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Scott Lawrimore The founder of the innovative new art space, Lawrimore Project, shares his wisdom on how to get noticed in the art world in this Artist's Tool Kit Series lecture titled "Artist's Business Sense: The Basics." 12:30-2 p.m. Thurs. March 16. Zeisel/Arnold Studio, Second Floor, Seattle Academy of Fine Art, 1501 10th Ave. E., 206-526-2787, Free.

Richard Lerman This multimedia artist and University of Arizona professor discusses his new installation, "Fences-Borders,"focusing on the U.S.-Mexico border. 11 a.m. Sat. March 18. Jack Straw New Media Gallery, 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919, Free.

Thomas Mann The New Orleans jewelry artist presents a lecture with slides, titled "Storm Cycle," about his response to the devastation of his city though his art. 6:30 p.m. Thurs. March 16. Museum Auditorium, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, 425-519-0770, $5.

Maureen McCabe In "A Touch of Fey," the assemblage artist explains her wry and colorful work through slides and performance. 6:30 p.m. Fri. March 17. Museum Auditorium, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, 425-519-0770, $5.


Bellevue Arts Museum "Rozome Masters of Japan" showcases the unique Japanese art of batik through the work of 15 artists. Also: Asian textiles inform the work of two American artists in "Wrapped in Color: Kimonos by Tim Harding, Jackets by Jon Eric Riis." Also: New Orleans artist Thomas Mann collects and frames fragments he found in the streets of his lost city in "Storm Cycle, An Artist Responds to Hurricane Katrina," while collage artist Maureen McCabe draws upon superstition, Catholicism, and wit in her odd assortments, collectively titled "Shadow Boxes, Assembled Tales of Fate, Magic, and Wit." 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, 425-519-0770, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. (until 9 p.m. Thurs.); 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun. "Storm Cycle" and "Shadow Boxes" end May 21, "Rozome" and "Kimonos" open March 16 and end June 18.

Jack Straw A large bougainvillea vine embedded with transducers projects sounds from the U.S.-Mexico border in "Fences-Borders," the intriguing new sound and video installation by Richard Lerman exploring this politically and emotionally charged geographic point. Reception: 7 p.m. Fri. March 17. Jack Straw New Media Gallery, 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends April 28.

SAM Rental/Sales Gallery "Introductions 2006" presents eight of the gallery's new artists. Also: "In Focus: Howard House" features the work of Gretchen Bennett, Leo Saul Berk, Victoria Haven, Ken Kelly, Mark T. Miller, Yuki Nakamura, Joseph Park, Patti Warashina, Dan Webb, and Robert Yoder. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Thurs. March 16. Seattle Tower, 1220 Third Ave., 206-343-1101, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Last Chance

Art Patch Gallery "Bubblefroster" includes Joseph Oguiza's latest drawings and panels, the second in a four-part series by art collective Sweatshop Inc. 306 S. Washington St., Suite 102, 206-388-2373, By appointment only. Sun. Ends March 16.

MusaDesign Silverbots and a zoetropic installation by metalsmith/artist Cathy McClure in "Persistence of Vision." 2617 Fifth Ave., 425-246-8464, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Fri. Ends March 17.

South Seattle Community College Art Gallery Peruvian artist Wari Zarate's textile paintings incorporate traditional symbols with a contemporary sensibility. 6000 16th Ave. S.W., 206-764-5337. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed. Ends March 15.

Viveza "Double-Click" is figurative painter Doug Smithenry's collection of distorted and sometimes pixilated images found randomly on the Internet. 2604 Western Ave., 206-956-3584, Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends March 19.

Woodside/Braseth An elegant and poetic selection of collage and paintings by the late Northwest master Paul Horiuchi (1906–1999) in honor of the centenary of his birth. 2101 Ninth Ave., 206-622-7243. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends March 18.


Art & Soul Oil on panel paintings by Jessica Marston. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Sat. March 11. 2860 N.W. Market St., 206-297-1223. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends April 4.

Artists' Gallery of Seattle Ashley Wells' acrylic Seattle-inspired cityscapes in "Go Round Back." 902 First Ave. S., 206-340-0830, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends March 31.

Art/Not Terminal Local tattoo artist Serena Lander's "Mosaics" are made of broken china and recycled tiles. 2045 Westlake Ave., 206-233-0680, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends April 2.

Ballard/Fetherston Impressionistic and supernatural acrylic landscapes by Benton Peugh in "New Paintings" and clay work by Dorothy Rissman, "Fragments of My Imagination." 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Baas Art Gallery "Debut" introduces impasto oil paintings of waiters and bathers by Jeanne Edwards and scenic watercolors by Kathy Collins. 2703 E. Madison St., 206-324-4742, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends March 31.

Benham Gallery Daguerreotypes, photomicrographs, and pinholes by New York photographer Jerry Spagnoli. Also, new work by photographer Dominic Rouse. 1216 First Ave., 206-622-2480, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends March 25.

Capitol Hill Arts Center "Still Beaming," illuminated mixed-media work by emerging artists presented by the Twilight Artist Collective. 1621 12th Ave., 206-388-0500, Wed.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Ends March 27.

Catherine Person Drake Deknatel was arguably doing his best work when he died at the end of 2005. His final large, bold canvases are haunted by a recurring image: himself as a small boy, lost inside his father's WWII military jacket. This is the motif of "Paintings from 2003-2005," the Seattle- and Berlin-based painter's first posthumous show. 319 Third Ave. S., 206-763-5565, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Cornish College Gallery Multimedia artist Erik Geschke and found-cardboard artist Bryan Smith present work in this Alumni Exhibition. 1000 Lenora St., 206-726-5011, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends March 24.

Corridor Lush surrealist paintings by Donald Jones. 306 S. Washington St., 206-856-7037. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends April 1.

D'Adamo/Woltz Iconic buildings take flight in local surrealist Jeff Mihalyo's "Floating." 307 Occidental Ave. S., 206-652-4414, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends April 4.

Davidson Contemporary Interesting variations on portraiture in "Persona," featuring the work of Lordan Bunch, Marsha Burns, Karen Ganz, Steven Miller, Samantha Scherer, and Francesca Sundsten. Also: local artist Tram Bui explores architectonic angles in her simple oil paintings of skeletal scaffolding. 310 S. Washington St., 206-624-7684, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Davidson Galleries Walla Walla artist Ian Boyden explores natural and metaphysical space in his latest work on paper. Also: Prints and etchings of Paris by early 20th-century artists Caroline and Frank Armington. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-7684, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Foster/White Pretty floral portraits in oil by Jamie Evrard. Also: Carmen Lozar's flame-worked glass and mixed media figurines in "Stills." 123 S. Jackson St., 206-622-2833, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends March 25.

Fountainhead Aaron Coberly's "Contemporary Figures" capture a romanticized realism in oil paintings and drawings. 625 W. McGraw St., 206-285-4467, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends March 26.

Francine Seders "Clay & Related Materials" unites the porcelain, sculptures, and clay work of Dina Barzel, Anne Hirondelle, David Kuraoka, Beth Lo, and Lynda K. Rockwood. 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Ends April 2.

G. Gibson Gallery New Yorker Bill Jacobson's painterly blurred-focus images are collected in "Photographs." 300 S. Washington St., 206-587-4033, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends April 15.

Gallery4Culture Graffiti pops out of the compelling, at times sensual, large-scale, close-up photos in "The Continuing Fragmentation of Language: Brian Lane." 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., 206-296-7580, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends March 31.

Gallery 110 The annual, nicely eclectic group show, "Fabulous Affiliates," presents X-rays, rodeo cowboys, fabric landscapes, and other work by 29 gallery artists. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336, Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Gallery63Eleven Martha Carey's deft abstract paintings make up "Ideas/Places." 6311 24th Ave. N.W., 206-478-2238, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed. Ends April 5.

Garde Rail Self-taught painter Jennifer Harrison creates colorful rows of houses with thick palette-like strokes in "Blocks." Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 110 Third Ave. S., 206-621-1055, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends April 1.

Grover/Thurston The quiltlike collage paintings of Gary Nisbet, "Simplicity," are richly layered in both paint and nostalgic imagery. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Greg Kucera Henri Matisse ("Selected Prints: 1913-1947") and Louise Bourgeois (prints) are the heavy hitters at Kucera this month. Gallery staff will conduct tours of the selection of Matisse etchings, lithographs, drypoints, and colorful "Jazz" pochoir prints on five dates. 212 Third Ave. S., 206-624-0770, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Howard House Lauren Grossman's "Not Consumed" features fiery and interactive metallic sculptures informed by Judeo-Christian iconography. 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Infohazard Somber surrealist paintings by Marco Tulluck. 1716 E. Olive Way, 206-324-6630, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends March 30.

James Harris Keith Tilford's frenzied and fascinating pen and ink drawings make up his "Recent Works on Paper." 309A Third Ave. S., 206-903-6220, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Jeffrey Moose Neriage porcelain by Rick Stafford and cheerful oil paintings by Koji Kubota. Rainier Square, 1333 Fifth Ave., 206-467-6951, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends April 1.

Kimzey Miller After 30 years, this downtown gallery is closing its doors for good at the end of May. Until then, there will be rotating exhibits of its artists. 1225 Second Ave., 206-682-2339. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Closes May 26.

Kirkland Arts Center "Altared" presents visions of altars and other sacred spaces by 21 Northwest artists. 620 Market St., Kirkland, 425-822-7161, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends May 3.

La familia Microscopic shapes float across Tracy Curley's evocative abstract canvases. 117 Prefontaine Place S., 206-291-4608. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues., Thurs., and Sat. Ends March 31.

Linda Hodges Gallery "Dwellings" features the richly layered abstract oil paintings of Irish-born artist and UW art professor Helen O'Toole. 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Lisa Harris Figurative expressionist oils by Oregon painter Royal Nebeker. 1922 Pike Pl., 206-443-3315, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Ends April 2.

Local Color Block prints, paintings, photography, and jewelry from Monica Gutierrez-Quatro, Jennifer Bloom, Tracy Simpson, Debi Basile, Cindy Raybould, and Veneta Small. 1606 Pike Pl., 206-728-1717, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Through March.

Northwest Craft Center A juried show of ceramics and sculpture from the Washington Potters Association. Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., 206-728-1555. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Ends March 31.

Patricia Cameron "Connect/Disconnect" unites the varied work of a geographically disparate group of artists: Deanne Belinoff, Andree Carter, Martha Carey, Adela Gonzalez, Kloe Kang, Mary Mitsuda, Joan Stuart Ross, and Stuart Tume. 234 Dexter Ave. N., 206-343-9647, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends April 22.

Phinney Center Dorthea E. King's "Voluptuous" steel sculptures live up to their names. Also: pretty ink and rice paper landscapes by Zuolie Deng. 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 206-783-2244, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sat. Ends March 31.

Photographic Center Northwest Photojournalist Jonathan Moller presents 10 years of portraits in "Our Culture Is Our Resistance: Repression, Refuge, and Healing in Guatemala." 900 12th Ave., 206-720-7222, Noon-9:30 p.m. Mon.; 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends March 31.

Platform Gallery "Diaphaneity" is new sculptural work by Matt Sellars that uses barns as a metaphor for memory. 114 Third Ave. S., 206-323-2808, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends March 25.

Richard Hugo House Gallery "Eight Essential Ingredients" unites art, poetry, and creative text by eight artists and writers, including poet Marvin Bell, in a collaborative installation organized by Born magazine. 1634 11th Ave., 206-322-7030, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends March 31.

Roq la Rue Gallery "Triple Threat" presents the weird visions of Ryan Heshka, Davey, and Brian Despain, young painters inspired by pulp fiction, King Kong, and surreal mechanics. 2312 Second Ave., 206-374-8977, 2-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends April 8.

Sam Day Gallery In "Stephanie Shachat/Floral Savant" the photographer/poet displays flower pix. 79 S. Main St., 206-382-7413. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends April 3.

SOIL Jason Wood's transplanted large tree parts are mildly disorienting, while Sean Johnson's carefully balanced steel and wood sculpture offers a bit more to ponder in "Stunt n Growth." Also: Chris Engman's Transplant photo plays with nature and artifice. 12 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061, Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends March 26.

Solomon Fine Art Celestial maps, bird calls, musical notation, and Hebrew find their way into "Words to Live By," the gallery's third annual group show, which features work incorporating text. Also: "Upstairs" presents work by Trine Bumiller and Page Davis. 1215 First Ave., 206-297-1400, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends March 31.

Space This new downtown gallery launches with paintings, photography, and sculpture by Carlyle Moore, Tony Taj, Derrick Voss, Jose Torres Jr., Roland Rodriguez, Brian White, Shannon Welles, and gallery owner Guy Warren. 1907 Second Ave., 206-443-7743. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Through March.

Suyama Space In his large but opaque installation "Dis-place in Time," Los Angeles artist John O'Brien creates a membranous wall to depict how memory is evoked. 2324 Second Ave., 206-256-0809, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends April 7.

20Twenty "Not Again: the 1980s (The Decade That Wouldn't Go Away)" is an homage to a questionable decade appropriately rendered on brown paper bags by painter Chris Crites. 5208 Ballard Ave. N.W., 206-706-0969, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Thurs. Extended to April 9.

Two Bells Bar & Grill New oil paintings by local artist Brian Strobel. 2313 Fourth Ave., 206-441-3050. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Ends April 5.

William Traver Vaguely disturbing portraits of women rendered in oil on glass by Portland painter Gregory Grenon in "Tell the Truth," and innovative glass work by Seattle artist Paul Marioni in "12 Paintings/12 Sculptures." 110 Union St., Suite 200, 206-587-6501, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends April 2.

Winston Wächter "Spring Highlights" showcases the work of nine artists, many new to the gallery: Jeffrey Bishop, Heather Hutchison, Angelina Nasso, Erin Parish, Tracy Rocca, Christopher Reilly, Michael Schultheis, Seton Smith, and Julie Speidel. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 13.

Zeitgeist "The Fifth Annual Shrinky Dink Invitational" attracted 60 artists and resulted in a shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe, a nightlight, intricate still lifes, giant bugs, and other strange and beautiful creations made out of this kid's novelty medium. 171 S. Jackson St. 206-583-0497, 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Through March.


Frye Art Museum "Swallow Harder: Selections from the Ben and Aileen Krohn Collection" is the first museum show of this local multimedia contemporary collection. Also: Candida Höfer's fascination with empty public spaces is the subject of "Architecture of Absence," the first North American retrospective of the German photographer's work. 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. "Absence" ends April 16; "Swallow" ends May 14.

Henry Art Gallery "Roy Lichtenstein: Prints 1956-97" includes 77 prints, lithographs, etchings, sculptures, and woodblocks by the Benday-pointillist Pop Artist. Also: Video artist Kelly Mark's amusing footage of conversations with statues and other engagingly off-kilter situations in "Thanks for Everything." 15th Ave. N.E. and N.E. 41st St., 206-543-2280, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. Both shows end May 7.

Museum of Flight WWI airplanes fill the skies of the "Heritage of the Air Collection," 43 realistic paintings from 1959-1970, primarily by representational artist Merv Corning. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5700, Free with museum admission ($7.50-$14). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Ends April 9.

Museum of Glass "Czech Glass, 1945-1980: Design in an Age of Adversity" presents glasswork from a difficult era in Czech postwar history. Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma, 253-284-4750, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. (until 8 p.m. every third Thurs.); noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends June 18.

Nordic Heritage Museum Sharp abstract oil paintings by international artist Karl Momen in "NEXUS." 3014 N.W. 67th St., 206-789-5707, Free with museum admission ($4-$6). 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends April 2.

Seattle Art Museum Closed for expansion until spring of 2007; see Web site for details. 100 University St., 206-654-3100,

Seattle Asian Art Museum In "Discovering Buddhist Art—Seeking the Sublime," nearly 100 works represent the influence of Buddhism on Asian art and culture. Also: Tooba, a powerful, haunting allegorical video by Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat about a woman who merges with a tree (it makes sense when you see it); "The Orchid Pavilion Gathering: Chinese Painting from the University of Michigan Museum of Art"; and "Fragrance of the Past: Chinese Calligraphy and Painting by Ch'ung-ho Chang Frankel and Friends." The wonderful array of antique snuff bottles is a highlight. Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St., 206-654-3100, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. "Orchid" and "Fragrance" end April 2; "Tooba" ends Oct. 15; "Buddha" is ongoing.

Tacoma Art Museum "The Great American Thing: Modern Art and National Identity, 1915-1935" promises 120 seminal American and European works, including Marcel Duchamp, Georgia O'Keeffe, Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, and Max Weber. Also: In "Contemporary Photography and the Garden—Deceits and Fantasies," 15 American and European photographers interpret the symbolism and structure of gardens. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258, Every third Thurs. free and open until 8 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. "Garden" ends April 30; "Great American" ends May 21.

Wing Luke Asian Museum "Home Grown: Asian Pacific American New Years" focuses on New Year's celebration traditions brought to the Pacific Northwest by Asian-American immigrants. It features photography, multimedia presentations, and entertaining material for kids. Also: "Sikh Community: Over 100 Years in the Pacific Northwest" aims to illuminate the history and heritage of this long-standing yet misunderstood local community through various media. 407 Seventh Ave. S., 206-623-5124, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. "Home Grown" ends April 2; "Sikh Community" ends April 16.

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