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AN-MY LE: "small wars" The photographer will discuss her latest monograph featuring re-enacted scenes from her childhood and the war in Vietnam, and real U.S. soldiers training in the desert. 2 p.m. Sat. April 1. Henry Art Gallery, 15th Ave. N.E. and N.E. 41st St., 206-543-2280, Free.

Charles Eldredge: "Reconsidering Georgia O'Keeffe" The Smithsonian scholar discusses the great American painter's career, as well as recent writings about her. 2 p.m. Sat. April 1. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258, Free with museum admission ($6.50-$7.50).

Thomas Weber on Henryk Ross University of Pennsylvania professor Weber discusses the work of Jewish photographer Ross, who documented life in the Lodz ghetto (1940–44) during the Nazi occupation of Poland. 1 p.m. Sun. April 2, Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250, Free.


Benham Gallery R. Mac Holbert presents a solo show of his photos, while "Side by Side" pairs and compares his work with fellow photographer Graham Nash. Opens Wed. March 29. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Thurs. April 6. 1216 First Ave., 206-622-2480, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends May 27.

CoCA "Coupling IV: Secret Handshake" matches 10 local artists with 10 UW art students who create work together. Their collaborations are auctioned to benefit Strangeco, the coalition that organizes the annual event. Auction and opening reception: 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Fri. March 31. 410 Dexter Ave. N., 206-728-1980, Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends April 23.

Cornish College "Design 1.2.3 Show" is a juried exhibit of work by students from the first three years of the school's Design Department. Opening reception 4 p.m. April 4. Main Campus Center, first floor, 1000 Lenora St., 206-726-5011, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends April 14.

Platform Gallery Irreverent scribbling, art critic rants, hit lists, and other works on paper and paintings by Brooklyn bad boy William Powhida promise to provoke in "Paper Beings." Opens Thurs. March 30. Reception: 5:30-8 p.m. Thurs. April 6. 114 Third Ave. S., 206-323-2808, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends May 6.

Western Bridge Inspired by Kirsten Stoltmann's video about adolescent skateboarders, "Boys and Flowers" features an eclectic array of commissioned and award-winning local and international work. Highlights include The Four Seasons of Veronica Read by Turkish-British video artist Kutlug Ataman, which pays homage to ordinary obsessions (here, gardening); an installation by local suggestive ceramicist Jeffry Mitchell; and a project to rebuild Denny Hill by the architects of Universal Nonlinear Design. Opens Thurs. March 30. 3412 Fourth Ave. S., 206-838-7444, Noon-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends August 12.

Woodside/Braseth "Spring Salon" is this established gallery's 45th annual group show, this year featuring work by 25 artists including Kenneth Callahan, Gloria DeArcangelis, Paul Horiuchi, Ginny Ruffner, Judith Kindler, and William Cumming. Reception: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thurs. March 30. 2101 Ninth Ave., 206-622-7243. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends April 26.

Last Chance

Art & Soul Oil on panel paintings by Jessica Marston. 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 palettelike 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 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.

Jacob Lawrence Gallery The latest impressive and sophisticated show of digital installations by UW's School of Art and DXARTS students comprises eight pieces (from 30 entries) selected by juror Eric Fredericksen of Western Bridge, whose judgment can be trusted to be sharp and intelligently provocative. Jacob Lawrence Gallery, School of Art, UW campus, 206-685-1805, Noon-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 1.

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.

La Familia A Paul Klee quality of beguiling—and misleading—simplicity pervades the abstract oil paintings of Tracy Curley. Feathers, fish bones, amoebas, words, drift in and out of focus—nothing quite discernible. Yet you get the sense that there is an underlying seriousness of purpose to the imagery in her mysterious canvases. Like Klee, Curley is not afraid to use color, sometimes in bold patches, elsewhere blending shades together in a more imaginative romanticism closer to Chagall. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SAM Rental/Sales Gallery "Introductions 2006" presents eight of the gallery's new artists: Tori Ellison, Scott Foldesi, Claire Johnson, Irene Mahler, Inez Stoere, Heinrich Toh, Marie Watt, and Malei Young. Also: "In Focus: Howard House" features the work of Gretchen Bennett, Leo Saul Berk, and others. Seattle Tower, 1220 Third Ave., 206-343-1101, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends April 1.

Seattle Asian Art Museum "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." Both end April 2. Also: In "Discovering Buddhist Art—Seeking the Sublime," nearly 100 works represent the influence of Buddhism on Asian art and culture. The wonderful array of antique snuff bottles is a highlight. 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). Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St., 206-654-3100, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. "Tooba" ends Oct. 15; "Buddha" is ongoing.

Shift Collaborative Studio "Limbo" features nearly 100 prints of skyscapes by photographer Stephen Chalmers. Tashiro-Kaplan Arts Complex, #105, 306 S. Washington St., 206-547-1215, Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends April 1.

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. Artists include: Gloria Helfgott, Gerri Ondrizek, Nik Tongas, Jeffrey Sarmiento, and Susan Schwalb. 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.

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.

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. Ends April 2. 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. Ends April 16.

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 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.


Eclectic Pleasant nature-inspired prints by monotype and collage artist Doris Mosler and colorful oils by Jan Flynn. Also: X-ray photos of plants by Steven Meyers. 307 N. 73rd St., 206-789-4500, Noon-6 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends April 9.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Viveza In "Art by Increment," Eric Olson corresponds colored paint dabs with a random number generator, exploring the "delicate balance" between the world we desire and what actually exists. 2604 Western Ave., 206-956-3584. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends April 30.

Wall Space Doug Landreth's "Hemiptera" features photo illustrations of bugs offset by vivid backgrounds; his "Maine" photographs recall landmarks from his travels. 600 First Ave. #322, 206-749-9133, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri. Ends April 8.

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.


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" end June 18.

Frye Art Museum "Swallow Harder: Selections from the Ben and Aileen Krohn Collection" is the provocative 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.

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

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.

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