Avenue West Gallery - Painted furniture and large paintings on reclaimed wood panels by Barbara Hawkins, during December. Watercolor and egg tempera by Scott Melville, through Saturday. 122 S. Monroe St. (509) 838-4999
Brick Wall Gallery - Black and white photographs by Stu Levy. 530 W. Main Ave., skywalk level. (509) 928-7721
Bryan Oliver Gallery - “Smoke & Mirrors,” Whitworth Faculty Exhibition. Whitworth University, 300 W. Hawthorne Road, Ernst F. Lied Center for the Visual Arts, Room 201. (509) 777-3258
Chase Gallery - “Homage to Women Artists,” shrines created by Palouse Women Artists honoring their inspirations. Spokane City Hall, lower level, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 625-6050
Clearstory Gallery - “Why Are You Here?” photo installation by Jim Van Gundy. 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. Also “Lang and Rue: Verses,” large-scale, colorful paintings by Melissa Lang and Stephen Rue, through Saturday. 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,” whimsical and artistic gifts. 1625 N. Monroe St. (509) 489-5465
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture - “Lasting Heritage,” using personal stories and human-made objects to articulate the spiritual and visceral links between ancient people, modern tribal people and their lands; “Seeing Impressionism: Europe, America and the Northwest,” in partnership with the Tacoma Art Museum; “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. 2316 W. First Ave. (509) 456-3931
On Sacred Grounds - “Light & Gold,” hand-painted lampshades, metal leaf art and acrylic canvas paintings by Gretchen Paukert, through Dec. 17. 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. (509) 747-6294
Pacific Flyway Gallery - “Around the World and Back,” oil paintings by Linda Besse; live oil painting and lecture today, 4-7 p.m. 409 S. Dishman Mica Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 747-0812
Pottery Place Plus - Works by the Spokane Jewelers Guild. Auntie’s Bookstore, 203 N. Washington St., main floor. (509) 327-6920
Saranac Art Projects - Works by Margot Casstevens and Ben Tobin. Saranac Public House, Community Building, 25 W. Main Ave. (208) 819-7992
Spokane Convention Center - “Riverdance,” large-scale painting of up to 20 panels representing the Spokane River ecosystem. Exhibit Hall Lobby, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 625-6079
Spokane Public Library - Exhibit of paintings by Victor Prado. 906 W. Main Ave. (509) 444-5336
Stan Miller Studio - Recent watercolors and egg temperas, through Sunday. 3138 E. 17th Ave. (509) 768-9354
The LadyBug Gallery - Contemporary, abstract and organic fiber art works from Linda Anderson and members of the Fabrications Quilt Artist Guild, through Dec. 15. 10220 N. Nevada Road, 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. 811 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-1500
Yuletide Fine Arts Fair – Friday-Sunday, 31st annual event presented by the Spokane Art School in conjunction with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture’s BeGin evening event. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. Free admission. (509) 325-1500
Coeur d’Alene/Post Falls/Kellogg
Coeur d’Alene Art Walk - Evening of exceptional art and fine dining in beautiful downtown Coeur d’Alene. Meet the artists, listen to live music and view newly arrived art. Friday, 5-8 p.m. Free. (208) 292-1629
. 414 Mullan Ave., on the corner of the Coeur d’Alene City Park, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 292-2359
Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center - Pottery Show, through Saturday. 405 N. William St., Post Falls. (208) 457-8950
North Idaho College - “Experiences and Recollections,” painted surfaces and sculpture by James Blackburn Craig, . Corner Gallery, Boswell Hall, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 651-6484
Silver Mountain - Photographs, papier maché and paintings by Judy Minter. Mountain Cafe at Gondola Village, Kellogg. (208) 687-3059
Atrium Gallery - “Wild Northwest,” works by 15 local artists. Panhandle State Bank, 414 Church St., Sandpoint. (208) 263-6139
Moscow Food Co-op - Screenprints on felt by Brett Lysne, ends today. Deli Gallery, 121 E. Fifth St. (208) 882-8537.
University of Idaho, Prichard Art Gallery - Faculty exhibit by the College of Art & Architecture, with reception Friday, 5-8 p.m. 414/416 S. Main St. (208) 885-3586.
Artisans at the Dahmen Barn - Watercolors by Maureen McProud Wheeler. Highway 195, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. (509) 229-3414.
Eastern Washington University - “In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak,” a national traveling exhibition about the illustrator of more than 100 picture books, including “Where the Wild Things Are.” Through Dec. 15. John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, Cheney. (509) 359-2264
EWU Gallery of Art - “Sweetened Condensed Milk,” paintings and drawings by Yfguiney Ampleyev. Eastern Washington University, 140 Art Building, Cheney. (509) 359-2494
WSU Gallery 2 - “Fresh Ink,” recent prints by U.S. artists through Friday. Washington State University, Department of Fine Arts Center, 5064 Fine Arts Center, Pullman. (509) 335-8686
WSU Museum of Art - “Jim Olson: Architecture for Art,” comprehensive retrospective of the renowned Seattle architect’s 45-year career, through Saturday. Washington State University, Fine Arts Center, 100 Wilson Road (across from Martin Stadium), Pullman. (509) 335-1910
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