Regeneration: A four-person show featuring mixed-media works, painting, and drawing. Nia Michaels's collages radiate out from old photographs like shrines. With Scott Mayberry, Elizabeth Reed Smith, and Laura Ahola-Young.
Suburbia: Dream or Nightmare is a group show for the cul-de-sac set—a report back from the suburbs. Free.
Proceed With Caution: A show from Christa Assad which adopts the vocabulary of modern terror and warfare: "gas masks, drones, rocket-propelled grenades," to make a humanitarian appeal. Free.
Holiday Miniature Art Extravaganza: Small, affordable, gift-sized things created by local artists. Free.
Holiday Miniature Art Extravaganza: Forty artists and jewelers have created pieces and things that are small. Small enough to buy and give as gifts. The event will happen in parallel at Ghost Gallery on Denny, and at All City Coffee in Georgetown. Free.
The Laurelton: No Place Like Home: Generations of artists pay tribute to the Capitol Hill apartment complex that has housed soooooo many artists over the years. You should see the list. Thurs Dec 19 will be a night of performances at the gallery. Free.
Midnight Wildlife: Paintings and prints by Christine Larsen. With an opening night party featuring "tonsorial creations" inspired by woodland creatures, by Samantha S. Brown. Google says "tonsorial" means "of or relating to a barber." Chipmunk brows! Free.
Palimpsests II: A group of Shift Gallery artists curated by Liz Patterson, seen on the second floor of the convention center. Free.
Ceci N’est Pas une Pipe: Northwest Flameworking on the Brink of Legalization: A survey of flameworking, that stepchild of glass art, on the occasion of marijuana’s coming-out party. Where else can you see a glass pipe shaped like a submachine gun? Free.
//SIGHTLINES: Five outstanding Seattle artists—Thuy-Van Vu, Iole Alessandrini, (Stranger Genius Award winner) Rodrigo Valenzuela, Whiting Tennis, and Allyce Wood—respond to the recent BUSTER SIMPSON // SURVEYOR exhibition at the Frye, focusing on the buildup of stuff. Rubble, garbage, pieces of things that no longer are what they were once made to... more » Free.
Third Annual Figurative Invitational: A group show in various 2D mediums focusing on interpretation of the human form. Faces too. Figures and faces. Free.
Gone to the Dogs: One million artists who like dogs do a thing. Free.
Discordia: Works of collage from Monica René Rochester and Deborah Faye Lawrence. Free.
The Big Little Show: The show is big, the actual pieces in the show are small. An important time to state that physically small objects can still have infinite emotional resonance. Free.
Glow: Gallery artists show ceramics, jewelry, monotype prints, and ink wash paintings. Free.
Nightmare Inductions: Well, this sounds at least a little terrifying. First of all, the arts collective which created is called Noxious Sector, which sounds like a Gotham City street gang, and secondly, the artwork in the show consists of "brain wave entraining sound and video," of which some pieces are titled "Dreams of Falling" and "Dreams of Tee... more » Free.
Srivani Jade and Annette Solyst: Art to Art: Mixed-media works by Solyst, and the Indian raga music they inspired Jade to compose. Free.
Barrow Cabins: Eirik Johnson's (Sawdust Mountain) photographic essay on remote Alaskan hunting cabins built by the native Iñupiat. A portrait of the changing seasons, of the striking landscape, and of the distinct architecture of the buildings themselves. Also on display: new drawings by the evocative place-portraitist Mark Thompson, whose black-an... more » Free.
Hybrid: Three- or four-tone pop hybrids from Seattle artist Troy Gua. Oh look, it's Lady Gaga with a Dali mustache! Free.
Earth Pearl Collective: Body image art from queer women of color. Free.
Illusion: Digitally rendered images that capture and represent a retro CG aesthetic. Free.
Members Exhibition: A showcase of work from the gallery's members. Free.
Board of Directors Show: Works of all types, sizes, and media from past and present members of the board. Free.
Natalie Schmidt Dotzauer: Romanced: An exhibition of paper Afghan blankets is the Thorp-based artist's way of evoking what she calls "porch life." Free.
Ronald Hall: Skillful and socially aware paintings that visualize the weight and the anxieties of African American history, often framed around portraits of prominent historical figures. Free.