Visual Arts 

Alaska Now
This exhibition, curated by Aleut artist John Hoover, presents some of the current trends in Alaskan Native art. Hopefully, said trends do not include debates on provincialism, the term "DIY," or assertions that the Alaska scene is "really on the tipping point of something huge." Quintana Galleries, 120 NW 9th, 223-1729, through Oct 28

Fourteen Artists/Fourteen Years
For the past 14 years, Mahaffey Fine Art has served as Portland's premier fine-art printmaking studio. This exhibit culls 65 prints from Mahaffey's history, including works from Hans Haacke, Robert Morris, Jene Highstein, and Tony Fitzpatrick. Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park, 226-2811, through Jan 14, $6-10

Illegal Art
Illegal Art offers a selection of art that has consequently encountered legal problems, based on copyright and intellectual property infringement. While the exhibition asks some challenging questions about the boundaries of creative property, it remains an undeniably fun and effortlessly evocative show. After all, where else can you imagine tilting Big Poppa's tiny plastic head back to enjoy the natural flavor of fallen rapper candy? (JM) Philip Feldman Gallery, PNCA, 1241 NW Johnson, 226-4391, closes Sat Oct 21

It's All Wood
Four bajillion artists (think Bwana Spoons, Justin "Scrappers" Morrison, Guy Burwell, and the like) show their paintings on wood. Renowned, 811 E Burnside #111, (714) 642-8009, through Oct 31

Juried Exhibition Winners
It's your last week to check out this show of work from the winners of last year's juried exhibition. Jeffrey Milstein's hyperreal images of overhead airplanes are on view, as are Siri Kaur's smart and funny photos of celebrity impersonators. Viva hyperreality! Newspace, 1632 SE 10th, 963-1935, through Oct 27

Mini Golf Art Invitational
Putt putt courses are usually failures of the imagination: People get to create enormous, kinetic cement statues for balls to get knocked through, but few people ever move past the traditional octopus or windmill designs. Holocene has stepped up to the challenge, though, and invited some of Portland's best designers and artists to put their own spin on the minigolf concept. The result is a truly wacky course that you can play, in between all the drinking and dancing that'll be going on. Oh—golf attire strongly encouraged. Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, Tues Oct 24 at 9 pm, Wed Oct 25 at 2 pm, $6

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