About Art Gallery O-68

Art Gallery O-68, gallery for contemporary art

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

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 Cinechine. Casper 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

Artists give presentations in Art in Life, in which they reflect on their own art in relation to contemporary art in general. Presentations yearly, in spring and autumn.

2017
Coen Vernooij, Nijmegen
Eugène Terwindt, Velp
Casper Verborg, Den Haag
Maureen Bachaus, Maastricht
Heidi Linck, Arnhem
Theo Kuijpers, Eindhoven
Eef de Graaf, Tiel

2018
José Heerkens, Zeeland
Jan Swart, Groningen
Karin Vermeren, Gent, BE
Johan Clarysse, Brugge, BE
Tineke Porck, Den Haag
Terry Thompson, Amsterdam
Wieteke Heldens, New York

2019
Helen Vergouwen, Oosterhout
Marena Seeling, Nijmegen
Sibylle Eimermacher, Arnhem
Suzanne Hartmans, Beerta
Carel Lanters, Arnhem
Jan Pater, Castricum
Eddy Stikkelorum, Den Haag

Art Fairs

Art gallery O-68 participates in the following Art Fairs: Rotterdam Contemporary, KunstRAI Amsterdam, Art The Hague, Scope Art Fair Basel, Art on Paper Amsterdam, London Art Fair, en Draw Art fair London.

Epona

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.

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Video O-68 14 maart 2015 in programma lifestyleXperience plus
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Art should inspire, not decorate.

Samuel Beckett:
“ONE HAS TO ACCEPT THE ART OF OUR DAY AS IT WAS A LIVING THING.”