During the weekend of 16 and 17 September 2023, the art fair Art within Means will take place for the third time in a row. The fair is an initiative of family member Nadja Willems-Raadsen.
As an artist, Nadja has experienced first-hand that it is not easy to advertise your artworks, let alone sell them. Artist fairs are often very expensive for participants without the organisers seeming to put much effort into attracting a good trade fair audience. That’s why Nadja decided to organise a fair herself. But one that is low-threshold, affordable for the artists and free to the public.
Thus, the first Art within Means saw the light in 2021 in the Royal Stables of Soestdijk Palace. Despite corona restrictions, the fair attracted 1,000 visitors. In 2022, the fair was organised for the second time, this time in the Royal Greenhouses, and attracted 2,000 visitors!
This year, the fair will take place in the Prince Bernhard Garage of Soestdijk Palace. The advantage of the Garage is that it is larger than both the Stables and the Greenhouses, making room for more participants this year. The following artists will present their work:
Bastiaan van Amstel, Ilse Blommestein, Eefje van den Braak, Mies van den Brûle, Jola Geldermans, Pieter Haagen, Trudie van Haaster, Soraya van Houwelingen, Josua de Jong, Mieke Jonker, Frank Linsewski, Anne-Marie Mackor, Peter van Oostzanen, Chris Rodenburg, Peter Schipper, Mary Splinter, Petra Spigt, Jean-Marie van Staveren, Corine van der Werf, Sandra Westgeest, Inge Prins van Wijngaarden, Nadja Willems and Erik Zwaga.
The Hurgronje Family Fund made a financial contribution to the realisation of this fair.