Saralyn Reece Hardy, Director of Museums of Visual Arts at the National Endowment for the Arts invites statements from artists. In an attempt to revamp and update the role of the NEA, Hardy is requesting that artist submit their ideas on the artist/NEA relationship. Send your two cents to Ms. Hardy at hardys@arts.endow .gov by March 1.

American Institute of Architects

315 SW 4th Ave, 223-8757

Prophetic Dream: Birds and Monsters, a three-dimensional, abstract installation by Agata Fic. Opens Feb 1

Art Reach Gallery at First Congregational Church

1126 SW Park Ave, 228-7219

Abstract painter Peter Herley presents work from The John Workman Series and Other Notes & Tones. Opens Feb 1

Augen Gallery
817 SW 2nd Ave, 224-8182

Recent paintings from Naomi Shigeta and prints from the late German printmaker Horst Janssen. Opens Feb 1

Basil Hallward Gallery at Powell's City of Books

1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651

* Starstruck, celebrity snapshots from superfan Gary Boas Through Feb 28

Berbatis Gallery
215 SW Ankeny, 229-0776

Photographs by Shawn Long and paintings by Allyn Cantor and Sandra Bottinelli. Opens Feb 1

Blue Sky Photography Gallery
1231 NW Hoyt St, 225-0210

Members' Birthday Show, a group exhibition celebrating the gallery's rich history. Opens Feb 1

1325 NE Fremont St, 280-8845

New Haitian Flags, Vodou Sequin Flags, an exhibit of hand sewn flags decorated by colorful, reflective sequins. Opens Feb 1

Broderick Gallery
814 SW 1st Ave, 224-4020

Herbert Berman and Martha Mason present recent oil paintings that describe the still life in two contrasting styles. Opens Feb 1

Butters Gallery
520 NW Davis St, 248-9378

* Orthosentic, an installation of sculpture by Portland artist Gilles Foisy in his first solo exhibit at the gallery. Summer 2000, new photographs by Jock Sturges. Artist talk on Feb. 10, 1:30. Opens Feb 1

David Morrison Books
530 NW 12th Ave, 503-295-6882

Three-year-old Alex Helene will show her paintings, writings, and drawings, followed by a tea party. Opens 6:00, Thursday Feb 1

116 NE Russell, 493-7353, Sun Feb 4, 8:30 pm

One night only: Bill Daniel presents Texas Skatepunk Scrapbook, a photo/film/show documenting the early 80's Texas punk rock scene.

Dos Mil Gallery
820 N Russell

For You My Love, an interconnecting series of photographs by Mckenzie Burrus-Granger. Opens Jan 19, 5:30-9 pm daily

Fleck Gallery

625 NW Everett # 102, 223-2066

Interpretations of Light, neon and air brush work from Mike Krell and functional art from Gena Pennachio and Kirk Woods. Opens Feb 1

Froelick Gallery

817 SW 2nd Ave, 222-1142

Slough, a display of prints by Japanese artist Ritsuko Ozeki hangs along side Contemporary Tokyo Prints, which features a group of artists. Opens Feb 1

Gallery 101
625 NW Everett # 101, 224-4557

Brent Williams presents multi-media art including projected slides, video, and text. Feb 1, 6-10

Gallery 33
1400 NW Everett St, 219-9900

A Look Back, new canvases from Lawrence Colburn marked by the artist's fluid, figurative style. Debra Hunt displays mosaic vessels with fused and dichroic glass. Opens Feb 1

Gottlieb Gallery
55 SW Taylor, 241-1070

Expressions, small sculptures in stone and clay by Linda Mraz. Opens Feb 1

Groundswell Gallery
1800 NE Alberta, 331-1420

Germine: a mixed media installation, an exploration of decomposition and regeneration by artist Erin Brimmer Moscatello and new paintings and mixed media by Chris Dreger. Opens Jan 25

Guardino Gallery
2939 NE Alberta, 281-9048

Collage work from M. Warzone and mixed media wall sculpture by Kim Hamblin. Opens Jan 25

Hawthorne Arts Gallery
4134 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 503-231-7466

Artwork by Portland students, aged 8-18, from six schools.Opens Feb 1

5340 N Interstate Ave, 788-8357

Painter Bill Scott explores the emotional context of human relationships found in the African American experience. Opens Feb 1

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

Text as Image, a show of new work by Katherine Kuehn and Barbara Tetenbaum that examines the "power of the written word as both image and image-maker." Opens Feb 1

Laura Russo Gallery
805 NW 21st Ave, 226-2754

Timeline, recent acrylic paintings from Angelita Surmon, monoprints by Chris Gander, and Mute Songbirds, works on paper by Orleonok Pitkin. Opens Feb 1

Marylhurst Art Gym
17600 Pacific Hwy., 699-6243

* Exponential 4 Huge Paintings, featuring work from Michael Knutson, Philip Krohn, Whitney Nye, and Jeffrey Simmons. Showing in Gallery 2 is Cul-de-Sac, new work from Sean Healy. Through Feb 15

Nil Contemporary Art
328 NW Broadway #114, 221-3182

New photographs by Jen Murphy born from a strong conceptual impulse. The prints offer subtle imagery that investigates space, our surroundings, and how they affect our desires. Opens Feb 1

Ona Gallery
625 NW Everett # 104, 754-3320

Erotic photographs and paintings. Opens Feb 1

Onda Gallery
2215 NE Alberta St, 493-1909

Wood sculptures by Bryan Grimes, and oil paintings from Karn Piana. Opens Jan 25


604 NW 12th Ave, 222-0063

New paintings from Eric Stotik. Art Historian Prudence Roberts describes some of the work as "..mysterious forests, places where pain and beauty intersect." Opens Feb 6

Portland Building Lobby
1120 SW 5th, RACC contact: 823-5426

Poetland Building, a temporary installation by artist/poet Merridaawn Duckler that invites visitors to choose from an eclectic menu of poems, translated to CD tracks. Opens Jan 22

Pulliam Deffenbaugh

522 NW 12th Ave, 228-6665

Land, new paintings from Anne Siems that combine faces, dresses, flora, and fauna to comprise a version of the pastoral landscape. Painting veteran James Martin presents quirky gouache on paper paintings that include reference to German expressionism and pop culture. Opens Feb 1

625 NW Everett #110, 274-1897

Primordial Display, drawings from Jesse Geisheker. Opens Feb 1

Thieves Guild
625 NW Everett #106, 248-0104

2 gurlz productions presents a night of erotica, including live performances, video installation, and photography. Opens Feb 1

Wene Gallery
214 SW 8th, 708-3111

Josh A. Miller presents new paintings that blend abstract and representational themes, executed in vivid colors. Opens Feb 1

Wisp Design Studio
625 NW Everett #105, 222-7098

Landscapes in acrylic by Tony Appert. Opens Feb 1