Alysia Duckler Gallery
1236 NW Hoyt St, 223-7595

British painter Alex Zwarenstein presents a series of oils which depict landscapes and town-scapes of England. Through Dec 29

Belmont Art Walk
The monthly, neighborhood celebration of art, Entertainment for the Peasants, (located between 32nd-34th SE Belmont) presents a variety of work to peruse. At the Cricket Cafe, Matt Shaver displays paper collage and other mixed media. Realm 8 offers up the paintings of Joshua Camozzi Milligan. Seaplane presents installation work, paintings, and "artful clothing," by Holly Stadler and Kate Towers. The Aalto Lounge exhibits the photography of Lauren Bailey. Stumptown adds to the mix with photographic work from Johnee Eschleman. Rounding out the list is Functional Illumination, oil lantern sculptures by Ronette Adrian. Through Jan 5

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

Photographer John Pfahl of Buffalo, NY presents a series of color photographs, capturing waterfalls from across the U.S. Rhode Island photographer Paola Ferrario displays Elder Relatives, images that form a personal narrative of family. Through Dec 29

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

Whimsey, a group exhibit featuring a mix of regional and national artists, including M.K. Guth, Horatio Hung-Yan Law, Dennis Oppenheim, and Al Souza. Through Feb 2

Fleck Gallery
625 NW Everett # 102, 223-2066

George Perrou presents recent paintings, which appear to conjure up the ghost of Joan Miro. Through Dec. 30

Gallery Bink
1416 E. Burnside, 233-8866

Long Trashed Treasures, an exhibit of paintings inspired by childhood toys, includes work from Portland artist Martin Ontiveros, Miles Thompson of California, and Tijuana artist Jorge Gutierrez. Through Jan 4

Gottlieb Gallery
55 SW Taylor, 241-1070

Color Symphony, paintings by Chinese artist Jiao Ying. Ying incorporates an unusual technique: She applies gouache on both sides of rice paper, producing luminescent compositions of floral still lives and forest landscapes. Through Jan 25

Guardino Gallery
2939 NE Alberta, 281-9048

Little Things, a group exhibit featuring small-scaled work by 20 area artists. Participants include Kim Hamblin, Melinda Meeker, and Sumi Wu. Through Dec 23

5340 N Interstate Ave, 823-4322

Kwanzaa: Celebrating the Seven Principles, a group exhibit featuring work by a varied cast of artists, including damali ayo, Philemon Reid, and Silas Clark. Through Dec 31

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

Abstract paintings and drawings by veteran artist Lucinda Parker, inspired by natural forms and musical and literary references. Gina Wilson also displays a selection of abstract paintings that are described as containing "hints of familiar imagery and a bit of whimsy." Through Dec 29

Onda Gallery
2215 NE Alberta St, 493-1909

Visual Jazz, exhibit of abstract oil paintings and pen & ink drawings by Philemon Reid, which attempt to translate jazz music into a visual form. Through Dec 24

* Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave, 222-1741

Wrapped in Tradition: The Chihuly Collection of American Indian Trade Blankets is an exhibit of over 75 woven blankets, dating from the 1880s to the 1930s. Admission: $6 Adults. Through Feb 10

* Pacific Northwest College of Art
1241 NW Johnson, 226-4391

The Manuel Izquierdo Gallery presents Golem, a series of sculptures and drawings by Daniel Duford, inspired by the Pulitzer Prize winning novelThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Cahbon. Duford will give a gallery talk on Dec 12, at 11:15 am. Also, at the Philip Feldman Gallery, Chuck Ramirez displays new work. Through Jan 19

604 NW 12th Ave, 222-0063

Nancy Lorenz presents Mother of Pearl Paintings, an exhibit comprised of decorative imagery, fine-tuned with slick surfaces. Through Jan 5

* 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. Through Jan 12

* S.K. Josefberg Gallery
403 NW 11th Ave, 241-9112

An exhibit of images created between 1930-1970 from the late French photographer Robert Doisneau. He was most known for his photographic love-affair with his native Paris. Through Jan 12

* Talisman
1476 NE Alberta, 284-8800

Allen Schmertzler presents a group of acrylic, figurative paintings, which are infused with large doses of social satire. Miriam Badyrka displays abstract paintings that offer a geometric interpretation of the landscape. Through Dec 23

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