Avenue West Gallery - Watercolor and egg tempera by Scott Melville, through Dec. 10. Hours are Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Avenue West Gallery, 122 S. Monroe St. (509) 838-4999.
Bryan Oliver Gallery - “Smoke & Mirrors,” Whitworth Faculty Exhibition, through Feb. 11, 2012. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., closed during university holidays. Whitworth University, Ernst F. Lied Center for the Visual Arts, Room 201. (509) 777-3258.
Chase Gallery - “Homage to Women Artists,” exhibition of shrines created by Palouse Women Artists that honor the women artists who have inspired them. Hours are Mondays, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Tuesdays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Dec. 30. 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free. (509) 625-6050.
Clearstory Gallery - “Why are you here?” photo installation by Jim Van Gundy, through Jan. 15, 2012. Weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and during services. Life Center Foursquare Church, 1202 N. Government Way. (509) 499-2678.
Jundt Art Museum- “Sahlin Foundation Collection,” large-scale prints by Chuck Close, Dennis Cunningham, Manuel Izquierdo, Ibrahim Miranda, Roger Shimomura, Robert Stackhouse, Neil Welliver and John Wilson, through March 10; free public walkthrough with director/curator Scott Patnode at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Also “Lang and Rue: Verses,” large-scale, colorful paintings by Melissa Lang and Stephen Rue. Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. (509) 313-6611
Kress Gallery - “Visual Evolution,” celebrating the convergence of historic and contemporary photographic technologies, presented by the 2011 Society for Photographic Education Northwest Regional Conference. River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave., level three. (509) 363-5317
Manic Moon Studio - “Holiday Artisan Show,” Thursdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Manic Moon Studio, 1625 N. Monroe St. (509) 489-5465.
Montgomery Studio - Friday-Sunday. “The Natural Places – Where You Play,” regional landscape paintings by L.R. Montgomery. Friday, 5-10 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 428 E. 21st Ave. (509) 624-0261.
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture - “Lasting Heritage,” using personal stories and objects to articulate the links between ancient people, modern tribal people and their lands; opens Saturday and continues indefinitely. “Seeing Impressionism: Europe, America and the Northwest”; “Need/Want: Matters of Priority,” a juried art exhibition concerned with the way contemporary American society assigns value and priority; “Territory: Generational Triptychs,” intersecting artistic boundaries. Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $7/adults, $5/seniors and students with ID, free/age 5 and younger. 2316 W. First Ave. (509) 456-3931.
Pacific Flyway Gallery - “Around the World and Back,” oil paintings by Linda Besse inspired by her trips to the seven continents. Live oil painting and lecture on Dec. 8, 4-7 p.m. Through Dec. 23. Pacific Flyway Gallery, 409 S. Dishman Mica Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 747-0812.
South Perry Pizza - Acrylic on canvas by Tina Sanger. Through Sunday. South Perry Pizza, 1011 S. Perry St. (509) 290-6047.
Spokane Convention Center - “Riverdance,” large scale painting of up to 20 panels, representing the Spokane River ecosystem and has images of fish, herons, ducks and the river landscape. Through March 29. Exhibit Hall Lobby, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 625-6079.
Spokane Public Library - Exhibit of paintings by Victor Prado, through Dec. 31. Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main Ave.
Lady Bug Gallery - “Impressions of Nature,” contemporary, abstract and organic fiber art works by Linda Anderson and members of the Fabrications Quilt Artist Guild, through Dec. 15. 10220 N. Nevada St., Suite 10. (509) 467-8210
Tinman Gallery - Works by Brian Aut, Sondra Barrington, Virginia Carter, Nan Drye, Kristina Elverum, Brenda Everett, Dina Fernandez, Jo Fyfe, Janet Murstad, Tresia Oosting, Patti Reiko Osebold and Sally Simmer, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Through Dec. 31. Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave. Free admission. (509) 325-1500.
Coeur d’Alene/Post Falls
Art Spirit Gallery - 13th Annual Small Artworks Invitational, with works smaller than 12 inches by 30 various artists, with reception 5-8 p.m. Friday. Hours are Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday through Dec. 31. 415 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 765-6006.
Gallery Northwest - “Wonderfully Northwest” featuring gifts and works of art by local and regional artists, today through Dec. 31, with reception Dec. 9, 5-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Gallery Northwest, 217 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 667-5700.
Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center - Pottery Art Show, Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., through Dec. 10. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. Free admission. (208) 457-8950.
North Idaho College - “Experiences and Recollections” by James Blackburn Craig. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., closed Dec. 16-Jan. 9 and Jan. 16. Through Feb. 2. Boswell Hall, Corner Gallery, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-3276.
Atrium Gallery - “Wild Northwest,” 15 local artists will offer their take on the Wild Northwest, through Dec. 31. Panhandle State Bank, 414 Church St., Sandpoint. (208) 263-6139.
Moscow Food Co-op - Screen prints on felt by Brett Lysne, through Dec. 8. Deli Gallery, 121 E. Fifth St. Free. (208) 882-8537.
University of Idaho, Prichard Gallery - “Intermountain Nocturnes,” photography by Jan Boles, and “Here and There: Meditations on Mapping,” drawings, prints and paintings by wife Anna Marie Boles, through Sunday. 414/416 S. Main St. (208) 885-3586
Artisans at the Dahmen Barn - Watercolors by Maureen McProud Wheeler, Sunday-Dec. 31, with reception 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Hours are Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 4. Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Free. (509) 229-3414.
Eastern Washington University - “In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak,” a national traveling exhibition. Through Dec. 15. John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, Cheney. (509) 359-2264.
EWU Art Department - “Sweetened Condensed Milk,” paintings and drawings by Yfguiney Ampleyev, through Jan. 19. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Washington University Art Department auditorium, 140 Art Building, Cheney. (509) 359-2494.
On Sacred Grounds - “Light & Gold,” multimedia art show by Gretchen Paukert featuring hand-painted lamp shades, metal leaf art, and acrylic canvas paintings, with reception Sunday, 5-7 p.m. Through Dec. 17. On Sacred Grounds, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. (509) 747-6294.
St. John Library - “Journey Stories,” a Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit. Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Through Sunday. Main Street, St. John. (509) 648-3319.
WSU Gallery 2 - “Fresh Ink,” recent prints. Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m., closed weekends and university holidays. Through Dec. 9. Washington State University, Department of Fine Arts Center, 5064 Fine Arts Center, Pullman. (509) 335-8686.
WSU Museum of Art - “Architecture for Art,” celebrating the career of Jim Olson. Through Dec. 10. Washington State University, Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-1910.