Gallery Q

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.

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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

Margot Fass: Things Which are Not Seen

February 3 to 24, 2017

Opening Reception: February 3, 2017 (First Friday) from 6pm to 9pm

Galley Q 2017Feb Margot Fass - St John the Divine 10-1-14
Galley Q 2017Feb Margot Fass - YHonk!

Gallery Q presents Margot Fass: Things Which are Not Seen. The opening is Friday, February 3 with a reception from 6:00-9:00 pm and an artist’s talk at 7:00 pm at Gallery Q, located at 100 College Ave. This exhibiton showcases Fass’ vibrant and enigmatic mixed media and collage work.

Combining painting, photographs, paper, and fabric, Fass depicts that which is ancient, threatened and needs to be protected. Her subject matter includes the five thousand year old Hebrew alphabet and the ancient Grand Canyon. She also explores the holiness of ordinary lives through deeply personal and intimate portraits. The impermanence of some of her materials mirrors the fragility of her subject matter including both natural wonders as well as our own lives.

Fass has been working with mixed media since 2006. She says, “it seems that the most compassionate, loving, and humble thing to do in the face of finite lives is to love, play and preserve.  Through overcoming the obstacles to doing these things, I hope to strengthen my faith and commitment to my family, community and world.”

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 exhibiton closes Februrary 24, 2017.