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Visit Gallery 510 in Downtown Decatur

Gallery 510 is open during the following hours:
Wednesday through Saturday 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.

Embracing the Square Format - Carol Kessler

{Featured at Gallery 510 in June}

Carol Kessler

Gallery 510 is pleased to announce our June featured artist, Carol Kessler.

Carol’s work will be on display during the month of June at Gallery 510.

Join us on June 7th for Decatur’s “First Fridays” Gallery Walk!

The opening reception for Carol’s exhibit starts at 5pm.

The artist remarks will begin at 6:30pm.

Enjoy light refreshments, good conversation and new artwork on display in June. Free to the public.

Member Artwork For Purchase

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

Member Artwork for Purchase

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

Art Around Town

See work by our artists and affiliates displayed at various places in Decatur, Illinois. Current exhibits are up for the month of June. New exhibits will be installed in July.

June 2024

Decatur Public Library: Primrose Retirement Home
Decatur Airport: Sue Watts
Memorial Cancer Care Center: Tracey Maras

The Gallery 510 Frame Shop

Why is Custom Framing So Expensive? It’s Not Really.

Although it may seem costly at first, it’s important to recognize that the cost of framing reflects the value of using quality materials to properly showcase and protect your cherished memories. Craftsmanship is another factor in custom framing, as is the expertise of the designer and framer. A well-designed frame can enhance the overall look of your artwork, making it a stunning centerpiece in any room.

The price of framing is not necessarily an indication of a markup. It is actually an intricate process that requires high-quality materials and skilled labor, making it a valuable investment. A quality frame requires top-notch materials such as solid wood, acid-free mat boards, and UV-resistant glass or acrylic to ensure that your artwork is protected from damage over time. Cheaper alternatives may be available, but they lack the durability and longevity of premium materials leading to premature deterioration and fading of the image.

In addition to materials, the design of the frame is another important consideration that adds to the cost. A professional framer will take the time to carefully select the appropriate matting and framing components that will complement the image while also considering the overall decor and style of the room where it will be displayed. This level of attention to detail requires both skill and experience, and it’s what sets custom framing apart from off-the-shelf alternatives.

So, the next time you consider framing a picture, remember that the cost is a reflection of the value that quality materials and design can bring to your memories.

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.

Contribute to the Arts

Your contribution helps us tremendously with providing opportunities for the local and young artists in our community. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You!

Get Updates From Gallery 510

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

News & Stories

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Saturday June 8th

Our featured artist for June, Carol Kessler, during her artist talk last night for her opening reception titled, "Embracing The Square Format".

See her exhibit while it is on display in June!

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#gallery510 #firstfridays #exhibit #openingreception #artgallery #local #community #nonprofit #visualart #oilpastel #carolkessler #June
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Our featured artist for June, Carol Kessler, during her artist talk last night for her opening reception titled, Embracing The Square Format.

See her exhibit while it is on display in June!

gallery510.org

#gallery510 #firstfridays #exhibit #openingreception #artgallery #local #community #nonprofit #visualart #oilpastel #carolkessler #June

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Saw your show before I left on vacation. Really liked it! Favorite is the top center square with bird. Congratulations for job well done! Sorry I missed the opening.

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