About O-68

Art Gallery O-68

is a gallery for contemporary art that accommodates established national and international artists with work in various techniques. In addition, the gallery supports starting talented young artists. The gallery is for anyone who wants to be touched by art and advises people and companies about buying art and building collections.

Art in life O-68 webshop

The artworks offered in de ‘ArtinLife’ webshop are on display in the ‘ArtinLife’ art house, located at Oranjestraat 70, Velp (NL). Works by artists who exhibited in Art Gallery O-68 are presented here in the homelike context of  art deco style furnished rooms.

O-68 Award

Once every 3 years the gallery offers the O-68 Award of €10.000. This is an international incentive prize for visual artists from the border provinces of the Netherlands, North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany and Flanders in Belgium. Artists who graduated between 7-14 years ago can apply for the prize.

In 2017  Wieteke Heldens won the award. Karen Vermeren received the ‘Finalisten Award of €1000,-.

In 2014  Mariska de Groot won de award with the art work CinechineCasper Verborg en Heidi Linck were the other two finalists and received €1.000 each.

Commission for Roos van Dijk

In 2015 the gallery commissioned the young artist Roos Van Dijk with the following assignment: ‘Make a step in your career’. Roos made a series of 20 plaster works, Crystallization, inspired in part by architecture like her work in acrylic paint on canvas and in part constructivist. The exhibition was a success. Roos Van Dijk is now studying for her MA at the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen.

Artist’s Talks

in 2017

3 April: Coen Vernooij
10 April: Eugene Terwindt
9 May: Casper Verborg
11 September: Maureen Bachaus
18 September: Heidi Linck
25 September: Theo Kuijpers
2 October: Eef de Graaf


is an art group of varying composition with a fixed core. Participants visit an exhibition of contemporary art in a museum and discuss about that in the Epona-room.


Video O-68 14 maart 2015 in programma lifestyleXperience plus

in browser: http://play.minoto-video.com/11/7R78MVz7679Q.html



Art should inspire, not decorate.

Samuel Beckett:
cited in: Out of this Century, Confessions of an Art Addict

The Autobiography of Peggy Guggenheim, page 163

Published by: André Deutsch Ltd, London, 1946, 1960, 1979, 2005