15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, 543-2280.
* SANTIAGO CALATRAVA
This survey of major building projects by the Spanish-born architect and artist chosen to design the World Trade Center PATH Terminal (which will crown a network of passageways linking commuter trains, ferries, and subways) is another coup for the Henry. Through Nov 21.
Changing the Earth, Aerial Photographs is the first major touring exhibition of Gowin's work in a decade. You may remember his famed photos of the devastation caused by the eruption of Mount St. Helens. Opens Sat Aug 21. Emmet Gowin to lecture on Sun Sept 19. Reception to follow. Through Nov 11.
Tall Ships is the first part of the Henry's WOW: Work of the Work exhibition, which examines the way that art is experienced when it is removed from conventional thematic contexts. Opens Sat Aug 21. Through Feb 6.
* ALEX MORRISON
The Vancouver-based conceptual artist uses a video installation, drawings, and photography to explore appropriation of subcultures and issues of documentation and physical copyright. Through Oct 10.
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
100 University St, 654-3100.
WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, SHADOW PROCESSION
A video installation--of people hurriedly moving, fleeing, and making their ways home--that explores migration and menace. Through Oct 17.
VAN GOGH TO MONDRIAN: MODERN ART FROM THE KRÖLLER-MÜLLER MUSEUM
Major works by major artists, courtesy of a Dutch collection. Through Sept 12.
FIRST ANNUAL ON THE EDGE SCULPTURE INVITATIONAL
This wide-ranging sculpture exhibition displays the highs and lows (brow that is) in public sculpture. Harbor Steps, University St between First Ave and Western Ave. Through Sept 12.
* 101 WAYS TO REMOVE A PRESIDENT FROM POWER
Vital 5 presents a group show featuring 50 artists addressing issues of power and resistance. Center on Contemporary Art, 410 Dexter Ave N, 728-1980. Through Sept 12.
Patterns(s) (un)randomized is a solo exhibition of 20 two- and three-dimensional glass works. William Traver Gallery, 110 Union St, second floor, 587-6501. Through Aug 29.
* ARTISTS COMING TOGETHER: THE 2004 ELECTION BENEFIT PRINT SERIES
Greg Kucera puts his money where his political beliefs are, raising contributions to America Coming Together to help remove George Bush and his Republican posse. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through Aug 28.
JAY BACKSTRAND, LARRY BEMM, BEN DARBY, DEAN ELIASEN, MARY HENRY, MARC KATANO, RAE MAHAFFEY, MATT WAINWRIGHT
A group painting exhibit. Bryan Ohno Gallery, 155 S Main St, 667-9572. Through Aug 28.
* NEAL BASHOR
Multimedia works, including a claw-footed bathtub and watercolors inspired by the dams along the Columbia River Basin. 4Culture, 506 Second Ave, Suite 200, 296-7580. Through Aug 27.
* BEN BERRES, DAVID HERBERT, JAMISON OGG, MATT SELLARS, DANIEL SMITH
This lively group show features text prints, video, sculpture, and collage on cedar shingles. 1506 Projects, 1506 E Olive Way, 329-5400. Through Sept 5.
The inaugural show for Garde Rail's new space, featuring fantastical paintings on found wood. Garde Rail Gallery, 110 Third Ave S, 621-1055. Through Sept 25.
* DIAMONDZ & PEARLZ
Final week. A group show featuring works by Adam Miller, Lena Okazaki, Jody Fausett, and others. No Space, 534 Summit Ave, 709-9945. Through Aug 21.
* FORGOTTEN WORKS CHALLENGE 4
Fifty artists completed 30 paintings each in one month. Forgotten Works Gallery, Tashiro Kaplan Building, 300 S Washington St, 547-8608. Through Sept 3.
* CARLA GRAHN, KATE HUNT, JUAN ALFARO
Final week. This trio of sculptors uses nails, steel, and charred newspaper (and in Alfaro's case, video elements) to create strangely organic forms that comment on environments and reality. Hunt's largest sculpture is made of twine and newspaper and meant to be walked on. Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-7684. Through Aug 21.
* MARK TAKAMICHI MILLER, JENNY HEISHMAN
Zion is a new series of seven paintings by Miller that utilizes found photography as its subject matter. In this case, a roll of film discovered in Zion Canyon National Park. Heishman's Soft Sport uses the themes of sports and her childhood-state of Florida in her drawing, sculpture, and photography. Howard House, 604 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through Sept 18.
RICHARD MISRACH, JOHN JENKINS III, DOUG KEYES, MARK MANN, CAROL SAWYER, LORI NIX, EVA SKOLD WESTERLIND, IAIN STEWART, JOANN VERBURG
Final week. What I Did on My Summer Vacation is a group show that riffs on the age-old schoolroom report. G. Gibson Gallery, 514 E Pike St, 587-4033. Through Aug 21.
* MARK MUMFORD
Final week. A series of six photographs and a sculpture that wittily and somewhat chillingly use advertising's tropes to comment on the power of received messages. James Harris Gallery, 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220. Through Aug 21.
* MARK NEWPORT
Newport's knit superhero suits are droll meditations on masculinity. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through Aug 28.
Chris Pugmire curated this show around the idea of exchange; the artists exchange their work with each other or someone else instead of selling it. The contributing artists include Jean Smith of Mecca Normal, members of Huggy Bear, Tara Jane O'Neil, Rachel Carns of the Need, and Slim Moon of Kill Rock Stars. Counterfeit Gallery, 1216 10th Ave, 861-7465. Through Sept 18.
* TIM RODA
Roda creates disturbing and intricate photographs featuring his wife and son. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through Aug 28.
ERIC RUN, ANNE MATHERN, MEGAN SZCZECKO, ROBIN WINTERS, CHRIS ENGMAN, JASON WOOD, CHARLES McHALE
A group show of new work. Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave, 388-0500. Through Oct 1.
BRAS FOR THE CAUSE
In an effort to increase awareness of breast cancer, and in promotion of the October 10 Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer, students, staff, and faculty of the Art Institute of Seattle have decorated nearly 50 bras inspired by the stories of local women who have battled the disease. Reception, free and open to the public, on Tuesday August 24, 6-8 pm. The Art Institute of Seattle, North Campus Portfolio Dining Room, 2600 Alaskan Way, fifth floor, www.cityofhope.org/seattle.
ON THE EDGE
As part of the Sculpture Invitational on the Harbor Steps, the Seattle Art Museum has organized an art talk with four of the participating OTE artists. On Thursday, August 19, at 7:30 pm, they will be talking about the artwork in the OTE exhibit as well as showing their own work. Seattle Art Museum in the Nordstrom Lecture Hall, 334-5040.
* SCARED ARTLESS BENEFIT
The Seattle art community comes together for Critical Art Ensemble artist Dr. Steven Kurtz, who is facing questionable charges under the PATRIOT Act and harassment by the FBI. Featuring musical acts Heather Duby, Lushy, and Left-Wing Art Party, with speakers Doug Honig of the ACLU and Katie Kurtz. Emceed by Cathy Sorbo. Takes place Tuesday, August 24, at 7:30 pm. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N, 381-3218.