The old joke is that if you are a Seattle artist, whatever your subject, you’re going to end up depicting it at some point in wood. The forest is such rich territory here—physically, psychologically—that the whole place can feel like a fairy tale you’re lost in if you’re not careful. Why be careful? This fall, as the rain returns, local contemporary artists from Matthew Browning to Gretchen Bennett to Whiting Tennis to Kimberly Trowbridge consider and reflect Seattle art’s forestmind in paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, and installations. (Cornish College of the Arts Main Gallery, 1000 Lenora St, first floor,, noon–5 pm, free)