A detail of Alwyn OBriens porcelain Story of Living.
  • A detail of Alwyn O'Brien's porcelain Story of Living.
The star of the event has to be SOIL's Vs. the Matador group show—a response to Picasso at SAM with this parody audioguide.

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.

One of Marc Dombroskys embroidered found notes.
  • One of Marc Dombrosky's embroidered found notes.
Gallery LUKE features 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!