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Academy of Art University. "Spring Show": Group show of work by students in all departments of the university. Through Aug. 13. 79 New Montgomery (at Mission),

Andrea Schwartz Gallery. "Mixed Messages": New drawings by Gwen Manfrin. Through July 29. "Homey": New work by Terry Hoff. Through July 29. 525 Second Street (South Park Street), 496-2090,

Anthony Meier Fine Arts. "Overpainted Photographs": Small works by Gerhard Richter. Through Aug. 19. 1969 California (at Octavia), 351-1400,

ARTé Gallery. "Philippine Center Arts": Group show of work by contemporary Filipino artists. Daily. 447 Sutter (at Stockton), Fourth Fl., 650-274-2617.

Bank of America. "Trinkets": Heather Marx Gallery presents an exhibition of indoor and outdoor sculpture by Matt Gil. Through Aug. 13. 555 California (at Kearny).

Blue Gallery. "Here and Now": Group show of paintings and sculpture. Through July 31. 731 Polk (at Willow), 606-7170,

Blue Room Gallery. "California Art Metal Now!": Group show of metal art. Through Aug. 14. 2331 Mission (at 19th St.), 282-8411,

Braunstein/Quay Gallery. "Paul Pratchenko": New paintings and studies. Through July 30. 430 Clementina (at Fifth St.), 278-9850,

Brian Gross Fine Art. "(re)collections": New work by Michelle Pred. Through Aug. 20. 49 Geary (at Kearny), 788-1050.

The Canvas Cafe and Gallery. "I Heart SF": San Franciscorelated group show featuring work by Nicole Frelier, Niana Liu, Adam Wier, Ursula Young, and others. Opening reception is July 28 at 7 p.m. July 28-Aug. 22. 1200 Ninth Ave. (at Lincoln), 504-0060,

Chinese Historical Society of America. "Trading on Fear: Chinese Images in American Trade Cards": Exhibition of historical advertising trade cards common in the 19th century. Through July 31. 965 Clay (at Stockton), 391-1188.

Creative Growth Art Center Gallery. "Dialogues": Group show of collaborations between professional artists and the center's artists with disabilities. Through Aug. 26. 355 24th St. (at Broadway), Oakland, 510-836-2340, ext. 15.

Dolby Chadwick Gallery. "In the Abstract: 2004-2005": Ink drawings by Kim Frohsin. Through Aug. 2. free. 210 Post (at Grant) (Second Fl.), 956-3560,

Fort Mason, Bldg. A. "Jo Farrell": Photography show of images from Tibet. Through Aug. 19. Marina & Buchanan, 751-9548.

Fraenkel Gallery. "John Guttman at 100": Paintings, drawings, and photographs from the artists' long career. Through Aug. 20. "Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Photographs": A hodgepodge show including anything from historic treasures to flea market finds. Through Aug. 20. 49 Geary (at Kearny) (Fourth Fl.), 981-2661.

Frey Norris Gallery. "David Mellen": Exhibition of five new sculptures. Through Sept. 23. 456 Geary (at Taylor), 346-7812,

Future Primitive Sound. "Old Soul": Kelly Tunstall's whimsical, seductive paintings brings to life some of the most prominent female singers of soul music, like Billie Holiday and Aretha Franklin. Through Aug. 10. Free. 597 Haight (at Steiner), 551-2328,

Gallery at Thoreau. "Ecovisions: WEAD at Thoreau": Group exhibit of work exploring sustainability from the Women Environmental Artists Directory. Through Aug. 12. 1016 Lincoln (at Torney), 561-7823,

Gallery Paule Anglim. "Laura Dufort": New paintings. Through July 30. 14 Geary (at Kearny), 433-2710.

George Krevsky Fine Art. "Back in the Day": Solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Raphael Soyer. Through Sept. 10. 77 Geary (at Grant), 397-9748.

Glama-Rama. "Berlin London Paris Pigeon Forge": New work by Jim Winters. Through July 30. 417 South Van Ness (at 15th St.), 861-4526,

Gregory Lind Gallery. "Traumhaus": "ArchiSculpture" by Randy Dixon. Through Aug. 13. "It Takes Ice to Cut Ice": Gouache paintings by Will Yackulic. Through Aug. 13. 49 Geary (at Kearny), Fifth Fl., 296-9661,

Hackett-Freedman Gallery. "Select Modern Works": Group show. Through July 30. "Still Lifes and Narratives": New paintings by Richard Ryan. Through July 30. 250 Sutter (at Kearny) (Fourth Fl.), 362-7152,

Hang Annex. "Up & Coming": Mixed media exhibit featuring the work of emerging artists. Through Aug. 1. "Group Exhibition": Drawings, monoprints, and paintings on paper. Through July 31. 567 Sutter (at Mason), 544-0610.

Hang Gallery. "Jenny E. Balisle": New paintings. Opening reception is July 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Through July 31. 556 Sutter (at Mason), 434-4264,

Hosfelt Gallery. "Catherine McCarthy": New paintings. Through July 30. "Susan Marie Dopp": New work on mulberry paper. Through July 30. 430 Clementina (at Fifth St.), 495-5454.

International Museum of GLBT History. "Sporting Life: GLBT Athletics and Cultural Change From the 1960s to Today": A multimedia exhibit chronicling the participation of gay and lesbian people in a wide variety of sports. Through Dec. 31. 657 Mission, No. 300 (at New Montgomery),

Jack Hanley Gallery. "Vicious": Group show of video art curated by Liz Mulholland featuring work by Virginia Kleker, Alex McQuilkin, Tracey Moffat, and Laurel Nakadate. Through Aug. 6. 395 Valencia (at 15th St.), 522-1623.

John Pence Gallery. "Introductions 2003": New drawings and oil paintings by Nicholas Raynolds. Through July 30. 750 Post (at Jones), 441-1138.

The Lab. "Bayennale Bay Area International Art Exhibition": Lowell Darling's answer to the Berlin and New York biennials brings together a wide range of local and international artists in different venues in San Francisco and the East Bay. Through Aug. 7. 510-635-6930. 2948 16th St. (at Capp), 864-8855.

Lucky Juju Pinball/Art Gallery. "Cars and Characters": New photographic work by Scott Schroeder. Through Aug. 3. 713 Santa Clara (at Webster), Alameda, 510-205-9793,

Madrone Lounge. "Tesseract": The seven female artists in the esoterically titled exhibition "Tesseract" explore childhood fantasy's creepy uncharted terrain (with detours through mythology, bondage, and fashion). Highlights include the eerie, diaphanous photography of Kimberly Verde and Summer-Jane Bell's whimsical mixed media sculptures. Through Aug. 31. free. 500 Divisadero (at Fell), 241-0202,

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