15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, 543-2280.
* SANTIAGO CALATRAVA
This survey of major building projects by the Spanish-born architect and artist. Through Nov 21.
* EMMET GOWIN
Changing the Earth, Aerial Photographs is the first major touring exhibition of Gowin's work in a decade. The ominous overheads will haunt you with their missile silos and fraught landscapes. You may remember his famed photos of the devastation caused by the eruption of Mount St. Helens. Through Nov 11.
THE NEW WAVE OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING IN ARCHITECTURE
Davis Miller, Jay Taylor, and Edward Weinstein discuss the complex role of structural engineering. Thu Oct 14, 7 pm. $5 general admission, $3 members, free to students.
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
100 University Way, 654-3255.
Final week. Shadow Procession is a seven-minute 35mm animated film that depicts anthropomorphic shadow figures slowly struggling to advance through a desolate landscape. Through Oct 17.
MODERN IN AMERICA
A selection of drawings and photographs from the museum's permanent collection of the first American modernists associated with Alfred Stieglitz's 291 Gallery in New York. Ongoing.
SPAIN IN THE AGE OF EXPLORATION 1492-1819
The exhibition features more than 100 works of art and science, including sculptures, tapestries, maps, armor, and paintings by Hieronymus Bosch, Titian, El Greco, Gianlorenzo Bernini, Diego Velazqueuz, and Francisco de Goya. Opens Sat Oct 16.
JAY HUMPHREYS & JULES MANOOGIAN
Electrical assemblages of found objects and light bulbs. Opening reception Fri Oct 15, 7-9 pm. The Blue Door Gallery, 759 N 80th St, 783-2583. Through Dec 19.
A group show exploring the theme of "lift," curated by Catherine Person. Featuring work by Catherine Cook, Linda Davidson, Jack Gunter, Chris Haddad, Alfred Harris, Richard Kehl, Teresa T. Schmidt. Opening reception Fri Oct 15, 6-9 pm. James Crespinel Studio, 2312 Second Ave, 726-1836. Through Oct 29.
Drawings and ceramic sculptures that explore flowers with a knowing naiveté. Opening reception Thurs Oct 14, 6-8 pm. James Harris Gallery, 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220. Through Nov 27.
* MONSTERS A GO GO
A group spookshow spectacular in time for Halloween with 18 artists. Opening reception Fri Oct 15, 6-10 pm Roq La Rue Gallery, 2316 Second Ave, 374-8977. Through Nov 6.
* RUFFLE: DECADENT VEXATION
See Stranger Suggests, page 39. Opening reception Thurs Oct 14, 6-9 pm. Kirkland Arts Center Gallery, 620 Market St, 425-822-7161. Through Nov 19.
Color photographs of everything from car washes to miscellany of bodily remnants. Opening reception Sat Oct 16, 7-9 pm. Crawlspace Gallery, 504 E Denny Way #1, 782-8634. Through Nov 13.
VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Doll-inspired work by Brian McGuffey, Leif Holland, Saya Moriyasu, Laura Thacker, Cate Goedert, and Johnny Ward. Opening reception Fri Oct 15, 6-10 pm. Square Room, 1316 E Pike St, 267-7120. Through Nov 30.
* DARREN WATERSTON
Thirteen new oil paintings. Opening reception Thurs Oct 14, 6-8 pm. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through Nov 27.
The paintings in Buddy Bunting's solo show are culled from hundreds of images he took during his search for the Pacific Northwest's most interesting prisons. Gallery 4 Culture, 506 Second Ave, Suite 200, 296-7580. Through Oct 29.
COCA: NW ANNUAL
Juried by Ken Lum, who is the chair of the MFA program at the University of British Columbia, the NW Annual features work by 26 artists. CoCA, 408 Dexter Ave N, 728-1980. Through Nov 20.
* PHILIP GOVEDARE
Paintings From The Duwamish: Outside Time and Place is the latest exhibition of Philip Govedare's paintings. Opening reception Sun Oct 10, 2-4 pm. Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355. Through Oct 31.
* VICTORIA HAVEN
Haven's delicate paper constructions are many things: ephemeral landscapes, sculptural works on paper, and two and three-dimensional free-associative architectures. This show is divided into three themes: Departure, Journey, and Destination, but with Haven the lines always blur beautifully. Howard House, 604 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through Oct 30.
Ten new large-scale works that draw on popular culture and commercial art. Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave, 388-0500. Through Oct 29.
IN FOCUS: SEATTLE'S FRIESEN GALLERY
This bimonthly series of exhibitions at the SAM Rental/Sales Gallery highlights its gallery partners. The fourth in the series is the Friesen Gallery, including work by Matthew Dennison, Reilly Jensen, and Steve Jensen. Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, 1220 Third Ave, 654-3158. Through Oct 23.
Lumberjack Lolitas is a collection of block prints featuring babes in the woods. Bluebottle Art Gallery and Store, 415 E Pine St, 325-1592. Through Oct 29.
* CASEY McGLYNN
The Brooklyn folk artist's paintings (on wood and canvas) and assemblages that are full of cattle, portly human figures, and birds. Garde Rail Gallery, 110 Third Ave S, 621-1055. Through Oct 30.
* MOVING DIGITAL
Video work by Seattle-based artists including Iole Alessandrini, Brad Ewing, Sean Frego, Joseph Gray, Thom Heileson, David Herbert, Jamisen Ogg, Keith Tilford, Tony Weathers, and John Wells. 1506 Projects, 1506 E Olive Way, 920-8618. Through Oct 23.
* BRIAN MURPHY
Facing is a site-specific installation of two self-portrait heads on two panels suspended from the ceiling. Suyama Space, 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809. Through Dec 10.
Vancouver, BC artist Pommier's paintings, drawings, and illustrations, a collection of which, titled Things I Don't Remember, was recently published as a book by Holy Water Press. Goods, 1112 Pike St, 619-7972. Through Nov 26.
Curated by Dylan Neuwirth as part of the Instinct series, featuring new works by Jarod Charzewski, Jack Ryan, Colleeen Ludwig, Mandy Greer, Kat Tomka, and Paul Margolis. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N, 381-3218. Through Nov 17.
* SAMANTHA SCHERER
The new exhibition of drawings by Seattle artist Samantha Scherer is called Fame. Appropriately enough, she focuses in on the specific body parts--eyes, mouths, hands--of celebrities and political figures. Her delicate pen and watercolor likenesses are isolated features floating in a white expanse, which gives some a strange sensuality and others a diffused menace. SOIL Art Gallery, 112 Third Ave S, 264-8061. Through Oct 31.
Ross Palmer Beecher, Jack Daws, Deborah F. Lawrence, Mark Mumford, Lun-Yi Tsai, and Bill Whipple mix social commentary with visual expression. Kittredge Gallery. University of Puget Sound, 1500 N Lawrence St, Tacoma, 253-879-3701. Through Oct 29.
KEVIN WILLIS, JOHN ATKINS, RYAN IVERSON, ALAN HURLEY
All four of these artists draw on pop-culture references to varying degrees for very divergent results. Lipstick Traces, 303 E Pine St, 329-2813. Through Oct 31.
2004 BETTY BOWEN MEMORIAL AWARD CEREMONY & RECEPTION
Victoria Haven, The Stranger's Genius Award Winner, is honored with the Betty Bowen Memorial Award, and ceramics artist Timothy Foss receives the PONCHO Special Recognition Award. Thurs Oct 14, 5:30 pm. Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St, 344-5269.