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First Friday Art Walks & Artist Talks celebrate the talents of our featured member artist each month. The reception is open to the public from 5:00-7:30pm at Gallery 510. The event is free to attend, and we provide light refreshments. The artist of the month speaks starting at 6:30 pm. Artists speak on a range of subjects from inspiration to special techniques. Occasionally, an artist even chooses to hold a brief demonstrate.
In coordination with the other downtown galleries, The Blue Connection and the Anne Lloyd Gallery, our speaking schedules allow patrons to hear all the artists speak. At the Madden Arts Center, the talk begins earlier at 6:00pm
It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the art, the artist, and to mingle with your fellow art-lovers. We hope you join us!
Gallery 510, 160 East Main Street, Decatur, IL
The October National is a celebration of originality and craftsmanship in any visual art medium. Artists are invited to share in this annual exhibition staged in the Madden Arts Center, Anne Lloyd Gallery in Decatur, Illinois.
For the past few years Race for the Cure and now Come Together…Let’s Walk have partnered with us. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Open to all artists 18 years old and over. Entries must be of original design. Work must be executed within the last two years.
All media accepted. Wall-hung or 2D artwork must be wired, ready to hang, and not exceed 60 inches wide or 96 inches high. 3D artwork must be self-standing or fit on a 36x36in. pedestal. All artwork must be able to be handled by one person. No work can be suspended from the ceiling. Any accessories needed for display must be included. Pedestals provided by gallery. The gallery reserves the right to install accepted works in a manner deemed necessary for exhibition and/or security reasons.
$500 Best of Show
$300 Breast Cancer Awareness Award
$300 1st Place in 2D
$200 2nd Place in 2D
$100 3rd Place in 2D
$300 1st Place in 3D
$200 2nd Place in 3D
$100 3rd Place in 3D
Artwork juried by slides, photographs, or jpeg CD $30 for up to 3 slides/photos/files. Slides/photos/files of accepted work will become part of the Gallery’s permanent collection.
A 50% commission will be taken on work sold.
Artwork does not need to be for sale.
Accepted work may be hand delivered or shipped. Artwork is due at Gallery 510 by September 22, 2018. Hand-delivered work accepted during Gallery 510 regular open hours. Tues thru Fri 11-5 and Saturday 11-3.
Please attach identification label to the back of the work. List artist’s name, title of work and medium.
Enclose return delivery FedEx / UPS prepaid shipping label or regular shipping address label and check along with instructions for repacking. No loose packing materials please, i.e. peanuts, etc. unless they are enclosed in a bag. Crates must be simple to open and reseal. Indicate value for return shipping insurance if not waived.
Gallery 510 reserves the right to reject any work not conforming to the photograph/CD.
July 7, 2018: Postmarked deadline for application
August 3: Notification letters mailed
September 22: Artwork due at Gallery 510 by 3pm
October 5: Opening reception, Madden Arts Center, Anne Lloyd Gallery
October 27: Exhibit Closes
October 30: Hand-delivered work pick-up between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tues – Fri. or 11 – 3 on Sat. at Gallery 510, 160 E. Main St., Decatur
November 14: Shipped work returned
This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the IL Arts Council, a state agency and the John Ullrich Foundation.
Best of Show 2016
The Arts in Central Park outdoor art fair is organized as a collaboration between the Decatur Area Arts Council and Gallery 510 Arts Guild, Ltd. The 2 entities have worked together on this art fair for approximately 18 years since 1995. An art fair has existed in Central Park for 55 years as of 2017 but only as a juried fair since 1995.
Decatur is celebrating the 55th year in 2017 of hosting an art show in historic Central Park in downtown Decatur. This juried art show is sponsored by Decatur Area Arts Council and Gallery 510 Arts Guild, Ltd. We are dedicated to sponsoring an art show of the highest quality. There is a festive atmosphere with music, children’s activities and food booths creating a pleasant and rewarding experience for everyone.
Purpose: This is organized as a public service for the community and regional artists
Venue: Central Park, Decatur, IL
Deadline for entering: June 1 each year
Mediums accepted: all visual fine art and fine craft
One 10’x10’ space is provided for each artist. Spaces vary in clearance height due to trees. If you use a canopy, please indicate height on the application so the committee can assign you a suitable location. Special requests will be considered when possible. Please note on application.
Complimentary coffee and refreshments will be provided for the artists both days. Assistance is available for set-up and take-down Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Booth sitters will be available for breaks each day. Security provided on Friday and Saturday nights. Lunch options include vendors on the grounds and nearby restaurants. Monetary awards and ribbons, determined by qualified judges, will be presented for Best of Show and in each of the 6 categories. Number of places in each category based on number of artists in each category.
All new artists must be juried in order to be accepted into the 2017 show.
The Arts in Education Spring Exhibit promotes local school art programs. This is an exhibit and competition to promote area art programs in the schools at the Junior and Senior High School level. Teachers use this opportunity to have the students not only enter the show but to help hang the artwork for the experience.
Dates: April or May of each year. The show lasts 1 week
Venue: Madden Arts Center, 3rd floor art gallery, Decatur, IL
Deadline for entering: 1 week prior to the show
Mediums accepted: all art forms of visual fine art and fine craft are accepted.
Partners: Ameren IP, Decatur Area Arts Council, IL Arts Council Agency.
Installation: Thursday, March 30. You may finish up Friday, March 31 if needed. Please plan on being done by 5 each day.
This program is for junior high and senior high school students to promote area school art programs. Fee is $30 for up to 30 pieces per school. Provided is 8ft x 8ft. cardboard on which to mount the artwork. A table is provided with tablecloth for 3D pieces and any literature. School should provide signage and any other decorative items they wish to use in their display of artwork. Ribbons will be awarded in 7 categories: computer/photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics/crafts, mixed media, and miscellaneous.
The Young Artists’ Showcase will be on display throughout the month of January at the Decatur Area Arts Council. The hours of the exhibition are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
Thank you to all the artists that participated, and the art teachers who inspire, nurture and guide these young artists.
Many Thanks to Our Sponsors:
Decatur Area Arts Council
T.S. & Juanita Ballance Foundation
IL Arts Council Agency
The Young Artists’ Showcase is an exhibit & competition for 5th – 8th grade students in and around Macon County, Illinois.
Purpose: To nurture young artists and encourage them to continue their learning of art forms and ways to express themselves with materials such as paint, pencils, photography, collage, clay.
Who can enter: any 5th through 8th grade student in and around Macon County. Artwork need not be framed or matted to enter. Judging is done purely on the merits of the artwork. Does not need to have been done in school or class setting. Parents, grandparents, teachers or guardian of a young artist may enter the work for them.
Partners: Richland Community College, Dynographics/Fast Impressions, IL Arts Council, a state agency, Decatur Area Arts Council
Submission Deadline: Saturday, November 19, 2017
DROP OFF: Gallery 510, 160 E. Main Street, Decatur 62523
Gallery Hours: Tues – Friday 11 – 5 and Sat. 11 – 3
Call For More Information: 217-422-1509
Competition is open to 5th – 8th graders from Macon County and surrounding areas. Original Artwork created during the last year is eligible. Artwork may be submitted by classroom teachers or by individuals themselves. Matting and framing is not required and will not be considered in the judging but will be accepted. We encourage creativity in all mediums. Compositions must be that of the artist. No copies of another artist’s work will be accepted. Only one entry per student. Judges will look for technical competence and craftsmanship in the medium chosen while looking for personal style and expression of ideas, thoughts or concepts. Approximately 100 pieces of artwork will be chosen to be exhibited. Best of Show ($25) and other awards will be recognized for 5th/6th and 7th/8th grades separately. The Award Ceremony will take place Friday Evening January 5th, 2018. The 5th and 6th grade portion begins at 5:30 pm. 7th and 8th grade will be presented at 6:30 pm. An exhibition of teachers’ artwork will be on display at Gallery 510.