Leading in realism since 1997. Honingen is specialized in contemporary realism and exclusively represents a carefully selected number of established artists. Their most recent works are shown in the gallery collection. Besides regular exhibitions Honingen participates each year in a number of art fairs.
From the beginning Honingen is specialised in fine painting and realism. And directly from the start we have been participating in several art fairs per year. Here you come in contact with a lot of art lovers at once. It is very important to build up an established gallery name. Fairs we have participated in a.o.: Art Fair Den Bosch, Art 2013, Affordable Art Fair, Miljonair Fair, Cannes International Art Fair en Art & Antiques Weekend Naarden and Art Breda.
Milestone I: At the Art Fair ‘s-Hertogenbosch Honingen sold a 350 kilo bronze sculpture of a gorilla, litteral the biggest sale in 15 year.
Milestone II: In september Honingen celebrates her 15th anniversary with a 3 weekend party in the gallery !
Honingens Herring Party. Honingen celebrates being settled in Gouda for 10 years with oysters, herring and prosecco
Countercyclical investment II:
Honingen closes for 3 months for a huge expansion with 100 m2 extra exhibition space
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Geboorte dochter Sophie.
Honingen organiseert een overzichtstentoonstelling op uitnodiging van Allianz Nederland.
Participant Miljonair Fair.
Visiting the foundry in Florence with Michael Parkes where his newest sculptures are being cast.
The gallery moved to a new and bigger shop, only a few doors away.
Honingen Gallery starts at Oostzeedijk Beneden 27 B in Rotterdam-Kralingen:
· opening-exhibition with Peter Dumas
· gallery size: 36 m2
· seed: 6000,- guilder
Opening Honingen Gallery
A newspaper interview results in our first sale: a beautifull painting of Peter Boekholt is sold !
The gallery owners
20 Years Honingen Gallery!
Opening if our 2nd location on Lange Tiendeweg 40
New website goes online with lots of improved features to enjoy our art collection, including an English version.
Hard times in the art world, but Honingen Gallery had a sales volume increase. Our efforts for quality, beautiful presentations and the accumulated trust is rewarded. Special exhibition in the gothic townhall with 3 galleries.
After a long negotiation we finally bought the barn of 100 m2 behind the gallery. This way the original medieval parcel is restored
Hommage exhibition H.C. Andersen in Denmark: Gabriël Gressie and Galerie Honingen are special guests on this international exhibition.
Cannes International Art Fair
After a long renovation we finally moved to the canal house in Gouda. With over 1000m3 content it offers a lot of possibilities.The gallery now measures 100m2; a beautiful place to celebrate our 5th anniversary !
Exhibition in Monte Carlo Palace by invitation of ABN-AMRO bank.
Honingen is a historical name attached to Rotterdam. It refers to castle Honingen dating back to the 13th century. It was ruined in 1572 during the octogenarian war. It stood close to where Honingen Gallery opened in 1997.
Karen Boekholt & John Stel
Graduated at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam in economics and art history Karen and John decided to start a gallery specialized in contemporary art with a small budget but with great ambitions. In 2001 the gallery moved to Gouda.
First time participant at the Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair during the Rotterdam Art Week. A great succes, the art market is booming again.
The year started with the jubilee exhibition of Frans van Straaten and his book presentation “25 years in bronze”.
Honingen Gallery participated prominent on booth 1 in “Art and Antiques Naarden.
Honingen also active on social media sucha as Facebook en Twitter.
Celebrating our 12,5 years jubilee of the gallery with a huge presentation of 100 m2 at Primavera in Ahoy, together with a catalogue of 10.000 copies
10 year Honingen Gallery !
Start, 2-year theme exhibition “Masters of Miniatures”.
Birth of our son Lucas.
Anticyclish invesment I: invest during the crisis. We have bought a beautiful new house: a monument from 1650 in Gouda. Website online
Our website www.honingen.com goes online: Honingen is one of the first galleries in Holland with the complete and actual art collection online, including prices.
Exhibition opening by Loek Brons, the busiest opening so far.
Participation in our 1st art fair: Grantique Rotterdam Cruise Terminal, opening by Pim Fortuyn.