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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.

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Art Around Town

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

March 2020

Decatur Public Library – Marilyn Shull
Wildflour Bakery & Café – Pam Marty
Decatur Airport – Annette Russo
IL Title Company – Jessica Disbrow

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

Artist of the Month

JIM HILL

Jim Hill is our featured artist for the month of March. Jim’s transfer house photo was a winner at a recent October National.

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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.

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The Gallery Frame Shop

You just bought a new watercolor painting at the Art Fair and you take it to the Frame Shop. After you choose the frame and mat, they ask, “What kind of glass would you like?” Well, glass is glass, right? No, not really. Regular glass is good for many projects but this one is going to be in a sunny room. For this you should consider conservation clear glass. Gallery 510 Art & Framing carries TruVue conservation clear glass that blocks up to 99% of UV rays. This protects your artwork from fading over time due to the sun’s rays. In some locations light will reflect off the glass making the actual painting difficult to see. In this case you should consider reflection control glass. However, most artists prefer clear glass so the image is more sharp. RC glass tends to make the edges of things look fuzzy. Another solution is to use Museum Glass that has reflection control and UV protection. This is the best product but more expensive.

If you plan to ship this painting, I would suggest you use artist grade acrylic. This comes in clear or reflection control as well as museum grade and is available with 99% UV protection. The advantage to acrylic is that it is lightweight and doesn’t easily break. Since this painting is a full sheet watercolor with 4″ mat border, I would suggest you consider the acrylic for the weight alone.

If you are wondering how to frame your painting or what glass is best, ask Gallery 510 Art & Framing. We can help you select the right treatment for you project.

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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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News & Stories

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Monday March 16th

Gallery 510 has decided to cancel First Friday at 160 E. Main Street. Our featured artist for April is Juan Cervantes. At this time his work will be shown during April but with no reception due to the Coronavirus. We hope you’ll come by to see his work. We are taking precautions to disinfect door handles and counters for the safety of all of us. Jim Hill’s work is up through March. ... See MoreSee Less

Monday March 16th

It is with regret in light of the Coronavirus and with an abundance of caution that Gallery 510 has cancelled our Arts in Education Spring Show for high schools in the area. It will not be hung at the DAAC 3rd floor on March 23.

Also therefore there will be no First Friday reception.
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Friday March 6th

Great turnout tonight for First Friday. Good to hear Jim Hill share stories about his work. A bit of a retrospective in his photography.
So pleased to meet another young person so talented! Tristan Fox from Monticello brought a drawing of his dog tonight. So realistic I wanted to reach out and pet it. He has a fantastic future in the Arts!
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Great turnout tonight for First Friday. Good to hear Jim Hill share stories about his work. A bit of a retrospective in his photography. 
So pleased to meet another young person so talented! Tristan Fox from Monticello brought a drawing of his dog tonight. So realistic I wanted to reach out and pet it. He has a fantastic future in the Arts!

Thursday March 5th

My friend Jim Hill is having his last solo show here at Gallery 510. Come enjoy First Friday here tomorrow night 5 to 7:30 with some wine and hors d’oeuvres. Jim will talk about his photography at 6:30. You shouldn’t miss this!
Also at 6:30 we’ll introduce Tristan Fox from Monticello High School. He’s our Student Artist of the Month. He’s done an outstanding linoleum print called “Dazed”. SEE YOU FRIDAY!
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My friend Jim Hill is having his last solo show here at Gallery 510. Come enjoy First Friday here tomorrow night 5 to 7:30 with some wine and hors d’oeuvres. Jim will talk about his photography at 6:30. You shouldn’t miss this!
Also at 6:30 we’ll introduce Tristan Fox from Monticello High School. He’s our Student Artist of the Month. He’s done an outstanding  linoleum print called “Dazed”.  SEE YOU FRIDAY!
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