Your best bet tonight is probably the Winter Light Festival. Eastside spaces are fluxing, and crowds sparse.
A new space from Fall is Stephanie Chefas Projects. The show, Straight Outta Portland, includes artists Ryan Bubnis, Stephanie Buer, Zach Erickson, Blaine Fontana, Adam Friedman, Peter Gronquist, Yellena James, Susannah Kelly, Brin Levinson, Jen Lobo, Mako Miyamoto, Jeremy Nichols, Jeff P., Neil M. Perry, David Rice, Souther Salazar and Ayumi Takahasi. It's an unusual mix of artists, with Peoples Art of Portland artists showing with artists that would show at Hellion and spaces that are art school-oriented. The curator is also active in the pop surrealism projects, curating in major West Coast cities. At Stephanie Chefas Projects www.stephaniechefas.com 305 SE 3rd Ave #202 - the City Sign Building, formerly a low cost artist space Map. 6PM-9 Free
We generally don't cover book arts. It is not our expertise, and contemporary aesthetics are rare. But tonight we are vary curious about Ink + Metal + Paper at 23 Sandy.
The C.C. Stern Type Foundry has curated this international show of letterpress work from C. Christopher Stern, Jules Remedios Faye, Jim Rimmer, Brian Bagdonas, Inge Bruggeman, John Christopher, Jennifer Farrell, Julia Ferrari, Rebecca Gilbert, Patrick Goossens, Joseph Green, John Grice, Barbara Henry, Richard Hopkins, Darrell Hyder, Myrna Keliher, Emily Larned, Norman McKnight, Sarah Nicholls, Pat and John Randle, Amy Redmond, Mark Sarigianis, Ivan Snyder, Jessica Spring, Barbara Tetenbaum, Sandy Tilcock and Jenny Wilkson.
At 23 Sandy www.23sandy.com 623 NE 23 at Sandy 5PM-8
One Grand has an artist residency. Max Rippon works in the gallery this month. His style of sampled old sign painting styles works with the One Grand aesthetic. At One Grand Gallery www.onegrandgallery.com 1000 E Burnside 6PM-10 Free
Forest for the Trees is a show by Ted Vogel and Jeff Irwin inspired by nature. At Eutectic Gallery www.eutecticgallery.com 1930 NE Oregon 6PM-9 Free
Alea Bone has Mexican folk art influenced wall pieces made from scrap metal. At Redux www.reduxpdx.com 811 E Burnside 6PM-9:30 Free
Black Box has a group show of black and white photography. At Black Box Gallery www.blackboxgallery.com 811 E Burnside, Suite 212 upstairs Early close 5PM-8 Free