FRYE ART MUSEUM
The RetroFuturistic Universe of NSK, through July 31. Portraits by Franz von Lenbach, through June 25. Paintings by Joseph Park, through May 22. 704 Terry Ave, 622-9250.
HENRY ART GALLERY
Interiors, a video installation by Doug Aitken, through July 10. Final week. Photography by Alice Wheeler, through May 8. 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, 543-2280.
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
Africa in America, ongoing. Japanese paintings, screens, and hanging scrolls from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, ongoing. Transformed by Fire: Sculpture in Glass from the Collection of Becky and Jack Benaroya, through June 12. 100 University St, 654-3100.
SEATTLE ASIAN ART MUSEUM
Beyond the Paper Plane: Japanese Prints from the 1950s to 1970s, through June 30. Discovering Buddhist Art: Seeking the Sublime, ongoing. 1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park, 654-3100.
TACOMA ART MUSEUM
A Decade of Excellence: The Neddy Artist Fellowship, through June 5. 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-4258.
ALL CITY COFFEE
Ink on paper works by Tom E. Hall. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 6-10 pm. Through May 31. 125 Prefontaine Place S, 652-8331.
Art/Not Terminal Gallery
Paintings and collages by John Rice. Opening reception Sat May 7, 7-10 pm. Through June 2. 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680.
ARTISTS GALLERY OF SEATTLE
Paintings by Charlie Barr and sculptures by Terry Slatton. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 6-10 pm. Through May 31. 901 First Ave S, 340-0830.
Photography by Kadee Barello and an interactive installation by April Nishimura. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 6-9 pm. Through May 28. 1914 Fourth Ave, 362-5603.
BALLARD FETHERSTON GALLERY
Paintings by Deborah Bell. Through May 31. 818 E Pike St, 322-9440.
BLACK BOX GALLERY
New work by Amanda Kay. Opening reception Sat May 7, 7-10 pm. One night only. 4911 Aurora Ave N, 650-3464.
Blue Bottle Art Gallery
Future Perfect features the multimedia work of Julie West. Opening reception Sat May 7, 7-10 pm. Through May 30. 415 E Pine St, 325-1592.
Blue DoOR GALLERY
Paintings and prints by Noah Overby and paintings by Kent Justin Baer. Opening reception Sat May 7, 7-9 pm. Through June 26. 759 N 80th St, 783-2583.
BRYAN OHNO GALLERY
Mixed media works by Patricia Hagen. Through May 28. 155 Main St, 667-9572.
CAPITOL HILL ARTS CENTER
Jars & Jugs features new mixed-media works by Laura C. Wright. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 8-10 pm. Through May 27. 1621 12th Ave, 388-0500.
CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
Sculpture and mixed media by Judith Kindler. Opening reception Tues May 10, 6-8 pm. Through June 10. 1000 Lenora St, 726-5011.
Paintings by Gregory Deane. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 5-8:30 pm. Through May 31. 307 Occidental Ave S, 652-4414.
Etchings by Francine Toledo. Through May 28. Original prints by Pablo Picasso. Through July 2. 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-7684.
An exhibition by New York-based photographer Kevin Trageser whose work has appeared in I-D and Tokion. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 5-10 pm. Through May 7. 119 Prefontaine Place S, 223-7709.
EC•LEC•TIC GALLERIE OF FINE ART
Photography by Dominic AZ Bonuccelli, paintings by Nancy Orenstone, watercolors by Deborah Graham, and paintings by Evan A. Smith. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 5-8 pm. 307 N 73rd St, 789-4500.
Photography by Chad States. Through May 29. Opening reception Sat May 7, 6-9 pm. 1506 E Olive Way, 920-8618.
Paintings by Llyod Blakely and new glass works by Diane Hansen. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 6-8 pm. Through May 28. 123 S Jackson St, 622-2833.
Frame Up Studios
Mixed-media paintings and woodblock prints by Janet Fagansmith Opening reception Fri May 6, 6-9 pm. Through May 31. 3515 Fremont Ave N, 547-4657.
FRANCINE SEDERS GALLERY
Assemblages by Kathryn Glowen. Opening reception Sun May 8, 2-4 pm. Through May 29. 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355.
Glass art by Maxi Power. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 6-8 pm. Through May 28. 110 S Washington St, 624-9336.
Ellen Zeigler presents Electropounce, the byproduct of a relationship between artist and technology, and the metaphor of simultaneous destruction and illumination. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 6-8 pm. Through May 27. Smith Tower, 506 Second Ave, Suite 200, 296-7580.
GARDE RAIL GALLERY
Etched maps by Clint Griffin and arc-weld drawings by Scott Griffin. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 6-8 pm. Through June 25. 110 Third Ave S, 621-1055.
Abstract collage from Texas artist Lance Letscher. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 6-8 pm. Through May 30. 309 Occidental Ave S, 223-0816
Gretchen Bennett plays with our contextualized cultural perceptions in a series of photography and stickers titled Landscape Flair. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 5-7 pm. Through June 11. 604 Second Ave, 256-6399.
KIMZEY MILLER GALLERY
New paintings by Peter Juvonen. Through May 26. 1225 Second Ave, 682-2339.
LINDA HODGES GALLERY
Roger Jones and Heidi Oberheide exhibit new paintings. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 6-8 pm. Through May 28. 316 First Ave S, 624-3034.
LISA HARRIS GALLERY
New paintings by John McCormick. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 6-8 pm. Through May 28. 1922 Pike Pl, 443-3315.
Experimental photography by Corey Brewer and paintings and 3-D fiber art incorporating plastic grids and yarn by Spencer Moody. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 7-9 pm. Through May 331. 303 E Pine, 329-2813.
New works made of industrial materials by Rebecca Chizek and paintings by Bruce Pitcairn Strachen. Opening reception Fri May 6, 5-9 pm. Through May 28. 2207 Second Ave, 448-5380.
PRICELESS WORKS GALLERY
A group show with work by Scott Aiden, Louis Handzel, Jeremy Bert, David Mazak, Chris Blanchard, and Paul Rucker. Opening reception Fri May 6, 7-10 pm. Through May 29. 619 N 35th St, 349-9943.
RICHARD HUGO HOUSE
Rich Jenson, the publisher of Clear Cut press, and Phil Elverum, of the Microphones and Mount Eerie, present an installation/performance piece. Opening reception Fri May 6, 5-7:30 pm. Through May 26. 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030.
An exhibition of new work by Cara Jaye including digital prints and mixed-media works on paper. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 5-8 pm. Through May 28. 306 S Washington, 360-715-1670.
Dark Carnival is a group show of taxidermy by Molly McIntosh, dolls by Jeremy Read, and paintings by Ilyas Ahmad. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 7-10 pm. Through June 1. 500 E Pine St, 322-9429.
Portland-based installation and video artist Laura Fritz presents Perspect. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 6-9:30 pm. Through May 29. 112 Third Ave S, 264-8061.
Photographic and digital works by Phillip Brugalette. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 6-8 pm. Through May 28. 2602 Third Ave, 604-4207.
New works by Peekaboo Monster and OneSevenNine. Opening reception May 5, 5-9 pm. Through May 30. 2018 First Ave, 683-3809.
Photography by William Anthony, Bradley Hanson, and Ryan Schierling. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 6-9 pm. Through May 31. 1916 Fourth Ave, 956-8372.
Paintings by Edie Nadelhaft, Michelle Salazar, and Doug Smithenry. Opening reception Fri May 6, 6-10 pm. Through June 30. 2604 Western Ave, 956-3584.
WILLIAM TRAVER GALLERY
Large-scale cast glass sculptures, by David Ruth, Rick Araluce's new miniature constructions in mixed media, and Alan Fulle new paintings. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 5-8 pm. Through May 29. 110 Union St, second floor, 587-6501.
Winston Wachter Fine Art
Paintings by Wade Hoefer and Christopher Reilly. Through June 18. 203 Dexter Ave N, 652-5855.
WOODSIDE BRASETH GALLERY
A survey of artwork by Kenneth Callahan. Thurs May 5, 5:30-8 pm. Through May 27. 2101 Ninth Ave, 622-7243.
New paintings by Joan Engelmeyer. Opening reception Thurs May 5, 6-8 pm. Through June 1. 171 S Jackson St, 583-0497.
911 MEDIA ARTS CENTER
Rosalind Schneider's new media installation (a weather balloon!). Through May 21. 402 Ninth Ave N, 682-6552.
The illustrations of Stephen Schildbach alongside Barry Maxwell's works of graphite and ink on paper. Through May 28. 3107 S Day St, 323-0562.
BAAS ART GALLERY
Barbara Noah presents Likely Stories, digital prints inspired by human aspirations. Opening reception Wed May 4, 5-8 pm. Through May 28. 2703 E Madison St, 324-4742.
Final week. Bringing together nine pairs of artists, each pair including one UW Art student and one Seattle artist, Coupling III: Closest Point of Union features the results of the two-month-long collaborations. Through May 11. 410 Dexter Ave N, 728-1980.
COLUMBIA CITY GALLERY
Final week. Photography and prints by Karin Jacques, Jim Madara, Gerry Morrison, Stephanie Dickie, Bill Herberholz, and others. Through May 8. 4864 Rainier Ave S, 760-9843.
CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
Class of 2005 Art and Design BFA show. Through May 15. 306 Westlake Ave N, 726-5011.
Paintings by Francesca Sundsten; woodcuts by Lee Chul Soo; works on paper by Marlene Bauer; ink drawings by Shagdarjavin Chimeddorj. Through May 21. 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-7684.
Paintings by Pegan Brooke and Stephanie Peek. Through May 28. 1200 Second Ave, 628-9501
GALLERY 63 ELEVEN
Final week. Jeff Mihalyo shows surrealist paintings inspired by a recent trip to Italy. Through May 10. 6311 24th Ave NW, 478-2238.
G. GIBSON GALLERY
Prints by Andrea Modica and a photography installation by John Divola. Through May 14. 300 S Washington St, 587-4033.
GREG KUCERA GALLERY
New paintings by Margie Livingston and a site-specific installation by Reuben Lorch-Miller. Through May 14. 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770.
JAMES HARRIS GALLERY
New paintings by Marcelino Goncalves. Through May 14. 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220.
Jere Smith, a local illustrator, focuses on the most influential figures of his career: comic book characters. Through May 31. 810 E Roy St, 499-9641.
KIRKLAND ARTS CENTER
Final week. Release & Capture features contemporary works on paper by seven Seattle-area artists. Through May 7. 620 Market St, 425-822-7161.
THE KIRSTEN GALLERY
As an 85th-birthday celebration and art show, Gratitude presents the paintings of Richard Kirsten Daiensai. Through May 29. 5320 Roosevelt Way NE, 522-2011.
JACOB LAWRENCE GALLERY
UW School of Art presents BFA 2, Fibers, Metals, Printmaking, and Sculpture by the graduating class of 2005. Through May 14. Art Building, Room 132, University of Washington, 685-1805.
Final week. Parskid's sad faces have peered at you from sidewalks and walls for years. Now they join the plethora of vinyl playthings in OKOK, with the presentation Floral Derangement. Through May 12. 709 Broadway Ave E, 322-7523.
In a photographic juxtaposition of Japan and the U.S., artist Hiroshi Watanabe. Through May 30. 900 12th Ave, 720-7222.
THE PEANUT GALLERY
New work by local artist Dave Heskin. Through May 13. 5270A University Way NE, 250 6382.
An installation of handmade ceramic lamps by Saya Moriyasu. Through May 7. 114 Third Ave S, 323-2808.
ROQ LA RUE
Final week. Paintings by Pooch and Joe Chiodo. Through May 12. 2316 Second Ave, 374-8977.
Final week. Watercolor paintings by John Tardif. Through May 7. 1001 NE Boat St, 547-7400.
WILLIAM TRAVER GALLERY
Final week. Paintings by Mary Josephson. Through May 12. 1821 East Dock St, #100, Tacoma, 253-383-3685.
The exhibition 19 Rainstorms is composed entirely of work involving rain. Through May 15. 3412 Fourth Ave S, 838-7444.
WRIGHT EXHIBITION SPACE
Aboriginal Vision in Contemporary Australian Art features the collection of Margaret Levi and Robert Kaplan. Through Sept 16. 407 Dexter Ave N, 264-8200.
THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHT SHOW
Artists in the genres of installation, dance, and music are featured in this celebration of light. The event, with an auction to follow, is a fundraiser for the Fremont Solstice Parade. Fri May 6 at the Fremont Art Walk. Music begins at 7:30 pm, auction at 8 pm.
NSK TALK WITH ROBYN HELD
Frye chief curator Robyn Held talks about the NSK exhibit in The Retrospective Futristic Negative Utopia of the NSK State. Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave, 622-9250. Thurs May 5, 7pm. Free.
ANN POWERS AND ALICE WHEELER
EMP curator and former New York Times music critic Ann Powers and Seattle-based photographer Alice Wheeler talk about Wheeler's exhibit Celebrity Skin, which features photos of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. Henry Art Gallery, 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, 543-2280. Thurs May 5, 7 pm. Free.