Venture Room is an 12x8 ft. project space that is part of, but curated separately from, the Central Features main exhibition gallery, and is dedicated to experimental art endeavors with a focus on visual art. 

The room is comprised of three conventional walls and one 4-panel window wall.
Unlike many other galleries that place their project rooms in the back of the main exhibition space, Venture Room is located near the gallery's front entrance for optimal visibility. It is also viewable from the main building lobby and staircase.
See below for photos.

Exhibitions in Venture Room are determined by a submission process. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis but are reviewed twice a year, June 15 and December 15. 


July 8 through August 19, 2017
Anthony Hawley: Drawings for Donald
A drawing a day for Donald Trump, everyday for the next 365 days.

           April 19, 2017, ink on unique gelatin silver print, 10x8 in.

           April 19, 2017, ink on unique gelatin silver print, 10x8 in.


Anthony Hawley is an artist and writer. His studio, called Artiswaydifferent, has many facets, producing large-scale multimedia projects, installations, performances, short films, paintings, writings on contemporary art, art writing projects, and research and education for social and artistic change. Anthony Hawley’s work has won him residencies and awards from the MacDowell Colony, the Hermitage Artist Retreat, Art Farm, VCCA International, and Arte Studio Ginistrelle.  Solo Exhibitions include "Massive Filter," Spazju Kreattiv in Valletta, Malta (2016); "Fault Diagnosis" presented by Countercurrent, the Menil Collection and Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX (2016); Vox Populi, Philadelphia (2014); Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City (2012); and the Museum of Nebraska Art (2012).  His essays and poems have appeared in numerous publications including The Brooklyn Rail, Modern PaintersHyperallergic, The Paris ReviewDenver QuarterlyVerse, Colorado Review and Flatlanders.  His paintings appear in the 2015 New American Paintings, "West" issue. He is also the author of two-full length collections of poetry and several chapbooks. Born in 1977, Anthony Hawley grew up in Massachusetts and was educated at Columbia University and the MFA Art Practice Program at the School of Visual Arts. With violinist Rebecca Fischer, he forms one half of The Afield, an interdisciplinary performance  collaboration between the visual arts and sound. 

Venture Room images