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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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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.

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Art Around Town

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

May 2022

Gallery 510 – Barbara Dove
Decatur Public Library – Rae Nell Spencer
Decatur Airport – Annette Russo
Central IL Title Company – Sue Goodpaster

Artist of the Month

Barbara Dove

“People in my Life”

“This exhibit of my work spans almost 40 years. Most of my work is of a landscape but I love to paint figures. However, whether it’s a landscape or figure, it’s always the play of light and shadow that draws me to paint something. My family is a ready-made subject and I’m always on the look-out for that great composition or wonderful light. My more recent portrait work has been in pastel, but I still love the way oil paint feels as it goes on the canvas. I hope you enjoy this portrait retrospective!”

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Learn About First Friday Gallery Walks

Student Artist of the Month

Grace Heberling

We are pleased to have Grace Heberling (daughter of Carmen & Matt Blomquist) featured from Taylorville High School in May at Gallery 510. Her work will be on display for the month. Grace plans to attend Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia.

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The Gallery Frame Shop

What Width Should the Mat Be?

On average I like a 2” mat around the image. It could be a floated image or an image in a window mat. I like this look as it separates the image from the frame just enough. The width of the mat is always a personal choice. However, it is a contemporary look to take a small image and give it an extra large mount and a wide frame. It is accepted to have the mat even be three times the size of the image. It’s possible to even use a less expensive frame or a thinner frame with this look because the mat draws the attention and focuses your eye on the image. This framing method gives the image real impact. In art we like to think in groups of odd numbers. It’s true when putting artwork together on your wall, too. Three makes a perfect grouping. Mats are generally equal top, bottom and sides. However, weighting the bottom is a good look to counteract any illusion that the piece is top heavy. Weighting the bottom of the mat is also used if a brass name plate is used or the artist is signing a photograph that is mounted on the mat.

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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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Sunday May 22nd

The deadline to submit entries to 'No Place to Show' is quickly approaching! Learn more here! >> www.springfieldart.org/callforentries.html ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday May 7th

May featured artist, Barbara Dove, is introduced by Jessica Disbrow. Then she discussed her portraits of friends and family. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sorry we couldn’t make 1st Friday. Another comment. The pictures are just so well done. Love them all.

Saturday May 7th

For First Friday our featured student artist came with her family. ... See MoreSee Less

For First Friday our featured student artist came with her family.Image attachment

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This young artists name is GRACE HEBERLING from Taylorville High school.

So glad you got featured congrats Grace!

Great job, Grace!

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