Open studio's & music Zamenhofstraat

Please feel welcome to visit our open studios on Sunday between 12:00 – 17:00 hrs. I might not be fully decorated yet as I move in per that same date :), but at least you will see my new studio and some of my works as well as my neighbors’.

FotoFestival Naarden

“I can not sing when I am not feeling happy, that is very different when painting or perhaps exactly the same.” In Songs for soprano, a photo essay on the life and times of Anna Witsen, Jitske Schols makes an imaginary journey back to the 19th century and visits the estate of Ewijckshoeve in Lage Vuursche where Schols grew up. She enjoyed a happy and peaceful youth surrounded by nature, not being aware that this place formed the backdrop for a tragedy a century earlier. In search for Anna Witsen, sister of painter, etcher, photographer Willem Witsen ‘Songs for soprano’ …

Takeover Haute Photographie

As of tomorrow I will takeover the instagram account of @hautephotographie, so make sure to follow me there! Also I will be attending their nice boutique photography fair in February, represented by @galeriecarolineobreen. Will I see you there as well?

Exhibition MS Oranje | Changing course in Het Scheepvaartmuseum (The National Maritime Museum) open

Yesterday, on 8 September 2018, Het Scheepvaartmuseum (The National Maritime Museum) opened the doors to its new exhibition MS Oranje | Changing course, putting the spotlight on the passenger ship Oranje. Today, eighty years after it was launched on 8 September 1938, this iconic ship with an eventful history still inspires awe. The Oranje has a fascinating story, having taken on various roles and guises during its lifetime. It was originally built as a luxurious passenger liner in the late 1930s, sailing between the Dutch East Indies and the Netherlands. It later served as a hospital ship during the Second …

Pesante I

But who was Anna Witsen?

Let me share with you a story… It was March 5, 1889, and singer Anna Witsen, sister of the Dutch painter Willem Witsen, put an end to her life by drowning in the pond on the estate of Ewijckshoeve in Lage Vuursche, The Netherlands. This is the estate where I grew up. It is the place where my memories were born and where my first footprints were placed. Who was this young lady who drowned herself in the lake where we used to row carefree in an old boat made of zinc? In the 1880s Ewijckshoeve was the country residence …

Purity

Duo exhibition Maarten van Schaik and Jitske Schols at Galerie Caroline O’Breen

From June 7 until July 22, Galerie Caroline O’Breen presents a duo exhibition by Maarten van Schaik and Jitske Schols. For both artists, the concept of memory and intuition plays an important role in their artistic expressions. ARTISTS Maarten van Schaik plays with the idea of anonymity and abandonment in his series Anonymous Contacts. His work is about intuition and alienation, but also about surrender. In the series Songs for Soprano, Jitske Schols tries to capture a certain feeling of duality she experience when reflecting on her past. She went back to the place she grew up and had a …

Opening expo SPROUT! in Engelbewaarder a huge succes

Guys, how I enjoyed the very first opening of my very first exhibition yesterday! So many people did attend the evening, it was so much fun! Unfortunately I have not been able to chat with everyone, but I am really overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of you all. In the consternation I totally forgot to take pictures of this for me so very special moment. A big shout out and thank you for photographer Chris de Bode for asking me to exhibit and for organizing this event! And thank you so much Café De Engelbewaarder to sponsor these photo exhibitions already for …

Sprout! exhibition in De Engelbewaarder

Jitske Schols makes editorial, commercial and fine art portraits, mostly – but not exclusively – in black and white. Many of her photographs are rich in contrast, which makes the images appear as penetrating, while the portraits by Jitske are often photographed at a serene or vulnerable moment. Her photography also shows the often playful interaction that can arise between the model and the photographer. The photos seem to refer to the black and white portraits of yesteryear. She prefers to work in a small and intimate setting in which she gets to know the people she is photographing for …

Vlielandscapes

I think it was my first holiday ever that I can remember: the sweet times on lovely island Vlieland. I must have been a toddler. Many visits followed. I love the peace on the island, the wide beaches and beautiful views, the fresh air, the dunes and even more the forest. Last spring I photographed the island and exhibited my photo’s -together with paintings of Ellen Davidzon– at gallery Vlieland Maritiem Art.   Today I’ve read in Leeuwarder Courant that there was a meeting earlier this week. The islanders discussed about the future of their island since the growth of tourism on Vlieland continues …

FACELESS LINKEDIN

New: The Faceless Linkedin Profile Pictures Exhibition. This exhibition is initiated and curated by Fabian Sapthu (Less Agency) and psychologist Tim Theeboom (University of Amsterdam & Less Agency): Of the 500 million LinkedIn members roughly 95% of them has their smiling face as a profile picture. Does this increase their career or business opportunities? According to LinkedIn ‘your profile is 14x more likely to be viewed simply by having a profile picture’. A heatmap study by TheLadders concluded that ‘recruiters spend 19 percent of the total time they spend on your profile looking at your picture’. But to which degree does our face predict how good we are at …