“In Through the 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.
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
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David L. and Jane Armstrong, Owners
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44 E. 8th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Dave Armstrong 616.836.5875
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David L. and Jane Armstrong, Owner and Operators

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