Monday, February 27, 2017 - Gallery Josilda da Conceição and visual artist Airco Caravan decided to organize the Nasty Woman Amsterdam - Fundraiser Art Exhibition. On show from March 4-12. More than 220 nasty women artists from 27 countries submitted more than 300 artworks. The curators selected 240 artworks that will be sold from 1 to 200 euros. Col-lec-tion by Virtual Shoe Museum is also part of this event, amongst well known artists like Tinkebell, Barbara Broekman, Guerrilla Girls, Simone van Saarloos and Sarah Maple.
Nasty Woman Amsterdam - Art Exhibition
Nasty Woman Amsterdam - Art Exhibition

ANTI-TRUMP ART BECOMES A WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT
Amsterdam is one of the 45 locations where Nasty Women Art Exhibition will be held. New York was the city where this anti-Trump art protest started. Soon other cities followed. Nasty Women is a global art movement that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. With over forty fundraising art exhibitions taking place around the United States and abroad, Nasty Women Exhibitions also serve to support organizations defending these rights and to be a platform for organization and resistance. Amsterdam, known as a tolerant, free, and gay friendly city, had to act. Soon there will be elections in the Netherlands and we are worried about growing populism, discrimination and misogyny too. So gallery owner Josilda da Conceição and visual artist Airco Caravan decided to organize the Amsterdam sister show.

ARTISTIC STATEMENT FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS & LGBTQ
Nasty Women NYC was started by Roxanne Jackson and Jessamyn Fiore with a Facebook post that read: Hello female artists/curators! Lets organize a NASTY WOMEN group show!!! Who’s interested??? The massive response has taken this call to arms into an ever expanding network of Nasty Women Artists & Art Organizers all around the world. The New York exhibition raised $45.000 for Planned Parenthood with the sale of almost 1.000 artworks by 700 artsists.

In the Netherlands we experience more intolerance and populism. Just before the elections we want to show our solidarity with women’s rights, LGBTQ, individual rights.

This exhibition is a fundraiser
100% of sales will go to charity: Women on Waves, COC Amsterdam & Shedecides.eu

The sister shows are being held from San Francisco to London and from Melbourne to St. Petersburg.

More info about Nasty Women's Other Nasty Venues.

EXHIBITION
Nasty Women Amsterdam Art Exhibition
Josilda da Conceição Gallery
Wormerveerstraat 15, Amsterdam

The opening reception will be Saturday March 4, 4-8 pm

Opening hours: March 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 2-5 PM and by appointment.
VIP-night (private) Saturday March 11.
The exhibition runs until March 12.

Col-lec-tion
Col-lec-tion makes illustrations with barbieshoes and sells postcards and artwork. In the near future we plan to to sell fabrics (shawls, shirts, bedlinnen), stationary (notebooks, calendars, diaries, wrapping paper...) and wallpaper as well. Col-lec-tion is founded by collector/curator Liza Snook (Virtual Shoe Museum) and designer/photographer Charlotte Visser.

Photo 'Make love not war' by Col-lec-tion, photo by Charlotte Visser.

Monday, November 09, 2015 - From Friday November 27th till Sunday 29th Meesterlijk will take place in Amsterdam at the Westergasfabriek. During this edition of Meesterlijk you will find various shoe designers, artists and makers. They will share their passion for shoes and show their crafts of shoemaking and leatherwork.
Various shoes at Meesterlijk
Various shoes at Meesterlijk

DUTCH SHOE ACADEMY
The centre of expertise for leather and shoe design in the Netherlands. The place where you can embrace the crafts of shoemaker and leatherwork in its full spectrum. The strength lies in the high level of expert knowledge of shoe techniques, leatherwork, and anatomy, fit and shoe design. Both the traditional craft as innovative techniques with the most modern machines are addressed in this practice orientated education. The course knows a unique connection between the shoe industry and meets the demand for craftsmen in the business. Professional lecturers convey their expertise and passion to the talented and creative designers of the future. This ensures that the Netherlands in the future can continue to deliver the design talents needed and we remain proud of Dutch crafts.

LEV'01
By Swart & Rademaker
Liesel Swart and Dorien Rademaker are two passionate artisan shoemakers. Professional women who are always looking for new applications and not for the obvious materials. Their collaboration has now resulted in the LEV'01. A robust timeless boot from high quality 100% wool and vegetable tanned leather. The felt shaft provides warmth, is firm and strong and naturally repels moisture and dirt. Finnish expertise in the production of the felt is responsible for snug warm feet up to - 20 degrees. Simplicity and elegance combined with quality and comfort.

MAKERSZOON
René van den Berg creates shoes for many couturiers. At Meesterlijk he presents his own quirky cool men’s collection. Distinguished by absolute comfort, low environmental impact and handmade in a private atelier. Made from organically tanned leather and durable rubber. There are three models available, with or without a heel, ranging from a basic execution to tailor made colour schemes. Come and try them on at Meesterlijk.

ALEXANDER KHORIKIAN
Alexander Khorikian is a gifted shoe designer. Trained at the Dutch Shoe Academy he runs his own label. His latest collection 'LUSCIOUS' is indeed enchanting, desirable, daring and stunningly beautiful. But above all: distinguished! Perfectly tailor made for the self assured, stylish woman who dares to wear. Contrasting materials, dramatising lines and ornaments based on nature’s elegant shapes. He works in an artisan and personal fashion. Based on your good taste, style and wishes he designs several models that resonate your personality. Tailor made lasts ensure a perfect fit. You can be part of the artisan production process that follows. The result: a unique pair of shoes that compliment the wearer on her excellent taste.

HETTY KELDERMAN
Kelderman is a designer who has fully mastered the craft of sculpturing. This has led to the creation of a momentous series of stone shoes in alabaster, opal and serpentine, with detailing in wood, copper and aluminium. The series has been internationally presented in the Virtual Shoe Museum. It can now be viewed live on show at Meesterlijk.

JOANEY KOREVAAR
Joaney Korevaar is a Dutch designer of sophisticated shoes and bags. Her collection is characterised by the combination of simplicity, big statements, the use of colour and highly detailed execution. The novel, unexpected shapes are designed and handcrafted in her own atelier. During Meesterlijk she presents the Pump-ups to embrace your perfect pumps. You can order these tailor-made after your desired specifications. Find these and a bag to match at the Meesterlijk presentation.

IKE VAN DER PLAS
Ike is a second year student “creative craftsman” at the HMC Amsterdam specialising in shoes. An enterprising student who couldn’t wait to get started. He invested in various machines and apparatus and set up his own business. He is fascinated by leather. Exotic leather in particular, such as python, anaconda, crocodile, lizard, ostrich, stingray, salmon, river snake and eel. Ike has not finished learning and his craft develops every day. His shoes, bags, bracelets, belts and wallets are manually produced and can be ordered tailor made to the customer’s wishes. A master in the making. Visit this enthusiastic young craftsman / entrepreneur and discuss your options.

PEPAVANA
Pepa van Asperen designs fashion accessories and is known for her unexpected use of remnants that are artfully crafted into exclusive and original products. In her own atelier based in the Rotterdam harbour tailor made hats, bags and socks are produced from eco-friendly materials. Felt hats from high quality blankets in Art Deco style and gaiters for various occasions to be worn over high heels and pumps. The collections are everlasting, yet continuously innovative: slow fashion in top form.

Meesterlijk - design and crafts
27 -29 November 2015, 12.00 - 18.00
Westergasfabriek, Polonceaukade 2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3 days - 3 venues
Where can you buy objects directly from the product designers, fashion designers and artisans themselves? Where can you still find the pure passion for the creation process? At Meesterlijk, the contemporary event for design and craftsmanship. Your ticket (10 euro) offers access to all these venues.

There are unique products for sale, like furniture, glass and crystal objects of use, wooden, metal and ceramic objects and of course wearable items such as tailor made shirts, shoes (for both men and women), hats, bags, jewellery and other accessories.

For more information Meesterlijk

Friday, November 21, 2014 - From Friday 28 till Sunday 30 November 2014, the sixth edition of Meesterlijk will take place in Amsterdam, at the Westergasfabriek. This is the event where product designers, fashion designers, food designers and artisans share their passion for design and craftsmanship with the public. In this edition Makerszoon by René van den Berg and the Dutch Shoe Academy also will be present.
Shoes at Meesterlijk 2014
Shoes at Meesterlijk 2014

Makerszoon (son of the maker) is René van den Berg's brandname for his durable men shoes collection. With Makerszoon he continues the shoemaking tradition of his family, a tradition of four generations, dating back to 1902.

Quirky, sturdy shoes with as their main features, high comfort and low impact on the environment. With a solid background as an orthopedic shoe-maker he started his custom-made shoe workshop in 1992. In this he combines his creativity and design skills with extensive knowledge of the foot, shoe-making, materials and techniques. René has a very successful career by manufacturing the most extreme shoes for fashion designers such as Thierry Mugler, JANTAMINIAU, Ilja Visser, Anouk Wipprecht and Leanie van der Vyver. His shoes are also worn by famous performers such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Pea Fergie.

Makerszoon collection
Consists of three models: Oak (Oxford/Rijg Molière) Ash (Derby/Derby Molière) and Beech (Derby/Derby Molière) in seven sizes. In addition to standard sizes and designs Makerszoon offers you the possibility (at extra costs) to specify your ideas. The price of these handmade shoes start at € 395.00. These shoes are not available through stores. If you wish to purchase a pair of these shoes, you are welcome to welcome in the studio to try the right size, please call for an by appointment first. The delivery of those shoes would be about two weeks. For more information about the extensive possibilities, please feel free to contact Makerszoon.

In addition to Makerszoon René also founded 'A shoe can be', to create striking sculptures and exclusive footwear with his business partner Karin Janssen and René teaches shoe making at the Dutch Shoe Academy in Utrecht.

The Dutch Shoe Academy will also presents its students work at Meesterlijk. At the request of Uniquole/Meesterlijk the students investigated the details of historical prints for their school program. The students used details from the prints as inspiration for their handmade shoes and the objects are produced only in one color 'Ivory'.

Meesterlijk
This november 2014 the sixth edition of Meesterlijk will take place. This is the event where product designers, fashion designers, food designers and artisans share their passion for design and craftsmanship with the public. During 3 days established Masters will stand alongside talented novices at one of the most stunning and inspiring venues of Amsterdam: the Westergasfabriek.

3 days - 3 venues
Where can you buy objects directly from the product designers, fashion designers and artisans themselves? Where can you still find the pure passion for the creation process? At Meesterlijk, the contemporary event for design and craftsmanship. Your ticket offers access to all these venues.

There are unique products for sale, like furniture, glass and crystal objects of use, wooden, metal and ceramic objects and of course wearable items such as tailor made shirts, shoes (for both men and women), hats, bags, jewellery and other accessories.

Meesterlijk - design and crafts
28 -30 November 2015, 12.00 - 18.00
Westergasfabriek, Polonceaukade 2 (De Bakkerswinkel entrance)
Amsterdam 1014 DA
The Netherlands

More info and tickets at Meesterlijk.

Black and white photography by Esther van der Wallen.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - As a focus of attraction this design competition, organized by the Confederation of International Footwear Association (CIFA) will run concurrently with the '23rd Shoes & Leather Exhibition' from 29th till the 31th of March, in Guangzhou, China.
5th International Footwear Design Competition (IFDC) 2013
5th International Footwear Design Competition (IFDC) 2013

CIFA is formed by the shoe industrial organizations from 11 countries/regions. Founded in 1970, IFC has been endeavoring to promote the development of shoe manufacturing. Each year, the conference is held in different region and had established and international platform for communications and development. Th shoe competition is co-organized by all the regional members as well as sponsored by Top Repute Co. Ltd.

Candidates from China, Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan Region, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam will submit their entries for the competition revealing a dazzling variety of creative and stylish footwear.

Winner Awards will be presented during the Opening Dinner Banquet of SHOES & LEATHER – GUANGZHOU 2013 and the winning entries will be displayed at the 'TREND WALK' area during the 3-days exhibition period.

The 'Shoes & Leather Exhibition' is one of the largest exhibition in the industry in China, occupied space of 60.000 sqm with 1.000 suppliers from 24 Countries and Regions. It's organized TOP REPUTE CO.LTD. (Hong Kong) and Top Repute Co. Ltd. Guangzhou. CIFA and the Hong Kong Footwear Association are the joined-organizer of the IFDC. Top Repute Co. Ltd. is the sponsor of the IFDC. 

International Footwear Design Competition affirms the importance of shoe design in this continuously developing shoe industry; to encourage originality and to advance the design vision of the industry; to foster product research and development; to enhance product competitiveness; to nurture designer in regard to shoe manufacture and design; and to merit outstanding performance with awards .

The IFDC was established in 2009 (the 1st IFDC) organized by the International Footwear Conference with 13 international footwear associations as the co-organizer. Since 2009, Top Repute Co., Ltd.with head office in Hong Kong and branch offices in Guangzhou and Shanghai, China, and also in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam has been the supporter and sponsor of the IFDC by offering every resource as possible to the IFDC.

Hong Kong Footwear Association
Judging of the competition entries was held at the SHOES & LEATHER – GUANGZHOU 2013 on 31th May, by a juror committee including renowned designers: ms. Jiang Zhiqun and mr. Chen Xiao Ming, Frankie (China), mr. Lo Chung Pak and mr. William Wong (Hong Kong), dr. Claudia Schulz (Germany), IMr. M. Rafeeque Ahmed (India), ms. Ratna Utarianingrum (Indonesia), mr. Bill Keith (Malaysia), ms. Vivien Hsieh (Taiwan), mr. Pairoj Kiattikomol (Thailand) and ms. Tran Thi Tuyet Mai (Vietnam), where points were given based on creativity, materials usage, aesthetics, appearance and presentation ability.

International Footwear Design Competition 2013
29th of May
IFLE Guangzhou
China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex
380 Yuejiang Middle Road, Guangzhou China

Friday, May 17, 2013 - This weekend, 18th and 19th of May, the Wave Gotik Treffen will be held again in Leipzig, Germany. The Grassi Museum of Applied Arts offers a special program inspired by the current shoe exhibition 'Starker Auftritt/Stepping into the Limelight'.
Gothic festival weekend in Leipzig 2013
Gothic festival weekend in Leipzig 2013

Wave Gotik Treffen (Treffen means meeting), the annual world festival for 'dark' music and arts, hosts ± 150 bands and artists from various backgrounds (Gothic rock, EBM, Industrial, Noise, Darkwave, Neofolk, Neoclassical, Medieval Music, Experimental, Gothic metal, Deathrock and Punks) that play at several venues throughout the city over 4 days on Whitsuntide. The festival also features several fairs with medieval, gothic and cultural merchandise.

Visitors of the Wave Gotik Treffen will be granted free admission to the permanent exhibition and the special exhibitions 'Starker Auftritt/Stepping into the Limelight' and 'Gestaltung für den modernen Haushalt/Design for the Modern Household'.

Program (in German):
Sa, 18.05. 13 Uhr GRASSI GOES GOTIK Kleider machen Leute Führung zur Mode von Mittelalter bis Renaissance in der Ständigen Ausstellung (Julia Rotsch)

Sa, 18.05. 13 Uhr GRASSI GOES GOTIK Schwarzes Leder, roter Lack: Steile Schuh-Kreationen Führung in der Sonderausstellung 'Starker Auftritt! Experimentelles Schuh-Design' (Nadine Geuthel)

Sa, 18.05. 13 Uhr GRASSI GOES GOTIK Sohle mit Biss Führung in der Sonderausstellung 'Starker Auftritt! Experimentelles Schuh-Design' (Axel Menz)

Sa, 18.05. 13 Uhr Space Cowboy Führung in der Sonderausstellung 'Starker Auftritt! Experimentelles Schuh-Design' (Olga Barannik)

Sa, 18.05. 14 Uhr GRASSI GOES GOTIK Geschnürt, gepresst, gepudert Führung zur Mode von Barock bis Biedermeier in der Ständigen Ausstellung (Julia Rotsch)

Sa, 18.05. 15 Uhr GRASSI GOES GOTIK Kleider machen Leute Führung zur Mode von Mittelalter bis Renaissance in der Ständigen Ausstellung (Julia Rotsch)

Sa, 18.05. 15 Uhr GRASSI GOES GOTIK Schwarzes Leder, roter Lack: Steile Schuh-Kreationen Führungen in der Sonderausstellung 'Starker Auftritt! Experimentelles Schuh-Design' (Axel Menz)

Sa, 18.05.15 Uhr GRASSI GOES GOTIK Sohle mit Biss Führung in der Sonderausstellung 'Starker Auftritt! Experimentelles Schuh-Design' (Olga Barannik)

Sa, 18.05.15 Uhr GRASSI GOES GOTIK Sohle mit Biss Führung in der Sonderausstellung 'Starker Auftritt! Experimentelles Schuh-Design' (Nadine Geuthel)

Sa, 18.05.16 Uhr GRASSI GOES GOTIK Geschnürt, gepresst, gepudert Führung zur Mode von Barock bis Biedermeier in der Ständigen Ausstellung (Julia Rotsch)

So, 19.05.13 Uhr GRASSI GOES GOTIK Kleider machten Leute Führung zur Mode von Mittelalter bis Renaissance in der Ständigen Ausstellung (Julia Rotsch)

So, 19.05.13 Uhr GRASSI GOES GOTIK Schwarzes Leder, roter Lack: Steile Schuh-Kreationen Führung in der Sonderausstellung 'Starker Auftritt! Experimentelles Schuh-Design' (Nadine Geuthel)

So, 19.05.13 Uhr GRASSI GOES GOTIK Sohle mit Biss Führung in der Sonderausstellung 'Starker Auftritt! Experimentelles Schuh-Design' (Axel Menz)

So, 19.05.13 Uhr GRASSI GOES GOTIK Space Cowboy Führung in der Sonderausstellung 'Starker Auftritt! Experimentelles Schuh-Design' (Olga Barannik)

So, 19.05.14 Uhr GRASSI GOES GOTIK Geschnürt, gepresst, gepudert Führung zur Mode von Barock bis Biedermeier in der Ständigen Ausstellung (Julia Rotsch)

So, 19.05.15 Uhr GRASSI GOES GOTIK Sohle mit Biss Führung in der Sonderausstellung 'Starker Auftritt! Experimentelles Schuh-Design' (Olga Barannik)

So, 19.05.15 Uhr GRASSI GOES GOTIK Space Cowboy Führung in der Sonderausstellung 'Starker Auftritt! Experimentelles Schuh-Design' (Nadine Geuthel)

So, 19.05.15 Uhr GRASSI GOES GOTIK Kleider machten Leute Führung zur Mode von Mittelalter bis Renaissance in der Ständigen Ausstellung (Julia Rotsah)

Guided tours 'Starker Auftritt! Experimentelles Schuh-Design': (each tour lasts 1 hours, max. 20 persons)

Starker Auftritt!/Stepping into the Limelight!
GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst
Johannisplatz 5-11, Leipzig, Germany

Shoe images above by and Omar Angel Perez and Natalie Shau

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