Alphabet Dress
536 NE Cook

Adorable, rad, Japanese-influenced Pop paintings by Trish Grantham. Wed, July 18, 7 pm

Alysia Duckler Gallery
1236 NW Hoyt St, 223-7595

Oil paintings by William Toney that reflect his interest in landscape and the "vigor found within that environment." Ephemera, is an exhibit of prints and paintings by Juila Ricketts that illuminate an urban landscape. Through July 28

Augen Gallery
817 SW 2nd Ave, 224-8182

Indian miniature paintings by Ajay Garg that illuminate stories from Mughal Court texts and Krishna myths. Artist/musician Stan Wood presents recent paintings, and Jeff Whyman displays new steel sculptures. Through July 28

* Basil Hallward Gallery at Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651

Sample/Sequence, a two part exhibition by painter James Boulton that feature abstract and Pop tendencies. Through July 31

Black Crow Gallery
2368 NW Thurman, 226-9794

Alchemy, a group show of painting and mixed media that features the work of Heather Ackerson, Buff Medb Neretin, and Matthew Gabriel. Opens July 12

* Blue Catfish Studios
916 SE 34th suite 200, 872-8793

Pop Art local style: Michael Dawes presents 16 painted portraits of Portland furniture guru Tom Peterson. Work by other artists will also be on view, including portraits of Ronald Reagan by Lance Masters. Through July 31

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

Washington photographer Suzanne Saylor presents a series of color photographs that peer into the private process of mourning. Eugene photographer David Joyce displays unusual portraits: large-scale, black and white images of people rendered flat, and two-dimensional against three-dimensional backdrops. Joyce will present a slide presentation and lecture at Blue Sky on Thursday July 12, 7:30 pm. Through July 28

Bollenbach Art Labs
630 SE 3rd, 998-0422

3 Routes East, new work by Harry King, Gabriel Weiss, and Jeremy Wingfield that investigates the "decay inherent in merging East and West culture." Through July 27

Broderick Gallery
814 SW 1st Ave, 224-4020

Forbidden Fruit, still-life oil paintings by former Portland artist Terry Montague Sauriol. Through July 31

Butters Gallery
520 NW Davis St, 248-9378

* Michael Hoskins combine geometric lines and vivid colors to create a selection of abstract forms. Through July 28

Caffe Destino
1339 NE Fremont, 353-6543

Waxing Moon, an exhibit of encaustic paintings by Mary Smith that are "tribal with atomic undertones." Through July 22

Chetwynd Stapylton Gallery
615 SW Broadway, 223-4226

The gallery introduces the vibrant oil paintings of Fidor Pavllovich Mishenko, that capture the landscape surrounding St. Petersburg, the artist's hometown. Reception on July 12. Through July 28

Contemporary Crafts Gallery
3934 SW Corbett Ave, 223-2654

Contemporary Skeins, a group show featuring textile work from artists of various cultural backgrounds. Opens July 13

Going with the Flow, basket forms by Alaskan artist Fran Reed. Opens July 13

Crowsenberg's Half & Half
923 SW Oak

My Obsession with Ninjas, a mulit-media installation by JD Davis. Through July 31

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

Through July 31

Fez (gallery space)
316 SW 11th, 226-4171 ext 41

The music venue has allotted wall space for Jeannie Paske's Creatures and Monsters. Paske's watercolor and ink images are described as being influenced by a blend of Dali and Dr.Seuss. Through July 31

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

Sculpture I, an exhibit featuring sculptures by two artists drawn from the Ivory Tower: Justin Novak is an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Oregon, and Thomas Orr is the Department Head for Ceramics at the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts. Through July 31

Froelick Gallery
817 SW 2nd Ave, 222-1142

A second solo exhibit for Jeremy Longstreet, a 25-year-old graduate from PNCA. Longstreet will present recent acrylic works that illustrate his version of the still life. Through July 28

Gallery 114
1100 NW Glisan, 243-3356

Brain Candy, an exhibit featuring gallery artists that contains paintings, prints, photography, and sculpture. Through July 28

Gallery 33
1400 NW Everett St, 219-9900

Oil landscapes by Shirin Mackeson and hand-crafted, wood vessels by Steven Kale. Through July 31

Gallery Untitled
723 NW 18th, 222-1822

* Continued from June by popular demand: Abstract, color photography by Geza Darrah. Through July 31

Gavin Shettler Gallery
625 NW Everett #106, 481-7450

Joshua Wilson's three, large, mixed-media sculptures explore "balance and freedom of movement in static shapes." Through July 29

Gottlieb Gallery
55 SW Taylor, 241-1070

View from the Heart, coastal landscapes and handmade clay baskets by Lisa Rahkonen. Through July 28

Graystone Gallery
3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-0651

Ceramic work from Chris Kienle and collages by Carrie Kaufman. Through July 29

1800 NE Alberta, 331-1420

Psychedelic America, a mixed media offering by the artist Dino, that borrow from graffiti sensibilities.

Guardino Gallery
2939 NE Alberta, 281-9048

Concrete wall sculptures by Thomas Botkin, and mixed media painting by Kelly Saxton. Through July 24

Jules Gallery
1110 NW Flanders St, Suite 100, 775-1923

First US exhibit for German painter Stefan Bieniek. He describes his artistic mode as "a continual confirmation of my attachment to an inexhaustible power that keeps us alive." His work is on view at Full Upright Position, located at 12th and Everett. Through July 31

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

Perspective & Perception Invitational Part One, an exhibition featuring 12 artists who were given specific words, then asked to translate such into visual work. Through July 27

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

15th Anniversary Group Show, a festival of gallery artists and a selection of new work by Robert Colescott. Through July 28

Lecture Series
GET SMART, ITS FREE: In room 462 of Neuberger Hall at PSU, former newspaper man and long-time art aficiando Jay Shore will present "How to Recognize Great Painting From Trash." The lecture series will survey a chunk of art history, from Assyrian frescoes to De Kooning paintings. Shore will illustrate that great paintings share a common ryhthm and that such structure is also refelcted in music and poetry. Every Tuesday through Aug 21. 7 pm. FREE

Littman and White Galleries, Portland State University

Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway, 2nd Floor, 725-5656

In collaboration with the Portland International Performance Festival, The White Gallery presents Portraits of Choreographers: A Legacy of Dance at PSU, 1984-2002, taken from the camera of photographer Peggy Jarrell Kaplan. Through July 27

Margo Jacobsen
1039 NW Glisan St, 224-7287

New paintings by Seattle artist Richard Morhous that promise to "push the boundaries between realism and abstraction," aided by saturated color and bold lines and shapes. Through July 28

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

Through July 28 See review this issue.

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

Canciones Al Cielo, an exhibit of photographs by Antonio Villagran and Susan Lynch which illuminate their three-month travel through southern Mexico. Through July 21

Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol Hwy, 823-3187

Oil paintings by George Woodcock that offer a range of subjects: still lifes, local landscapes, and scenes from the artist's travels around the globe. Through Aug 1

Onda Gallery
2215 NE Alberta St, 493-1909

Contemporary Art Dolls, a group exhibit of one-of-a-kind doll creations, ranging from the realistic to the abstract. Through July 24

* Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave, 226-2811

Virtual Reality, an exhibition of 22, hyper-realistic figures from the late sculptor Duane Hanson. Open July 7

Clement Greenberg: A Critics Collection, a display of 155 works from the private collection of the late Clement Greenberg (1909-1994), one of the premiere players in the history of art criticism. Opens July 14

* Portland Building Lobby
1120 SW 5th, RACC contact: 823-5426

The Gallery Opening, an installation by Ben Rosenberg that parodies the viewer+art interaction. Through July 27

* Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
219 NW 12th, 242-1419

Everyday Sunshine, an exhibit featuring the work of Bay Area artist Harrell Fletcher. Fletcher incorporates video, drawing, digital photography, and found objects into a display that reflects her experiences in Portland during a PICA residency. Through Aug 25

* Pulliam Deffenbaugh
522 NW 12th Ave, 228-6665

Brad Rogers unveils recent photo constructions. He cuts, sews, dissects, and tapes--to create nearly sculptural forms from appropriated and original photographs.

Also on view are contemporary prints from some big names in the art world. Sol LeWitt, Lari Pittman, Rachel Whiteread, and Bridget Riley are among the artists showcased.

At the Broadway gallery, Gary Nisbet displays Alphabet and Other Paintins, a selection of work rooted in Abstract Expressionism. Through July 28

Raindog Cafe and Theater
8638 N Lombard

Elements, a series of acrylic, abstract paintings by Sara Thompson. Through Aug 1

* Reading Frenzy
921 SW Oak, 274-1449

C to C, a cross-country collaboration between paper cut artists Nikki McClure of NYC and Beatrice Coron of Olympia. Through July 31

625 NW Everett #110, 274-1897

Conscious Explorations: Artist as Dreamer, Artist as Activist, an exhibition of oils, collage, pen and ink, and gem art by Gary Knack. Through July 30

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

Oils and serigraphs on canvas by Viktor Shvaiko, which depict street scenes, set against Italian and French cafes. Through July 31

Studio 2507
2507 SE Clinton, 957-6800

Annie Meyer presents oil paintings and ceramic tiles of French nudes and landscapes. Larry McLaughlin displays abstract sculptures made of cement, fused glass, bronze, and aluminum. Through July 31

The Space
1307 SW First Ave, 274-7929

The Charlie White Gallery at The Space presents the figurative, satirical works on paper by Jerry Baron. Through Aug 2

Urban Wineworks
407 NW 16th, 226-9797

Recent works by Allyn Cantor which are inspired by a collection of round, reused, and recycled found objects. Through July 31