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LQM Gallery and Studio offers a Residency Program to National and International Artists. Click image for details.

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Artistic Director: Qimin Liu (860) 237-1081
Gallery Director: Clint Slowik (860) 501-9024

LQM Gallery
22 King James Dr.
East Lyme, CT 06333

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22 King James Dr.
East Lyme, CT 06333

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Our Mission
LQM Gallery is a studio and exhibition space which officially opened in March 2012. The gallery is part of the International Contemporary Artist Space (ICAS), LLC.

Our mission is to provide local, national, and international artists with workshop and exhibition space. LQM also holds regular instructional art workshops, gallery exhibits, and hosts a cultural exchange program between artists in the United States, China and many other countries.
We are located at 22 King James Dr.
East Lyme, CT 06333

Gallery Hours
Gallery Viewing is by Appointment Only.

To Setup an Appointment Call:

Artistic Director: Qimin Liu
(860) 237-1081
Gallery Director: Clint Slowik
(860) 501-9024
As a proponent for the open exchange of ideas and with the desire to advance and improve our surrounding area as well as the lives and well being of those we live along side, we at LQM believe in a strong sense of community. We strive to be an integral part of our local community, immersed within the culture and hosting events as well as participating in projects throughout the area.

We welcome the public and local artists to take part in and enjoy all we have to offer! Through workshops and exhibitions we seek to bring in and share new perspective. We recognizing there is a great deal of talent residing in the areas surrounding our gallery there are further plans to host jurried shows open to submissions of all artists as well as taking part in projects to enhance our community.

During the summer of 2012 The gallery owner Qimin Liu and two other members of LQM, Lyme Fine Arts Academy students Christopher O’Flaherty and Kelsey Ross, worked together with fellow artist Mark Mckee to create one of New London's large Mural Walk pieces titled "Songs of Our City". A visual representation of the melding of cultures, people, art and music, this is the first of many such projects LQM Gallery will take part in as we grow together with our surrounding community of New London.
LQM Gallery is available to rent on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. We invite artists and anyone interested in holding an event or class in this visually inspiring setting.

Artists are welcome to rent the space individually or by group as exhibition and studio space. We even offer packages to help set up and promote the show.

Instructors, whether dance, the arts, or even fitness such as Yoga or Zumba, if you're looking for a unique and inspiring location to teach your class LQM can accomodate you and your pupils needs.

If you are looking to hold an Event or Meeting, Business or Personal, LQM offers ambiance along with amenities such as wireless internet access and will work to provide what you need for the occasion.
Contact Us for Availability and Pricing.
Qimin Liu
Artistic Director
International Contemporary Artist
Professor at Eastern Connecticut State University
"My images are created to stimulate my audience to think and react to important issues facing today's society. I hope to transcend pure aesthetics and communicate a deeper spiritual message. One that will be meaningful, thought provoking and positive in its effect."

~Qimin Liu

QIMIN LIU is a professor of art in painting and drawing. He has studied art in China and the United States. He received an MFA in painting, drawing, and printmaking from Iowa State University and a master of fine arts degree in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at venues in California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. He is the author of a book on contemporary American figurative painters published in China.
Select Works
  • Self-portrait with cigarette
  • Large Portrait
  • Sitting Figure
  • Man on Street #2
  • Under the Sky #4
  • Nude Study
  • Woman in Red Coat
Current Exhibition
Contemporary Ink Trio

Liu Jing
Wang Peng
Yue Xiaofei

Running Dates: November 2013

OPENING: Saturday November 16th 6pm-8pm

Contemporary Ink artwork by our latest group of residents from China
Future Exhibition

Chen Fuchun
Han Yutong
Yang Peizhang

Running Dates: March 2014
OPENING: Saturday March 22nd, 6pm - 8pm.
Space Limited, Contact us if interested.

'Transcend' is LQM Gallery's most recent show featuring three talented resident artists taking part in the ICAS ( International Contemporary Art Space) residency program. Featuring the works of artists Chen Fuchun, Han Yutong and Yang Peizhang, 'Transcend' showcases a stunning collection of Chinese Ink Paintings from traditional style and subjects to more contemporary arrangements of vibrant color and complex line work. Drawing from nature and life experiences, each artist demonstrates their incredible skill and desire to share their thoughts and visions of the world through their artwork. As the show's title would imply, their work transcends tradition and technique into masterful displays of life, beauty, and the human experience.
Youth Programs
Our Youth Programs are designed for ages 7 - 18 and are individualized for each student. These young artists will have the opportunity to improve their drawing and painting skills as well as participate in fun and exciting artistic projects. Students will learn from a variety of teachers, each with their own artistic views and experiences. A fantastic after-school alternative and Summer Program! Students will explore a wide variety of art techniques and mediums.

Program Mentors
Qimin Liu: Master Teacher
Professor of Art Eastern Connecticut State University
Haerbin Normal University BFA
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art MFA
Clint Slowik: Visual Arts BA; ECSU
Samantha McGeowan: Eastern Connecticut State University; Current Student
Allen Zhang: Lyme Academy of Fine Art; Current Student
Pricing and Times
$28 Per Individual Class, Walk-Ins Welcome
$100 Per Month(4 classes, 1 per week)
$125 for 5 classes
$270 for 3 months of classes
Contact Us for Availability and Inquiries.
Sit-ins and consultations available.
Private lessons and Specialized lessons/scheduling are offered.
Portraiture Program
Full enrollment includes 10 classes held Saturdays 2pm to 4pm.
The cost is $35 per class for up to 3 classes
$320 for full 10 class enrollment. Walk ins are always welcome!

In this Portraiture Workshop, taught by gallery owner Qimin Liu, students will develop concepts and skills through a variety of mediums and methods which will aid their understanding and ability in portrait drawing and painting. Specific anatomy and constructive form will be emphasized leading up to practice on live models

Students will work with elements of line, mark, shape, light, value, proportion, and perspective. Demonstration, critical analysis, and critique will be used to train students how to see and describe with dynamic technique and media. Students will be encouraged to master techniques, such as drawing, as tools to communicate ideas. They will start to acquire a genuine sense of imagery so they may develop their portrait making in an inventive, creative and personally expressive way. Some materials may be provided.
Click here for a list of materials.

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Live Model Figure Drawing
Suspended Due to our Move
In the future a live model group will be held at the LQM Gallery. These sessions will be invite and reservation only. They will be long poses of the same model and pose for extended periods and sessions and for serious artists interested in honing their abilities in figurative art and producing finished artworks.

A fee of $15 to $20 will be collected at the door to pay the model for their time and service. Cost will vary depending on number of artists and pose.

Easels will be provided. All materials must be brought by participants. Refreshments are welcome.

Open Call to Potential Figure Models; If you are interested in being an artistic model for our group of serious artists please feel free to Contact Us. All model types are welcome and appreciated! Hourly rates will be discussed and determined on availability and prior experience.

Contact Us for Availability and Inquiries

Chinese Ink Painting
Full enrollment includes 10 classes held Saturdays 10am to 12pm.
The cost is $28 per class up to 3 classes
$250 for full 10 class enrollment. Walk ins are always welcome!

Learn the techniques and methods of Chinese calligraphy and ink painting, including brush drawing of flowers, bamboo, landscapes and other traditional subjects with ink on rice paper. Emphasis will be placed upon the use of Chinese brushes, from basic strokes to elegant and sublime techniques employed by generations of great masters. The tradition of Western and Oriental brush drawing and their continued influence on one another will be discussed. Although this is a studio workshop, Chinese philosophy and culture will be introduced ~ embarking on a journey of Chinese traditional art and culture. Students are welcome to bring in their own natural objects to paint. Some materials provided; no experience necessary.

Workshop taught by fine art professor Qimin Liu.

Click here for a list of materials.

Contact Us for Availability, Inquiries or to Sign Up.
Private Lessons
No matter what mediums or styles you are interested in, LQM Gallery has experienced resident artists eager to share their knowledge and skill with you. If you are interested in taking a private lesson, practicing with professionals, receiving construcive critiques or just an exchange of techniques and fundamentals we will work to accomodate your needs and couple you with one of our experienced gallery artists.

We will be more than happy to work with individuals of all skill levels. From novice to advanced level students of all age groups. Whether you are interested in art as a hobby, are looking to explore the art world, want to brush up and expand your skills and knowledge or just want to try something new.

Styles and mediums available include, but are not limited to, drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, realist to abstract, plein air, illustration, classic fine art to contemporary. Let us know your ability and interest and we will work to design a class around your needs. We look forward to working with you!

Contact Us for Availability, Inquiries, Consultation and Prices. Or Stop by the Gallery to speak with us during our regular business hours or by appointment.
Residency Program
LQM offers a residency program to national and international artists to promote cultural exchange and provide a variety of unique experiences to budding and established artists interested in exploring all that the New England area has to offer.

The program runs year round for the duration of one month, or more, by the artists choice and is flexible to each artists schedule.

The Program includes all of the following:
Housing, Groceries, Transportation for scheduled trips, Studio Space, Bicycles for local transportation, and Four Museum Trips to areas such as New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence. Further amenities can be discussed upon request. One of LQMs associates or resident artists will be provided as a guide on all major trips.

As part of the cultural exchange of the program, the artist will be required to create an artwork to be kept in the LQM Gallery collection and as part of the International Contemporary Artist Space (ICAS), LLC. partnership.

Contact Us for Details, Availability and Pricing.

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