Our primary goal is to seek and support the next generation of artists by giving them a platform and a steppingstone for the start of their career. Over the last few years, we have seen our artists go on to achieve success, with most of them now exhibiting at other renowned galleries, art fairs, and institutions. Gallery Pouloeuff has been active as a steppingstone for young and talented artists since 2010. Pouloeuff was started to contribute to the cultural enrichment of the world around us. In the center of the picturesque, fortified city of Naarden, the newest interesting art is for show. Here we give young, up-and-coming talents the opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional setting. This is done without a commercial goal and we do not request a sales fee from our exhibitors. Furthermore, our curator Ine van der Horn is very involved in guiding the young artists through the process. This way, Gallery Pouloeuff gives the creators a platform as well as a helpful push to start a successful career.
Gallery Pouloeuff proudly collaborates with several partners. This way, the young artists connected to Pouloeuff are able to enlarge their experience and audience by exhibiting their works on various platforms.
Our partners are:
• During the Photo Festival Naarden (biannual), Gallery Pouloeuff is part of Festival-OFF. Visitors are able to visit the exhibition specially set up during the festival period.
• Since 2018, the project 'Window of Opportunity' is presented in Singer Laren.
The gallery has championed new and interesting visual artists, irrespective of background and discipline. Artists exhibit their work for free and when an artist sells a work they don’t have to pay a commission fee. Artists are only responsible for transporting their work to the gallery.
Unfortunately, not everyone can exhibit their work at Gallery Pouloeuff. Not only because the gallery offers limited exhibition space, but also because the gallery is geared toward young, talented graduates (or soon-to-be graduates) of renowned art schools in the Netherlands. These students could benefit from a stepping-stone to launch an independent and successful career in the creative industries.
Occasionally Gallery Pouloeuff offers space to a more established artist. Should you be interested in finding out more, please contact us.
To make Pouloeuff artists stand out and be noticed, the gallery’s promotional activities include sending out press releases, contacting local media, introducing artists to a network of established art galleries and curators, and promotional activities on several social media platforms. An online newsletter is sent out regularly to keep people up to date on news, interesting facts, interviews, and background information concerning artists and exhibitions.
Furthermore, there is the 'Pouloeuff Audience Award'. During every exhibition people can vote online for their favourite work of art. The winning artist receives a substantial financial encouragement to launch their artistic career.
Every new exhibition starts with a festive opening with drinks and bites. During this event, press, family, and friends can have the first look at the works. Occasionally, Gallery Pouloeuff organises lectures for those interested in the arts.
Gallery Pouloeuff is an initiative of the Keep an Eye Foundation. The foundation literally keeps an eye on promising young talents. These talented musicians, designers, and filmmakers receive several grants, prices, and their place on the stage to help develop their talents, create new opportunities, and realize their creative goals. Read more about the foundation:
1411 EG Naarden-Vesting
Phone number: 035-6940406
Fridays and Saturdays between 11.00 - 17.00
Sundays between 12.00 - 17.00