1420 11th Ave, 728-1980.
LITTLE THINGS COUNT
Affordable art for the holidays. Through Dec 14.
500 Boren Ave N, 381-3218.
* JOHN SUTTON, BEN BERES, ZAC CULLER
Reviewed this issue. Through Dec 21.
FRYE ART MUSEUM SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
704 Terry Ave, 622-9250.
"Realist" work by the Georgia-born artist. Through March 21.
100 University St, 654-3100.
FEASTING WITH THE GODS
Ritual objects from ancient Mexican and South American cultures. Through July 19.
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
One night only. New paintings. Reception Sat Dec 13, 6-11 pm. Entheogen Studios, 1127 10th Ave E, 425-281-0536.
Humanizing technology with paint. Opening reception Thurs Dec 11, 6-8 pm. SCCC Fine Arts Gallery, 801 E Pine St, Fine Arts Building, fourth floor, 587-4162. Through Jan 16.
* JESSE PAUL MILLER
Miller's recordings of the natural world are often layered--here subtly, here not--with the utterly artificial. Jack Straw New Media Gallery, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919. Through Feb 27.
WORKS ON PAPER
Like the title says! Opening reception Sat Dec 13, 6-9 pm. Crawlspace Gallery, 504 E Denny Way. Through Dec 31.
RION BERRY, ANNA McKEE
Abstract multimedia and urban nature. Blue Door, 759 N 80th St, 783-2583. Through Dec 21.
DIGITAL VIDEO + TIME-BASED MEDIA
Final Week. A show of student work juried by the eminent Eric Fredericksen. With art by Lisa Darms, Catherine Hubert, Joan Li, Marwa Maziad, Noel Paul, and Julia Shin. Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, 685-1805. Through Dec 11.
HEAVEN AND HELL
Kipling West, herself something of a mistress of the macabre, here gathers together work on the afterlifical possibilities. With work by Blair Wilson, Ellen Forney, Elizabeth Jameson, Shawn Ferris, Steve Veach, Joe Newton, and others. Kuhlman Clothing, 2419 First Ave, 441-1999. Through Jan 11.
New photographs. Cafe Casbah, 2219 Second Ave, 728-1771. Through Jan 31.
Work by AI's faculty. Art Institute of Seattle, 2323 Elliott Ave, 448-6600. Through Jan 30.
Illustrations from Savage Love, in this very paper. The Rose Club, 3601 S McClellan St, 725-3654. Through Jan 3.
Lots of nippley dots, on cool, varied canvases. Priceless Works Gallery, 619 N 35th St #100, 349-9943. Through Dec 28.
Mixed media, with something called "live painting." Gallery 124 at the Last Supper Club, 125 S Washington St, 748-9975. Through Dec 31.
Low-profile work from Marc Dombrosky, Josh Garber, Ilse Kluge, John Pearson, John Powers (of last month's excellent House), Paul Shakespear, Chris St. Pierre, and Nik Tongas. Solomon Fine Art, 1215 First Ave, 297-1400. Through Jan 2.
* PHIL ROACH
"Phil Roach's contribution to the series Nest is a living room that's like one of his tiny dioramas: a living room that seems to have been recently left, with clothes tossed on the couch, a messy pile of newspapers, and a radio that someone left on. But Roach lets us know that human presence is not the only presence that counts; some of the furniture and accessories in the room bear his signature peepholes, through which you view something that may or may not be the object's inner life (the pile of newspapers has something of a surprise for you). " (Emily Hall) SOIL, 1317 E Pine St, 264-8061. Through Dec 28.
D. ROTH & ANGELA MULDOON
Narrative... jewelry. Fancy, 1932 Second Ave, 443-4621. Through Dec 31.
* KATY STONE
"Katy Stone's current series of painted-acetate installations floats between the alarming and the sweet... some suggest invasion rather than benignant coexistence; others have an insinuating loveliness, but without power. " (Emily Hall) Suyama Space, 2324 Second Ave, 684-7312. Through Jan 9.
THINKING IN PUBLIC
Four artists who have built respectable careers in public art--Don Fels, Jack Mackie, Buster Simpson, Ellen Sollod--apply their public-spiritedness to the Smith Tower, in a demonstration of sort of how site-specific work works. CDA Gallery, 506 Second Ave, 296-7580. Through Dec 31.
TREASURES OF THE HEART
A group exhibition of offerings. Fountainhead Gallery, 625 W McGraw St, 285-4467. Through Jan 3.
* RAMONA TRENT
Photographs of solitary women uneasily perched between fashion and introspection. James Harris Gallery, 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220. Through Dec 20.
YSA means "Young Seattle Artists," which would be gimmicky as all get-out if the list of artists--some of them without gallery affiliation, four of whom will show with Howard House over the next year--weren't so good, with such relatively recent talents as Peter Mundwiler, Sami Ben Larbi, and Jana Brevick, and a few who have been toiling in obscurity for years. Howard House, 2017 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through Jan 10 (gallery closed Dec 23-Jan 6).
EVENTS AND HOLIDAY ART SALES
BLACK AND BLUE BALL
CoCA's annual gala party, with music by Plan B. Sat Dec 13, 8 pm-1 am, at CoCA (1420 11th Ave, 728-1980). Tickets are $25 single or $40 couples.
A new monthly series, featuring Butoh-ish performance by Sheri Brown, Alan Sutherland, and Kaleb Hagen-Kerr; film and music by Kathleen Keough, Bryan Eubanks, and Angelina Baldoz; and a film by Elias-John Swann. Sun Dec 14, 9 pm, at CoCA (1420 11th Ave, 728-1980). Tickets are $5.
A multimedia show presented by Michael Sanchez and Davidson Burnam. With art by Sublevelthree, plus music and performance by Dalmations, High Priests of Panic, the New Death Show, and others. Sun Dec 14, 7 pm, at the S.S. Marie Antoinette, 1235 Westlake Ave N, all ages, $1.99.
* THREAD FOR ART HOLIDAY BOOK SALE
See Stranger Suggests. Sun Dec 14, 3-6 pm, 2203 Eastlake Ave E, 323-0404.