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Concert and Last Bash at SAM Musicians Mische Eddins and Bill Horist perform a mellow acoustic set at SAM, giving visitors another way to enjoy the space before it closes for renovation on Jan. 5 (until spring of 2007). Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St., 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thurs. Dec. 29. Seattle Art Museum celebrates its last day in its old space. Art activities for kids and adults, prizes, performances, a midnight toast, and live music by Central Services, Math and Physics Club, Plan B, and Queen Lucky. Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St., 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org. Free with museum admission. 5 p.m.-midnight. Weds. Jan. 4.
Art and Soul Celebrity photographer Nikolas Muray was both lover and friend to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and his portraits of her have been reprinted by Art and Soul using a rare color carbon printing process. 2860 N.W. Market St., 206-297-1223. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 30.
Art/Not Terminal Mixed-media abstract figures inhabit paintings by Venezuelan "New Age" artist Leopolld J. Cardozo in "Heretic: Retrospective of a Choice." Also: "Winter Sparkle," dream-inspired paintings by Haitian artist Yanick Moravia, and handmade books, illustrations, and a paper corset by Elizabeth Beronich Sheets. 2045 Westlake Ave., 206-233-0680, www.antgallery.org. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. "Winter" ends Jan. 4; "Heretic" ends Jan. 5.
ArtsWest "Personal Voices and Visions" features mixed-media pictures by Arden Charles, paper kimonos using traditional Japanese paper and techniques by Karen O'Hanlon, and Asian-influenced encaustic paintings by Genie Rognier. 4711 California Ave. S.W., 206-938-0963, www.artswest.org. Noon-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 31.
Bellevue Arts Museum The Northwest Designer Craftsmen retrospective show "Looking Forward, Glancing Back: Northwest Designer Craftsmen at 50" displays over 100 contemporary and historic works by NWDC artist members. Also: "Two Hands, Twenty Years, and a Billion Beads" is a survey of David Chatt's intricately beaded sculpture and assorted jewelry, by turns goofy and satirical. 510 Bellevue Way N.E. (Bellevue), 425-519-0770, www.bellevueart.org. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. (until 9 p.m. Thurs.); 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun. Ends Jan. 1.
Bluebottle Matthew Porter's bright paintings of "Birds and Blossoms" take their inspiration from vintage Japanese and Chinese woodblock prints. 415 E. Pine St., 206-325-1592, www.bluebottleart.com. 1-7 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Dec. 31.
Burke Museum Subhankar Banerjee's magnificent photos of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are the result of a two-year expedition among caribou and tundra. UW campus, Northeast 45th Street and 17th Avenue Northeast. 206-543-5590, www.washington.edu/burkemuseum. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily (until 8 p.m. Thurs.). Ends Dec. 31.
Frye Art Museum "William Cumming: The Image of Consequence" offers an authoritative retrospective of the 88-year-old Northwest painter's long career. Curated by local art critic Matthew Kangas, the show follows the evolution of Cumming's work from reform-minded realism to a more formal fusion of representation and abstraction. Also: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore were pioneering gender-benders in the freewheeling art world of 1920s Paris. These photographs from the two female photographers explore complex notions of sexuality and identity. 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250, www.fryeart.org. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. William Cumming ends Jan. 1; Cahun & Moore ends Feb. 12.
Gallery 4 Culture "In Good Company" presents emotional moments captured in color photographs and video by Seattle artist Anne Mathern. 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., 206-296-7580, www.4culture.org. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec 30.
Gallery 110 Kate Sweeney fills the walls with subatomic geometric studies made from wood, decals, and polka dots, using a Spirograph, while Northwest mystic and painter Albert Fisher explores light and energy with clouds and prisms of color. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336, www.gallery110.com. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 31.
Garde Rail James "Buddy" Snipes presents his colorful Southern bricolage folk art made from tin, wood, and other scraps. His "Tree of Life" tin sculpture, filled with smiling people suspended from its branches, is particularly interesting in its happy depiction of a potentially negative image. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 110 Third Ave. S., 206-621-1055, www.garde-rail.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Dec. 31.
Greg Kucera Oil and wax minimalist block paintings by Anne Appleby and seemingly simple drawings of structures by Philippe Weisbecker. 212 Third Ave., 206-624-0770, www.gregkucera.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 31.
Howard House "The Sea is the Ghost of the World" is a series of new abstract and figurative paintings by Los Angeles artist Tony de los Reyes. 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399, www.howardhouse.net. 10:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 30.
Jack Straw New Media Gallery Tania Kupczak's "sonic neighborhood" explores our impulse to preserve what we don't understand. 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919, www.jackstraw.org. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 30.
Linda Hodges Gallery Moody landscape oils by Bainbridge Island painter Gayle Bard. 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034, www.lindahodgesgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 31.
Lisa Harris Gallery Northwest painter and master printmaker Kent Lovelace re-creates his recent travels in oil on copper plate, an uncommon technique, for "Landscape Journal: Ireland and France." 1922 Pike Pl., 206-443-3315, www.lisaharrisgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Dec. 30.
Local Color Six artists (Todd Karam, Kristin Alyea, Miranda Roberts, Scott Bourret, Carrie Narducci, and Sharon Dale) display acrylic, watercolor, and silk paintings and photography at this art and coffee house. 1606 Pike Pl., 206-728-1717, www.localcolorseattle.com. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends Dec. 31.
Platform "Dark States" is a collection of ominous photographs by Jesse Burke, Bill Finger, and Stephen Hilyard. 114 Third Ave. S., 206-323-2808, www.platformgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends Dec. 31.
Richard Hugo House Gallery at Belltown In "The de Chirico Overlap," five poems by Hugo House co-founder Frances McCue are paired with five paintings by her friend, artist Mohammed Daoudi, behind windows in what could be the smallest gallery in town. 2721 First Ave. (actual space is on Clay St.), 206-322-7030, www.hugohouse.org. Viewable 24 hours daily. Ends Dec. 31.
Sam Day Gallery New bronze works by bas-relief metal sculptor Heidi Wastweet. 79 S. Main St., 206-382-7413. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 3.
Seattle Art Museum "Louis Comfort Tiffany: Artist for the Ages" shows that the craftsman/entrepreneur, with his exquisitely detailed lamps and windows and luxurious sensibility, was actually an artist of his times (late 19th-early 20th century). This is a well-assembled and beautifully lit show, but a bit cautious for the museum's swan song before it closes in January for renovation. 100 University St., 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. Ends Jan. 4.
SOIL "Catalog" collates rather curious work by 12 artists from Seattle to Beijing who like to list, categorize and enumerate in a variety of media such as photography, embroidery, and video. Allison Manch details the lyrics to Dolly Parton's song "Jolene" in orange thread, while Diane Jacobs fashions pieces out of human hair, and Rutherford Chang uses clips from the NBC Nightly News in her video. 112 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061, www.soilart.org. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends Dec. 31.
Stonington Gallery Ceremonial hats, a wolf mask, and Tlingit-style paintings make up "The Winter Solstice," a collection of work by 29 Northwest Coast artists celebrating this important season for local Native Americans. 119 S. Jackson St., 206-405-4040, www.stoningtongallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Dec. 31.
Tacoma Art Museum "The Romantic Visions of Michael Brophy" offers 25 paintings of quintessentially Northwest images executed over the past 10 years by the Portland-based artist. Also: "Margaret Bourke-White: The Photography of Design" displays the 20th-century photojournalist's early work, focusing on formalist studies, industrial sites, and machinery. 1701 Pacific Ave. (Tacoma), 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org. Every third Thursday free and open until 8 p.m. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Brophy ends Jan. 1; Bourke-White ends Jan. 15.
The Legacy Ltd. "From the House of the Thunderbird" celebrates Northwest Coast wood sculpture, including masks by Namgis artists Don Svanvik, Johnathan Henderson, and Sean Whonnock. 1003 First Ave., 206-624-6350, www.thelegacyltd.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Dec. 31.
Wall Space In "Gathering Calm," Elizabeth Carmel retouches her crisp Hasselblad photographs of land and waterscapes in the Western states to create sometimes stylized studies of the healing qualities of nature. 600 First Ave. (#322), 206-330-9137, www.wallspaceseattle.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Jan. 1.
William Traver Gallery Life-size terra-cotta sculptures by Kathy Venter make up "Immersion," while "Pilchuk 2005" comprises new work by teachers and artists at the esteemed glass school. 110 Union St. (#200), 206-587-6501, www.travergallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon- 5 p.m. Sun. Ends Jan. 1.
Woodside/Braseth "Small and Significant" is the gallery's 44th annual holiday exhibition featuring Northwest artists, including William Cumming, Paul Horiuchi, Ginny Ruffner, and many others. 2101 Ninth Ave., 206-622-7243, www.woodsidebrasethgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 31.
Art Institute of Seattle The 23rd annual Faculty Show features design, media art, fashion, photography, installations, and other work. 2323 Elliott Ave., 206-233-0680, www.ais.edu. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 31.
Arthead Gallery "Arthead Alumni" showcases a wide range of small-scale work by over 20 established and up-and-coming regional artists who've been a part of this gallery's 30-year history. 5411 Meridian Ave. N., 206-633-5544, www.bromwikstrom.com/arthead.html. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 14.
Ballard/Fetherston Intriguing new paintings by Michael Shultheis, whose past passions for math and economics slip into his acrylic paintings as seemingly random numbers and subconscious calculations. If synapses were paintable, they might look like this. 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440, www.ballardfetherston gallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 7.
Baas Art Gallery "Shared Vision, A Celebration of the Spiritual in Life and Art" features paintings by Robert Drucker, Nobuhiro Kagami, and Fulgencio Lazo. 2703 E. Madison St., 206-324-4742, www.baasart gallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Jan. 14.
Capitol Hill Arts Center "Pane in the Glass" should draw people in for its brilliant title and premise alone: Nine local artists have transformed nine recycled windows into illuminated art in four weeks. Presented by the Twilight Artist Collective. 1621 12th Ave., 206-388-0500, www.capitolhillarts.com. 6-10 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 31.
Floating Leaves Tea Seattle photographer Rachael Jackson captures images with a naturalist's eye. 2213 N.W. Market St. (#100), 206-529-4268, www.float ingleavestea.com. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon- 8 p.m. Sun. (closed Tues.). Ends Jan. 13.
Francine Seders Marita Dingus fashions elaborate sculptures and wall hangings from fabric, leather, glass, odd hardware, and other recycled curiosities in "We Don't Come Back Brand New." 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355, www.sedersgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Jan. 15.
G. Gibson Gallery "Ink + Paper" highlights a rich array of work by 13 contemporary printmakers. (See spotlight, this page) 300 S. Washington St., 206-587-4033, www.ggibsongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 14.
Gallery63Eleven Filmmaker Karl Krogstad shows his colorful new Raoul Dufy–esque paintings. 6311 24th Ave. N.W., 206-478-2238, www.gallery63eleven.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 11.
Jeffrey Moose Multitalented Chinese artist Long Gao displays scrolls, stone-cut prints, surrealist oils, and other work. 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square, 206-467-6951, www.jeffreymoosegallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 31.
Joe Bar Local painter Chrissa Arazny uses glitter and acrylic to depict women in "Hiding." 810 E. Roy St., 206-324-0407, www.joebar.org. 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Jan. 31.
No Space Gallery "Diamonds and Pearls" is a purposely eclectic assortment of new work: paintings by local artist Ryan Iverson, a line of clothing by designer Kristopher Whitman, and sculpture by Nic Barbeln and Hiro Nakanishi. 534 Summit Ave. E., 206-354-9424. 2-6 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Ends Feb. 1.
Patricia Cameron With pen, ink, and charcoal, New York artist Bo Culpepper captures strange angst and angles in his adept drawings of New York rooftops and whimsical interpretations of toy cars in "Murmurings." 234 Dexter Ave. N., 206-343-9647, www.pcameronfineart.com. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 14.
Photographic Center Northwest The center's annual Members' Exhibition presents a juried selection of photographs from nearly 40 artists. Benham Gallery owner Marita Holdaway is this year's juror. 900 12th Ave., 206-720-7222, www.pcnw.org. Noon-9:30 p.m. Mon.; 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Jan. 15.
Seattle Aquarium "Water's Edge" showcases an array of beautiful aquatic-themed quilts by 21 artists from the Contemporary Quilt Arts Association. All display an amazing use of color, texture, and deft handwork. Particularly striking are Kelpbed II by Janet Kurjan, Turtle Totem by Patty Hieb, and Donna DeShazo's Flowers of Coral, while Audree DeAngeles incorporates white organza and long strands of twisting yarn to create 3-D jellyfish in Jelly Float. 1483 Alaskan Way (Pier 59), 206-386-4320, www.contemporaryquiltart.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free with aquarium admission. Ends Jan. 31.
Solomon Fine Art Nik Tongas uses steel, lead, resin, and cast plaster to create his dramatic and somber wall-mounted sculptures in "Obscure Domain." Also: paintings, charcoal drawings, and paper sculptures by Russ Havard, Kazuo Kadonaga, Paul Shakespear, and Chris St. Pierre. Reception: 5-8 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 5. 1215 First Ave., 206-297-1400, www.solomonfineartinc.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Jan. 27.
Two Bells Bar & Grill Nha Vuu elegantly reinterprets traditional Chinese painting in "Cliff and Clear Springs," her natural ink and watercolor abstractions. 2313 Fourth Ave., 206-441-3050. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Ends Jan. 31.
Viveza "Travelers" features 10 ghostly oil paintings by Seattle artist Carole d'Inverno. 2604 Western Ave., 206-956-3584, www.viveza.com. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Dec. 31.
Western Bridge "Crash. Pause. Rewind." powerfully explores disaster imagery generated by pop culture and the media. Includes works by Richard Barnes, E.V. Day, Tacita Dean, Christoph Draeger, John Haddock, Timothy Hutchings, Chris Larson, Euan Macdonald, and Robert Lazzarini. (Western Bridge will be closed through Jan. 4.) 3412 Fourth Ave. S., 206-838-7444, www.westernbridge.org. Noon-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends March 4.
Winston Wächter Oneiric beeswax and oil paintings by Hiro Yokose and dramatic, sepia-toned photos of Iceland, Patagonia, and Niagara Falls by Rena Bass Forman. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855, www.winstonwachter.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 6.
Henry Art Gallery "150 Works of Art," a compelling exhibit designed by architects Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, allows viewers to establish their own connections among a variety of photographs, paintings, and video pieces from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Also on display: "Hershmanlandia: The Art and Films of Lynn Hershman Leeson" presents the first comprehensive look at this innovative multimedia artist's provocative work; Argentinean-born artist Santiago Cucullu fills the East Gallery with an expansive and somewhat befuddling new contact-paper mural and minimalist sculpture installation, "The Fates Await: (Serious Delirium or You Will Die Tomorrow)," inspired by the German Expressionist film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari; and "Sign Language" features the photography of John Gutmann, Walker Evans, Aaron Siskind, and Weegee. UW campus, 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-543-2280, www.henryart.org. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. "Sign Language" ends Jan. 29; "Hershmanlandia" and "150 Works" end Feb. 26. Cucullu ends March 12.
Museum of Flight "Suitcase Sightings," curated by longtime Seattle (now Tacoma) artist Lynn DiNino, features a creative array of suitcases reimagined by local artists, most remarkably as a giraffe named Tallulah. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5700, www.museumofflight.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free with museum admission. Ends Feb. 2.
Nordic Heritage Museum "Parallel Paths—Two Generations in Art" features embroidery and fiber art by Finnish mother and daughter Riita-Liisa Haavisto and Anne-Ritta Haavisto. Also: "Boundary Crossings—Temperal Dialogues in Finnish Landscape Photography," with work by Johannes Grano, Jorma Puranen, Pentti Sammallahti, and Taneli Eskola. 3014 N.W. 67th St., 206-789-5707, www.nordicmuseum.org. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; Noon-4 p.m. Sun. Free with museum admission. Ends Feb. 5.