From May 28-June 2, six artists lived in Gallery 500, where they created artful crash pads, which are on view all month. This one is sort of about how art influenced reality television, which is returning the favor to a new generation of artists. Gallery 500 , 420 SW Washington, Suite 500, 223-3951, Through July 1

Mestizo: the Power of Pink & Brown
Along with Bwana Spoons, Martin Ontiveros is half of Portland's powerhouse of robot and Mexican wrestler-obsessed graphic illustrators. This is Ontiveros' first solo show in five years. Genuine Imitation Gallery , 328 NW Broadway #116, 234-3760, Through July 1

Jacqueline Ehlis, whose previous outings always left us cold, comes back with a new show at Savage that reveals a slew of breakthroughs and experiments, incorporating heavy, brushy paintwork, stainless steel sculptural elements, and paint applied directly onto the wall. Savage Art Resources , 1430 SE Third Ave, 230-0265, Through July 9