloemhof.
November 9, 2013: Guided tour of the exhibition Oceania by Ruud Janknegt in Landhuis Bloemhof, at 10:30 AM.
November 20, 2013: Opening of the overview exhibition “Charles Eyck after 60 years back in ‘Doesji Korsouw’”
Surinam, November 15 – 20, 2013: Rien te Hennepe and Marjon Wegman exhibiting in Surinam at the Residence Inn.
November 3, 2013: BVN broadcast of ‘De Wonderboom’ a documentary on visual artist J.M. Capricorne.
On October 25, 2013, at 7 PM: Presentation by Barbadian visual artist Versia Harris and students at Instituto Buena Bista (IBB) in Curaçao.
October 25, 2013: ‘Roozendaal’. Opening of the new exhibition at Mon Art Gallery with mixed media works by Aruban artist Stan Kuiperi.
October 14 – 19, 2013: ‘The Illusion of a Story’, Paintings by visual artist Carlos Blaaker in Mon Art Gallery, Renaissance Riffort, Curaçao.
October 19, 2013: Opening of the exhibition ‘Talento Skondí’ (Hidden Talent) at Landhuis Bloemhof.
October 10 – December 7, 2013: Arte pa libertat den Pietermaai (Art for freedom in Pietermaai). Exhibition at NAAM and participating shops/restaurants in the neighborhood Pietermaai.
October 9, 2013: Lecture ‘Oceania. The story behind the art’, by ethnic art collector Ruud Janknegt at 7PM, in Landhuis Bloemhof.
October 5, 2013: Opening of the new exhibition of sculptress Hortence Brouwn at Gallery Alma Blou. Exhibition lasts till October 19, 2013.
September 23 till October 4, 2013: Homenahe at Gallery Alma Blou in Landhuis Habaai, Curaçao.
September 25 – October 16, 2013: Oceania. Selling exhibition of private ethnographical art collection at Landhuis Bloemhof.
September 21 – December 1, 2013: Exhibition of paintings and engravings by J.M. Capricorne in Zegveld, the Netherlands.
September 21, 2013: Inauguration of the permanent exhibition of tin artist Nepomuceno (1908-1975).
September 11, 2013: Tropical Kingdom. Contemporary art from the Dutch Caribbean. Exhibit in the Netherlands from November 29, 2013 till March 16, 2014. Selection of artists from Curaçao are participating in this event.
August 26 till September 16: Marcel van Duijneveldt in Mon Art Gallery, Renaissance Rif Fort, Curaçao.
August 30, 2013: Herman van Bergen is participating in the group exhibition ‘Tropisch Koninkrijk’ (Tropical Kingdom) in the Netherlands. Museum de Fundatie, November 29, 2013 – March 14, 2014.
August 27, 2013: Public that participated in the succesful Curaçao Longest Painting event can pick up their canvas on August 31, 2013 at Tio Daou Ballpark, 5 PM – 10 PM.
August 25, 2013: Opening of the closing exhibition by artist in residence: Machteld Solinger (Netherlands, 1986) on September 2, 2013.
August 23, 2013: Landhuis Bloemhof in Curaçao is searching for art pieces by Dutch artist Charles Eyck (1897-1983) to complete the coming exhibition later this year.
August 21 – September 21, 2013: ‘Faces of Curaçao’ in Landhuis Bloemhof by artists Mike Redman and Faranú.
August 20, 2013: Photographs by Carlo Wallé of his ‘The 52 Prints Project’ are available at Mon Art Gallery in the Renaissance Rif Fort, Curaçao. For this project Carlo takes and prints one photograph during each week of the year.
August 5 – October 6, 2013: Annemieke Dicke, Didi Dometilie and Karin van Batenburg exhibit in the Curaçao Maritime Museum. The artists look back on 150 years of freedom.
August 3 – December 13, 2013: Group exhibition ‘Libertat’ in the gallery of Kas di Kultura. 21 artist reflect on 150 years of Liberty.
July 30 – August 16, 2013: A selection of the Nanzi Exhibition by Kas di Kultura is being shown in Het Boog Atelier in The Renaissance Rif Fort, Curaçao. In collaboration with Mon Art Gallery, Curaçao.
June 23 – August 16, 2013: ‘Elis Juliana, Piedra di Mulina’ (Elis Juliana, Millstone). Exhibition of theNAAM-collection on the historical, cultural and religious objects, drawings and books of Elis Juliana (1927-2013).
Milk Drops, a multidisciplinary art project by visual artist Nelson González opens Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Landhuis Bloemhof. Introduction by Lusette Verboom-Fairbairn, president of the foundation Stichting Arte’99. This exhibition is the first event by Stichting Arte ’99, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. [...]
Last week of the exhibition ‘Orange Fringes / Franje van Oranje’ at Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao. Group exhibition of 27 artists on the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander and the Dutch Monarchy. Landhuis Bloemhof Opening hours: Tuesday till Saturday 9 AM till 2 PM. Address: Sta. Rosaweg 6.
June 29 and 30, 2013 will see the creation of a 2KM long painting on Curaçao. Made by local and international artists. The public is also invited to participate. Location: EEG-weg, starting at Aqualectra building.
Curaçao cultural icon Elis Juliana died in the morning of June 23, 2013 at the age of 85, just a few days after receiving an honorary doctors degree at the University of Curaçao. Òmpi Elis, as he was lovingly called in Curaçao, was influential in many fields like literature, culture, anthropology, archeology and the visual [...]
June 28, 2013. Rene Emil Bergsma is participating in the group exhibition ‘Tropisch Koninkrijk’ (Tropical Kingdom) in the Netherlands. November 29, 2013 – March 14, 2014, Museum de Fundatie.
June 21, 2013: Visual artist Wopke (Wop) Sijtsma recently passed away in Curaçao. He was born in Amsterdam and came to Curaçao in the Sixties. His artistic work was represented in Curaçao by Gallery Alma Blou. In 2010 his painting ‘Sombra di Mèrdia’ (Afternoon Shadow) was displayed in ‘Antepasado di Futuro’ at The Curaçao Museum.
On June 18, 2013 Elis Juliana (Curaçao, 1927) received the honorary degree of ‘Doctorandus Honoris Causa’ at the University of Curaçao.
June 18, 2013. At the closure of their educational program 2012-2013, Instituto Buena Bista is presenting an exhibition by students, the artist in residence and teachers.
June 7, 2013: Exhibition ‘Showcase’ by students of Suzet Rosaria in the Renaissance Rif Fort.
On June 8, 2013 IBB in Curaçao organizes an Open House. The institute will open its doors at 10 AM. Instituto Buena Bista offers an orientation course for young talents. Students are guided and supported towards a future in the creative field by local and international teachers and artists. Visit the IBB and find about [...]
May 18 till June 7, 2013. Exhibition of Mimi van Bindsbergen at Mon Art Gallery in The Renaissance Rif Fort. In ‘Bai Bin’ Mimi shares her experiences and the different moments that inspired her. It’s a collection revealing her story of Curaçao.
May 13 – 25, 2013: Mon Art Gallery in The Renaissance Rif Fort Otrobanda is organizing a special event. For two weeks, two visual artists will be working together in one of the vaults of the historical Rif Fort. Visitors are encouraged to enter the studio and observe the creative process.
May 18th, 2013. 10 AM till 4 PM: Open House at the outdoor studio of sculptress Hortence Brouwn. Located in the gardens of Landhuis Bloemhof, Sta. Rosaweg 6, Curaçao.
May 18, 2013 at 10.30 AM: Opening of the exhibition ‘Orange Fringes’ by acting Governor: Adèle van der Pluijm-Vrede. Group exhibit with 28 participants viewing the recent changes in the kingdom through their artistic eyes.
Première of ‘Roest & Koraal’ a filmed portrait of Ellen Spijkstra, visual artist in Curaçao, by Felix de Rooy and Kirk Claes. Teatro Luna Blou, Curaçao. Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013.
Sculptor John de Bont exhibits at Gallery Alma Blou in Landhuis Habaai. Opening: Thursday, May 9th, 2013. 6-9 PM. Click here to go directly to the Event-page. Although at present John lives in Amsterdam, he has for the past 25 years considered Curaçao his home away from home. John worked on [...]
Evelien Sipkes is awarded a virtual solo exhibition by ‘Beautiful People Live Art’, a website to promote artists, sculptors and contemporary designers, and help them grow internationally.
José Maria Capricorne exhibits in Curaçao at Gallery Alma Blou. April 13 – 27, 2013.
April 25th, 2013. 7 PM: Opening of the group exhibit at Instituto Buena Bista by the Artists in Residence: Avantia Damberg (Curaçao), Elspeth Diederix (The Netherlands) and Jeroen Kooijmans (The Netherlands).
Also shown is work by students of Cleo de Brabander.
‘De Wonderboom. Kunst van Capricorne.’ (The Enchanted Tree. Art of Capricorne) De Wonderboom is shown on the terrace of Gallery Alma Blou at Landhuis Habaai on April 13th, 2013 at 7:15 PM. Makers of the documentary, Tanja Fraai and Mike Ho-Sam-Sooi will be present. The presentation is accompanied by an exhibit of artworks by Capricorne, selected by the [...]
Glass artist Louis La Rooy exhibits at Landhuis Bloemhof on Curaçao. Happy Glass features colorful glass sculptures like Roll-Ups, Streamers and Plates. Exhibit opens on April 6th in presence of the artist at 10:30 AM. Mrs. Karin Verputten will do the opening words. Karin is the graphic designer of the catalogue ‘Happy Glass. 45 years [...]
‘Versgeperst’ a Curaçao online news site published a video on Philippe Zanolino. The artist is interviewed in his studio and talks about the spiritual teachings of Eckhart Tolle and the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte. Click here to go directly to his page and see the video.
Meet visual artist Brigitte Wawoe at Landhuis Bloemhof this coming Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (March 26, 28 & 30). This is the closing week of ‘Le Carnaval des Animaux’. Last day will be Saturday, March 30th, 2013. Opening hours Landhuis Bloemhof, Monday – Saturday: 9:00AM – 2:00 PM. Closed this Friday, March 29th (Good Friday). [...]
IBB Founders and students to FAU, Florida. Artists Tirzo Martha and David Bade will be visiting FAU (Florida Atlantic University) next week in connection with the ‘Junior-Senior’ exchange program of Instituto Buena Bista (IBB) . Accompanying them will be two IBB students: Marichel Boye and Quinten Whyte. Together with the two artists they will visit the [...]
Today, on International Women’s Day 2013, the American Women’s Club of Curaçao organized a special morning at Gallery Alma Blou to celebrate the creativity of the women of Curaçao. Mrs. Lusette Verboom, owner of Gallery Alma Blou, received a special recognition for her achievements in the world of art and creativity. Congratulations and Pabien to [...]
Art Gallery Alma Blou on Curaçao celebrates the International Women’s Day with an art exhibit by Lies Bruens, aptly titled: ‘From Woman to Woman’.
Sculptress and painter Brigitte Wawoe exhibits solo at Landhuis Bloemhof from March 2nd till March 30th, 2013 with ‘Le Carnaval des Animaux’.
From now on Curaçao has a comprehensive place to discover and explore all that makes up the world of art on this creative Caribbean island: www.curacao-art.com has officially been launched.
Heleen Cornet exhibits on Curaçao at Mon Art Gallery in The Renaissance Rif Fort. The title of the exhibit is ‘The Magical Rainforest’. Heleen has been living on Saba since 1986 and is fascinated by the nature on the small island. Most paintings for her coming exhibit are inspired by the Elfin Forest on the [...]
The Plein Air Curaçao Festival 2013 will be held from February 22nd till March 2nd. This years activities will include Underwater painting, a Painting by Moonlight Workshop and a Paint Out Punda Competition.
Curaçao visual artist Tirzo Martha is one of the speakers at the conference on Sustainable Art Communities, at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
On February 9th it is time for another ‘Marshé di Artesania’ (arts and crafts fair) at Gallery Alma Blou. This fair, offering locally made products and souvenirs, takes place every 2nd Saturday of the month from 10 AM till 2 PM on the Gallery’s terrace. ‘Marshé di Artesania’ is also celebrating her first anniversary this [...]
Exhibit Back to Nature at Landhuis Bloemhof. This group exhibit opens on February 2nd, 2013 at 11 AM. A selection of Curaçao Visual artist are participating in this exhibit with artworks inspired on the ‘Back to Nature’- theme . From: 02.02.2013 till 27.02.2013 Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 9 AM to 2 PM. Landhuis [...]
Giving Back 2 Nature. On Saturday, February 2nd, Landhuis Bloemhof invites you to the workshop ‘Giving Back 2 Nature’ in the hòfi area. Michèle Russel – Capriles will guide the participants. Admission is free and you are encouraged to bring along old discarded paintings on paper to give them a second life in nature. Location: Garden of [...]
Exhibit of Nanzi paintings and drawings at the art gallery of Kas di Kultura Kòrsou . The event is a collaboration with Anansi Masters. Director/producer Jean Hellwig from The Netherlands will be present for the launch of the dvd ‘Anansi Masters – the story coninues – Nanzi stories from Curaçao and Aruba.’ The dvd contains [...]
The new photo exhibit of visual artist Ellen Spijkstra opens January 20, 2013, at Avila Beach Hotel in the Penstraat with opening words by Frank Kunneman. Her last exhibit was in 2011 at Gallery Alma Blou in Landhuis Habaai, when she joined her own former students showing ceramic artworks. Now Ellen is having a solo [...]
The team of Landhuis Bloemhof welcomes you at their newest exhibition”Through the years with Ria Houwen” featuring the work of several of her students made in the previous year(s). Ria Houwen teaches weekly classes at Landhuis Bloemhof. The opening takes place Saturday January 12th, at 10 AM.
Book fair on the following dates: December 8th, 15th and 22nd from 10 AM to 16.30 PM Mon Art Gallery organizes a bookfair on saturdays in December. All books on sale have been co-published with Mon Art Productions. The authors will be present on December 8th from 10 AM till 4.30 PM for signing. Authors: [...]
Exhibition ‘Tera Percussions’. Instruments made by Tatiana Saturnino – Felix.
Local visual artist and jewelry designer Evelien Sipkes on the Top 10 list of Cathleen Mc Carthy for The Jewelry Loup
Article: ’5 Shades of Curaçao’ on site of Air Canada
The new exhibit of Elisa Lejuez at Landhuis Brakkeput Mei Mei is titled: FUSIONS 2012
Biography by multi disciplinary artist Felix de Rooy
Artist Anna Oltheten exhibits at Grote Berg. The exhibit features 29 paintings from the past 2 years. December 1st till 9th, 2012
On December 8th, 2012 Gallery Alma Blou organizes a Marshe di Artesania. In December the monthly ‘Marshe di Artesania’ on the terrace of Landhuis Habaai is all in the spirit of christmas. Most merchandise is locally made. Enjoy the dushi ambiente while doing your christmas shopping.
November 24, 2012: Glenda Tdlohreg in the gallery of Kas di Kultura Kòrsou.
Monique Harbers (The Netherlands, 1965) exhibits underwater photography at the Curaçao Maritime Museum, Scharloo. The theme of the exhibition is the beauty of Curaçao under the sea. The solo show is titled ‘Minus 400 Feet’. In her photographs Monique Harbers documented the underwater world of Curaçao in 2012, to stress the importance of the coral [...]
The Curaçao Cultuurgids 2013 met agenda (Curaçao Cultural Guide and Diary 2013), by Sinaya Wolfert commemorates the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery. This edition is issued in Dutch and is both a Cultural Guide and a Diary for 2013. It features interviews and stories with ample information and insights on the culture of [...]
The new Curaçao Art Calendar for 2013 is now for sale at Mon Art Gallery and Mensing’s Caminada. It is the 22nd edition of this art calendar with watercolors by visual artist Herman van Bergen. Each month features an image of Curaçao like the monuments in Willemstad, Pietermaai, a country house or one of the [...]
Workshop Jewelry Design by visual artist Evelien Sipkes. Learn to make jewelry using materials from nature. On December 5th, 2012. See flyer below for information.
Psychographic Acts Exhibit by Aruban artist Nelson González at Gallery Alma Blou, Curaçao. November 23rd till December 8th, 2012. Gallery Alma Blou is located at: Landhuis Habaai Frater Radulphusweg 4 Willemstad Curaçao Special thanks to the Fonds BKVB (The Netherlands). VIDEO: Psychographic Acts by Nelson Gonzalez
Julie Kooijman exhibits at Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao: Nothing is Perfect Featuring Ceramics and Paintings. The exhibit opens on November 14th, 2012 and will be on display till January 9th, 2013.
Bookpresentation Ont (k) leding …Des Vermogens… Author: Fridi Martina at 10.00 AM, Landhuis Bloemhof
Art exhibit at Mon Art Gallery with more than 40 paintings, sculptures and jewelry on the theme of breast cancer. 40 Curaçao artist have each created a work of art based on the poem ‘A Breast or Two’ by Nicole Grimmelt, a breast cancer survivor herself. The exhibit is held during the International Breast Cancer [...]
Friday October 26th, 2012. Exhibit of paintings by Anthony M. Wijshijer at Kas di Kultura
Art exhibit ‘Taboo’ Saturday October 6, 2012: debate on taboo’s at Landhuis Bloemhof with Guest speaker: Drs. Su Girigori.
Surinam visual artist George Struikelblok exhibits at Gallery Alma Blou in Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean.
September 12th, 2012. Exhibition TABOO at Landhuis Bloemhof opens on September 12th, 2012. Various artist from Aruba and Curaçao are participating with artworks created especially for this event: Anna Oltheten, Annemieke Dicke, Ans Mezas Hummelink, Ariadne Faries, Carlos Blaaker, Elisa Lejuez, Elvis Lopez, Giovani Zanolino, Glenda Heyliger, Krista van der Meijden, Marcel van Duijneveldt, Martie [...]
Photo exhibit by Fonz Heijdens Opening on September 7th, 2012 Opening words by Jean Mentens At Mon Art Gallery Renaissance Rif Fort Otrobanda. Fonz Heijdens attended the academy of arts in Tilburg, The Netherlands. He teaches at the Kolegio Alejandro (Jandi) Paula.
Curaçao Classics Visual Art 1900-2010. Authors: Jennifer Smit and Felix de Rooy. Exhibition Catalogue for Antepasado di Futuro. See this blog for a review on Curaçao Classics.
ISLAND REFLECTIONS – The Contemporary Art of Curaçao – August 19 till October 1, 2011. De Pree Art Center and Gallery. Hope College, Holland, Michigan USA. Guest Curated by Susan Wilczak
Exhibition of modern art of the Caribbean and Latin-America in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. Curated by Nancy Hoffmann.