Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave, 226-2811

Let's Entertain is an international extravaganza showcasing a wide range of artists. Sculpture, painting, video, installation, sound, the Internet, fashion, AND interactive games! The show explores the complex relationship between pleasure, spectacle, popular culture, and contemporary art. Through Sept 17


Alysia Duckler Gallery
1236 NW Hoyt St, 223-7595

Sideshow, new paintings by Patrick LoCicero. Opens Sept 7


American Institute of Architects
315 SW Fourth Ave, 223-8757

Silent Strengths, the photography of Gene Faulkner and Ken LeGros. Opens Sept 7


Attic Gallery
206 SW First Ave, 228-7830

New paintings from Hans Schiebold. Opens Sept 7


Atwood Primitive/Lawrence Photographic
205 SW Pine St, 226-6334

Bromoil photographs by Gene Laughter. Opens Sept 7


Augen Gallery
817 SW Second Ave, 224-8182

Rare and early prints from the late Sam Francis and new paintings from Bobbie Jansen. Opens Sept 7


Basil Hallward Gallery at Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651

16 x 20: 21 local photographers offer up their individual Polaroid musings, contributing to one large, mural sized piece. Through Sept 30


BoyerArts
1325 NE Fremont St, 280-8845

Patterns of Light, new paintings by Mary Ann Smith that explore colored mandalas. Opens Sept 7


Butters Gallery
520 NW Davis St, 248-9378

Chicago artist Brenda Barnum presents still life paintings and Stephen Porter displays new wood sculptures. Opens Sept 7


Chetwynd Stapylton Gallery
615 SW Broadway, 223-4226

From Vineyards to Doorways, oils and pastels depicting Provence by Cynthia Costello and oils inspired by the Caribbean and Mexico by Don Dahlke. Opens Sept 7


Contemporary Crafts Gallery
3934 SW Corbett Ave, 223-2654

Slack Tide, ceramic sculptures by Ann Christenson, raku-fired sculptures from Vern Uyetake, and Stone Brushes,a display of work from three Chinese calligraphers. Christenson will give a gallery talk on Sept 7 at 6:45. Through Sept 17


Cooley Gallery at Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock, 777-7790

Images inside and outside of the Mexican Revolution by famed photographers Tina Modotti and Edward Weston. Through Oct 1


Elizabeth Leach Gallery
207 SW Pine St, 224-0521

Paintings by Victoria Adams, sculptures from Jessyca Burke, and photographs by Ken Smith. Opens Sept 7


First Avenue Gallery
205 SW First Ave, 222-3850

Kisses for Carlos, new paintings from Julia Waco that depict love stories between men. Opens Sept 7


Froelick Adelhart
817 SW Second Ave, 222-1142

Scratch, new paintings, drawings, and sculpture from Rick Bartow, and Plans for a Beautiful City, mixed media work from Robert Yoder. Opens Sept 7


Gallery 33
1400 NW Everett St, 219-9900

New works in colored pencil from Leslie Woods and classic forms in glass from John and Heather Fields. Opens Sept 7


Groundswell Gallery
1800 NE Alberta, 331-1420

Richard Schemmerer will present a series of digitally enhanced photographs that describe the Alberta neighborhood. Through Sept 26


Guardino Gallery
2939 NE Alberta, 281-9048

Women's Anagoma Fire features the work of eight female artists who fire their clay works in an Anagoma kiln. Through Sept 26


In Her Image Gallery
3208 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 231-3726

Emerging From the Past, an exhibit featuring the cave painting reproductions of Mary Ann Gage, and batik paintings from Gael Nagle. Opens Sept 6


Inchmeal
625 NW Everett St #108, 228-1683

More Drawings for Nick Drake, a collection of recent graphite and oil drawings on mylar by Seattle artist Chris St.Pierre. Opens Sept 7


L & B Viewing Room
1714 NW Overton 2 Flr, 241-4144

Eleven Venezuelan Artists From the Land of the Sun, an exhibition featuring work from an artistic cultural exchange between L&B Viewing Room and Centro de Bellas Artes Museum in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Opens Sept 6


Laura Russo Gallery
805 NW 21 Ave, 226-2754

Reflection/Resonance, new work from Margot Voorhies Thompson, recent paintings from Gayle Bard, and Intaglio Prints from Paulson Press, featuring Christopher Brown, Squeak Carnwath, and Caio Fonesca. Opens Sept 7


Macri Gallery
2324 SE Division, 238-1523

Drawings and paintings from Jacklyn Hamberg, and paintings from Bobbie Mandel and Nane. Through Sept 30


Margo Jacobsen
1039 NW Glisan St, 224-7287

Recent paintings from Mark Redsike and Strange Bedfellows, mixed media sculptures from Ronna Neuenschwander. Opens Sept 7


Mark Woolley East
1434 SE 37 Ave, 224-5475

Two month, inaugural exhibition of the Woolley satellite space. Featured work by 88-year-old Portland phenom, Ardyth Kennelly Ullman. Through Sept 30


Mark Woolley Gallery
120 NW Ninth Ave, Suite 210, 224-5475

Mark Woolley presents Pin Up, an exhibition featuring Naked Velvet, paintings on velvet by Arnold Pander and Velour Girls: Skirts and Skin, a series of photographs by Marne Lucas. Opens Sept 7


Matrix and Our Dream Galleries
2209 NE Alberta St, 288-3024

When a mask becomes a painting and a painting becomes a mask, terra cotta and oils on canvas by Robert Peterson. Through Sept 26


Metropolitan Art Studio
2808 NE MLK #13, 422-9052

Urban scenes by photographer Amanda Dahlquist. Through Sept 15


Nil Contemporary Art

328 NW Broadway #114, 221-3182

Dog and Pony Show: Images from the Fall 2000 Collection, an exhibition of photographs by Billy Caliente. Opens Sept 7


Onda Gallery
2215 NE Alberta St, 493-1909

Art Quilt 2000, a juried show of contemporary art quilts. Through Sept 26


Pacific Northwest College of Art
1241 NW Johnson, 226-4391

Echoes: A Century Survey, an exhibition of paintings, collages, drawings and writings by New York artist Arnold Mesches. Opens Sept 7


PDX
604 NW 12 Ave, 222-0063

Mortal Frames, embroidered pictures of animals, plants, and text by Elizabeth Knight. Opens Sept 5


Photographic Image
240 SW First Ave, 224-3543

New Pictoralism, a group show of young artists, and New York Noir, nightscape photography from Orville Robertson. Opens Sept 7


Plain Jane
2936 NE Alberta St, 528-9691

Anything But Ordinary, one of a kind art furnishings by Jane McClain. Through Sept 26


Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
219 NW 12th, 242-1419

Animalia, sculptural, mega-installation work from Oregon artist Malia Jensen. Through Sept 17


Pulliam Deffenbaugh
522 NW 12th Ave, 228-6665

Sugar/Skin, new works by Brenden Clenaghen and This Time, new sculptures by David French. Opens Sept 7


Pulliam Deffenbaugh Broadway Gallery
507 SW Broadway, 228-8208

Oil paintings by Richard Hoyen. Opens Sept 7


Reading Frenzy
921 SW Oak, 274-1449

My Trash, Your Treasure, a collection of paintings by Martin Ontiveros. Opens Sept 7


S.K. Josefberg Gallery
403 NW 11th Ave, 241-9112

Two photographic essays from Jim Steinhardt entitled Witness to the Working Man: Man on the Street and Witness to Childhood. Ends Sept 30


Shaffer Fine Art Gallery
308 SW First Ave, 295-4979

Paintings by Hawaiian artist Al Hogue featuring lighthouses, treehouses, and secluded, moonlit beaches, and new works by Ed Pasternak, whose cast paper series, Proud Heron, is continued from the previous exhibition. Opens Sept 7