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

So Called Ladies

June 2 to July 27, 2017

Opening Reception: June 2, 2017 (First Friday) from 6pm to 9pm

[Featuring an artist’s talk at 7pm.]

Gallery Q presents two So Called Ladies

So Called Ladies, Beth Bloom and Saundra Ehman, will exhibit their work during the months of June and July at Gallery Q. The opening reception is Friday, June 2 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Gallery Q is part of the Alliance Resource Center, located at 100 College Ave.

So Called Ladies includes work by two of Rochester’s creative talents and active members of the Alliance’s Sage program. Each artist uses vibrant color and mixed media to create work that is whimsical as well as introspective.

Bloom’s series, Cowgirls, Vamps and Other So Called Ladies, includes an array of embellished and bedazzled found photographs and found sculptural objects. Bloom’s work combines the traditionally “feminine” domestic chore of sewing with found photographs and sculptures of women to create work that embodies the feminine mystique, exploring their beauty, power, confidence, attraction and majesty. Bloom says, “In a world that is fast paced and stressful, my work is an oasis – whimsical and colorful. In a politically charged atmosphere of polarization and negativity, I gravitate towards all that is beautiful: women, immigrants, religion, gender and sexual diversity, the differences that make us real.”

Ehman explores her own aging female figure with humor in her larger-than-life soft sculptures. The forms turn the notion of the ideal feminine form on its head by glorifying and beautifying the real feminine form. Her sculptural pieces are complemented by her vibrant pen and ink drawings and weavings. She is prolific in creating meditative drawings that are filled with detail and bright colors. Ehman states, “I get inspiration from people, places, things, situations, conversations…actually anything can get me to take pen or pencil to hand.”

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 July 27, 2017.