Back to All Events

International Passport Paintings by Meester Wittenbols

  • No Land 54 1/2 East San Francisco Street Santa Fe, NM, 87501 United States (map)

Passport Painting Session One: Friday, September 27, 4 to 8pm
Passport Painting Session Two: Sunday, September 29, 2 to 6pm

Would you like to have an international passport painting? Book an appointment to sit for Passport Painting Officer Meester Wittenbols. Sessions will take place on Friday, September 27th, from 4 to 8pm and Sunday, September 29th, from 2 to 6pm at No Land.

This project is part of the WASbiennale and Pilot Live Arts. In her first exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Doreen Wittenbols will also undertake her first performative painting project by working from the public.

The passport paintings will travel on to be exhibited at Atelier Néerlandais this coming October in Paris, for a showing curated by Saskia Vos. The passport paintings may travel onward to other exhibitions before they are returned to the participants.

To book an appointment: Please email
Appointments will be scheduled in 15 minute intervals. The actual portrait will take 5 minutes or less.

Suggested $5 donation for each portrait and mailing of the passport to the sitter following upcoming exhibitions. Sitters and visitors are welcome to watch each painting session.

Doreen Wittenbols is a Dutch-Canadian visual artist educated in the figurative painting tradition. She was awarded the prestigious academic Governor-General’s medal upon graduating from the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto. Thereafter she completed her MFA at Concorida University in Montreal. After participating in two, Dutch, artist residencies, Wittenbols decided to relocate to The Netherlands and make Amsterdam home. Since 2018 she uprooted again, and is living in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

International Passport Paintings is brought to No Land through Pilot Live Arts. Pilot is happenings dedicated to promoting and showcasing experimental and unseen art in the Santa Fe and surrounding Southwest communities, with a special emphasis on investigational and untried or tested work.