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

Belief, encaustic paintings by Spokane artist Wendy Franklund Miller, mixed media constructions by Diane Christianson, and prints from Japanese artist Yoko Hara. Opens Feb 7

* Butters Gallery
520 NW Davis St, 248-9378

After receiving the National Senior Fulbright Research Grant last year, painter Frank Hyder spent a year in Venezuela. The resulting work comprises the exhibit, Recuerdos del Mundo Nuevo. Opens Feb 7

Crowsenberg's Half & Half
923 SW Oak

The uber-cool, downtown cafe presents Reincarnation, an exhibit revealing the dainty painting hand of Rose Willow McCormick. Through Feb 28

* Details Tea & Bistro
725 SW 10th

Cynthia Mosser presents Bio Forms, a series of drawings on paper that feature vividly colored, organic shapes. Through March 2

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

Field, an exhibit of paintings and works on paper that build on expanses of color. Participants include Ross Bleckner, Sam Francis, Joe Goode, Robert Kelly, David Mann, and Gustavo Rivera. Opens Feb 7

Entropy Arts Studio
420 SW Washington Ste 203

Dysgynia, a "live artwork" by Gerry Witbeck and Bob Libby. Feb 7 only, 7:30 sharp.

Everett Station Lofts
625 NW Everett

At the 6th Ave. Workshop (suite #108), Andrew Behrndt presents oil paintings influenced by 16th century Dutch painters. Fleck Gallery (suite #102) presents Specimens/Speculation, new sculptures by Laura Fritz. Freedom Box Gallery (suite #104) displays the photographic works of various artists. Gavin Shettler Gallery (suite #106) offers the recent paintings of Ann Marie Nafziger. Wisp Design Studio (suite #105) presents Juxtaposed, photography by Kristian Emerson Marson. Zeitgeist Gallery rounds out the list with the group exhibit, Snaggletooth Curmudgeon. Opens Feb 7

* Gallery Bink
1416 E. Burnside, 233-8866

Bad Meat Good, a graphic powerhouse display featuring the comic tendencies of Seattle artist Jim Blanchard and local talent Evan Harris. Through March 2

Gallery Schmallery
2132 SE Division, 239-3735

Photographer Aaron T. Gritzka presents a recent series of black and white images, which present the human form amidst various settings. Through Feb 27

5340 N Interstate Ave, 823-4322

The North Portland venue celebrates Black History Month with a two person exhibit: Roscoe Croskey presents a series of paintings that celebrate the spiritual intricacies of Rastafarian culture. Dick Bogle displays a selection of black and white photographs that pay homage to some of Portland's earliest, living jazz performers. Opens Feb 7

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

Faces, a series of graphite drawings by 16-year-old artist Joyce Liau that portray a host of known and unknown characters from around the world. Through March 1

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

Gallery artist Stephen McClelland presents paintings on paper and also curates the exhibit of three other northwest artists: On view is work by Francis Celetano, Robert C. Jones, and Michael Spafford. Opens Feb 7

* Orlo Exhibition Space
2516 NW 29th Bldg 9, 242-1047

Back to Black: A Formula on Past and Recent Events, an exhibit of paintings and sculpture by Oregon-coast artist Paul Torian. Opens Feb 7

Photographic Image
240 SW 1st Ave, 224-3543

New images by Christopher Burkett and a display of work from photographer Ray Carofano. Opens Feb 7

Urban Wineworks
407 NW 16th, 226-9797

Brent Wear presents a selection of work described by the artist as "absurd children's book paintings." Through Feb 28