At James Harris, recent UW grad Alwyn O'Brien is having her solo debut in the city. Her sensually brilliant ceramic sculptures were a major highlight at the UW MFA show. I'm glad she's been picked up. (With Maki Tamura.)
Three favorites take over Platform Gallery for if on a winter's night: Patte Loper, Marc Dombrosky, and Jesse Burke. Each artist is delicate, but pointed.Quilt by Association—nontraditional quilts by Luke Haynes, Joe Cunningham and Shawn Quinlan.
CoCA Pioneer Square opens a juried show of 16 artists selected by Juan Alonso with an interesting theme: how artists have changed their approaches because of the economy.
Plus, various galleries are getting their holiday on (Gallery I|M|A, for instance), so you can start shopping for gifts while you look!