1st Annual National Juried Exhibition
See review this issue.
Newspace , 1632 SE 10th, 963-1935, Through June 26

From May 28 - June 2, six artists lived in Gallery 500, where they created artful crash pads, which are on view all month. The theme seems to be how art influenced reality television, which is returning the favor to a new generation of artists. Gallery 500 , 420 SW Washington, Suite 500, 223-3951, Through July 1

John Singer Sargent Painting Children
For what seems like years now, any programming criticism leveled at the Portland Art Museum was rebuffed with the same response: "Wait until the North Building opens." The hulking, under-construction Masonic building was promised as the savior for Modern and Contemporary Art in Portland. We recently received a floor-by-floor view of the revamped building, and friends, it ain't pretty. The Center for Modern and Contemporary Art occupies around 15% of the building, and the lower-level Link Gallery is even smaller. The North Building is still dominated by two ballrooms, a library, and administrative offices. I'll reserve final judgment until it opens in October, but anybody who held illusions of that great space being given over to, well, art, needs to start thinking again. Until it opens, you can get your jollies with John Singer Sargent's paintings of children (which would have made a great double-header with the Pfizer-sponsored Normal Rockwell show a few years ago). Portland Art Museum , 1219 SW Park Ave, 226-2811, Through Sept. 11, $6-10