Bellevue Art Museum
Call Me Chairmaker: work by Garry Knox Bennett. Through Nov 26. On Mapping New Perspectives with a Common Thread, by four contemporary fiber artists. Through Sept 3. 510 Bellevue Way NE, 425-519-0745.
Frye Art Museum
Painter, video, and installation artist Sigrid Sandstrom "suggests that ownership is a poor substitute for knowledge—and that representing an object or a place in art is like staking a claim in inhospitable land." (Jen Graves) Through Sept 10. Klompen: sound sculptor Trimpin makes 120 Dutch clogs dance in the air. Through Jan 21, 2007. Spectatorship and Desire: Love restores the paintings that curator Robin Held removed from the walls, set beside visitor comments made in their absence. Through Mar 4, 2007. Robert Yoder's Sluice Gate is a geometric floor tapestry (rug) of hand-tufted wool, the closest thing to an abstraction in the representational Frye. Through Sept 10. Henry Darger: Highlights from The American Folk Art Museum. Through Oct 29. 704 Terry Ave, 622-9250.
Henry Art Gallery
day ring, night ring: Steve Roden debuts a pair of sound art compostitions created in response to James Turrell's Skyspace. Through Oct 15. Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes: "Temporary, non-site-specific exhibitions are not Lin's strength." (Graves) Through Sept 3. The Laughing Monks: ceramicist Akio Takamori mines the Henry's collection and mingles it with his own figures. Through Oct 22. Threshold: the painter Byron Kim "pairs the indeterminacy of monochrome painting with specific titles that reference small, playful, everyday moments" (Graves). Through Sept 17. 15th Ave NE at NE 41st St, 543-2280.
Museum of Glass
Karen LaMonte: Absence Adorned. Through Sept 4. Fresh! Contemporary Takes on Nature and Allegory. Through Dec 31. Kickin It with Joyce J Scott. Through Oct 22. 1801 Dock St, 253-284-4732.
Museum of History and Industry
100 Years of American Photography from the National Archives. Through Dec 17. 2700 24th Ave E, 324-1126.
Museum of Northwest Art
All in the Painted View: six artists including Anne Appleby and Margie Livingston survey the landscape, from realism to expressionism to total abstraction. A tribute to the sculptor Italo Scanga (1932-2001). Through Oct 8. 121 S First Street, 360-466-4446.
Seattle Asian Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum downtown is closed for renovations until spring 2007; SAAM is filling in. There's 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 photography by Johsel Namkung. Iranian-born Shirin Neshat's video installation, Tooba, is a lyrical portrait of a menaced woman making a kind of escape. Picnics, Rhythms and Vacations is a new installation by sound artist and sculptor Trimpin. Using slide projectors stacked from floor to ceiling and filled with hundreds of found slides collected from flea markets around the world, Trimpin created a percussive sound composition, accompanied by images thrown on the gallery's walls, floor and ceiling. Through Oct 15. 1400 E Prospect St (Volunteer Park), 654-3100.
Tacoma Art Museum
Twenty-five years of Akio Takamori's renowned, large-scale ceramic sculptures marrying Matissean and Japanese woodblock lines. Through Oct 8. Native American art and culture as inspiration for pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. Through Sept 4. The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas. Through Sept 17. 1701 Pacific Ave, 253-272-4258.
Vancouver Art Gallery
The latest in prefab home design: Some Assembly Required. Through Sept 4. Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art. Through Sept 17. Arthur Erickson: Critical Works, 12 major projects from 40 years of work. Through Sept 10. 750 Hornby St, 604-662-4719.
Whatcom Museum of History and 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. Rodin: In His Own Words. Through Dec 10. 121 Prospect St, 360-676-6981.
Wing Luke Asian Museum
Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani, curated by Roger Shimomura. Through Sept 17. These Walls Can Speak: Untold Stories, featuring the historic Kong Yick, Higo, and Eastern Hotel buildings. Through Dec 10. 407 Seventh Ave S, 623-5124.
Works on Paper: Oil paintings by James Cicatko. Sept 3-26. 306 S Washington St, 856-7037.
Frank and Dunya
New paintings by Alexander Maltsev. Reception Fri Sept 1, 6-9 pm. Sept 1-30. 3418 Fremont Ave N, 547-6760.
G. Gibson Gallery
Katrina-Land: Photographs of the hurricane's devastation. Work by Chris Jordan, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Wyatt Gallery and more. Sept 6-30. 300 S Washington St, 587-4033.
Gage Academy of Art
A group show, Symbolism, curated by Claudia Freund. Sept 1-30. 1501 10th Ave East, 323-4243.
Thomas Ager works within those Places Overlooked and David Traylor shows Veiled Targets, Buoys, and Filled Vessels. Reception Wed Sept 6, 6-8 pm. Sept 6-30. 110 S Washington St, 624-9336.
In unNATURAL HISTORIES artists utilize materials and imagery from the natural world in unexpected ways. Exhibiting artists are: John Byrd, Wayne Chabre, Justin Gibbens, Ford Gilbreath, Lauren Grossman, Carolyn Krieg, Hugh Lentz, Alan Moe and Jim Rittimann. Sept 1-Oct 14. 1500 N Warner St, 253-879-3701.
Patricia Cameron Gallery
Lost in the Woods mixed media and pastel works on paper by Sam Chapman. Reception Wed Sept 6, 5-8 pm. Sept 6-Oct 14. 234 Dexter Ave N, 343-9647.
Phinney Center Gallery
My Utopia: paintings by Crista Matteson. Reception Fri Sept 8, 7-9 pm. Sept 1-29. 6532 Phinney Ave N, 783-2244.
Blindsight: new paintings by Jaq Chartier. Aug 31-Oct 7. 114 Third Ave S, 323-2808.
Vetri International Glass
New work by Nancy Klimley. Reception Thurs Sept 7, 5-8 pm. Sept 1-24. 1404 First Ave, 667-9608.
I Dont Shut Up I Grow Up: paintings and drawings by Willow Robin and August Heffner. Through Oct 10. 5208 Ballard Ave NW, 706-0969.
You Were There: paintings by Lucas Vidana. Through Sept 6. 85 Pike St, 625-9647 (office).
Forces of Nature: photography by Ric Peterson and John Anderson. Through Sept 4. 517 Aloha St, 749-9133.
The Art Institute of Seattle Gallery
Annual student show. Through Sept 30. 2323 Elliot Ave, 448-0900.
En Plein Air: paintings produced around Greenlake and the greater NW. Through Sept 23. 5411 Meridian Ave N, 633-5544.
Artists' Gallery of Seattle
Work by Yadesa Bojia. Through Aug 31. 902 First Ave S, 340-0830.
Art/Not Terminal Gallery
Dovinity: The Dove is God is black-and-white collage paintings by Ramon Deslauriers. Through Sept 7. The Path of Infinite Seeing: pastels by Bruce Scott and mixed-media/sculpture by Susan Roller. Through Sept 7. 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680.
Combined Elements by collage artists Karen Graber and Angela Wales Rockett. Through Sept 23. 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0339.
Where Are We in This Mundane World? Photography by Virginia Wilcox. Through Aug 31. 619 Western Ave, fourth floor.
Bellevue City Hall
Bellevue Arts Commission presents the Seventh Biennial Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition. Through Oct 9. 1111 110 Ave NE, 425-452-4852.
Photography by Chelsea Gaddy and Lanny Shields. Through Sept 8. 66 Bell St, 770-9277.
Bishop Harvey Gallery
In Those Who Came Before at this Edmonds gallery, painter Diana Fairbanks and photographer Mike Sedam examine what remains of the old American West. Through Sept 2. 524 Main St, 550-4372.
Waiting for BodhiDharma is installation artist Christian French's amusing tribute to the Western notions of Zen Buddhism, complete with sports trophies engraved with Zen-like sayings. Through Sept 30. 1601 Second Ave, 624-3827.
No Wimps: works on paper by tattoo artists. Through Sept 8. 2316 Second Ave, 374-8977.
Burien Arts Gallery
Selected prints by Pressworks. Through Sept 23. 421 SW 146th St, 938-7663.
From the Sketchbook: Grist for the Mill by Karin Bolstad. Through Sept 30. 600 Queen Anne Ave N, 282-1549.
Capitol Hill Arts Center
Pane in the Glass II is illuminated window panes by the Twilight Artist Collective. Through Aug 31. 1621 12th Ave, 388-0569.
Center on Contemporary Art
Buried Treasures is an installation in Christian French's ongoing project of burying his own art and making treasure maps. Through Sept 3. Mike Berg's Run My Hand Around the Font is cut, self-lit cylindrical metal sculptures with a calligraphic rhythm, made in a process of ink drawing and photo etching. Through Sept 3. The Hope Series is sculpture and installation by Idaho artist Robert Kantor, including one work built around a WWII-era 500-pound bomb. Through Sept 3. 410 Dexter Ave N, 728-1980.
Columbia Center Gallery
Celebration IV, by the Women Painters of Washington. Through Oct 27. Portraits of Healing: Celebrating the Gift of Hospice by photographer Nancy Medwell. Through Aug 31. 701 Fifth Ave, Third Floor, 262-5400.
Columbia City Gallery
Constellation of Shadows and Leaves is mixed media by Carletta Wilson. Also on view: The Human Animal, a group show of gallery artists. Through Sept 10. 4864 Rainier Ave S, 760-9843.
Crawl Space Gallery
Anne Mathern's photography, video, and sound installation on "the attempt at greatness": Trial & the Tribunal. Through Sept 10. 504 E Denny Way, #1, 322-5752.
Keeping Score: Joanne Kim's photographs, reams of hand-written credit-card statements by Kate Bingaman, and sound helmets by Anna Huff (AKA Anna Oxygen, who appeared in Stranger writer Charles Mudede's film Police Beat). Through Oct 1. 741 St Helens Ave, 253-444-2741.
Transitions: new work by Zivana Gojanovic. Through Sept 5. 307 Occidental Ave S, 652-4414.
Works on Paper by Dawn Cerny, Tim Cross, Marc Dombrosky, Kristen Ramirez, and Mary Simpson. Plus: Dan Gualdoni's Aer Eire Series. Through Sept 2. 310 S Washington St, 624-7684.
New Work in the Contemporary Print Department and The Published State, Part 2 in the Antique Print Department. Through Sept 2. 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-1324.
Elliott Bay Cafe
In Binding and Unwinding, Adot paintings meet Bonnie Blue photos and the words of Don Wallingford. Through Aug 31. 101 S Main St, 624-6600.
Experience Music Project
"In its six years, EMP has been more of an overpriced tourist attraction than a home for the exchange of ideas about rock music, and rock is something we know Allen loves. How does he really feel about art, and what is his vision for showing it? This show doesn't answer those questions. Instead, it relies on celebrity. Even in rock, that only goes so far." (Graves) Through Sept 24. 2901 Broad St, 770-2700.
Emotional Baggage: paintings on suitcases by Tim Tinker. Through Aug 31. 1914 Second Ave.
Fenomena Art Gallery
The Spirit of Africa. Through Aug 31. 200 Roy St, #104, 399-5301.
Dark Dale Chihuly: drawings and glass from new Black Baskets and Black Cylinders series. Through Sept 2. 220 Third Ave S, 622-2833.
Francine Seders Gallery
Mixed-media abstractions by Michael Howard. Through Sept 3. 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355.
Frank and Dunya
New Paintings and mixed media by Mary Alayne Thomas. Through Aug 31. 3418 Fremont Ave N, 547-6760.
The Galactic Boutique
Everything Is Going To Be Alright: paintings by Dave Bloomfield. Through Aug 31. 1213 Pine St, 749-9167.
Pulp: 110 works on paper. Through Aug 31. 110 S Washington St, 624-9336.
Facade is a fairy-tale interior of a Victorian trophy room by Tory Franklin. Through Sept 1. 101 Prefontaine Pl S, 296-7580.
Winklein Rain by Victoria Tchetchet and Alan Corkery Hahn. Through Sept 1. 123 S Jackson St, 625-0055.
Garde Rail Gallery
Southern Folk Art: vintage works by Rev. Howard Finster, Mose Tolliver, more. Through Aug 31. 110 Third Ave S, 621-1055.
National Geographic photographer William Thompson's Landscapes of the Western Mind. Through Sept 5. 105 S Main St #100, 612-7655.
Greg Kucera Gallery
The Gee's Bend quiltmakers. Through Sept 2. 212 Third Ave 2, 624-0770.
West Edge Sculpture Invitational: works by 29 Seattle-area sculptors at Harbor Steps and on the stairs outside Benaroya Hall. Through Oct 29. First Avenue and University Street.
The Island Gallery
Contemporary wood-fired ceramics by American artists "from the Prairie, Plains and Pacific." Through Aug 31. 100-106 Madison Ave N, 780-9500.
Scapes II is oil paintings by Aaron Bagley. Through Aug 31. 810 E Roy St, 324-0407.
The Search for Perfection Continues in this very strange studio. Through Aug 31. 619 Western Ave, fourth floor, 253-549-2184.
New paintings by Adriana Grant. Through Aug 31. 308 W Republican St, 285-2700.
Kirkland Arts Center
On The Edge, a group show for four KAC faculty, examines the concept of "edge" in its multiple interpretations. Through Sept 9. 620 Market St, 425-822-7161.
The Kirsten Gallery
23rd Northwest Marine Art Exhibition. Through Sept 3. 5320 Roosevelt Way NE, 522-2011.
Wood-fired ceramics by Rigel Weis. Through Sept 3. 814 E Roy St.
Structure: photography by Phil Holden. Through Aug 31. 2419 First Ave, 441-1999.
La Familia Gallery
Tempered Shapes: collage and acrylic by Darrel Paul. Through Aug 31. 117 Prefontaine Pl S.
Hot stuff in a roster show from the new, conceptually-minded dealer: sculpture by Cris Bruch and Lead Pencil Studio, photography by Charles LaBelle and Erwin Wurm, video by Tivon Rice and Alex Bag, and, if you can believe it, much more. Through Sept 3. 831 Airport Way S, 501-1231.
Linda Hodges Gallery
Paintings by Brad Rude. Through Sept 2. 316 First Ave S, 624-3034.
Lisa Harris Gallery
Myth and Melodrama: monotypes by John Lysak. Through Sept 2. 1922 Pike Pl, 443-3315.
Etched mirrors, water colors, fish prints, and more in this group show with Margot Lovinger, Ashley Hoover, David Dickinson, and Susan Sheridan. Through Aug 31. 1606 Pike Pl, 728-1717.
Mitchelli's Gallery Bar
Dress Up, by metal artist Sandy Lew-Hailer. Through Sept 4. 84 Yesler Way, 623-3883.
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.
Walks With Evad: new work by Adam Haynes. Through Aug 31. 5107 Ballard Ave NW.
Lion Devouring a Rabbit and Other Collages by Joanna Thomas. Through Sept 3. 119 Prefontaine Pl S.
New lighted boxes by Joe Walker. Through Sept 30. 1114 Howell St, 233-9873.
Roq La Rue
Undertow 2: contemporary figurative paintings based on "the moment before something happens." Through Sept 8. 2312 Second Ave, 374-8977.
School of Visual Concepts
Shared Dreams is an exhibit of 36 posters designed in a collaborative effort by U.S. and Cuban artists. Through Sept 8. 500 Aurora Ave N, 623-1560.
Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery
Summer Introductions: Thomas Anderson, Dawn Cerny, Stacie Chappell, Kinga Czerska, John Dempcy, Bryan Smith, Randall David Tipton, Cheryl Gail Toh, and Andrea Voinot. Through Sept 2. 1220 Third Ave, 343-1101.
Seattle Piano Gallery
Color Dreams is paintings by Lana Lisitsa. Through Sept 30. 2230 Eight Ave, 282-7101.
See Sound Lounge
Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley's nouveauish scenes. Through Sept 5. 115 Blanchard St.
Point of Entry is new painting by Crystal Anderson. Through Sept 2. 306 S Washington St, Ste 105.
Smith Tower Gallery
Watercolor and mixed-media paintings by Violet Eye. Through Aug 31. 512 Second Ave, 666-9039.
Soil Art Gallery
Exploded View: hanging objects that usually hide. In the backspace, "How Does Grass Grow?" by Chauney Peck. Through Sept 1. 112 Third Ave S, 264-8601.
Some Space Gallery
Photography by Shannon Welles. Through Aug 31. 625 1st Ave, 718-3104.
New work by Kem Alexander. Through Aug 31. Metal work by Art Donnelly. Through Aug 31. 1316 E Pike St, 267-7120.
Tacoma Contemporary-Woolworth Windows
The Human Condition is sculpture by Jessica Geiger. Through Oct 28. 11th and Commerce (downtown Tacoma).
Tollbooth Gallery (Tacoma)
Dreams of Failure is video art by Ido Fluk. Through Sept 30. Broadway and 11th Street, 253-444-2741.
University House at Wallingford
Visually Speaking: MFA and BFA student work. Through Oct 13. 4400 Stone Way N, 447-1181.
Graffiti Mosaics: new work by Luke McGruff. Through Sept 15. 2018 First Ave, 441-3441.
Two collections of new work: A Turn of the Crank: Sink in Script by Casey Curran and Mattie Iverson's Soft Focus. Through Sept 3. 2604 Western Ave, 956-3584.
Wall Of Sound
A Small Pool of Time: A conglomeration of Jesse Paul Miller's spontaneous and compulsive small sketches, collages, drawings burned on driftwood, and action-painting takeoffs made on spinning records. Through Sept 30. 315 E Pine St.
Washington State Convention & Trade Center
A group show from the instructors of Gage Academy of Art. Through Oct 2. 800 Convention Place, 694-5000.
Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers
The work of book designer, printer, and art director Sam Antupit. Through Sept 2. 208 First Ave S, 682-3545.
Contagion, a multimedia sculptural installation, showcases nine artists exploring themes of science, transmission and decay curated by Anne Blackburn shown in conjunction with the premiere of Jordan Harrison's Museum Play. Reception Wed Aug 30, 7-10 pm. Through Sept 25. 608 19th Ave E (at Mercer).
William Traver Gallery
In the Surface: the blown glass vessels of emerging glass artist Ethan Stern. Through Sept 3. As the Crows Fly: sculptural objects by glass artist Jonathan Mossop. Through Sept 3. Phenomenon...In Particular Order: sculpture by Seattle artist Sean Albert. Through Sept 3. 110 Union St. #200, 587-6501.
William Traver Gallery Tacoma
Historical works by Chihuly and pieces by well-known artists who've worked on his team over the years. Through Sept 10. 1821 E Dock St, Ste 100, 253-383-3685.
Summer Salon. Through Aug 31. 2101 Ninth Ave, 622-7243.
Wright Exhibition Space
An exhibition of poetry as visual art, organized by Wave Books. Through Nov 15. 407 Dexter Ave N, 264-8200.
First Friday Artwalk in Fremont
Remember September 1st is FREMONT's FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK! For more info www.fremontseattle.com Fremont, Fremont. Fri, Sept 1.
Temporary public installations, including work by Diane Kurzyna. Olympia, Olympia. Through Sept 15.
Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, Seattle artist-architects who work under the name Lead Pencil Studio, have created a full-scale architectural double of the completely weird and isolated Maryhill Museum of Art. The double stands across the Columbia River Gorge from the museum about a mile away, in stark Oregon grassland. (Which will be weirder?) (See review.) Across Columbia River Gorge from Maryhill Museum of Art, one mile away, near Goldendale, Wa. www.disjecta.org/events/maryhill_july06.php. Through Oct 1.