Be in a Magazine
Portland Modern is a new glossy magazine that's set to hit the streets in June and promises to showcase local artists. With no advertising, the magazine will have 3-5 reproductions by artists who are chosen from submissions. Anybody with a gallery is out of the race--this is for undiscovereds only. The submission deadline is April 3, but the only shitty part is that it costs $15 to submit your slides, which weakens the integrity of everyone involved. Don't pay to send your slides anywhere--the resulting shows always suck and never do anything for your career anyway. If you're still interested in Portland Modern, though, check out their website at Portland Modern

Celebrating God's Gifts
Here's your weird, unintentionally postmodern art show for the week: some artist in Troutdale is doing a bronze cast of Mary's bust (no, not like that) from Michaelangelo's Pieta, which you would normally have to travel to the Vatican to see. Of course, if you bought a ticket to Rome, you'd notice that the original was chiseled from fucking marble and is a breathtaking composition of Mary and a post-Mel Gibson Jesus. Still, I guess a bronze knock-off of one portion of the original is better than nothing. If you ask nicely,maybe she'll cast you a key chain. Caswell Fine Art, 201 W Columbia River Hwy, March 26- April 10

* Entry Point
This mixed media group exhibition sports a fine looking sculpture by Roberta May Wong that features a long, braided ponytail stuck to a chopping block by a huge meat cleaver. Northview Gallery at PCC, 12000 SW 49th, 977-4264, Through April 22

New Mexico has always had a rich photographic history that seemed to stall out just before postmodernism (Joel Peter Witkin notwithstanding). New Mexico photography today is usually associated with black and white metaphorical documentary that errs on the side of conservative. Reverse looks at five young NM photographers and their mentors, which seems random as hell to us, but what do we know? Philip Feldman Gallery & Project Room, at PNCA, 1241 NW Johnson, 226-4391, Through May 1