• Richter Art Gallery Open House

    Richter Art Open House
    Richter Art Open House

    April 24, 2010
    Open House
    2:00pm – 7pm

    The Richter Art Gallery, located in Belnem, is owned and operated by local Bonaire artists, Linda Richter and Jake Richter and is located on the second floor of a specially constructed extension built onto their home.

    The gallery features a variety of fine art and unique works, all created by the Richters. Linda Richter specializes in fine oil painting and has developed a special style she refers to as “Nature Portraits”. Linda has won numerous awards and accolades for her representations of the bright, colorful world around all of us. Linda has both original oil paintings as well as limited edition prints of her works for sale at the Richter Art Gallery.

    Jake Richter’s experience as a nature photographer and journalist has been applied to digital media using a process he describes as “digital painting”, where he uses his photos as a starting point to create images which stir the imagination and soul. Limited edition prints of Jake’s works are also available at the gallery.

    The Richter Art Gallery is open regularly Tuesday through Fridays, from 2:00pm until 5:30pm, and at other times by prearranged appointment. To make an appointment to visit the Richter Art Gallery, one only needs to call or e-mail. The gallery’s phone number is +599-7 17-4112 and e-mail address is info@RichterArt.com.

    The Richter Art Gallery is located at Kaya R. Statius van Eps 17 (also known as the “Road to Sorobon”), in the Belnem area of Bonaire. More information about the Richter Art Gallery can also be found at http://www.RichterArt.com.

  • Dia di Arte 2010

    Wilhelmina Plaza, Kralendijk, Bonaire
    July 4, 2010

    The 18th annual Dia di Arte (Day of Art) will be held on Sunday, July 4, 2010 on the Wilhelmina Plein,  with dozens of exhibitors showing local arts and cultural works in a vast variety of forms. There will be live musical and dance entertainment along with a selection of Bonaire’s cross-cultural cuisines.

    Contact information if you wish to exhibit is:
    Emma Sint Jago at (+599) 786-6420, or 717-6420

    E-mail: artandculture66@hotmail.com or stg.kunstencultuur@telbonet.an

  • Anna-Marie Kroes at Kas di Arte

    by Anna-Marie Kroes
    by Anna-Marie Kroes

    March 21, 2010
    Grand Opening 6pm

    Anna-Marie Kroes lived on Bonaire between 1994 and 2001. She is well-known for the many works of art she created during that time. She has created a new body of work for this new exhibition at Kas di Arte to be opened on March 21 at 6pm. Thereafter the exhibit will be open daily from 5-9pm.

    Note: We do not know the closing date for this exhibit.
  • Wolmoet Jansen’s Shell Animals

    Plaza Resort Bonaire
    Now through May 2010

    by Wolmoet Jansen
    by Wolmoet Jansen

    For years self-taught artist Wolmoet Jansen has been producing art with materials that she feels close to. In Holland she used to work and experiment with paint, wood, fabric, concrete and ‘free and found’ materials.

    On Bonaire she chose to work with shells. Kas di Arte exposed her work in 2009 and now Plaza Resort has given her room to show her unique art to the public.

    The ‘paintings’ are large with the giant animals in sometimes extreme positions; a laughing turtle, a threatening octopus, an iquana balancing on a fence.

    They are traditional ‘paintings’, that involve a lot of work; hours of roaming the coasts of Bonaire where every area seems to have its own kind of shells, sorting and cleaning , toying and experimenting with sizes and natural colors of the shells  to get the body of the animal just right.

    She likes to work on large canvasses. And the lobby of the Plaza offers plenty of space to give her art the space it needs. There are shell paintings, rocks with animals and mobiles to be admired.

    The exhibition of Wolmoet Jansen has started at the beginning of March and will continue until May 2010.

    Portfolio with information and prices is available at the front desk of the Plaza.

  • Dutch Caribbean Art Diary 2010

    Dutch Caribbean Art Diary 2010
    Dutch Caribbean Art Diary 2010

    The Dutch Caribbean Art Diary 2010 was presented to Lt Governor of Bonaire, Glenn Thode on December 28, 2009.

    The agenda includes artworks from artists in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. The artists from Bonaire are Ronald Verhoeven, Jake and Linda Richter (not pictured), Jackie Bernabela, Janice Huckaby, and Henk Roozendaal. The Dutch Caribbean Art Diary 2010 can be purchased at Kas di Arte or call SKAL for more information 717-8868.

    The cover is red with silver imprint. 65 artists, 9th edition. 1250 copies.

    Photo from Extra Bonaire
  • Culture of the Indian of Bonaire

    Opened December 6th at Kas di Arte.
    Includes more than 30 pieces from Winfred Dania and Frans Booi.

    This exhibit will continue until January 3, 2010, with Kas di Arte opening week days from 10 am to noon and from 5:30 to 9 pm, and on the weekends of December 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27.

  • Richter Art Calendar 2010

    The 2010 Richter Art Calendar is an art wall calendar featuring 12 images of Linda Richter’s oil paintings and Jake Richter’s digital paintings. Each month’s image is protected by a gloss varnish.

    Richter Art Calendar 2010
    Richter Art Calendar 2010

    Linda’s images include:
    ~ Pristine
    ~ Flamingo to the Right
    ~ The Great Blue
    ~ Grazing Donkeys
    ~ Purple Water Lily
    ~ Tiger Lily

    Jake’s Images include:
    ~ Bonaire Sunset
    ~ Bromeliad Blossoms
    ~ Green Turtle
    ~ Brain Coral
    ~ Cloudy Moon
    ~ Boy Meets Fish

    This year we have added two mini-calendars for January and February 2011 at the back of our calendar for future planning.

    The 2010 Richter Art Calendar sells for US$6.95 and is available now at the Richter Art Gallery on Bonaire. The calendar is available via two on-line shopping site, www.CaribbeanArt.com and www.BonaireStuff.com, for those in North America and Holland.

  • Bonaire Atelier Club

    Bonaire Atelier Club is for artists who need set-up supplies and a place to paint. A shaded, open-air garden atelier is available at the JanArt Gallery, located at Kaya Gloria 7. Paint supplies are also available at the Club for a small fee for travelers who choose to leave their painting equipment at home. Easels, tables and accessories are free of charge. Iguanas and birds sometimes model for free. Local artist Janice Huckaby is on sight to assist in art coaching and tips upon request. Participants may also take part in Jan’s Art Workshops designed just for the Bonaire traveler, which can be arranged for “on location” paintings, as well as at the outdoor atelier at her gallery. These workshops range from two to three hours and a complete painting can be finished in one session. This is a great alternate activity for people who want to add something different to their Bonaire experience. The workshops focus upon Bonaire’s unique nature, both above and below sea level. For more information, visit www.janartbonaire.com, e-mail, jan@janartbonaire.com, or phone +(599) 717-5246.

  • 3D Underwater Painting Exhibit – Dominique Serafini

    3D Underwater Exhibit Dominique Serafini
    3D Underwater Exhibit Dominique Serafini

    Bistro De Paris
    May 22nd, 7pm Opening

    Join Dominique Serafini at the Bistro de Paris for the opening of his 3D underwater painting exhibit, featuring the most spectacular dive sites in Bonaire: the reefs, the piers, the windward side, and the wrecks of the Hilma Hooker and Windjammer. Rum punch, 3d glasses and films from the Dreamwrecks series. Make your dinner reservations with Patrice of Bistro de Paris at 717-7070.

    Exhibit continues till the end of June.

  • Dia di Arte 2009

    Wilhelmina Plaza, Kralendijk, Bonaire
    July 5, 2009

    The 17th annual Dia di Arte (Day of Art) will be held on Sunday, July 5, 2009 on the Wilhelmina Plein,  with dozens of exhibitors showing local arts and cultural works in a vast variety of forms. There will be live musical and dance entertainment along with a selection of Bonaire’s cross-cultural cuisines.

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    Pictures from Dia di Arte 2008

    Dia di Arte now officially on the first Sunday of July

    In 2007, the government of Bonaire officially set all future Dia di Arte dates as the first Sunday of July. That leads to the following schedule:

    2009 – July 5th
    2010 – July 4th
    2011 – July 3rd
    2012 – July 1st
    2013 – July 7th
    2014 – July 6th

    Contact information if you wish to exhibit is:
    Emma Sint Jago at (+599) 786-6420, or 717-6420
    E-mail: emmasintjago@yahoo.com