Critical Information on Armstrong De Graaf

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

May through November
  11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Daily
  Wednesday by Appointment
  By Appointment Only
David L. and Jane Armstrong, Owners

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44 E. 8th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Tel:  616.836.5875
Dave Armstrong:  616.836.5875

You may Browse anytime or call for information or to make an appointment
Reservations at the ART TABLE
David L. and Jane Armstrong, Owner and Operators

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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.