Visit Gallery 510 in Downtown Decatur
Gallery 510 is open with limited hours: Tuesday through Friday 12-4pm.
Gallery 510 Art & Framing is a 501(c)(3) organization.
A portion of all sales goes directly to help fund our programs.
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
We invite you to visit Gallery 510 Art & Framing to see the new pastel paintings by Sue Goodpaster. Sue is a retired art teacher now painting full-time. Her primary medium was oil paint until she discovered pastels. She has taken workshops now with international artists Albert Handell, Richard McKinley, Nancy King Mertz, and Marla Bagetta.
“Glories In Nature” is the title of Sue’s show. “Due to travel restrictions this year I have become more aware of the beauty in common things that surround me every day. I have painted Queen Anne’s Lace, Thistles, and ripe tomatoes from rural Illinois as well as scenes from past travels. I find that light and color make me want to capture the glory of these simple things in a story I can tell in a pastel painting.”
Student Artist of the Month
In September, Eisenhower High School presents the work of Makayla Rogers. Makayla is a recent graduate. She studied art all four years and was an AP scholar. Makayla is also a musician and is influenced by music and pop culture.
Through the vibrant color schemes and bold images, her paintings spread positivity and often humor.
The Gallery Frame Shop
What’s a deckled edge?
In fine art it’s the feathered edge of the piece of paper the art is produced on. If you have an original watercolor painting with a deckled edge you’ll probably want to let those edges show in the framing of it. Usually the cu tedges of paper are put under a mat. A watercolor with a deckled edge presents a challenge if you want it presented on top of a mat. Only archival mounting tapes should be used. It can be presented directly on the mat or it can be lifted some to give a shadow beneath the edge. The mat it lays on can be the same color as the paper or it can be a contrasting color to bring out a color in the painting.Any time you don’t use a mat, spacers need to be used to separate the art from the glass. Just remember to choose a frame with a deep enough rabbet to accommodate the mount, mat, art, spacer and glass. Gallery 510 can help you with all of this. We are here to help!
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.