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.


Informationen Ausstellung Bernhard Vogel

Dear customers, dear friends and loyal companions of Kunst - Kompetenz - Petra Kern,

We cordially invite you to our vernissage of the exhibition: "Bernhard Vogel - Ein Künstlerleben" on Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. We are very pleased that the artist will be present this day. The exhibition runs until March 20, 2023 in our Petra Kern gallery at Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 25 in Heidelberg's old town.

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Ölgemälde von Joanna Jesse

Dear clients and friends of Kunst-Kompetenz-Petra Kern,

a year full of challenges, strokes of fate, economic and global political difficulties is...

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IN GUTER NACHBARSCHAFT - WERTE, DIE WIR BRAUCHEN! (In good neighbourhood - values, that we need!)

EXHIBITION OPENING ON DECEMBER 1, 2022 7-10 p.m. only with registration

A joint event with Wüstenrot at Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 24 and Galerie Petra Kern at Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 25 in Heidelberg

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Art projects

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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