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Armstrong Degraaf International Fine Art Gallery
403 Water Street on Main
Saugatuck, MI 49453
Phone:
Gallery             269.857.1882
Dave Armstrong   616.836.5875
Tad De Graaf     616.886.8239

Fax: 269.857.3514
May through November
  11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Daily
  Wednesday by Appointment
December through April
  By Appointment
David L. Armstrong, President and Owner
Daniel De Graaf, Vice President and Owner

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DRYDOCK Gallery
44 E. 8th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Tel:  616.836.5877
Dave Armstrong:  616.836.1881
Fax: 269.857.1882
Appointment Only
or
Reservations at the ART TABLE
David L. Armstrong, President and Owner
Daniel De Graaf, Vice President and Owner

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Warehouse and Showroom
Douglas, Michigan
Appointment Only—Check in at Saugatuck Gallery)
David L. Armstrong, President and Owner
Daniel De Graaf, Vice President and Owner

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“In Through the Artist Door”

adgifa artist door

This photo has become a “mascot” photo for Armstrong – De Graaf International Fine Art.  Many, many people enter and exit our gallery every year.  Multiply that by the number of galleries that populate the earth. A few ponder the art and ask about the artist.  Far too many want a 30 second experience, on their own,  and appear nervous about absorbing and learning.  Are galleries uncomfortable, is there an assumed pressure to buy or is art a desired vicarious pleasure or past-time without any desire for commitment.

The artist is a name, a face accompanied by a book and bibliography. There are thousands of artists and knowing an artist personally is rare.  Only a few get the opportunity to walk through the artist door and have a studio experience. Those that have the interest and the time to share a glass of wine, engage in conversation and see a works develop in front of your eyes.  That is a special experience.  Time goes so fast and the experience can last a lifetime.  Trust your gallery to be the bridge of discovery.

This is an actual artist studio door.  Artistry composed of the worn tools of the trade, decorating a worn and deteriorating door.  Humanism abounds with this picture.  Stefan Davidek, is the artist, part of our gallery for over 30 years.  I saw the door with my own eyes and have seen the doors of many artist.  Visit our gallery door also.