A Century of Collage
With A Century of Collage, the Elizabeth Leach Gallery celebrates its 25th anniversary as one of Portland's most enduringly vital spaces. Fittingly, this commemorative group show displays the gallery's formula for success: a mix of established international artists and fresh emerging talent. With Collage, luminaries such as Robert Motherwell, Lee Krasner, Kiki Smith, and Ray Johnson fulfill the exhibition's star quotient. Still, the majority of the show is dominated by younger, lesser-known artists, with particularly strong work from Jack Pierson and Javier Pinon. Unfortunately for the gallery, its stable of local talent-Amanda Wojick, Malia Jensen, and M.K. Guth-account for some of the least inspired pieces of the entire show. Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 417 NW 9th, 224-0521, through Dec 30

Salton Sea
Stephen Tamiese, who was inspired by the "simple and fatigued landscapes" of photographers such as Lewis Baltz and Robert Adams, stumbled into a great subject for his series Salton Sea, Once a vibrant vacation spot in Southern California, the sea has been virtually abandoned and left in disarray, yet a few continue to call it home. Pushdot Studio, 830 NW 14th, 224-5925, through Jan 27

The Art of Musical Maintenance 3
It's time again for the Goodfoot's annual exhibition of cutting-edge music posters from around the country, The Art of Musical Maintenance. This year's show includes over 250 posters from 40 artists, and if it's anything like its prior incarnations, it'll be pretty damn cool. Goodfoot, 2845 SE Stark, 740-1340, through Jan 23

Marne Lucas
Lucas debuts her new series of Portland artist portraits: whimsical, staged photographs of locals such as M.K. Guth, Storm Tharp, Chandra Bocci, and Bruce Conkle. The few we've seen look fun and well-crafted, so here's betting this show's going to be a popular favorite. There's a closing party Friday, Dec 29 from 6-9 pm with DJ Allon from Tokyo, and live painting (can you handle it?) by Arnold Pander at 9 pm sharp. Mark Woolley at the Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 284-3636, through Dec 30

Pierre Huyghe
Although Pierre Huyghe's body of work is incredibly diverse, it nonetheless demonstrates the Paris-born artist's obsession with creating layered narratives­—only to expose the entangled network of relationships that compose them. For Huyghe, whose video "This Is Not a Time for Dreaming" marks the Jubitz Center's fourth contemporary art exhibition since it opened last fall, there is pleasure to be taken in peeling back levels of signification. "Dreaming" originated when Huyghe was commissioned to create a work to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Harvard University's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, the only building designed by the architect Le Corbusier in the United States. The result was this 24-minute video in the form of a live puppet show, in which Le Corbusier's frustration in working with administrators to realize his vision is paralleled with Huyghe's own stifled attempts to complete his commemorative commission. (John Motley) Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park, 226-2811, through Jan 1