Gallery Q

Within the Rochester LGBTQ Resource Center, one finds that Gallery Q provides an opportunity for community members to experience art and for artists to bring their work to the community.  At Gallery Q all of the art and the artists are supportive of LGBTQ identities. Gallery Q will host exhibits of different styles and mediums, including photography, painting, sculpture as well as traditional artisan crafts. No artistic medium is overlooked. Many times, the items in the show will be available for purchase with a percentage of all sales supporting the LGBTQ Resource Center and Gallery Q.

Gallery Q is curated by a team of volunteers who help to plan, select and hang the shows.  Gallery Q regularly collaborates with ImageArt a program of ImageOut: The Rochester LGBT Film Festival.

All opening night receptions are held on the First Friday of the month.

First Friday is a monthly citywide gallery night that encourages collaboration between non-profit, university, and commercial art venues in Rochester, NY. This initiative showcases area artists and arts institutions by promoting the First Friday evening of each month from 6-9pm as a community night for experiencing art. First Friday ensures a healthy art scene and a healthy city through regular exchange and discussion between venues, artists and patrons.

Exhibition Submissions:  If you’re an artist interested in submitting your work for consideration, please download this form for more information.

Current Exhibit


Curated by Lauren Alberque

September 1 to 29, 2017

Opening Reception: September 1, 2017 (First Friday) from 6pm to 9pm

Otherdoms, at Gallery Q

Otherdoms takes a unique look at comic-based artists creating work in their own fantastical universes. Organized by guest curator, Lauren Alberque, the opening reception is Friday, September 1 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Gallery Q is part of the Alliance Resource Center, located at 100 College Ave.

Science fiction, fantasy, and animation have always been vessels to expand our terrestrial and metaphysical horizons. While they tap into the fringes of human imagination, there are still limits to the reach and diversity of mainstream comics and sci-fi. Otherdoms presents the work of artists who fill the gaps in the assumed inclusiveness of alternative fiction. Taking the form of fan art and original characters, the works of Lee Moyer and Liz Pritchard take the realm to its brinks and back, offering an authentic reflection of fans and enthusiasts. Where the boundaries of the fantasy kingdoms end, “Otherdoms” begin.

Gallery Q is open Monday and Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, as well as Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm. The exhibition closes September 29, 2017.