The Gerrit van Houten award was open for subscription to professional artists who feel connected to the city or province of Groningen, the Netherlands. Aprofessional jury of museum curators and artists will pick the winner out of the six nominees. The other nominees are Dianne Bakker, Regina Broersma, Gabrielle Kroese, Christiaan Kuitwaard en Annemiek Vos.
Everybody is invited to the award ceremony and the opening of the accompanied exhibition‘Gerrit van Houten prijs 2011’. The exhibition shows a selection of the work of the prize participants and work of Gerrit van Houten (1866-1934). The show comes with a small catalogue showing color reproductions of the nominated works.
The ceremony will take place at December 16th at 4 pm (entrance open at 3.30pm). The exhibition will run till march 15th 2012 at the Koetshuis of theFraeylemaborg in Slochteren.
For more information on Gerrit van Houten and the Gerrit van Houten award click here (in Dutch).
More about Thijs Jansen, click here.