* Alphabet Dress
602 NE Prescott

Sean Healy and Andrea U'Ren present the fruits of their collaboration: a selection of encaustic and etching projects. Corey Lunn offers up small landscape sculptures, paintings, and T-shirts. Nancy Prior displays large drawings and small, drypoint letter-press prints. One night only, 7-midnight

* Augen Gallery
817 SW 2nd Ave, 224-8182

Belief, encaustic paintings by Spokane artist Wendy Franklund Miller, mixed media constructions by Diane Christianson, and prints from Japanese artist Yoko Hara. Through March 2

* Butters Gallery
520 NW Davis St, 248-9378

After receiving the National Senior Fulbright Research Grant last year, painter Frank Hyder spent a year in Venezuela. The resulting work comprises the exhibit Recuerdos del Mundo Nuevo. Through March 2

* Elizabeth Leach Gallery
207 SW Pine St, 224-0521

Field, an exhibit of paintings and works on paper that build on expanses of color. Participants include Ross Bleckner, Sam Francis, Joe Goode, Robert Kelly, David Mann, and Gustavo Rivera. Through March 2

Everett Station Lofts
625 NW Everett

At the 6th Ave. Workshop (suite #108), Andrew Behrndt presents oil paintings influenced by 16th century Dutch painters. Fleck Gallery (suite #102) presents Specimens/Speculation, new sculptures by Laura Fritz. Freedom Box Gallery (suite #104) displays the photographic works of various artists. Gavin Shettler Gallery (suite #106) offers the recent paintings of Ann Marie Nafziger. Wisp Design Studio (suite #105) presents Juxtaposed, photography by Kristian Emerson Marson. Zeitgeist Gallery rounds out the list with the group exhibit,Snaggletooth Curmudgeon. Call ahead for exhibit schedule and gallery hours.

* Froelick Gallery
817 SW 2nd Ave, 222-1142

Russian artist Sergei Tyukanov presents a series of watercolors that detail a menagerie of curious characters. Through March 2

5340 N Interstate Ave, 823-4322

The North-Portland venue celebrates Black History Month with a two-person exhibit: Roscoe Croskey presents a series of paintings that celebrate the spiritual intricacies of Rastafarian culture. Dick Bogle displays a selection of black and white photographs that pay homage to some of Portland's earliest living jazz performers. Through Mar 2

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

Gallery artist Stephen McClelland presents paintings on paper and also, curates the exhibit of three other northwest artists: On view is work by Francis Celetano, Robert C. Jones, and Michael Spafford. Through March 2

Mark Woolley Gallery
120 NW 9th Ave, Suite 210, 224-5475

Sandy Sampson presents abstract oil paintings, and Jo Ann Gilles displays a series of similarly abstract acrylic and watercolor paintings. Through Mar 2

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

New York photographer Larry Fink is described as an artist who favors the "snapshot aesthetic." His images explore and illuminate ordinary scenes, in hope of symbolically gleaning a sense of the universal. Opens Feb 28

* Savage Gallery
416 NW 10th, 223-2868

Art star and dog-lover William Wegman presents a new series of polaroids, which feature his usual cast of Weimaraners. Henry H. Hillman Jr. displays a group of sculptures that incorporate cast glass, steel, and granite. Through April 6

1476 NE Alberta, 284-8800

Photographer John McAnulty presents a selection of stunning scenic images, and collage artist Pattie Palmer-Baker layers various fine-art papers with calligraphic text. Opens Feb 28