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