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Visit Gallery 510 in Downtown Decatur

Gallery 510 is open during the following hours: Tuesday through Friday 11 to 5.

Gallery 510 Art & Framing is a 501(c)(3) organization.
A portion of all sales goes directly to help fund our programs.

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Member Artwork For Purchase

Find original art, prints, cards, jewelry, unframed work and other items created by members & guests.

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Member Artwork for Purchase

Find original art, prints, cards, jewelry, unframed work and other items created by our members & guests.

View All Artwork for Sale

Art Around Town

The following artists will be exhibiting their work throughout Decatur, Illinois.

October 2021

Gallery 510 – Don Davis
Decatur Public Library – Shirley Buescher
Decatur Airport – Sue Watts
Central IL Title Company – Jessica Disbrow
Wildflour Bakery & Cafe – Nicole Christison

Artist of the Month

Don Davis

We invite you to visit First Friday Gallery Walk
October 1, 2021
5-7:30 pm
Masks Required
Artist Talk at 6:00 pm

The month of October is the time to see a wide variety of new wooden containers by a master craftsman. Don Davis will bring his expertise to the gallery for a solo show. You won’t want to miss his talk either on First Friday as he shares his knowledge of wood turning. He is displaying a variety of woods, techniques and shapes.

Learn More About Don Davis
Learn More About First Friday Gallery Walks
Anna Schmidt's 3d cat puzzle

Anna Schmidt’s 4-sided puzzle

Student Artist of the Month

Anna Schmidt

The October Student Artist of the Month is Anna Schmidt from Mt. Zion High School.” Her 3 dimensional work will be on display through the month of October at Gallery 510.

Be sure to come in to Gallery 510 to see the Student Artist of the Month from Mt. Zion.

Read more about the Student Artist of the Month Program

The Gallery Frame Shop

Keep the Mat & Frame Width in Proportion to the Image

Always consider the size of your painting or photograph when choosing the width of the frame. If the picture is large, then generally the frame width needs to be wide for the best look visually. If you are framing a large painting other options are a deep frame with a narrow edge or a floater frame. In any case, enough wood needs to be available to hold the physical weight as well as the visual look. The frame is hung from a wire held with hangers and screws. If the frame is too narrow because there isn’t enough wood, the screws will pull out due to the weight or break the wood. The screw size needs to match the weight of the piece.

You can also use the width of the mat and frame to simply imply scale. Increasing the width of the mat beyond a typical width is a way to add weight to a smaller photograph. Further, small and average-sized pictures can be elegant with a thin and lightweight frame taking into consideration the above.

The window cut in the mat for a photograph is typically smaller than the photograph. However, another idea with photography is to cut the window ¼ or ½ inch larger allowing some white space to show between the actual image and the beginning of the mat. In this case the photograph would be printed with a border of white.

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Member artists pay dues annually and receive a solo show at Gallery 510, opportunities to exhibit at other venues about town that Gallery organizes, smaller commission paid on sales at the Gallery, discounts on purchases in the Gallery, discounts on framing supplies, fees waived for entering our shows, a voice at the Board of Directors meetings, and networking opportunities with the other artists. We also offer Emerging Artist and Student Artist Membership Levels.

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If you would like to receive monthly updates about our events or promotions, please email gallery510@sbcglobal.net.

News & Stories

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Tuesday October 19th

Embracing 🍂AUTUMN 🍂 at GALLERY 510. ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday October 19th

Have you come in to see the work of Don Davis, Octobers featured artist? ... See MoreSee Less

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Saturday October 2nd

I enjoyed being at First Friday downtown last night. It was opening night for October National(great show of artwork from across the US) and Don Davis. Bought a couple Christmas presents. Don’s wood turning is superb! Check out Gallery 510 and the Anne Lloyd Gallery. Beautiful work! ... See MoreSee Less

Friday September 10th

We have a Great Show from member Steve Stoerger. Come on down! ... See MoreSee Less

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Steve has filled the gallery with color!

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