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 watercolor work by Berdell Moffett-Chaney. Opens Dec 7

Augen Gallery

817 SW 2nd Ave, 224-8182

*Monoprints from Adam Growowsky, recent ceramic work from Dharma Strasser, and new drawings from Lori-Ann Latremouille. Opens Dec 7

Berbatis' Gallery
215 SW Ankeny, 229-0776

Work from two Portland artists, Tamara Lischka and Kelly Pergande. Opens Dec 7

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

Photographs from Portlander Patrick Stearns and John Dotta from Forestville, California. Opens Dec 7

Boxcar Bertha's
1000 NW 17th Ave, 248-9231

Solstice: Dance of Light, a display of drawings and paintings by Azzurra and Claeburn Lockwood Opens Dec 7

1325 NE Fremont St, 280-8845

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

5340 N Interstate Ave, 788-8357

* Kwanzaa Invitational, a group exhibition that celebrates the seven principals of Kwanzaa. Opens Dec 7

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. Opens Dec 7

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. Opens Dec 6

Cafe Renaissance
214 NW Glisan, 241-0552

Early Paintings by Ron Mudge. 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. Opens Dec 6

Elizabeth Leach Gallery
207 SW Pine St, 224-0521

* Drake Deknatel present paintings in Philosophy of Desire, Robert Hanson unveils Mythology, a series of drawings and paintings. Painter Forrest Williams displays Pilgrim, a selection of oil paintings, and Kristan Kennedy shows off a series of paintings entitled My Natural History. Through Dec 23

125 NW 6th, 243-2120

Recent mixed media work from Jo Hamilton. Opens Dec 7

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. Opens Dec 7

Fleck Gallery

625 NW Everett, #102

Stupid Preoccupations, sculpture by Natalie Davis. Opens Dec 7.

Froelick Gallery
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. Opens Dec 5

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. Opens Dec 5

Gallery 33
1400 NW Everett St, 219-9900

New works in oil from Terry McIlrath, and recent work in bronze and steel from A.R. Sutton. Opens Dec 7

Gallery Untitled

723 NW 18th Ave, 222-1822

Crazy 'bout horses, an exhibit of color photographs by Jerry Brown that honor the regal beast. Opens Dec 7

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! Opens Dec 7

625 NW Everett St #108, 228-1683

* Three screenings of films by Steve Gevurtz. A Little Close, Liz Has Hands, and Flicker will be shown on the following dates: Dec 7, 10 pm, free. Dec 10, 6 pm, $2 and Dec 29, 8 pm, $2

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

Evoke & Provoke, An Exhibition of the Senses features new work by gallery owners and founders Margarita Leon and Mark Bornowski. Opens Dec 6

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

Lewis & Clark College Gallery of Contemporary Art
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd, 768-7687

* Instruments for a New Navigation, Morris Graves presents spacey, two-sided sculptures of cast bronze and steel with bases of Tuscan marble and alabaster. All explicate space travel and the tools necessary to do so. Through Dec 16

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. Opens Dec 7

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. Opens Dec 7

Matrix/Alberta Arts and Culture Pavillion
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 of Star Quilts of the Assiniboine and Sioux Indians. Through Dec 26

Medicine Hat Gallery

1834 NE Alberta, 282-4083

The multitasking venue offers visual art and then some. Found steel sculpture by Faith Jennings, mixed media work by A. Volpe and Jesse Peper, and a hodgepodge of work from John A. Arnold and Joshua Mulligan. Through Dec 28

Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol Hwy, 823-3187

Annual Instructors Show, featuring fiber arts, ceramics, painting, calligraphy, and drawing. Through Jan 3

Nil Contemporary Art
328 NW Broadway #114, 221-318

* Clea a exhibitio of paitigs by Michael Paul OmaReaga a ew body of work that is 3composed of visually decostructed portraits2 Opes Dec 7

Onda Gallery
2215 NE Alberta St, 493-1909

Rising Sun, paintings and prints by Dennis Sun. Through Dec 26

Our Dream Gallery

2209 NE Alberta, 288-3024

Tis the Season to Artists, a group show of gallery 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 Swigert 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 Opens Dec 7


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. Opens Dec 5

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 . Opens Dec. 7

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave, 226-2811

* 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

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

Portland Building Lobby

1120 SW 5th Ave, RACC contact: 823-5426

* Ben Hull and Hunter Caputo become the latest addition to a list of artists that RACC has utilized to transform the lobby of the Portland Building. The duo presents the installation Untitled #2. Through Dec 15

Pulliam Deffenbaugh
522 NW 12th Ave, 228-6665

Exquisite color intaglio, relief, and chine colle prints by Japanese artist Yuji Hiratsuka. Opens Dec 7

Pulliam Deffenbaugh Broadway Gallery

507 SW Broadway Ave, 228-8208

Group of acrylic paintings on wood by Alison O'Donoghue that arrive from naive and folk art traditions. Opens Dec 7

Reading Frenzy
308 SW 1st Ave, 295-4979

The 6th Annual Cheap Art Bazaar will be a relatively tiny yet tantalizing affair, featuring small paintings by Martin Ontiveros, handknit bunnies by Sonja Ahlers, fake fur creature hats by In Love We Trust, painted bowls by Ulana Zahey-Kewycz, prints by Stella Marrs, calendars by Nikki McClure, artist's books from Pas De Chance, jewelry by Susan Beal, letterpressed stationery by Rebecca Gilbert and Gudrun Stoffelmayr, baby head candles by Geneva Hiner. This collection of affordable art ($50 and under) will be on display December 7th - 31st.


625 NW Everett, #110, 274-1897

Fragments of the Collective Consciousness, a random collection of work from artists at the Everett Station Lofts. Opens Dec 7

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

Sigo Gallery

328 NW Broadway Ave #115, 223-5725

Virtual Humanity, mulit-media works by Montana artist Gabriel Otto. Through Dec 15

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 Donut Shop
116 NE Russell St, 528-1919

* Dout Shop fouder Cris Moss ivites Jeremy Bitterma Valerie Collis Ted Gibso Cathy McClure ad Joh Torreao to cotribute to Dout Shop II a exhibit icludig video istallatio photography ad sculpture Through Dec 17

Thieves Guild
625 NW Everett St, #106

Beautiful Girlhood, an exploration of the meaning and place of traditional femininity by painter Ann Nafziger. Opens Dec 7

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