Toi Maori: The Eternal Thread presents nearly 100 examples of the women-only art form of Maori weaving. Through May 29. NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE, 543-5590.
FRYE ART MUSEUM
Longtime fans of this formerly conservative museum will gulp upon seeing Swallow Harder, a meaty, confrontational bunch of 47 contemporary works preoccupied with sex, death, and rock n roll loaned by Seattle collectors Ben and Eileen Krohn. Through May 14. Final week. Architecture ofAbsence, the first North American retrospective for German photographer Candida Höfer, is actually packed with presence. Through April 16. 704 Terry Ave, 622-9250.
HENRY ART GALLERY
Roy Lichtenstein: Prints 195697 is a sprawling survey for the pop artist. Also up: Kelly Mark Thanks Everyone for Everything, a funny series of videos updating the performance and video tropes of the 60s and 70s. Through May 7. 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, 543-2280.
NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM
Dream TimeFairy Photo Challenges takes on Hans Christian Andersen tales. Through July 30. 3014 NW 67th St, 789-5707.
SEATTLE ASIAN ART MUSEUM
Since Seattle Art Museum downtown is closed for renovations until spring 2007, the Volunteer Park venue is filling in. The highlights: Carl Goulds 1933 art-deco architecture, snuffboxes, and Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshats video installation, Tooba, a lyrical, 12-minute portrait of a menaced woman making a kind of escape. Tooba is through Oct 15. 1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park, 654-3100.
TACOMA ART MUSEUM
The Great American Thing: Modern Art and National Identity, 19151935 has some standout pieces, including paintings by Charles Demuth, Duchamps In Advance of the Broken Arm, and irresistibly lovable commercial objects from the period. Through May 21. Also up: Contemporary Photography and the GardenDeceits and Fantasies, including Gregory Crewdson, Sally Mann, and Catherine Opie. Through April 30. 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-4258.
VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
Vancouver artist Brian Jungenknown best for adapting Nike Air Jordans into the forms of Northwest Coast native maskshas his first comprehensive survey, with more than 40 drawings, sculptures, and large-scale installations. Through April 30. Final week. Also on view is the career-long trajectory of BC painter Takao Tanabe, whose de Kooningesque expressionist beginnings developed into color-field prairies and illusionist landscapes. Through April 17. 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC, 604-662-4700.
WHATCOM MUSEUM OF HISTORY & ART
Contrasting Objectives: Fifteen Pacific Northwest Photographers includes Jim Breukelman of Vancouver, BC, Rebecca Cummins, and Claude Zervas of Seattle, and Christopher Rauschenberg of Portland. Through Sept 10. 121 Prospect St, Bellingham, 360-676-6981.
FAIRE GALLERY CAFE
New paintings by Aaron Bagley. Reception Fri April 14, 710 pm. Through May 12. 1351 E Olive Way, 652-0781.
A Far Out Trip Through a Hard Rock Tunnel is silk-screen posters by Nat Damm. Through May 10. 5208 Ballard Ave NW, 706-0969.
A showing of artists represented by Grover/Thurston, including Faye Jones and Joe Max Emminger. Through July 4. 1009 First Ave,340-6678.
ART/NOT TERMINAL GALLERY
17th Annual Functional Art Show and selections from the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Through May 4.2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680.
ART PATCH GALLERY
My Dear & Unfortunate Successor is new mixed media by Kenichi Yamaguchi. Through April 21. 306 S Washington St, Ste 102, 388-2373.
BAAS ART GALLERY & FRAMING
A Feast for the Eye, paintings by Jo Gershman. Through April 29. 2703 E Madison St, 324-4742.
Side by Side is a comparative history of the works of R. Mac Holbert and Graham Nash. Through May 27. 1216 First Ave, 622-2480.
Touchy Feely: visions drunk on comics, graffiti, and the grotesque by Ryan Bubnis. Through April 30. 415 E Pine St, 325-1592.
CARMACAZZI DUB PLATES
Emerging locals. Through April 30. 1423 10th Ave,329-1958.
CATHERINE PERSON GALLERY
New sculpture by Norie Sato, Etsuko Ichikawa, and Nori Morimoto. Through April 29. 319 Third Ave S, 726-1836.
CENTER ON CONTEMPORARY ART
Secret Handshakes is the collaborations between UW art students and artists like Ellen Ziegler, Blake Haygood, and Todd Simeone. Through April 23. 410 Dexter Ave N, 728-1980.
Catherine Cooks The Shape of Things. Through April 29. 526 Second Ave, 898-7090.
Paintings by Sharon Strauss, photographs by Anil Kapahi. Through April 29. 1421 S Dean St, 890-7882.
CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
Final week. What design students are up to. Through April 14. 1000 Lenora St, Main Campus Center Gallery, 726-5011.
Wyatt Landis paints Fools Gold. Through April 29. 306 S Washington St, 856-7037.
Exteriors/Interiors is landscapes by Mary Carlton and psychological paintings by Robert Keller. Through May 2. 307 Occidental Ave S,652-4414.
Allan Packers 64n14 - 76w32 AP is conceptual work exploring Inuit culture. Through April 29. 310 S Washington St, 624-7684.
Nature, Myth, Society: contemporary Finnish woodcuts. Through April 29. 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-1324.
FLOATING LEAVES TEA
Infusions is June Sekiguchis painted constructions. Through May 12. 2213 NW Market St #100,529-4268.
The first show in the gallerys new location is ceramic artist Jim Krafts Things Made. Through April 29. 300 S Main St, 622-2833.
FRAME UP STUDIOS
Human Landscapes by Karin Jaques. Through May 2. 3515 Fremont Ave N, 547-4657.
FRANCINE SEDERS GALLERY
Caryn Friedlanders Tributaries and Olivia Britts Dissections: Transpose and Fuse. Through April 30. 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355.
FRANK AND DUNYA
Christopher Cooks surrealist color-pencil drawings. Through May 4. 3418 Fremont Ave N,547 6760.
Alignment is more than 30 small-scale works representing the gallerys stable, including Jane Rosen and Pegan Brooke. Through April 29. 1200 Second Ave S,628-9501.
G. GIBSON GALLERY
Final week. Photographs by Bill Jacobson. Through April 15. 300 S Washington St, 587-4033.
Wait Until Spring, Brother is etchings and drawings by Mary Simpson, with film and sound works by Robin Holcomb and Steve Roden. Through April 28. 101 Prefontaine Pl S,296-7580.
GALLERY 63 ELEVEN
The prints of Alex Lorance. Through May 10. 6311 24th Ave NW, 478-2238.
Mixed media by Stefanie Denz, Joan Kimuras paintings. Through April 29. 110 S Washington St, 624-9336.
GARDE RAIL GALLERY
TRiO is Holly Ferrell, Jesse Montes, and Greg Pelner. Through May 13. 110 Third Ave S, 621-1055.
GREG KUCERA GALLERY
Cuban artist Enrique Martinez Celayas Splinter. Return explores the relationship between figure and landscape in media including tar, blood, oil, wax, and bronze. Also up: clean, precise prints by James Siena. Through May 13. 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770.
Matthew Pictons Volumetric Drawings, bright land forms in epoxy resin and rubber, and the abstract exuberance of painter Donnabelle Casiss Hunch. Through May 13. 604 Second Ave, 256-6399.
ICEBOX CONTEMPORARY ART
Final week. Half-Empty is a multimedia installation of lights, sounds, containers, and water by Andrew Kaufman. Through April 13. 301A Puyallup Ave, Tacoma, 856-7114.
New work by Guatemalan artist Diego Isaías Hernández. Through May 31. 4301 Fremont Ave N,632-3535.
JACK STRAW NEW MEDIA GALLERY
Fences-Borders by sound artist Richard Lerman. Through April 28. 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919.
JAMES HARRIS GALLERY
Laura Letinskys dignified photographic still-lifes are Somewhere, Somewhere. Through May 6. 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220.
Collages by Kate Endle starring the adorable Lil Red. Through April 30. 810 E Roy St,324-0407.
KIMZEY MILLER GALLERY
Finaléis the starkly titled closing exhibition for this 30-year-old Seattle staple location. On rotation are works by the gallerys stable of artists. Through May 26. 1225 Second Ave, 682-2339.
Cris Bruchs twist on the illuminated manuscript is texts poked in trash-can lids that are laid on the floor and lit from below in How Did I Get Here?Between the Lines is delicate studies of slippery language by Sally Schuh. Through April 20. 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, 253-879-3701.
LINDA HODGES GALLERY
New paintings by NW veteran Gaylen Hansen. Through May 27. 316 First Ave S, 624-3034.
LISA HARRIS GALLERY
Lois Silvers figurative, vaguely noir oils. Through April 30. 1922 Pike Pl, 443-3315.
New work by Moon Lee, Kelly Rae Cunningham, Adrianna Lobo Dalo, and Eric Beauzay. Through April 30. 1606 Pike Place,728-1717.
MITCHELLIS GALLERY BAR
Pratt instructor Bruce Botts paintings and etchings. Through April 30. 84 Yesler Way, 623-3883.
Historical African sculpture and contemporary paintings by Seth Ely are Counterpoints: Metaphors of Expression. Through June 2. 2617 Fifth Ave S,425-246-8464.
OUCH MY EYE
The first show for this venue since combining with JAG Design. 1022 First Ave S,293-7132.
PACINI LUBEL GALLERY
Politically inspired ceramic sculpture by Margaret Ford. Through April 29. 207 Second Ave S, 326-5555.
PATRICIA CAMERON GALLERY
Connect/Disconnect questions collaborative process. Through April 22. 234 Dexter Ave N, 343-9647.
PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTER NORTHWEST
Portraits from Private Spaces are aristocratic images, made with long exposures and carefully composed backgrounds that reveal Jessica Todd Harpers love for the Old Masters. Through May 15. 900 12th Ave, 720-7222.
Final week. Heartfelt: super-cute plush toys at a toy store. Through April 14. 121 N 85thSt,782-8655.
William Powhidas art talks shit, but for a reason. This is his first solo show at Platform. Through May 6. 114 Third Ave S, 323-2808.
Recent works by Deane Benninghoven. Through June 2. 5205 Ballard Ave NW,783-2007.
This new gallery opens, fittingly, with the stable roundup Round One. Through April 30. 119 Prefontaine Pl S.
RICHARD HUGO HOUSE
Memory: Capturing Our Fleeting Existence is introversion boxes by Lisa Mei Ling Fong. Through May 28. 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030.
SAM DAY STUDIO
Work by late outdoor photographer Carl Skoog. Through May 30. 79 S Main St,714-6586.
SEAN STATTON SALON
Oil paintings by Tove PisaRelle. Through May 31. 900 Madison St,292-1181.
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM RENTAL/SALES GALLERY
Final week. Introductions is eight artists new to the gallery: Tori Ellison, Scott Foldesi, Claire Johnson, Irene Mahler, Inez Storer, Heinrich Toh, Marie Watt, Malei Young. Through April 15. 1220 Third Ave, 343-1101.
Collaborations between Garth Amundson and Pierre Gour. Through April 29. 306 S Washington St #105, 962-0201.
SMITH TOWER GALLERY
Paul Gasoi: Flower Detective and the Case of the Royal Jelly! Sounds great. 512 Second Ave,666-9039.
SOIL ART GALLERY
PRESTO! Singular Work, Varied Compositions (exclamation points are in) will change each week in April. Through April 30. 112 Third Ave S, 264-8061.
Photography by Evan Gilman. Through April 30. 1510 E Olive Way,324-3662.
Beyond the Cave of Treasures (why keep going?): recent tempera and gold paintings by Nathan DiPietro. Through April 21. 1202 E Pine St, Ste B, 388-2373.
CopyrightWe Have the Right to Copy Or Do We? is a print and video installation depicting the ladies of the Danish collective Femmes Regionales in their copy workshop as they re-create well-known designs in paper models and listen to cover tunes. Through May 5. Broadway and 11th St, Tacoma, 253-572-0995.
Rachael Jacksons Natural Color Photography. Through May 2. 513 N 36th St, Space E, 568-7419.
Malibu Idol is new paintings by Nolan Lee Henderickson. Through April 30. 2018 First Ave, 441-3441.
VÉRITÉ COFFEE AND CUPCAKE ROYALE
Final week. Small-scale street photography by Paulette McKay. Through April 13. 2052 NW Market St, 782-9557.
New mixed-media work by Eric Olson. Through April 30. 2604 Western Ave, 956-3584.
Structure, Mark Vercammen. Through May 12. 600 First Ave, Suite 322, 330-9137.
Boys and Flowers: what a title. Its an ambitious group show with a great lineupa commissioned installation by Jeffry Mitchell thats a tomb for a soon-to-be-closed Seattle bathhouse; Kutlug Atamans four-channel projected video installation Four Seasons of Veronica Read; English artist Paul Morrisons Seattle debut with a mural flirting with various types of landscape imagery that covers the main gallerys walls; an architectural model for the Seattle firm Universal Nonlinear Designs proposal to raise a section of Denny Park to its pre-Regrade height; and a 14-foot assembled photographic panorama by Vancouvers Scott McFarland. Through Aug 12. 3412 Fourth Ave S, 838-7444.
WILLIAM TRAVER GALLERY
A great pairing: Friese Undines punchy, politically engaged paintings read quickly, like expressionist graphics, and Merrill Wagners steel paintings are uncompromising and rewarding. Through April 30. 110 Union St #200, 587-6501.
WINDOWS ART GALLERY
In The Babel Series, Don Jones explores language and interpretation. Through April 30. 4131 Woodland Park Ave N, 425-806-8044.
WINSTON WÄCHTER FINE ART
Final week. Spring Highlights: painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography by nine artists including Julie Speidel and Michael Schultheis. Through April 13.203 Dexter Ave N, 652-5855.
WRIGHT EXHIBITION SPACE
Works on paper (mostly abstracts) and photographs (including a few Diane Arbus notables) commemorating the 30-year anniversary of the collecting collective the Washington Art Consortium. Through May 5.407 Dexter Ave N, 264-8200.
Floaters is new encaustic work by Joan Engelmeyer. Through May 3. 171 S Jackson St,583-0497.