member society of arts - Akademie van Kunsten

After recently being named Visual Artist of the year 2019 Claudy Jongstra is now also honored to be selected as a Member of the prestigious Society of Arts (Akademie van Kunsten), part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW - Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen). The Academy, deriving its authority from the quality of the members, acts as a forum, conscience, and voice of the sciences in The Netherlands and promotes quality in science and scholarship and strives to ensure that Dutch scholars and scientists contribute to cultural, social and economic progress. There are many similarities between the work of scientists and that of artists. Both are driven by passion, with creativity, curiosity, and originality playing a crucial role. The Society of Arts makes such similarities more explicit and helps restore the relationship between science and art. Artists are selected for membership based on their artistic merits, regardless of their discipline. The installation will take place on March 28, 2019.

Claudy Jongstra Kunstenaar van het Jaar 2019

"It is an overwhelming and humbling honor to be named KUNSTENAAR VAN HET JAAR 2019 (Visual Artist of the Year in the Netherlands)!!

THANK YOU to everyone who showed their support, voted and to each of the incredible collaborators we have had the pleasure of working with this year!

Video Claudy Jongstra on new website Triodosbank NL

Studio Claudy Jongstra is thrilled to share our story with the world in a short film featured on the new Dutch website for Triodosbank Nederland! The story went live on November 1, 2018 and features an intimate conversation in the studio with #ClaudyJongstra on her mission to preserve knowledge about natural colors and fibers in our fast-paced modern world. Discover how each Claudy Jongstra artwork embodies the collective wellbeing of our community and environment. 

Thank you: Triodosbank Nederland #BasBerkhout #ClaudiaBusson DeKreake CJ Sapong The Sacred Seeds team #StudioClaudyJongstra




New collaboration Artechne Project X Museum Hof van Busleyden

Studio Claudy Jongstra is excited to announce a new collaboration with Artechne Project at Utrecht University, spearheaded by Prof. Dr. Sven Dupré, and Museum Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen where collaborative natural pigment research will form the basis of an exhibition in June 2019.

OPENING // NORTHERN BLUES Tromp's Huys Vlieland June 30th

Museum Tromp's Huys X Claudy Jongstra
Dorpsstraat 99, Vlieland

OPENING door Elsje de Ruijter, alderman township Vlieland
30 JUNI // 11.00 UUR - 11.45 UUR

BOOK SIGNING Claudy Jongstra 
30 JUNI // 12.00 UUR - 13.00 UUR

NORTHERN BLUES is an immersive installation by Claudy Jongstra for Museum Tromp's Huys. Flowing from Jongstra’s studio practice and philosophy, the materials form a sculptural statement of the current environmental composition of the Northern coastal landscape. Indigenous Drenthe Heath sheep wool is colored with Frisian-grown woad (European Indigo) to reflect the Blues of the Wadden sea, entangled in discarded fishing nets from the shorelines of Harlingen and Vlieland. Each net was collected with the help of ‘Fishing For Litter’, an initiative that collaborates with fishing boats to collect trash that enters their nets while fishing. The combination of raw natural materials and residue from human interaction with the environment speaks to new realities of our surroundings and the need for innovative actions toward environmentalism. curation: Jorn Konijn // light: Maarten Warmerdam // story: Marian Woestenburg // narrator: Ank Bruin.

Sponsors and associated organizations to the project: Mondriaan Fonds Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 Into The Great Wide OpenProvincie Fryslân #Streekwurk Farm of the World Fishing For Litter Cor Unum Ceramics & Art nai010 publishers#CultuurHistorischeVerenigingVlieland Museum Tromp's Huys Claudy Jongstra Gemeente Vlieland Rederij Doeksen VVV Vlieland