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Sara Naumann blog Galerie de Pieter outside

Saturday was my day to sit at the Zomergasten exhibit at the Galerie de Pieter in Leiden—all the exhibiting artists are required to do this in pairs, and it’s a great opportunity to meet other artists, talk to people who come to see the exhibit and, in my case, practice my conversational Dutch. (I was dead tired at the end of the day, from having concentrated so hard!)

The gallery is in a former post office, so it’s pretty huge by gallery standards, and it has all these little nooks and tiny rooms. I was out of town for the show’s opening, so this was my chance to look at all the work on display. And I was lucky enough to sit with two artists whose work I really love: Cea Maat and Franceline Pompe. (Both of them kindly spoke sloooowly for me and made an effort to understand my Dutch pronunciation!)

Sara Naumann blog Cea Maat picture

Two of my favorite works from the exhibit, done by Cea Maat.

Sara Naumann blog Galerie de Pieter Franceline Pompe art

Work by Franceline Pompe, I love the crisp graphic style. My favorite is "Surrender", the piece in the middle.

The other work I really loved was by artist Mariken Oltheten, who does such rich and dimensional pieces, I felt like I could fall into them.

Sara Naumann blog Galerie de Pieter selection

Two of my pieces on the right, and Mariken Oltheten's collage in the center. (With the black frame.)

A few more photos from the exhibition…

Sara Naumann blog Alet Kortenoeven collages

Collages by Alet Kortenoeven

Sara Naumann blog Fenny van de Wal landscape

Landscape by Fenny van de Wal

Sara Naumann blog Galerie de Pieter Jack Prins assemblage

Apologies for the terrible photo, but I had to show this very cool metal assemblage piece by Jack Prins.

Sara Naumann blog Galerie de Pieter Ricarda Zielonka collages

Ricarda Zielonka's collage work

Sara Naumann blog Galerie de Pieter Zomergasten

A few more pieces from the exhibit

Sara Naumann blog Galerie de Pieter exhibition

Paintings and collage work

Sara Naumann blog Galerie de Pieter

Art (large and small) in one of the tiny rooms in the gallery

The exhibition is on until July 31, so if you’re in the area, stop by! If not, check out the artists’ websites for inspiration.

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