About the Romaine Brooks Gallery

The Romaine Brooks Gallery at the Pride Center of the Capital Region is a gallery dedicated for a creative space and outlet for LGBTQA artists and themed work. The Gallery is curated by Steven Minchin and is a founding location of Albany’s 1st Friday-a free cultural event in Albany featuring numerous gallery openings, one-night shows, local shops, restaurants, and live entertainment.

The gallery is located on the first floor of the Pride Center of the Capital Region and is open to the public, along with the Rainbow Cafe, every 1st Friday of the month and on the 2nd and last Sunday of each month from 6-9pm, as well as during special events.

The Romaine Brooks Gallery is located on the first floor of the  Pride Center of the Capital Region at 332 Hudson Avenue, Albany, NY 12210 and is open to the public every 1st Friday and on the 2nd and last Sunday of the month from 6-9 pm.


2018 Featured Artists and Exhibits

August – Lance Monitone
March-June: David Reed
January: Stephanie Slominski


2017 Featured Artists and Exhibits

September: Cat: The Saratoga Ghost Horse Series
October: John McEnerney Slices: Portraits of Life
November: Stephanie Slominski It Takes Some Getting Used To: REDUX
December:  David Carter Historic Gay Icons and Allies.


2016 Featured Artists and Exhibits

January: Scrapbook: More from 45 Years as the Community’s Center (curated by Steven Minchin)
February: Chris Holmes
March: Penny Coleman
April: David Reed
May: The Allies Show  (Curated by Ford P.R. McLain)
June/July:  The PRIDE Show
August: Rayanne Czarnecki (RTC Visuals)
October: Tim Bergstrom
November: Zen Haus Artist Collective
December: Stephanie Levay


2015 Featured Artists and Exhibits

January: Scrapbook: Snapshots of 45 Years as the Community’s Center (curated by Steven Minchin)
February: Rachel Briedster
March: The Center Youth Show in Celebration of National Youth Art Month
April: José J Morales
May: The Allies Show featuring  Stephanie Levay, Ford P.R. McLain, and Lisa McLain
June/July:  The PRIDE Show featuring Matthew Blanchfield, Cat Peters, Theo Zegers
September: Pilar Arthur-Snead
October: Stephanie Slominski
November: Donald Jones
December: Scrapbook: More from 45 Years as the Community’s Center (Steven Minchin)


2014 Featured Artists

January: John McEnerney
February/March: Maiya Celeste
April: DJ Sean Desiree, Steven Minchin
May: Theo Zegers
June/July:  The PRIDE Show featuring Lisa McLain, Mary Pierce LaFleur, Poppy, Carole Fults, Stephanie Slominski, Fire + Flow Arts Collective
August: The Center Show featuring Rosy Sunshine Galvan, Oliver (Cat) Peters, Lyndon Cudlitz, Steven Minchin, Jonathan Hammer and Pilar Arthur Snead
September: Matthew Blanchfield
October: Cat Peters and  Frank Hammer
November: C.D. Lang