2 Friends -- See the woodland creatures for holiday decor: owls, geese, ravens and cranes. The show remains on view through December. 341 E. Benson Blvd.
APU ConocoPhillips Gallery, Grant Hall -- Alaska Photographic Center's Clark James Mishler, Richard J. Murphy, Janice Parsley and Gary Postlethwait were selected by the 2013 "Rarefied Light" juror Sean Kernan for this December exhibition. "Juror's Choice" will be on view through Sunday. 4101 University Drive. (564-8220)
APU Leah J. Peterson Gallery -- Alaska Photographic Center members' exhibition celebrates 30 years in honor of John Reeder. APC is a statewide nonprofit organization founded in 1983 to promote and support fine-art photography in Alaska. On view through Sunday. 4101 University Drive. (564-8220)
Alaska Native Arts Foundation Gallery -- In Inupiat artist Susan Ringstad Emery's show "Interwoven," she illustrates the interconnectedness of elements. On view through December. 500 W. Sixth Ave. (258-2623, alaskanativearts.org)
Arctic Rose -- Local artists are clearing out their studios, so here's an opportunity to pick up original art. Learn about the artists' process and browse through their smaller unframed pieces. On view through Monday. 423 W. Fifth Ave.
Artique Ltd. -- Enjoy a show of paintings, glass, metal sculpture, watercolors and encaustics featuring new work by Deborah Deal, Mary Ann Fortune, Jim Fowler, Leslie Harrison, Sarah Holm, Claudia Ihl, Eleanor McMahon, Marianne Wieland and Vladimir Zhikhartsev. On view through December. 314 G St. (artiqueltd.com)
Aurora Fine Art -- Helping Hand for Nepal artist Sandy Jamieson releases a new print, "On Equal Footing." All donations will fund Nepal projects and endowments. On view through December. 737 W. Fifth Ave. (274-0234)
International Gallery of Contemporary Art -- "Paint/Draw/Sculpt" is a group exhibition curated by Don Decker and Michele Suchland featuring more than 35 contemporary artists. Guest Room Gallery: Linda Lucky with a show titled "The Lucky Zone." On view through Saturday at 427 D St.
Octopus Ink Gallery -- "Sea Magic" is a show of art by Karla Morreira. "Cephalopods and Friends" features marine life including watercolor cephalopods and recycled surfboard art. On view through December at 410 G St.
Stephan Fine Arts -- Alaska's well-known impressionistic artist Lynn Brautigam Boots is releasing 30 new originals of her renditions of places she's visited, including Nunapitchuk, Tuscany, Maui, Cordova and more. On view through December. Also, the show "Chickadee Tea" by Amanda Brannon, originally showing in The Cubby, may now be seen in the gallery through the month. 939 W. Fifth Ave., inside the Hotel Captain Cook.
Great Harvest Bread Company -- Yuliya's Glamour Art Garage is a show of art by Glamour Art Garage students, ages 4-18. They have created acrylic paintings on wood and canvas. On view through December. 570 E. Benson Blvd. (441-8644, facebook.com/splashandpaint)
Kaladi Brothers Coffee -- See work by Jeff Frenske at the Jewel Lake location. His photography show consists of Alaska nature scenes. On view daily through December at 6861 Jewel Lake Road.
Kobuk Coffee Co. -- "Santa and Fifi: Celebrating Portraiture" is a show of works by Tracey Pilch. She exhibits her pet portraits and owl paintings. On view through December at 504 W. Fifth Ave. (kobukcoffee.com)
Middle Way Cafe -- A solo exhibit of new works by local artist and filmmaker Ted Kim is on view through Feb. 11 at 1300 W. Northern Lights Blvd., Suite G.
Midnight Sun Cafe -- Mark "Eek" Eaker's show is titled "What Did I Just See?" His goal when he paints is to make people think. On view through December. 245 W. Fifth Ave. (743-0572, midnightsuncafeak.com)
Snow City Cafe -- "This is my Adventure" is a show of photographs by Kerry Klauder. The exhibit will include work from Kerry's adventures and travels around the world. On view through December at 1034 W. Fourth Ave. (snowcitycafe.com/art)
The Alaska Humanities Forum presents "Layers; Veils," an exhibition of new works by Enzina Marrari addressing the themes of vulnerability, protection, exposure, fragility and strength. On view through December. 161 E. First Ave., Door 15.