Quoth the Raven: Nevermore, nevermore. A corvid-themed group show. Free.
Martin Schoeller: Close Up: Whether Schoeller is shooting celebrities or unknowns, he crops their faces tightly and gets so close it's almost uncomfortable. Often, their eyeballs shine. Here are 48 of his large portraits, previously seen in magazines and books. $15.
For the third year in a row, LTD. brings holiday cheer to this galaxy far far away with a Star Wars art show. Originals and limited-editions. Free.
Group Show: With artwork from Jessica Lambert, Brooke Westlund, Carrie Narducci, Paul Dieter, and Phil Keane.
Here and There: A bunch of works received in an exchange with Gallery 25 in Fresno, California. Free.
Holiday Showcase: Ten artists show off their quirky pop-gothic acrylics. Free.
James Martin: Compared to "Chagall’s magical shtetls," these paintings are fanciful, a little creepy, and have plenty of odd characters to look at. Free.
Kristin Schimik: Juncture: New sculpture inspired by the Sri Yantra, one of those geometrical creations that holds the secrets of existence. Free.
Mike Wagner: You Made Me Realize: Wagner uses bold brushstrokes. Many times, Wagner paints battered and brutalized faces. Free.
Super Kaleid: A group show that includes screenprints, paintings, and photography. It describes itself as "a modern look at psychedelia and general creepiness." With video and performance pieces that will only be on view during the opening. Free.
UW MFA First Year Exhibitions: MFA hopefuls in the first showing of their graduate careers. Free.
Dark Entries: New paintings and collage by Robert Yoder and Michelle Kloehn, whose creations can be dark in literal and figurative senses, based on tombstones, monochromatic. Free.
Graham Downing: Photo-documentation of paintings Downing has made and secretly hung in office environments. Free.
Patti Warashina: Scrutiny: Patti Warashina is acclaimed for a reason. The ceramic artist makes objects that are fearlessly strange, usually figures, but that don't look like anyone you've ever seen before. If you missed your chance to see her museum exhibition in Bellevue this past fall, here is the first-ever show of her ceramics at Davidson. "Add... more » Free.
A Place for Memories and Secrets: Drawing, painting, and sculpture that's bold in line, color, and form from Susanna Bluhm, Christopher Buening, and London Tsai. Free.
Wood Engravings Old and New: Contemporary and historical wood engravings. Compare and contrast. Free.
A day of discussion, performance, and speeches on the importance of art to well-being. Free.
Annual Holiday Group Show: With works from Ruth Borgenicht, Richard Wiegmann, Rebecca Shortle, and at least ten others! In various mediums, but generally small and affordable. Free.
Heidi Oberheide/Peter Gross: A two-person painting show. Free.
Surf and Turf: Australian aboriginal artwork, including paintings and prints. From the artists cooperative that brought us the "mystical dot" paintings in the 1970s. Free.
Franz von Stuck: This is dark, dirty, strange Symbolism with Art Nouveau flourishes—we're talking Satan and hellfire and naked ladies and beautiful, swirling patterns. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth and the 120th anniversary of his American debut, Munich Secession cofounder Franz von Stuck—the painter of Sin—finally gets his... more » Free.
Ed Kamuda, Dion Zwirner: From Kamuda come hypersimplified paintings depicting the great outdoors and old buildings, sometimes making forays into pure abstraction, with rustic hues and aesthetics liberally employed. Zwirmer's abstracted, mixed-media landscapes are shot through with a motif of dripping water and flirt with the idea of being wholly no... more » Free.
Rick Araluce: The Minutes, the Hours, the Days: Araluce constructs teeny, tiny, immaculately detailed spaces that look to have been abandoned five minutes ago or five years ago. In either case, there will be feelings of invasion and loneliness. $10.
Three Gentlemen of Northwest Art: Phillip Levine, Norman Lundin, and Gerard Tsutakawa: Levine makes figurative bronze sculptures. Lundin, a representational painter, is also showing work this season at Francine Seders Gallery. Gerard Tsutakawa is best known for the large bronze mitt he created for Safeco Field. A mitt with a hole in it is a pretty... more » Free.
A Night at the Movies: A group show dedicated to the theme of movie-poster creation, featuring the works of "luminaries of the Seattle Seapop Movement." Free.