* 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 Julia 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 features abstract and Pop tendencies. Through July 31

Berbati's Pan
231 SW Ankeny, 248-4579

Rock & Roll Art Show features the "chalk board" art of Evan Benjamin Harris. Also on view is work by four other Berbati's employees and independent artists: Dawn Adkisson, Zachary J. Pries, Tasha Christensen, and Leah Eberhardt. 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. Through Aug. 16

* 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. 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

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. Also on view are new pastels by Serguei Oussik and oils by Gennadi Bernadsky. 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. Through Aug. 26

Going with the Flow, basket forms by Alaskan artist Fran Reed. Through Aug. 5

* Crowsenberg's Half & Half
923 SW Oak

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

Donna & Toots
1215 SW Alder, 241-5570

Support Local Artists/Feed the Hungry: The Pearl district clothing shop displays work from various local artists and collects donations of money and/or canned food for local charities. July 28, 5-8 pm

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

This month, the Elizabeth Leach Gallery features a large cast of artists. One of the headliners is Mark Smith. His current show, Public Structures, presents work that mimics a crowd presence. In Mosh Pit, Smith compacts a large collection of shirts, pants, socks, etc., on a plywood backing that represents the floorplan of an arena. This is then held tight under a thick wrapping of clear vinyl. The clothing replaces people and suggests the feeling of being in a crowded concert. Through July 28

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

Guardino Gallery
2939 NE Alberta, 281-9048

Black and white photography by Tamara Lischka that illuminates the human form and steel sculptures by Guruhans Singh Kroesen, which play on the tension between the geometric and the organic. Opens July 26

Infusion Gallery
2929 NE Alberta, 335-7085

Fused glass work by Kurumi Conley. Opens July 26

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." Bieniek's work will also be 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 allotted 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

GET SMART, IT'S FREE: In room 462 of Neuberger Hall at PSU, former newspaper man and longtime art aficionado 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 rhythm and that such structure is also reflected 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

Native Spirits, new paintings from Walt Curtis that reflect his appreciation of Northwest Native American culture. Also showing are recent paintings by Seattle artist Anne Grgich. Through July 28

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

Archetypes and Everyday Icons, a mixed-media installation by Sonia Kasparian that "examines the essence of major religious, mythological and iconographic icons." Also showing are Batiks on fabric and paintings on paper by Indian artist Balaiah Yasala. Opens July 26

Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Rd, 297-5544

2001 Craft Biennial: A Review of Northwest Art & Craft, an exhibit at the Hoffman gallery which features handmade craft objects from Oregon and Washington artists. Through Sept 9

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 Paintings, a selection of work rooted in Abstract Expressionism. Through July 28

* Reading Frenzy
921 SW Oak, 274-1449

C to C, a cross country collaboration between papercut artists Nikki McClure of Olympia and Beatrice Coron of NYC. 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 that 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


Standard Dairy Complex #5, 2808 NE Martin Luther King Blvd, 284-8800

Grand Re-Opening Celebration, an exhibit featuring 14 Northwest artists, kicking off the next round for the rejuvenated Alberta street gallery. Opens July 26

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

Wisp Gallery
625 NW Everett #105, 222-7098

Kandice Bunnell presents an unusual display: silk apparel that is hand-painted and burned. Through July 29