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

Tony Fitzpatrick's print exhibit,Max and Gaby's Alphabet, is an instructive set of images highlighting the English alphabet. Also on view is a selection of contemporary prints from the likes of David Hockney, Kiki Smith, and Andy Warhol. Through Oct 27

* Bullseye Connection Gallery
300 NW 13th Ave, 227-0222

Rae Mahaffey presents Proofing Sessions, an exhibit of vitreograph prints and fused glass work. The artist will lecture on Thurs, Oct.18, 6:30-8:00. Free Through Nov 17

Butters Gallery
520 NW Davis St, 248-9378

Persistence: Print, a group show that examines the history of the printed image in art. Participants include Charles Cohan, Eleanor Erskine, Susan Harlan, and Hugh Merrill. Through Oct 27

Chetwynd Stapylton Gallery
615 SW Broadway, 223-4226

Along with other Russian impressionists, international artist Slava Mamsikov presents recent oil paintings. Through Nov 17

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

Mostly Black and White, a group exhibit that explores a variety of printmaking processes. Some of the artists represented are Louise Bourgeois, Judy Pfaff, and Kristy Edmunds. Also on view are Souvenirs from Xanadu, an installation by Horatio Hung-Yan Law, and Time and Place, new works on paper by Rita Robillard. Through Oct 27

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

Playing with the Parts, new ceramic constructions by Jim Koudelka, the Associate Professor of Ceramics at the Oregon College of Arts and Craft. Through Oct 30

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

East meets West, a group print exhibit featuring 19 artist from Japan, Russia, and the Pacific Northwest. Through Oct 27

Gallery Bink
1416 E. Burnside, 233-8866

Invasion of the Monster Men presents the scary creations of artists Dave Burke, Scott Olsen, and others. Through Oct 31

* Gallery Untitled
723 NW 18th, 222-1822

Grampa and The Bomb, an exhibit of photographs by Roy Krivanek, which offer a peek into the Manhattan Project. Unfortunately, this will be the last exhibit for the gallery--they will close their doors on Oct 31, after 18 months in the biz. Through Oct 31

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

Invented Alphabets, a selection of print work by Margot Voorhies Thompson, which unveils a personal alphabet. Also on view are new sculptures by Michihiro Kosuge and selected prints by Frank Boyden. Through Oct 27

* Margo Jacobsen
1039 NW Glisan St, 224-7287

Mixed media prints by Barbara Robertson, monotypes from Betty Merken, and Spatial Reasoning, lamp-worked glass by Bennett Battaile. Through Oct 27

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

Master Prints from Ulsan, South Korea, an exhibit of prints from the faculty of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Ulsan (Portland's sister city). Also on view are selected prints by Brooklyn-based printmakers Kelly Driscoll and Aleksandar Duravcevic, and Portland artist Stuart Cornell. Through Oct 27

Metropolitan Art Studio
2808 NE MLK #13, 422-9052

Photographer Eden Swartz presents This Is Me, a series of black and white prints that explore the "need to find normalcy in the midst of tragedy." The work illuminates such taboo issues as mental illness, intimacy, and suicide. Through Oct 28

* Photographic Image
240 SW 1st Ave, 224-3543

In conjunction with Photo Americas, the exhibit Photography at the Crossroads traces the development of photography from the daguerreotype to digital processes. Artists displayed include Chuck Close and Ansel Adams. Through Oct 27