Visit Gallery 510 in Downtown Decatur
Due to the global pandemic of coronavirus (COVID-19), Gallery 510 is closed until further notice.
Gallery 510 Art & Framing is a 501(c)(3) organization.
A portion of all sales goes directly to help fund our programs.
Art Around Town
The following artists will be exhibiting their work throughout Decatur, Illinois. With closings during the coronavirus pandemic, this schedule may change depending on whether the venue is open.
Member Artwork For Purchase
Find original art, prints, cards, jewelry, unframed work and other items created by members & guests.
Member Artwork for Purchase
Find original art, prints, cards, jewelry, unframed work and other items created by our members & guests.
Artist of the Month
Shirley Buescher is a long-time member of Gallery 510.
“I have been drawing as long as I can remember. My favorite media are watercolor and pencil, but I enjoy working in oil, acrylic and pastel. My favorite subjects to paint are still life, flowers, and old buildings.
My education in the arts (other than appreciation of nature that God has created) has been classes through Lake Land Community College; workshops sponsored through U of I, Champaign, IL; workshops through art organizations, and art books.”
Student Artist of the Month
The Student Artist of the Month program has been put on hold until the gallery is able to open again and school is back in session. This will give student artists the full experience and exposure they deserve.
The Gallery Frame Shop
Should I drymount this work of art?
Drymounting is used best for posters or other less expensive works on paper because these works are meant just for your enjoyment. Drymounting works well for some photographs. This process uses heat to permanently attach the work to a mat or foamboard. If the poster or photograph has a slight wrinkle or is curled from being rolled up for some time, drymounting can smooth these out and improve the look. Photographs are often mounted to prevent any buckling.
If your artwork on paper is of value it should NOT be drymounted. This would significantly devalue your investment. Artwork should be secured in place so it doesn’t shift under the mat with archival tape that releases with heat and can be removed. In order to retain the value of a work of art it must not be damaged in any way.
Become a Member
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.