The Dutch Equine Art Fair
A Celebration of Beauty and Passion in partnership with the Living Horse museum
The Dutch Equine Art Fair, held from 12-15 August at De Hollandsche Manege in the heart of Amsterdam, was a remarkable event that brought together artists, collectors, and enthusiasts to celebrate the beauty of equine art. With conversations filling the air and the warm sunshine adding a golden touch to the artworks, this art fair was a truly unforgettable experience.
Four Days of Inspiration and Excitement
From the moment visitors entered the art fair, they were greeted by a vibrant atmosphere filled with passion and creativity. Artists, collectors, and enthusiasts engaged in lively discussions about the art and their shared love for horses. The energy was palpable, creating an environment that inspired and uplifted everyone present. As the days progressed, the stunning artworks on display mesmerized visitors. The combination of skill and artistic vision captured the beauty, grace, and spirit of horses in a breathtaking way. Each piece seemed to come alive, inviting the viewers to immerse themselves in the world of equine art.
Work by Mirelle Vegers, Nannie van Berkel and Sjoerd Blokker
Highlight: Ellen Pitlo's Book Talk
One of the highlights of the Dutch Equine Art Fair was Ellen Pitlo's book talk on the human-horse relationship. Pitlo's insights and deep understanding of the bond between humans and horses, an d in particular her own mare Cheyenne, resonated with the audience. It was a truly enlightening and thought-provoking experience that added an extra layer of appreciation to the art on display.
Beauty in Unity: Ifat Zohar's Presentation
In addition to Ellen Pitlo's book talk, Ifat Zohar's presentation of the photo book 'Beauty in Unity' in the historic stables was yet another great success. The stunning photography, combined with Ifat's explanations, captured the essence of the human-horse relationship in a beautiful and unique way. The presentation created a space for visitors to reflect on their own experiences with horses and connect with each other in a meaningful way, bringing people together.
A Shared Love for Equine Art
Throughout the fair, it was evident that the love for equine art united all the participants. Artists, collectors, and enthusiasts came from different backgrounds but shared a common passion for horses. It was heartwarming to witness the connections made and the conversations shared among people who understood and appreciated the art form deeply.
Gratitude and Acknowledgment
The success of the first Dutch Equine Art Fair was made possible by the talent and dedication of the twenty-two artists from six different countries. Their trust in the vision of the organisers and their participation in this event made it truly extraordinary.
Dutch Equine Art Fair 2024
We would like to thank the artists, the visitors, the collectors ans all who took an interest in this unique event, and we hope to see you all again next year!
The Dutch Equine Art Fair is a partnership between the Living Horsemuseum and Paard Verzameld equine art services.
Didi Arias | Mixed media | Spain
Sjoerd Blokker | Acrylic | the Netherlands
Jeannine Flower | Oil | France
Benedicte Gele | Mixed media | France
Deirdre Hekking | Bronze | the Netherlands
Rebecca Holcombe | Oils | England
Fefa Koroleva | Mixed media | Russia
Sylvana Kranendonk | Photography | the Netherlands
Jana Kunzler | Mixed media | Switzerland
Marjo Lebbe | Watercolour | Belgium
Desiree Meijer | Photography | the Netherlands
Malou Ploeg | Photography | the Netherlands
Tammy Walters | Acrylic | England
Signe-Sanne Oortgijsen | Mixed media | the Netherlands
Ellen Pitlo | Photography | the Netherlands
Nannie van Berkel | Photography | the Netherlands
Corry van Hoorn | Oil | the Netherlands
Myrthe van der Meer | Mixed media | the Netherlands
Mirelle Vegers | Oil | the Netherlands
Suzanne Vellema | Conceptual | the Netherlands
Pauline Zeij | Acrylic | the Netherlands
Ifat Zohar | Photography | Israel
Overview of the fair, work by Deirdre Hekking and Ifat Zohar (photo by Nungka)