Artisans Wares - “Small Works Show,” works by Gay Waldman, Casey Lynch, Jan Moulder, Sharon Ronning and Melissa Cole. River Park Square, 211 N. Wall St., Suite 200. (509) 456-6030.
Avenue West Gallery - Painted furniture and large paintings on reclaimed wood panels by Barbara Hawkins, during December. 122 S. Monroe St. (509) 838-4999.
Brick Wall Gallery - Black and white photographs by Stu Levy, through December. 530 W. Main Ave., skywalk level. (509) 928-7721.
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. 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.
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. 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.
On Sacred Grounds - “Light & Gold,” hand-painted lampshades, metal leaf art and acrylic canvas paintings by Gretchen Paukert, Friday through Dec. 17. 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. (509) 747-6294.
Pacific Flyway Gallery - Oil paintings by Linda Besse inspired by her trips to the seven continents, through Friday. 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.
River Ridge Association of Fine Arts - Paintings by members Jan Hough Taylor, Dan Cronyn and Robert Karr, through December. Forza Coffee Co., 2829 E. 29th Ave., Spokane. (509) 671-1539.
Saranac Art Projects - Works by Margot Casstevens and Ben Tobin. Saranac Public House, Community Building, 25 W. Main St. (208) 819-7992.
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. Exhibit Hall Lobby, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 625-6079.
Spokane Law Enforcement Museum - Artifacts, photos, portraits, badges, uniforms and other police mementos. Museum accepts donations of police memorabilia, as well as donations. 1201 W. First Ave. $5/adults, $4/seniors and military, $3/students, $2/age 12 and younger. (509) 625-3352.
Spokane Public Library - Exhibit of paintings by Victor Prado. Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main Ave. (509) 444-5336.
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. Free admission. (509) 325-1500.
Coeur d’Alene/Post Falls/Kellogg
Art Spirit Gallery - 13th annual Small Artworks Invitational, with works by 30 artists, through Dec. 31. 415 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 765-6006.
Coeur d’Alene Public Library - “The Way We Worked,” a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute, explores how work became such a central element in American culture, through Jan. 28, reception 6 p.m. today with state historian Keith Peterson. 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 769-2315.
Gallery Northwest - “Wonderfully Northwest” featuring gifts and works by regional artists. 217 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 667-5700.
Human Rights Education Institute - Local artists were asked to interpret and portray one of Mahatma Gandhi’s social sins as part of a two-year program at HREI, through 2012, including Donna Bain, Harold Balazs, Allen Dodge, Mary Dee Dodge, Rhea Giffin, Barb Mueller, Joan Smith, Austin Stiegemeier and Marci Wing. 414 Mullan Ave., on the corner of the Coeur d’Alene City Park, Coeur d’Alene. Free, donations accepted. (208) 292-2359.
Silver Mountain - Photographs, papier-mâché 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.
Pend Oreille Arts Council Gallery - “Cabin Fever,” features new works from more than 30 member artists, through Feb. 17. Power House, 120 Lake St., Sandpoint. (208) 263-6139.
Third Street Gallery - 10th annual Winter Solstice exhibit. Moscow City Hall, second and third floors, 206 E. Third St, Moscow. (208) 883-7036.
University of Idaho, Prichard Art Gallery - Faculty exhibit by the College of Art & Architecture. 414/416 S. Main St., Moscow. (208) 885-3586.
Artisans at the Dahmen Barn - Watercolors by Maureen McProud Wheeler, through Dec. 31. Highway 195, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Free. (509) 229-3414.
EWU Art Department - “Sweetened Condensed Milk,” paintings and drawings by Yfguiney Ampleyev, through Jan. 19. Eastern Washington University Art Department auditorium, 140 Art Building, Cheney. (509) 359-2494.
Old Hotel Art Gallery - Desert artists from Moses Lake are featured during December. Old Hotel Gallery, 33 E. Larch Street, Othello, Wash. (509) 488-5936.