* Anna Fidler and James Boulton
Pulliam Deffenbaugh shows off two of it's hottest artists this month-Anna Fidler, who makes incredible paintings with collaged paper, and James Boulton, who makes incredible paintings with, well, paint. Pulliam Deffenbaugh, 522 NW 12th Ave, 228-6665, Through May 29

* Cold War Soviet-made Propaganda Posters
Capitalism is the enemy in this Proletarian art show featuring Soviet posters made in the White Nights-era days of Perestroika. New Urban Experience, 625 NW Everett, Suite 111, 294-1903, Through June 3

* Intense Focus
Obsession, repetition, and accumulation are the order of the month at Leach Gallery, with Intense Focus, a group show featuring artists such as Yayoi Kusama, Melody Owen, Russell Croty, and Amanda Wojick. Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 207 SW Pine St, 224-0521, Through May 29

* Inventing Art and Design Education Symposium
Moments after PNCA inaugurates its new president, Thomas Manley, it's going to cut loose with a wild symposium about art education. They are bringing in some interesting names for the panel discussion including artist Barbara Pollack, Bomb art editor Saul Ostrow, painter Alfred Leslie, and local curator Stuart Horodner. Philip Feldman Gallery & Project Room, at PNCA, 1241 NW Johnson, 226-4391, Friday 2 pm, Free

Paul Fujita
Cofounder of the Zeitgeist Gallery and skate/graffiti artist Paul Fujita shows his sculptural assemblages and altered books this month at Lovelake. Lovelake, 1720 NW Lovejoy #107, 939-2255, Through May 29

* Prints from Pace
Pace Prints, a division of New York's bar-setting Pace Wildenstein Gallery, is one of the country's leading print exhibition spaces. Now you can see some of their newer pieces, with works by Sol Lewitt, Bridget Riley, Kiki Smith, and Chris Johanson. Augen Gallery, 817 SW 2nd Ave, 224-8182, Through May 27

* Katsuya Terada
Portland, bulging with gnarly indie comic book artists, welcomes Terada, an amazing Japanese comic artist for Dark Horse. He'll appear at Compound Thursday May 6, from 7-10 pm. Compound, 11 NW 2nd, Through May 31, 7-10 pm