Alysia Duckler Gallery
1236 NW Hoyt St, 223-7595

Paintings from gallery artist Jeana Edelman. Through Dec 29

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

Animals in Architecture, a photographic capturing of creatures carousing inside man-made structures by Michael Mathers. Through Dec 30

Art Home
121 NW 2nd, 721-0270

Recent works by Berdell Moffett-Chaney. Through Dec 30

Atwood Primitive/ Lawrence Photographic
205 SW Pine St, 226-6334

Facts Fictions Fables, a photographic exhibition from Phil Harris. Through Dec 30

Augen Gallery
817 SW 2nd Ave, 224-8182

* Mooprits from Adam Growowsky recet ceramic work from Dharma Strasser ad ew drawigs from LoriA Latremouille Through Dec 30

Berbatis' Pan
215 SW Ankeny, 229-0776

Work from two Portland artists, Tamara Lischka and Kelly Pergande. Through Jan 2

Blue Sky Photography Gallery
1231 NW Hoyt St, 225-0210

Photographs from Portlander Patrick Stearns and John Dotta from Forestville, California. Through Dec 30

Boxcar Bertha's
1000 NW 17, 248-9231

Solstice: Dance of Light, a display of drawings and paintings by Azzurra and Claeburn Lockwood. Through Jan 4

1325 NE Fremont St, 280-8845

Landscape Memories, new oil paintings by Ben Frank Moss. Through Dec 30

Bridge City Productions, at the IFCC
5340 N Interstate Ave, 788-8357

* Kwanzaa Invitational, a group exhibition that celebrates the seven principals of Kwanzaa. Through Dec 30

Broderick Gallery
814 SW 1st Ave, 224-4020

A collection of work from gallery artists that offers a survey of styles, ranging between abstraction to realism. Through Dec 30

Butters Gallery
520 NW Davis St, 248-9378

* Halo, Echo, and Noise, new encaustic paintings by Matthew Haggett and Elders, blown glass and oil painted sculptures by Danny Perkins. Through Dec 23

Chetwynd Stapylton Gallery
615 SW Broadway, 223-4226

Traditional Russian Orthodox icons painted by Marina, Angela, and Mia Pantyukhin, and Oils of Provençal countryside by Anne-Marie Ruggieri and Philippe Janin. Through Dec 30

Contemporary Crafts Gallery
3934 SW Corbett Ave, 223-2654

Breaking the Mold, a display that explores the changes within ceramic arts during the '60s and '70s. Through March 15

Fiber Earth Forms, contemporary art quilts by Quinn Zander Corum. Through Dec 31

820 N Russell St, 493-9424, Varied hours: call for times

A recent addition to the Portland roster of venues, Dos Mil presents Das Milch Das Schmekt. The exhibit features paintings by OSU grad Dan Ness, whose work draws from sign advertisement and screen printing. Through Jan 15

Elizabeth Leach Gallery
207 SW Pine St, 224-0521

* It1s a fourproged art attack! Drake Dekatel presets recet paitigs i Philosophy of Desire Robert *aso uveils Mythology a series of drawigs ad paitigs Paiter Forrest Williams displays Pilgrim a selectio of oil paitigs ad Krista Keedy shows off a ew series of paitigs etitled My atural *istory Through Dec 23

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

Cup Show 2000, the gallery's third annual exhibit of functional and sculptural cups from 22 artists. Through Dec 31

Fleck Gallery
625 NW Everett # 102, 223-2066

Stupid Preoccupations, a multimedia extravaganza from artist Natalie Davis. Through Dec 31

Froelick Adelhart
817 SW 2nd Ave, 222-1142

* Paintings and Drawings, an inaugural exhibition of work from Alfred Harris and 99E, work from Lli Wilburn that explores the portion of the old Pacific Highway that runs from North Portland to Junction City. Through Dec 30

Gallery 114
1100 NW Glisan St, 243-3356

Beyond the Rivers' Confluence: Photographs from Lenseless Cameras from Rob Harding and The Clinton Close-Out Sale, a collection of prints memorializing the infamous leader by James O'Keefe. Through Dec 30

Gallery Untitled
723 NW 18th Ave, 222-1822

Crazy 'bout horses, an exhibit of color photographs by Jerry Brown that honor the regal beast. Through Dec 31

Go Gallery
328 NW Broadway Ave, 294-1903

Arts Opening Doors, a group exhibit of works by refugee and immigrant artists, including Minh Quang Phan, a Vietnamese Silk Painter and Rigat Tesfasion, an Eri trean basket weaver. Through Dec 31

Groundswell Gallery
1800 NE Alberta St, 331-1420

Analysis of Skin, a collection of "photographic acrylic gel skin transfers" by Rebecca Guberman. Through Dec 24

Guardino Gallery
2939 NE Alberta St, 281-9048

A group show illuminating various interpretations of the theme, Altars. Through Dec 26

Hawthorne Arts
4134 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 231-7466

4th Annual Holiday Show, 25 local artists offer a range of work in pottery, jewelry, photography, and MORE! Through Dec 30

5340 N Interstate Ave, 788-8357

* Kwanzaa Invitational, a group exhibition that celebrates the seven principals of Kwanzaa. Through Dec 30

625 NW Everett St #108, 228-1683

* Oe screeig left of films by Steve Gevurtz A Little Close Liz *as *ads ad Flicker will be show o Dec 29 8 pm 2

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

Evoke & Provoke, An Exhibition of the Senses features new work by gallery owners and founders Margarita Leon and Mark Bornowski. Through Dec 29

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

* Recent Paintings by Stephen McClelland that venture into formal, abstract issues with bright colors and bold shapes. Prints, Pots, Sculpture, a display of work by Frank Boyden that showcases his affinity for printmaking. Through Dec 23

Margo Jacobsen
1039 NW Glisan St, 224-7287

New abstract sculptures by Robert Hess and prints by Barbara Robertson that form from a combination of relief, intaglio, and transfer printing processes. Through Dec 22

Mark Woolley East
1434 SE 37th Ave, 224-5475

Small Wonders, selected works by gallery and independent artists. Through Dec 31

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

Portland artist Debra Beers explores the plight of Bill, a man who once called the streets his home . A selection of classically rendered oil portraits captures the facets of this individual's life. Through Jan 27

Matrix and Our Dream Galleries
2315 NE Alberta St, 288-3024

Community in Motion and the Power of Hope, oils on panels created by 33 artists living with or affected by AIDS and a display ofStar Quilts of the Assiniboine and Sioux Indians. Through Dec 26

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

* Clean, an exhibition of paintings by Michael Paul Oman-Reagan, a new body of work that is "composed of visually deconstructed portraits." Through Dec 29

Our Dream Gallery
2209 NE Alberta St, 288-3024

Tis the Season to Artists, a group show of artists featuring works in oils, watercolors, mixed media, and prints. Through Dec 26

Pacific Northwest College of Art
1241 NW Johnson, 226-4391

Fall Thesis Exhibition on display in the Project Room, BFA Gallery, and Swiggert Commons. Features work from a handful of fresh PNCA graduates. Vessels and Voids, at the Philip Feldman Gallery displays work from New York artist Donald Traver. Through Dec 28

604 NW 12th Ave, 222-0063

Or Else, minimalist sculptures from Kane Do that utilize off-beat materials such as masking tape and paper clips. Through Dec 30

Photographic Image
240 SW 1st Ave, 224-3543

* Spirit of Place by renowned photographer Phil Borges illuminates a few of the remaining animist cultures that spiritually communicate with the natural world. Through Dec 30

Plain Jane
2936 NE Alberta St, 528-9691

Form & Function,handmade, textural, and cultural ceramic designs for function and show by Jennifer Mannila and Holly Rasmussen. Through Dec 24

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave, 226-2811

Oregon's 20th Century in Photography, an exhibition drawn from the museum's permanent collection, featuring photographs taken over the last 100 years. In Search of the Promised Land: Paintings by Frederic Edwin Church, a selection of work by the American painter (1826-1900). Through Jan 3

* Painting Revolution: Kandinsky, Malevich, and the Russian Avant-Garde, a unique exhibition of 86 paintings from 13 Russian museums, including the rarely exhibited work by Alexander Rodchenko and V.E. Tatlin. Through Jan 7

Pulliam Deffenbaugh
522 NW 12th Ave, 228-6665

Exquisite color intaglio, relief, and chine colle prints by Japanese artist Yuji Hiratsuka. Through Dec 30

Pulliam Deffenbaugh Broadway Gallery
507 SW Broadway, 228-8208

Group of acrylic paintings on wood by Alison O'Donoghue that arrive from naive and folk art traditions. Through Dec 30

Reading Frenzy
921 SW Oak, 274-1449

The 6th Annual Cheap Art Bazaar features paintings by Martin Ontiveros, handknit bunnies by Sonja Ahlers, fake fur creature hats by in Love We Trust, jewelry by Susan Beal, and much more. Through Dec 30

625 NW Everett St #110, 274-1897

Fragments of the Collective Consciousness, a random collection of work from artists and writers from the Everett Station Lofts.

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

Bad Taste Takes a Holiday, a wealth of new ceramic teapots and platters by internationally acclaimed artist Peter Shire. Through Jan 6

Shaffer Fine Art Gallery
308 SW 1st Ave, 295-4979

An exhibit featuring custom jewelry designs from Kerrita Mayfiled and oil landscape paintings from Rosemarie Roberts. Through Dec 31

Studio 1627
1627 NE Alberta St, 335-8161

Holiday show featuring painting, sculpture, tile mosaics, glass, and functional art by various artists. Through Dec 26

The Space
1307 SW 1st Ave, 274-7929

Flowers, in a variety of mediums by Charlie White and gift items by various local artists. Through Dec 31

Thieves Guild
625 NW Everett St, #106

Beautiful Girlhood, an exploration of the meaning and place of traditional femininity by painter Ann Nafziger. Through Dec 23

Wene Gallery
214 SW 8th Ave, 708-3111

Holiday show that gathers the work from PNCA students and artists from the Oregon Society of Artists. Through Dec 31

Wisp Design Studio
625 NW Everett St, #105, 222-7098

Oil paintings from Gabriel Fernandez and artistic jewelry by Kandice Bunnell. Through Dec 23