O-68 Prize for Dutch/German Visual Artists
Art Gallery O-68 installed a new prize, the ‘O-68 Prize for Dutch/German Visual Artists’. The prize is for artists who have been born or have studied or are living or working in the border provinces of the Netherlands to Germany, and the ‘Kreisbezirk Dusseldorf’ of Germany. It is meant for artists between 7 and 14 years after their last diploma, which appears to be a critical, crucial, time, as it is for scientists and probably many professions including gallerists. We had 18 applications and a professional jury advises us. These are Marcel Doorduin Professor of fine art, ArtEZ, Arnhem, Klaus Ebbers, Galerie Ebbers, Kranenburg, Germany, and Coen Vernooij, established visual artist, Nijmegen. The applicants, were asked to send in images of their work and a brief description of how they are going to spend the €10.000 of the prize. The jury committee came to the following selection, in alphabetical order: Mariska de Groot, http://mariskadegroot.com/, Heidi Linck, http://heidilinck.nl/, and Casper Verborg: http://www.casperverborg.nl/. These 3 artists will have an exhibition in Art Gallery O-68 from 2 November up to 14 December. During the opening reception on 2 November from 3-5 pm, the winner will be announced. Welcome. RSVP.