Gallery Q: Art for the ages by all ages

Since the Susi Q opened in 2009, Gallery Q has been part of its mission
to promote independence, wellness and community.

The Story of Gallery Q

Gallery Q was founded by local artists who are passionate about the visual arts as essential expressions of our shared humanity. Their initial goal was to showcase Laguna’s many older nonprofessional artists. Thanks to the Festival of Arts Foundation, generous major donors, and the support of local working artists, Gallery Q now welcomes visual artists of all ages and backgrounds.

Gallery Q is professionally managed by Art Director Bill Atkins, Arts Coordinator Judy Baker, and Carole Zavala, who chairs its Arts Advisory Council. They present five curated exhibitions each year, often in partnership with local arts organizations such as the Laguna Art Museum, Community Art Project, and LOCA.

The exhibitions include paintings, photographs, collages, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, mosaics, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, and digital art. Each show opens with a reception and awards ceremony, and then runs for several months. Many artists allow their work to be sold, with a portion of the proceeds supporting Gallery Q.

To become a Gallery Q artist, review our current Call for Artists, download an application, and learn how easy it is make Gallery Q your place to shine! For more information, please email

Current & Upcoming Shows

2023 Schedule
Exhibit Title
Drop-Off Date
Public Art Reception
Pick Up Date
Jan 18th – March 8th“Mixing it Up”
First show of 2023
Thursday Jan. 12th 10:30-12:30pm
and 5:00-6:00pm
Friday, Jan. 20th
Thursday, March 9th 10:30am-12:30pm
and 5:00-6:00pm
March 22nd –May 2nd“Ocean Focus”
Celebrating Beach Life
Thursday, March 16th 10:30 am-12:30pm
and 5:00-6:00pm
Friday, March 24th
Wed. May 3rd 10:30 am -12:30pm
and 5:00-6:00pm
May 10th -July 12th“A Visual Experience”
A collaboration with Community Art Project (CAP) of Laguna Beach
Thursday May 4th 10:30 am-12:30pm
and 5:00-6:00pm
Friday, May 12th
Thursday, July 13th 10:30am-12:30pm
and 5:00-6:00pm
July 26th –Sept. 27th“Cultural Creativity”
Seeing our world through art and culture
Thurs. July 20th 10:30 am-12:30pm
and 5:00-6:00pm
Friday, July 28th
Thursday, Sept. 28th 10:30am-12:30pm
and 5:00-6:00pm
Oct. 18th – Dec. 13th“Art & Nature”
A collaboration with Laguna Art Museum’s City wide art festival
Thurday Oct. 12th
10:30 am-12:30pm
and 5:00-6:00pm
Friday, October 27th
Thursday, December 14th 10:30am-12:30pm
and 5:00-6:00pm

The Who’s Who of Gallery Q

Art Director: Bill Atkins (artist and local luminary)
Arts Coordinator: Judy Baker (artist and Susi Qs finance manager)
Chair of Arts Advisory Council: Carole Zavala (artist and past interim executive director)

Gallery Q is grateful for the support of the Festival of Arts Foundation and several generous private donors, as well as the many talented artists whose work graces our walls.

For more information, email