704 Terry Ave, 622-9250.
SCOTT FRASER: STILL LIFES WITH MAGIC AND MYSTERY
An artist challenging the conventions of the still life. Through Aug 8.
HENRY ART GALLERY
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, 543-2280.
SELECTIONS FROM THE COLLECTION OF WILLIAM AND RUTH TRUE
The Trues are the rock stars of Seattle's art collectors, and here's proof. More proof will be in their exhibition space, Western Bridge, opening later this month. Stay tuned. Through Oct 3.
MUSEUM OF FLIGHT
9404 E Marginal Way S, 764-5700.
An installation, by artist Steve Maloney, partly constructed of objects confiscated by airport security. Through July 24.
* KEN KELLY
See Stranger Suggests. Opening reception Thurs May 20, 6-8 pm. Howard House, 604 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through June 26.
Black-and-white portraits of Northwest artists. Opens Mon May 24. Key Tower, 700 Fifth Ave, third floor, 624-7005. Through June 30.
SHORELINE ANNUAL STUDENT SHOW
Like the title says. Reception and award presentation Thurs May 20, 4-5 pm. Shoreline Community College Gallery, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, 546-4101 ext 4433. Through Aug 15.
With work by Bellen Drake, Charles Miró-Quesada, Laurel Schultz, Luke Strosnider, and Kerry M. Zimmerman. Reception Fri May 21. Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave, 720-7222. Through June 15. CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS
ART OF MARITIME MODELING
Scale models of ships, and artistic interpretations thereof. Gallery 4Culture, 506 Second Ave, Suite 200, 296-7580. Through May 28.
Eighteen artists from Seattle and Canada make art based on those "Can you draw a chipmunk? You can be an artist!" tests. Kuhlman, 2419 First Ave, 441-1999. Through July 31.
BETSY BEST-SPADARO, CHRIS BUENING
Best-Spadaro's collages of old works (her own) have a quilted quality; Buening is a kind of surreal doodler. Gallery 110, 110 S Washington St, 624-9336. Through May 29.
Mixed-media paintings on Mylar. Patricia Cameron Fine Art, 105 S Main St #204, 343-9647. Through May 31.
EVAN BLACKWELL AND MARC LAWRENCE
Discarded objects transformed into minimalist sculpture. Somehow the works look like they grew out of the walls, instead of being installed on them. Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave, 388-0501. Through May 29.
Final week. Paintings of Northwest coastal light over fields and water. Foster/White Gallery in Pioneer Square, 123 S Jackson St, 622-2833. Through May 25.
Abstract works--taking as their subject the 25-hour day and inspired by an image delivered by the Mars Orbital Camera. ACE Studios, 619 Western Ave, 623-1288. Through May 31.
DAVID CHICK, AMY BATES, PATRICK GIRGEN
Three experimental photographers, in Pinholes and Plastics. Forgotten Works Gallery, 619 Western Ave, 343-7212. Through June 1.
Final week. With work by Devi Pellerin, Matt Kelly, Davis Limbach, Pars, and Chris Pugmire. Counterfeit, 1216 10th Ave, 861-7465. Through May 22.
Kitsch meets comics. Trabant Chai Lounge, 1309 NE 45th St, 675-0668. Through May 31.
New work in The Human Factor. Priceless Works Gallery, 619 N 35th St, #100, 547-5656. Through May 31.
Final week. Abstract paintings in bold hues. Friesen Gallery, 1210 Second Ave, 628-9501. Through May 21.
New work in Swans, Ponds, and Pools. Fancy, 1932 Second Ave, 443-4621. Through June 3.
JESSALYN HAGGENJOS, NISHA KELEN
Final week. Haggenjos incorporates found and discarded objects (a fine difference) into Misshapen Life; Kelen's paintings are large and abstract. Artemis Gallery, 3107 S Day St, 323-0562. Through May 22.
JAMES LEE HANSEN
Monumental sculpture in bronze. Bryan Ohno Gallery, 155 S Main St, 667-9572. Through June 19.
SHAWN MARIE JOHNSON
New works in Waterborne. LGBT Community Center Art Gallery, 1115 E Pike St, 323-5428. Through May 31.
BRIAN LANE, JAMES HATFIELD, JEREMIAH SKENDER
Final week. New photography. The Blue Door Gallery, 759 N 80th St, 783-2583. Through May 23.
Portraits of goths. Reception later this month. S-n-M Underworld, 219 Broadway Ave E, 322-5541. Through May 31.
An installation with a philosophical edge, proposing that all moments of one's life exist concurrently in the present. Jack Straw New Media Gallery, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919. Through May 28.
* NOW WE ARE SIX
A lowbrow pop-surrealist birthday, with all your favorite artists. Roq la Rue, 2316 Second Ave, 374-8977. Through June 5.
Sculpture and drawings. Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680. Through June 3.
PATTERN VS. HAPPENSTANCE
Final week. This is the last show by the group known as Sublevelthree--from now on, apparently, they will focus on publishing editions of artwork rather than gallery shows. As a swan song, SL3 has organized a show about patterns and repetition. Black Lab Gallery, 4216 Sixth Ave, 778-6528. Through May 24.
For her images--unstaged snapshots of everyday life--the artist uses a Lomo, a Russian camera with strangely fanatical fans. Zeitgeist, 171 S Jackson St, 583-0497. Through June 2.
A lot of really good artists, many of them represented by other galleries around town, making work under pseudonyms. I'd tell you who they are, but it's more fun not to. 1506 Projects, 1506 E Olive Way, 329-5400. Through May 30.
Monotypes in a series called Anima: Breath, Soul, Spirit. Sev Shoon Arts Center, 2862 NW Market St, 782-2415. Through May 31.
SEEING AND DOING
I loved the bright language of this press release ("clean little training devices for messy situations"), but I don't know what it means.... I think it has something to do with spring cleaning. Crawl Space Gallery, 504 E Denny Way, 817-5328. Through June 15.
NORTHWEST COAST NATIVE ART AUCTION
Contemporary art inspired by Native American art. Lots of it. Sun May 23, 4-8 pm. Burke Museum, NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE, 543-5595, $8.
OUTSIDE THE BOX: URBAN OPEN SPACES
A walking tour. Begins at 10 am on Sat May 22. Rainier Square Atrium, 1333 Fifth Ave, Suite 300, 667-9184, $12.
A lecture and book-signing by Shore, best known for his large-format urban American landscapes. Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St, 654-3100, Sat May 22 at 7 pm, $5. Reception benefiting Photographic Center Northwest to follow (Paul Conrath studio, 80 S Washington St #302, 467-7761), $50.