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

Northwest painter Royal Nebeker presents recent work. Nebeker's style is described as dwelling in the "realm of Northern European Expressionism." Also on view are a selection of prints by the late, art-world-great, Roy Lichtenstein. Opens Nov 1

* Berbati's Gallery
215 SW Ankeny, 229-0776

The group exhibit NW Women 2001 features a large and varied cast of female artists, including such notables as Christine Bourdette, Laura Ross-Paul, and Carol Yarrow. Opens Nov 1

Blackfish Gallery
420 NW 9th Ave, 224-2634

Jana Demartini presents a series of small paintings inspired by recent travels through the southwest; rock formations, for example, show up as subject matter. Michael Hensley displays recent oil and acrylic paintings that operate as the artist's "visual diary." Opens Nov 1

Eagerwally Gallery
630 SE 3rd, 335-3821

Group exhibit featuring members of the co-op (formerly known as Bollenbach Art Labs). Work by Tim Dalbow, Cindy Winter, Kennith Mitchel, and others will be on display. Opens Nov 1

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

Shape of Travel, an exhibit of recent paintings by Judy Cooke. Cooke utilizes irregularly shaped wooden supports as the foundation for abstract shapes and rich layers of texture. Opens Nov 1

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

Beauty and Utility, features unique ceramic vessels made by Montana artist Shannon Williams. Opens Nov 1

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

Group show offering a retrospective of the gallery's first summer of operation. Artists included: Kim Hamblin, Patrick Puopolo, Ann Nafziger, and Ellen Russell. Opens Nov 1

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

Abstract Painters: Jim Lutes, Ed Moses, and Rana Rachat showcases the contrasting work of three mid-career artists.

Don't miss: Learning to Love You More: A Night with Miranda July and Friends on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 8 pm. July will screen some of her films and perform live at the Council Chambers of Templeton Student Center. Opens Nov 1

Littman and White Galleries Portland State University
Smith Center 1825 SW Broadway, 2nd Floor, 725-5656

The Littman gallery presents, A World of Difference, Portland Women of the YWCA, 1901-2000. The exhibit contains archival material that sheds light on the history of the YWCA and The City of Portland. The White Gallery displays black and white photography by Californian artist Jonathan Eden. Eden's exhibit Ghost Towns of the American West illuminates some of the region's forgotten spaces. Opens Nov 1

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

The group showcase, Northwest Narrative, reveals the working styles of approximately 20 Portland-based artists. Participants include Tad Savinar, D.E. May, and Debra Beers. Opens Nov 1

625 NW Everett #110, 274-1897

New paintings by James Hochspell, which combine abstract and surrealist tendencies. Opens Nov 1

625 NW Everett #109

Site specific, process oriented, collaborative installation by Tyler Kline, Paul Fujita, Dan Ness, Keith Russin, and Mike McGovern. Opens Nov 1

Pacific northwest college of art
1241 NW Johnson, 226-4391

Philip Feldman Gallery presents Sight Sculpture, new work by Jill Viney and Hover, an installation by Alison Safford. Opens Nov 1