Last Minute Diva – Dutch Dates

Greetings Diva Readers –

top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>A stack of invitations to art and antique shows have accumulated on my desk so I’m taking a diva-minute to share with you the latest Dutch Dates in this Last Minute Diva!

Kunst & Antiek Weekend Naarden-Vesting
Long-term Diva Readers have heard me wax poetically about this fair before so I’ll let you browse past entries to get the gist of this event, but suffice it to say I love this fair held in the charming Dutch village of Naarden-Vesting. I’m going tomorrow in search of a “Farewell to Holland” present for my upcoming move to Germany. Among favorite exhibitors at the fair will be Robert Schreuder and Dolf D Van Omme.

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Daily 11am – 6pm and Friday until 10pm
While in Naarden consider stopping by Paul Fagel’s celebrated restaurant for their special Lunch & Dinner arrangement.

Corry Kooy Exhibition at Wildevuur Figurative Art
Dutch artist Corry Kooy happens to be one of my tober-calendar.html” target=”_blank”>favorite contemporary artists and her latest work is guaranteed not to disappoint at her most recent exhibition Jan 16 – Feb 15, 2009 at Galerie Wildevuur, a gorgeous figurative arts gallery located in Drente.

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Jan 16 –Feb 15, 2009

Het Cleyne Huis & Galerie Noordeinde
Last but not least on the Diva’s desk are 2 art shows in Den Haag. Visit Het Cleyne Huys Jan 15 – Feb 16, 1009 to see work by celebrated artists Eva Steiner and Edwin Aafjes.

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Happy Gallery Hopping!

The Antiques Diva™
(seen at right buying art with her husband The Wine Guy)

Dutch Dates – October Calendar

top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>Regardless of the weather, October is a hot month for Antiques Diva Readers to be in Amsterdam! Four upcoming events caught my eye and I couldn’t help but to share these dates with you.

Corry Kooy & Loes Botman Art Exhibition
Diva Readers will recognize the name Corry Kooy from previous postings about this up-and-coming dynamite Dutch artist whose open style I adore. She has a special exhibit Sept 27 – Nov 2, 2008 in Nieuwkoop at the Hoeve Rijlaarsdam Galerie & Beeldenpark. Corry will be sharing the show with pastel artist Loes Botman whose work I haven’t yet seen in person. A quick browse through his website tells me he is someone I’ll be interested to discover!

Woon Beurs Amsterdam
The Woon Beurs Amsterdam – Home Fair will be Sept 30 – Oct 5, 2008 at the Amsterdam Rai offering inspiration and decorating advice alongside halls devoted to the latest and greatest in Dutch design.

Kunst & Antiekbeurs Verzamelen In Stijl
The Kunst & Antiekbeurs Verzamelen in Stijl is back in town for 2 days only – Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12, 2008. Entry is 5E per person and this dazzling art and antiques fair specializing in Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Jugendstil will take place in one of A’dams most centrally located hotels – Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky on Dam Square. Stay for lunch in their gorgeous Brasserie Reflet, with its Belle Epoque interior dating back to 1883.

Michael Parkes at Steltman Galleries
Years ago Antiques Diva Roving Reporter Lady Lotus turned me onto artist Michael Parkes at the Steltman Galleries in Amsterdam. Parkes is the world’s leading magical realist painter, sculptor, and stone lithographer and has been a staple at the Steltman Gallery since his first one man show in 1977.