Friday, 4 October 2019

Castle Woerden in Woerden - Pop-up Gallery with Associates Des Arts, October  11 & 12  2019

Castle Woerden

Woerden has been an important location since time immemorial. First, the Romains found their hotspot because of De Rijn. And later the French, who, while fighting or the water line, left a huge trail of destruction behind. The residents of Woerden certainly must have embraced this Castle, which contributed to their safety and the defense of their living environment. Over the years, this building had various destinations; from prison to clothing warehouse and from hospital to office space.
On Friday, October 11th from 12:00 - 20:00 hrs, and Saturday, October 12th from: 12:00 - 17:00 hrs. Associates Des Arts organizes Gallery Des Arts, in cooperation with Dutch Luxury Design, in order to blend art with interior design.

Spectacular location for an Art Exposition
If you would like to visit the Pop Up Gallery Des Arts, please contact us or sign up for your free entrance ticket here with Eventbrite
We hope to see you there!

Saturday, 21 September 2019

New in our Portfolio

We are very proud to introduce to you our new artist: Daniëlle van Herk.

Daniëlle is a Dutch painter, living in the South of the Netherlands. She studied textiles and drawing and graphic design and later on in her life interior design. She worked for several years as an interior designer (specialized in colors scheme’s) in her own company Stijl Compagnie. Creativity has always been a common thread in her life and she likes to explore that by doing all kinds of creative workshops like silk-painting, goldsmith, felting, stained glass and photography.
But most of all she loves to paint and at this point in her life she is happy to spend much more time at her studio. A day of painting usually starts with a walk in nature companied by her dog. Back at the studio she puts on some music and lets intuition and sensitivity do their job as she comes in a creative flow.
"Cosmic" acryl on canvas 100 x 70 cm

For her the process of creating a painting, the use of material and the development from paint and other (rest) materials on the canvas is the magic. Layer after layer she adds more or less texture and structure, sometimes very quick and powerful and sometimes serene and transparent. It’s her challenge to explore the power of colour but it also interests her what happens if she if she limits herself in the number of colours she wants to use. For example: only black and white or just two or three colours.

"Passage" acryl on canvas 100 x 120 cm

"Transition" acryl on canvas 60 x 90 cm

She likes to work figurative and abstract to give the viewer space to experience the atmosphere and layers of her work and fill in their own feelings and view. The biggest compliment for her is when the viewer constantly discovers new things in her work and is sucked into it, as it were.

QUOTE: “As an inexorable daydreamer and truly pacifist, I try to make art that will brighten up your day“

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Theatre des Arts

Theatre des Arts in the SodaFabriek

Where Amsterdam flourished in the 17th century, Schiedam had its Golden Age only a hundred
years later. How come? Because of alcohol! The stalled alcohol import from France made
Schiedam an emerging spot for gin distillery. In order to further develop this industry and to
export gin worldwide, various warehouses were built. Two of these warehouses stood the test of
time and are the backdrop for Theatre Des Arts on September 14 and 15.

After the gin industry declined in the last quarter of the 19th century, two warehouses - Lijfland
and Coerlandt - were taken into use as a soda factory. The processes of crystallization of soda
have been constantly changing over the years, but in any case caused damage to the health of the factory workers as well as to the buildings. Stones flaked and wood shattered. The long vacancy after
closing in 1975 did not do any good either. Nevertheless, local residents saw the beauty and the
atmosphere of the old warehouses, and requested for a total restoration.

Nowadays, the Soda Factory offers decor to entrepreneurs, artists, students, festivals and other
creative excesses. On September 14th and 15th, at this location, the extraordinary exhibition
'Theatre Des Arts' will take place. The history and the current appearances of the building brought
us to the idea to organize an unconventional and surprising exhibition wherein we combine art and
interior design in a surprising way. 

Herewith we invite you for an inspiring experience at a very special location:

Theatre Des Arts
September, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th, from 12-16 hrs.
SodaFabriek, Makkersstraat 3, 3111 AL te Schiedam

Friday, 2 August 2019

Holland Experience Art Tour


We are proud to introduce to you our art tours in the Netherlands. These tours are a unique art-experience. With a mix of a meet and greet with contemporary Dutch artists during a special exposition and visits to museums like the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, the Mauritshuis in The Hague and enjoying the modern architecture and design in Rotterdam and Amsterdam. 
Of course also other highlights of Holland will be included in the program!
Like a visit of the Royal Delft Experience; you will discover the complete history and production process of Royal Delftware. Here, you can feel the painters’ passion during a painting demonstration.
Furthermore this tour will also include fantastic culinary experiences! We selected the best fine dining restaurants in Rotterdam and Amsterdam for you.

So relax and be surprised......
Het Rijksmuseum

Het Mauritshuis

In Royal Delft

The Industrieele Groote Club in Amsterdam

Are you interested to join us on our Art Tour? You are kindly invited to read more on our website about this Art Tour
For more information you can send us an email:

Monday, 8 July 2019

Cooporation with Associates Des Arts


Adding value by connecting Art and Design with Business

We are so proud to inform you that per today 'Associates Des Arts' has launched! A brand new multi sided platform, with which we bring art, interior design and business even closer together. 
Behind the scenes, for the last few months we have been working very hard on our package of services, our activities and our online canals such as the website 
If you would like to be one of our Associates, present your work at one of our events or visit the events, please do not hesitate to contact us!

With Theatre Des Arts, we organize up close and personal meetings with artisans and designers, using the decor of the most extraordinary historical buildings. Let us surprise you and spread the buzz.

SodaFabriek in Schiedam, 14th and 15th September, 2019

Through our Theatre concept we dare to be different and opt to give podium to our Associates in a unique way. The next Theatre Des Arts will take place in the historic Sodafabriek in Schiedam, on the 14th and 15th of September 2019. If you would like to exhibit your work in an unexpected scenery or visit the Theatre Des Arts, please contact us:

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Mother Earth Objects

We are very happy to inform you that we added a new category to our webshop: Interior Objects
Please find here some of our latest treasures in this category!

Lotus Table
sizes: hight 60 cm dia 56 cm

Plate in bronze, 24 carats golden plated;
sizes: dia 38 cm

Vase in bronze, 24 carats golden plated
sizes: hight 40 cm dia 17 cm

All objects are created by Niki Stylianou. As a sculptor, painter and more recently designer, she is inspired by nature and engaged in art at the service of a wider planetary conscience. She introduces sculpture at the heart of objects like those who were found in ancient cultures, to pay homage to “Mother Earth”. 
Each object is an original piece, numbered and signed by the artist.

Monday, 3 June 2019

Rembrandts Echo

2019 is the Rijksmuseum’s Year of Rembrandt, and the museum is issuing an open invitation to submit contributions to a grand summer exhibition. A jury of artists, conservators and educators from the Rijksmuseum will judge the works over several rounds, using criteria such as creativity, technique and originality.
We are excited to let you know that the jury has selected following artworks from three of our artists for the final round.
Between the 19th and the 21st of June the jury will review all delivered artworks one more time . In the week of the 24th of June, we will be informed if these artworks will be on display during the exhibition Long Live Rembrandt.

Of course we will keep you informed in the coming weeks.

Towards Eternity

Visiting Rembrandt

The return of the prodigal son