Chrystaei Branchaw
Photographs of The Epoxies, Portland's duct-tape havin' new wave cosmonauts, in Branchaw's Stop Looking at Me. You really couldn't ask for subjects more alive. Fellini's, 125 NW 6th, 243-2120, Through December

Georgette Hancock
This woman is a survivor, escaping Nazis in Budapest, Communists in Hungary, and... New York City. She went on to paint these hyper-metaphysical paintings. It is the kind of art you would expect to be hanging in the Church of Scientology, no offense to Beck, Giovanni Ribisi, or Kirstie Alley. Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre, 709 SW Salmon, 228-0116

One-of-a-kind jewelry/crafty art gets freaky on "nature and the stone." Form, function, platinum, gold, silver; help receive the artist on Sun Nov 24 at 6 pm. Lovelake, 1720 NW Lovejoy #107, 939-2255

It's about time somebody gives ups to the longshoremen, and people who spend their lives at sea. A local group show: James Boulton, Carson Ellis, Sean Healy, Adam Sorenson, Zefrey Throwell, more. MessHall Gallery, 630 SE Third Ave

The Idea of Nakedness
Sara Dochow paints, sews, and embroiders to achieve a feminist mixed media (skin, costumes, tattoos) based on Simone de Beauvoir's Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter. Abstract interpretations; possibly more coherent than the text itself. PDX Window Project, 612 NW 12th, Through Dec 16

Storm Tharp
Drawings by the popular artist, made at the Vermont Studio Center. He's like, exploring subtext via pencil and paper. PDX, 604 NW 12th Ave, 222-0063, Through Dec 14