Welcome to Kunst - Kompetenz - Petra Kern, the gallery for international, contemporary art, exhibitions and presentations at art fairs, that will turn into exceptional experiences and a high degree of flexibility and customer proximity for art lovers from around the world.

Originals such as oil paintings, watercolors and sculptures of high quality distinguish us. We are always in contact with our artists and foster personal contact.

art Karlsruhe 2023, May 4th to 7th

More information about Kunst – Kompetenz – Petra Kern at art Karlsruhe and the catalog for download can be found below.
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und ein Adventskalender

„Conrad Sevens, Alain Le Boucher & ein Adventskalender”


Galerie Petra Kern, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 25, 69117 Heidelberg

Opening: 30.11.2023 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Openinghours Wednesday - Friday 2pm - 7pm and Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Exhibition runs until 20th of January 2024


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Eröffnung Huxley&Heinz

Huxley & Heinz exhibition

Dynamics in painting & steel sculpture


Jonathan Huxley and Jürgen Heinz, different in style, material and technique, find each other through the movement in their works and meet in an exciting dialogue.


Opening on October 19th, 2023 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Galerie Petra Kern, in Heidelberg, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 25


Exhibition until November 18, 2023

Opening hours: Wed-Fri 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sat from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by personal arrangement outside opening hours


In addition to the opening of the exhibition, we are looking forward to the introduction of two new artists:

Svetlana Magenheim and Seona Sommer and we are celebrating the expansion of our business premises at the same time.


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"KUNST-WERTE" (ART VALUES) Galerie Petra Kern for the sixth time in Mannheim RAUM S 4, 17 Opening/Vernissage15. September 2023 7-10 p.m

24 artists, represented by the Petra Kern Gallery, show their current works, paintings, watercolors and sculptures. International contemporary representational art of high quality with a focus on human existence and life with its values.


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A selection of our artists

More than 20 years ago we were searching for our artists. Today, we are found and have become very selective in making choices, because consistency and fostering the development of our artists are our concern.

Many of these artists have grown together with us and have been faithful for decades.
We are working together with more than 25 artists from 8 countries. Our focus lies on international, representational, figurative contemporary art.


We are the gallery that …

… comes to your home with a selection of art
After an intensive exchange, we will get to know you and your favorite art taste and make the right choice for a coherent result that will turn you into a happy customer.

… integrates art in your private or business premises
Many years of experience, a good sense for the right art paired with a sense of aesthetics flow into our consulting. Both customer taste and the desired effect of the art as the ambience of the customer are included into our consideration for the perfect solution.

… assesses your ambience before finding the right works of art for you
We are happy to get to know at your premises and therefore understanding your special needs and wishes.

… enhances your living spaces with art
Clothes make people and art creates spaces. Only one artwork can dip a room in a new light and create a special atmosphere.

We offer you:

with a lot of empathy, expertise and many years of experience

art on consignment, purchases and sales
we set the highest value on quality and originality

we are happy to take care of the perfect frame and deliver the perfect finish

our cooperation partners are ready and happy to assist

preparation of expert opinions
is my artwork real? For Norbertine von Bresslern-Roth, Manfred Schatz and Wilhelm Kuhnert, as for our contemporary artists, we offer our expertise. For other areas, we are happy to make a recommendation.

assessment of estate collections
help, I inherited and have no idea. We are happy to support you. With us you choose a trustworthy, reliable and competent partner.

valuation of individual works of art
you want to sell your artwork; you are not sure how to handle this. Internet offers half-knowledge, with us you receive reliability, competence and experience.

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