Welcome to Art - Competence - 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.


„wasser –  water – agua – paanee – shuǐ“ | Life = H2O – Art is nutrient for change

September 17 - October 17 2021
every Friday to Sunday

Mannheim, RAUM S4, 17
Naumer Architects BDB

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Art projects


Kunst – Kompetenz – Petra Kern is exhibiting for the fifth time in Raum S4,17 in Mannheim.

September 17 to October 23, 2022

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Our annual Highlight: Art Karlsruhe 2022 7th of July (Vernissage) until 10th of July 2022

Opening hours 8 to10 July 2022, jeweils 11am -8pm

Preview only for VIPs and Press 6 July 2022, 2pm -8pm

Vernissage only for guests with Vernissage-Ticket 7 July 2022, 11am - 8pm

Messe Karlsruhe, Messeallee 1, D-76287 Rheinstetten

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Urban Paradies


1. Art Ort Heidelberg - Urban Paradise - Hebelstraße 7, Heidelberg in the former car dealership

Organizer: Unterwegs-Theater with Jai Gonzales and Bernhard Fauser in cooperation with GEDOK Heidelberg e.V. and Gallery Petra Kern - Kunst Kompetenz Petra Kern

When: June 18 (Vernissage: 4-6 p.m. followed by a concert with Freddy Wonder & Friends) up to July 17, 2022

Opening times of the exhibition: Every Wednesday to Sunday 2 - 7 p.m. - Kunst Kompetenz Petra Kern with international contemporary art by 25 artists on 1000 m² on the 1st floor

2. Our annual highlight - this year in summer: Art Karlsruhe 2022 from July 7 (Vernissage) to July 10, 2022

Opening times: July 8 - 10, 2022, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m

Preview only for VIPs and press July 6, 2022, 2-8 p.m

Vernissage only for guests with a vernissage ticket July 7, 2022, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m

Venue: Messe Karlsruhe, Messeallee 1, D-76287 Rheinstetten

Children's painting workshop: In the foyer of the dm-arena there are daily activities for children aged 5 and over.

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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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Exhibitions & Events

  • Art Karlsruhe 2018
  • Art Karlsruhe 2017
  • Art Karlsruhe 2016
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