Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave, 226-2811

Empire of the Sultans: Ottoman Art from the Khalili Collection, highlights the artistic heritage of one of history's leading powers. Through April 8.

The Chameleon of Hamburg: Works on Paper by Horst Janssen, a remarkable collection of etchings from the late and great German print artist. Through May 6.

Alphabet Dress

536 NE Cook Hot Shit, the debut exhibit of a new roving gallery. 7 pm, Mar 24 only

Alysia Duckler Gallery

1236 NW Hoyt St, 223-7595

Segment, canvases by Ann Carstensen that combine paint and fabric. Also on view are geometric paintings by Tori-Ellison. Through Mar 31

American Institute of Architects
315 SW 4th Ave, 223-8757

Boxing Architecture: A group of Portland architects and artists have been invited to construct a commentary on "big box architecture" within the confines of a cigar box. Through Mar 30

Atelier Z
328 NW Broadway #117, 236-4855

Preview of a thesis project from PNCA photography student Shawn Long. Through Mar 31

Augen Gallery
817 SW 2nd Ave, 224-8182

* Recet drawigs from Roger Kukes are full of hybrid creatures ladscapes ad buildigsall remiiscet of Kukes1 success as a aimator Emergig artist Bria Friedma displays miimalist moochromatic paitigs Royal ebeker uveils preparatory drawigs ad watercolors as a prelude to the artists upcomig exhibit of paitigs Through Mar 31

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

* The Joy of Collage, a selection of playful images constructed by Nicholas Lampert. Through Mar 31

Berbatis Gallery
215 SW Ankeny, 229-0776

* Two Worlds Crash. Brooke Fitzgerald paints evocative and colorful images of women, based in self-reflection. Charlotta Puckette's drawings and oil paintings operate from an obsession with nuclear power plants and abandoned buildings. Through Mar 30

Boxcar Berthas
1000 NW 17th, 248-9231

Imagination on the Streets Continued...," a muilt-media art exhibit created by the street youth of Portland. Through Mar 31

Broderick Gallery
814 SW 1st Ave, 224-4020

Two differing, local artists: Hyper-realistic watercolor paintings by Dave Foulger contrast the rich, metaphysical oil paintings of Ron Mills. Through Mar 31

Butters Gallery
520 NW Davis St, 248-9378

Proverbs, recent sculpture from Betsy Wolfston and new paintings by Andrea Schwartz-Feit. Through Mar 31

Dos Mil Gallery
820 N Russell, 493-9424

Examinations of Alternative Graffiti: Children's Construction Railyard is the first in a series of installations to be documented and built in Minneapolis, Chicago, and New York. Through Apr 15

Elizabeth Leach Gallery
207 SW Pine St, 224-0521

* Surroundings, large-scale, landscape oil paintings by Stephen Hayes and Theater of Memory (Secrets of Shadows), installation work from Fernanda D'Agostino which explores time, passage, art and memory. Through Apr 28

Fifth Element
404 NW 10th Ave, Suite 1, 279-9042

Ceramic artist Brad Schwieger displays work that echoes utility but does not require functionality of the object. Schwieger notes, "..the majority of my work challenges viewers on how each piece could or would be used, literally pushing the boundaries of utility". Through Mar 31

Fleck Gallery
625 NW Everett # 102, 223-2066

Interpretations of Light, oil paintings by Joshua Daniel Nusbaum inspired by the story of Narcissus. Through Mar 31

Froelick Gallery
817 SW 2nd Ave, 222-1142

Wetlands, landscapes done in oil crayon by Barry Pelzner and new drawings by Dave Darraugh. Through Mar 31

Gallery 101
625 NW Everett # 101, 224-4557

* Propreoceptive, bio-morphic, abstract finger paintings from local artist Jeff Jahn. Through Mar 31

Gallery 114

1100 NW Glisan, 243-3356

* Fabricating Apparitions, mixed media paintings and collage work by Lisa Kalinowski that explore oblique narratives. The Space Between, paper based, woven grids by Sally Finch. Through Mar 31

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 diachronic glass. Through Apr 3

Gallery Schmallery
2132 SE Division, 239-3735

Push-Pull, acrylic and pastel work from Samuel Paden. Through Mar 31

Gallery Untitled
723 NW 18th, 222-1822

Photographs: 1996-2001, a selection of black & white prints by Blake Andrews. Through Apr 3

Gottlieb Gallery
55 SW Taylor, 241-1070

Contemplations, still life and landscape oil paintings by John Harper. Through Mar 31

Graystone Gallery

3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-0651

20 Years of Public Sculpture: Maquettes, Models, & Misfires features artist Peter Helzer. Also on view is ceramic work by Natalie Warrens and acrylic landscape paintings from Mark Larsen. Through Mar 31

Guardino Gallery
2939 NE Alberta, 281-9048

Clay and wood wall sculptures by Beth Mills and porcelain forms by Rebecca Urlacher. Opens Mar 29

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

Works on Paper, an exhibit of small, acrylic paintings and collages from Israel Hughes. Through Mar 31

625 NW Everett St #108, 228-1683

* Suenos, painterly, ethereal, black and white photographs from artist Eric McCormick. Through Mar 31

Indus Books
1808 NE Alberta, 281-2476

New work by Eric Stotik, including the artist's traditional offering of small, enigmatic paintings as well as yantras (geometrical diagrams designed to facilitate meditation) in ink on 18th century paper. Opens Mar 29

Infusion Gallery
2929 NE Alberta, 335-7085

Three dimensional wall pieces constructed by Michelle Allen. Opens Mar 29

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

* Strategies, an installation by Jill Odegaard that relies on a board game format. Through Mar 30

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

* Paitigs ad sculptural work from ceramic artist Ju Kaeko that illumiates his preferece for vivid color ad formal patters Paul Gree preset recet oil paitigs executed i the fashio of Early Reaissace yet offer a cotemporary spi Through Mar 31

Littman and White Galleries Portland State University
Smith Center 1825 SW Broadway, Second Floor , 503-725-5656

Two galleries form one exhibit entitled Narrations. Christopher Buckingham utilizes photography, paintings, writings, and historical documents to illuminates Portland's history and Gairdt Lundeen displays narrative prints and paintings reference time passage. Through Mar 31

Margo Jacobsen
1039 NW Glisan St, 224-7287

37 Years of Hot Glass, a retrospective of works by Northwest glass artist Fritz Dreisbach. The artist will present a slide talk and lecture on Sat, Mar 3, 1 pm at PNCA, room 201. Through Mar 31

Mark Woolley Gallery

120 NW 9th Ave, Suite 210, 224-5475

* More Dust and Vapors, acrylic paintings by Carola Penn which explore surface, light, texture, and atmosphere. Through Mar 31

Marylhurst Art Gym

17600 Pacific Hwy., 699-6243

A retrospective of sculptural work by M.J. Anderson, 1987-2001, and Cabin Fever, an installation by Bruce Conkle. Through Mar 30

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

* In Between, abstract paintings from recent Alfred University grad Megan Walsh. Through Mar 29

Onda Gallery
2215 NE Alberta St, 493-1909

* Nature Dance, mixed media paintings on paper by Nona Glazer and oil paintings on canvas by Julie Nuthals. Through Mar 27

Our Dream Gallery
2209 NE Alberta, 288-3024

Spiritual Transformations, group exhibit featuring five nationally recognized female artists. The line up includes painters Sharon Barnes and Karin Turner, painter and print maker June Edmonds, sculptor Shahara Godfrey, and photographer Sheila Pree. Opens Mar 29

604 NW 12th Ave, 222-0063

* Calliope and the Clown, Storm Tharp's exploration of identity, manifested in oil paintings, ink and guache drawings, and sewn and beaded banners. Through Apr 7

Photographic Image
240 SW 1st Ave, 224-3543

* Saturday Night, color photographs of American night life by Deborah Wian Whitehouse and Any Given Day in New Orleans, black and white photographs of French Quarter street performers by Shannon Brinkman. Through Mar 31

Plain Jane
2936 NE Alberta St, 528-9691

Stacey L. Chase presents a varied display of color photography. Opens Mar 29

Pulliam Deffenbaugh

522 NW 12th Ave, 228-6665

Leaf Heads, mixed media work by Jim Rittimann that combines unusual materials to form plant/animal hybrids. Rittiman uses such materials as small bones, insect parts, and glass eyes to construct unusual creatures. Through Mar 31

Red & Black Cafe

2138 SE Division

The collective known as Radical Art Girls hosts an evening of acoustic music and poetry reading, with the intent of funding future gallery exhibits. Mar 22, 8 pm, $3 donation

625 NW Everett #110, 274-1897

Pastel work from Emerson Christoff which presents myhto-poetic narratives featuring dream-like beings. Through Mar 31

S.K. Josefberg Gallery

403 NW 11th Ave, 241-9112

* Vitage ad cotemporary Czech photography icludig sampligs from Josef Sudek ad Iva Pikava Through Apr 7

Studio 2507

2507 SE Clinton, (541) 490-5968

Incrocio, new monotypes from Hood River artist Jane Pagliarulo. Through March 31 Opens Mar 9

Thieves Guild
625 NW Everett #106, 248-0104

Painter Jared Knight presents recent canvases influenced by Abstract Expressionism. Through Mar 31

Wisp Gallery
625 NW Everett #105, 222-7098

Landscape studies by Jaime Coffey in egg tempera and oil. Through Mar 31

Mercury Cover submissions

Hey! The Mercury needs some art! If you're an artist and have some brilliant/hilarious/beef-witted things that you've created, we'd like to put them on our cover. However! There are some things you should know: Please send slides or photos of original artwork; do NOT send original art work because we will absolutely not return it, no way. Also, art work must be either 9.5" x 9.5" wide, or 11.5" x 9.5" We will accept submissions through mail and email at:

i make art
Jen Davison c/o Portland Mercury
1524 NW 23rd Ave, #2 PDX, OR 97210 or