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BURKE MUSEUM

The Eternal Thread: the women-only art of Maori weaving. Through May 29. NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE, 543-5590.

recommended FRYE ART MUSEUM

Tiny, doomed men in sweatsuits in snowscapes under terrible skies: the drawings of Houston-based Robyn O'Neil. Modern Nature is Amy Helfand's garden-based collages and textiles. Through July 30. 704 Terry Ave, 622-9250.

recommended HENRY ART GALLERY

Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes: "Richard Andrews, the Henry's director, placed Lin in an esteemed tradition by inviting her to create this show, following the landmark exhibitions the Henry has commissioned from installation artists Ann Hamilton and James Turrell. Yet temporary, non-site-specific exhibitions are not Lin's strength." (Jen Graves) Through Sept 3. 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, 543-2280.

NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM

Dream Time—Fairy Photo Challenges. Through July 30. 3014 NW 67th St, 789-5707.

SEATTLE ASIAN ART MUSEUM

Seattle Art Museum downtown is closed for renovations until spring 2007; SAAM is filling in. New shows synopsize SAM's "past, present, and future," curators say, with studio glass, art deco sculpture, contemporary art (don't miss Claude Zervas's neon river, nooksack, and Jeffry Mitchell's religious lampoon), paintings by Morris Graves and Mark Tobey, and large-scale nature photographs by Johsel Namkung. Through Aug 6. Iranian-born Shirin Neshat's video installation, Tooba, is a lyrical portrait of a menaced woman making a kind of escape. Through Oct 15. 1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park, 654-3100.

recommended TACOMA ART MUSEUM

If you go Sat May 20, you can catch all three of these. Opening. Local contemporary survey of the 2006 Neddy Artist Fellowship nominees and winners (Brian Murphy, Jaq Chartier, David C. Kane, Barbara Earl Thomas, Barbara Robertson, Dawn Cerny, Blake Haygood). Final week. The Great American Thing: Modern Art and National Identity, 1915–1935, with some standouts (paintings by Charles Demuth, lovable vintage commercial objects included). Through May 21. Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein seen through an unsung inspiration: Native American art. Through Sept 4. 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-4258.

VANCOUVER ART GALLERY

The latest in prefab home design: Some Assembly Required. Through Sept 4. From the permanent collection is 75 Years of Collecting: First Nation Myths and Realities. Through Aug 27. 50 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.

OPENINGS

CENTER ON CONTEMPORARY ART

Painted photographs by Spanish film director Carlos Saura "Iberia." Through June 20. 410 Dexter Ave N, 728-1980.

recommended CRAWL SPACE GALLERY

Chad Wentzel's Everything I've Ever Wanted All at the Same Time: a "barrage of cut paper."Reception Sat May 20, 6–9 pm. Through June 11. 504 E Denny Way, #1, 322-5752.

recommended FAIRE GALLERY CAFE

Deer Me: being like taxidermy, only little. Reception Fri May 19, 7–10 pm. Through June 16. 1351 E Olive Way,652-0781.

FINE IMPRESSIONS GALLERY

Ernest Lothar (1906–1961): Retrospective. Through June 10. 8300 Fifth Ave NE, 784-5270.

GARDE RAIL GALLERY

Vintage linoleum assemblage by Bill Miller and works on scorched metal and encaustic on wood by Scott Griffin. Reception Thurs May 18, 6–8 pm. Through July 1. 110 Third Ave S, 621-1055.

recommended GREG KUCERA GALLERY

Eye-poppers by Michael Knutson (check out nine versions of Warpt Coil on www.gregkucera.com/knutson.htm). Also opening: Marcel Dzama's abject works on paper, some made with root beer and with such titles as Untitled (Cowboys Shooting Bats). Through July 1. 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770.

recommended HOWARD HOUSE

As his last gesture before moving to New York, HH's very wonderful Gary Owen put together Paper Trails, which emphasizes nontraditional approaches in the medium by Cat Clifford, Michael Arcega, Victoria Haven, Marco Maggi, Nancy Rubins, Andy Warhol, Dan Webb, and Franz West. And: Three Painters: Kim Dorland, Alexander Kantarovsky, Chiara Minchio. Reception Thurs May 18, 6–8 pm. Through June 1.604 Second Ave, 256-6399.

ICEBOX CONTEMPORARY ART

Justin Hahn's installation of swarming detritus, Essential Vesicles. Reception Thurs May 18, 7–9 pm. Through June 8. 301A Puyallup Ave, Tacoma, 856-7114.

LEE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Painted On by 10 Seattle painters including Brian Murphy, Bradley Biancardi, and Francisco Guerrero. Reception Thurs May 18, 5–8 pm. 901 12th Ave,296-5360.

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS

20twenty

Portraits, Etc., is new photography by April Brimer. Through June 7. 5208 Ballard Ave NW, 706-0969.

ALEXIS HOTEL

Artists represented by Grover/Thurston, including Faye Jones and Joe Max Emminger. Through July 4. 1009 First Ave,340-6678.

ALL CITY COFFEE

Formation Metropolis by Jay Mason. Through May 31. 125 Prefontaine Pl S,652-8331.

ART/NOT TERMINAL GALLERY

Sam Caldwell's Experimentation in mixed media. Through June 1. 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680.

ARTHEAD GALLERY

Water, Water, Everywhere… is marine paintings of the Northwest. Through June 3. 5411 Meridian Ave N, 633-5544.

ART PATCH GALLERY

Final week. Wanderings by Adam Wallace sounds sweet: "a wandering photographic journey of the self, of others, of nature, of what surrounds, of what is forgotten, of what is loved." Through May 18. 306 S Washington St, Ste 102, 388-2373.

BAAS ART GALLERY & FRAMING

Judy Talley: Memory and Symbol, doll photography and lithography. Through May 31. 2703 E Madison St, 324-4742.

BALLARD FETHERSTON GALLERY

New work by Melissa Furness. Through June 10. 818 E Pike,322-9440.

BENHAM GALLERY

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.

BLUEBOTTLE GALLERY

Graham Fracha, new paintings. Through May 30. 415 E Pine St, 325-1592.

recommended BLVD GALLERY

Roq la Rue founder Kirsten Anderson, with curator Damion Hayes, started this new gallery of "urban contemporary" art—stuff influenced by graffiti, hiphop, DIY, and skateboard culture—with a group show, Groundswell. Through June 3.2316 Second Ave,374-8977.

BOOTYLAND

Photography by Deena Hofstad. Through June 7. 1317 E Pine St,328-0636.

CAFFÉ VITA

Pillow Book is photography by David Sherwin. Through May 31. 1005 E Pike St,709-4440.

CAPITOL HILL ARTS CENTER

Imbue, new works by Dawn Samuelson. Through June 30. 1621 12th Ave, 388-0500.

recommended CATHERINE PERSON GALLERY

Souvenir, Linda Davidson's oil paintings, graphite drawings, and an eight-foot two-dimensional tree made of typewritten words. Through May 27. 319 Third Ave S, 726-1836.

COLUMBIA CITY GALLERY

Plugged In and Caffeinated, 17 artists exploring time. Through July 9. 4864 Rainier Ave S, 760-9843.

CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

The BFA show: what 36 design students and 37 art students have been working on. Through May 26. Art exhibition is at 2000 Terry Ave, design exhibition is at Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N, 726-5011.

CORRIDOR GALLERY

Things I Don't Want to Do, mixed media by Garek Druss. Through May 27. 306 S Washington St, 856-7037.

recommended CRITICAL LINE

Found Space: Inaugurating this contemporary gallery are photography, painting, and video by Kevin Haas, Ann Kendellen, Ido Fluk, Matthew Keeney, and EJ Hercyzk. Through July 7. 741 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, 253-444-2741.

D'ADAMO/WOLTZ GALLERY

New paintings by Cary Henrie. Through May 30. 307 Occidental Ave S,652-4414.

recommended DAVIDSON CONTEMPORARY

Cleave is the gallery's first large-scale installation, by John Grade. Through June 24. 310 S Washington St, 624-7684.

DAVIDSON GALLERIES

The second part of Contemporary Finnish Woodcuts, and prints by the incomparable Jay Steensma. Through May 27. 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-1324.

DAYBREAK STAR INDIAN ART GALLERY

Refuse to Die, paintings by Andrew Morrison. Through June 15. 3801 Government Way,285-4425.

EXPERIENCE MUSIC PROJECT

From the vaults of Paul Allen: DoubleTake: From Monet to Lichtenstein. 2901 Broad St,770-2700.

FOSTER/WHITE GALLERY

Alden Mason's Early Bird Series. Through May 27. 300 S Main St, 622-2833.

FOUNTAINHEAD GALLERY

Innervision,an 11-artist show of landscape painters. Through May 26. 625 W McGraw St, 285-4467.

FRAME UP STUDIOS

Kent Modglin's digital collages. Through May 30. 3515 Fremont Ave N, 547-4657.

FRANCINE SEDERS GALLERY

Ink-on-paper works by Robert McNown, mixed-media pieces by Bradd Skubinna, and monochroform by Jeffrey Burgert. Through June 4. 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355.

FRANK AND DUNYA

Paintings and soft sculpture by Kelley Callicoat. Through June 1. 3418 Fremont Ave N,547 6760.

FRIESEN GALLERY

Works from artists represented by Gallery DeNovo, a neighbor to Friesen's original Sun Valley location, which turns 20 this year. 1200 Second Ave S,628-9501.

FUEL COFFEE

Photography by Leslie Duss. Through May 29. 610 19th Ave E,329-4700.

G. GIBSON GALLERY

Photographs by JoAnn Verburg and paintings by Marc Dennis. Through May 27. 300 S Washington St, 587-4033.

GALLERY 4CULTURE

Schönbrunn (A Failed Attempt at Something Grand) is a riot of historical narratives by Dawn Cerny. (See review.) Through May 26. 101 Prefontaine Pl S,296-7580.

GALLERY 110

New paintings by Christopher Buening and Linda Horsley. Through May 27. 110 S Washington St, 624-9336.

GALLERY 1412

Ballpoint pen drawings by Funnotfame in No Comply: Skateboarding Speaks on Authority. Also up: screen prints and mixed-media collages by Dale Dreiling. Through June 4. 1412 18th Ave E, 956-8372.

THE GREAT NABOB

New figurative paintings by Erik Andrew. Through June 30. 819 Fifth Ave N,281-9850.

GROVER/THURSTON GALLERY

Improbabilities and Riddles: paintings by Bay Area artist Inez Storer. Through May 27. Occidental Ave S, 223-0816.

® HALO

New Paintings by Rachel Maxi. Through July 22. 1919 Third Ave,256-0715.

ICON COFFEE

New work by Guatemalan artist Diego Isaías Hernández. Through May 31. 4301 Fremont Ave N,632-3535.

JACK STRAW NEW MEDIA GALLERY

Kichul Kim's Rapport is the Korean sound sculptor's first U.S. exhibition. Through June 23. 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919.

recommended JAMES HARRIS GALLERY

Claire Cowie's latest: About Strange Lands: Sculptures and Watercolors, inspired by the story of Clara, a rhinoceros raised by a Dutch sea captain and exhibited in the 1740s and '50s to crowds of Europeans who'd never seen the animal. Through June 17. 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220.

JOE BAR

Friends of Little Roy, photography by Erin L. Shafkind. Through May 31. 810 E Roy St,324-0407.

recommended KIMZEY MILLER GALLERY

Finaléis the starkly titled closing exhibition for this 30-year-old Seattle staple location. On rotation are works by the gallery's stable of artists. Through May 26. 1225 Second Ave, 682-2339.

LINDA HODGES GALLERY

New paintings by Northwest veteran Gaylen Hansen. Through May 27. 316 First Ave S, 624-3034.

LISA HARRIS GALLERY

10 Years of Paper is a retrospective of prints, collages, and paintings by Richard Hutter. Through May 28. 1922 Pike Pl, 443-3315.

LOCAL COLOR

New works by seven artists. 1606 Pike Place,728-1717.

MITCHELLI'S GALLERY BAR

Acrylic portraits by Cait Willis. Through May 28. 84 Yesler Way, 623-3883.

MUSADESIGN

Historical African sculpture and contemporary paintings by Seth Ely form Counterpoints. Through June 2. 2617 Fifth Ave S,425-246-8464.

NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION

Oils, watercolors, and photographs in Northwest National Parks: From Inspiration to Action. Through Sept 2. 313A First Ave S,903-1444.

NORTHWEST CRAFTS CENTER GALLERY

Final week. New and selected artworks by Edd Cox are Temple Garden. Through May 22. 105 Harrison St,728-1555.

OK HOTEL

Galatea, paintings by Della Campion. 212 Alaskan Way S.

PACINI LUBEL GALLERY

New paintings by Laura Ross-Paul. Through May 27. 207 Second Ave S, 326-5555.

recommended PLATFORM GALLERY

Patte Loper's Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief. Through June 17. 114 Third Ave S, 323-2808.

PORTALIS

Recent works by Deane Benninghoven. Through June 2. 5205 Ballard Ave NW,783-2007.

recommended PUNCH GALLERY

Sculpture-collage-photography: Howard Barlow, Justin Beckman, Michael Sherwin, Joanna Thomas. Through May 28. 119 Prefontaine Pl S.

RAINIER SQUARE

Portraits of Healing: Celebrating the Gift of Hospice, photography by Nancy Medwell. Through June 1. 1333 Fifth Ave.

REVOLUTIONS

Canadian artist Carmen Tomé. 7012 Woodlawn Ave NE.

RICHARD HUGO HOUSE

Memory: Capturing Our Fleeting Existence, "introversion boxes" by Lisa Mei Ling Fong. Through May 28. 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030.

ROQ LA RUE

Alternate Realities are paintings by Travis Louie and Robert Craig, featuring a musical score created by Jack West. Through June 3. 2312 Second Ave, 374-8977.

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

Artists represented by Francine Seders Gallery. Through June 3. 1220 Third Ave, 343-1101.

SHIFT STUDIO

Elise Richman's No Man's Land. Through May 27. 306 S Washington St #105, 962-0201.

SMITH TOWER GALLERY

Work by Davis Limbach. 512 Second Ave,666-9039.

SOIL ART GALLERY

Nooksandcrannies, site-specific installation by Julie Custer, Marc Dombrosky, and Etsuko Ichikawa. In the Backspace, Substrata: New Photographs by Thom Heileson. Through May 28. 112 Third Ave S, 264-8061.

STONINGTON GALLERY

Borne of Myth & Fire: Celebrating Northwest Coast Art in Glass. Through May 29. 119 S Jackson St, 405-4040.

recommended SUYAMA SPACE

SHHH, a major new installation by German-born composer/sculptor Trimpin, is a rotating, hand-formed sphere orbiting rhythmically on a floating, 18-foot-diameter metal ring, producing a layering of sound caused from the changing velocity of rotations when a viewer is in close proximity to the piece. Whiz-bang! Through July 28. 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809.

SWEATSHOP INC.

Final week. Influenced by '70s porn and snapshotters like Terry Richardson, Kelly O spent a year creating 100 Balls:Public Portraits of Private Parts with the help of 50 men, all to inspire a little love for the underappreciated testicle. Through May 18. 1202 E Pine St, Ste B, 388-2373.

TOST

Mixed media and calligraphy by Chiyo Sanada. Through May 31. 513 N 36th St, Space E, 568-7419.

THE UNDERGROUND GALLERY

The Many Faces of Machu Picchu is photography of the Peruvian ruins by Malcolm L. Edwards. Through May 31. 214 First Ave S Ste B-12,340-9395.

VICTROLA COFFEE

Large black-and-white photography by Laura Totten. Through May 31. 411 15th Ave E,325-6520.

VIDYA GALLERY

Abstract paintings by Paul Ziakin. Through May 31. 619 Western Ave,697-4439.

recommended WESTERN BRIDGE

"It isn't that the group show of painting, video, photography, and installation at Western Bridge this spring doesn't have serious concerns… But Boys and Flowers—organized by Western Bridge director Eric Fredericksen, whose style is marked by intelligent levity—sticks with the play of its title. The show is more of a fat, supply peony than a tightly wound, prickly rose." (Jen Graves) Through Aug 12. 3412 Fourth Ave S, 838-7444.

WASHINGTON ENSEMBLE THEATRE GALLERY

Sexy: adj. (ier/iest) is photography by Jules Manoogian, Kory Tatum, and Jennifer Zeyl in conjunction with What is Sexy? Through May 29. 608 19th Ave E, 372-6221.

WILLIAM TRAVER GALLERY

The latest from world-renowned Venetian glass master Lino Tagliapietra. Through May 28. 110 Union St #200, 587-6501.

WINDOWS ART GALLERY

The Fruit of the Earth, watercolors by Betty Chong-Gerbracht. Through May 31. 4131 Woodland Park Ave N, 425-806-8044.

ZEITGEIST

Intimate portraits by Willow Heath. Through May 31. 171 S Jackson St,583-0497.

EVENTS

SCI-FI PHOTO COMIC DEMO

Comic book artist Keith Curtis on how to use "graphics software to modify and blend photos into a cohesive tale of aliens and space-faring heroes." Sat May 20, 5 pm. School of Visual Concepts, room 204, 500 Aurora Ave N,525-6257.

U-DISTRICT ART WALK

More than 30 galleries. Fri May 19, 5–9 pm. Maps at www.scootergalleryseattle.com.

WHAT DOES PUNK LOOK LIKE ON PAPER?

In conjunction with DoubleTake: From Monet to Lichtenstein, "a panel discussion on the phenomenon of poster art." Thurs May 18, 7–9 pm. JBL Theater at Experience Music Project, 2901 Broad St,770-2702.

YOUNGSTOWN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER

Art Corps' Annual Student Showcase. Tues May 23 and Thurs May 25, 5:30–8 pm. 4408 Delridge Way SW, free.722-5440.

L ARTS CENTER

Art Corps’ Annual Student Showcase. Tues May 23 and Thurs May 25, 5:30–8 pm. 4408 Delridge Way SW, free.722-5440.

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