The Lost Ark of African American Art, History & Experience in Vancouver and the Northwest, through February. This exhibit, hosted by the Vancouver NAACP in honor of Black History Month, features art, artifacts and stories from Vancouver’s own black history, from the “First Families” — African Americans who settled here before 1945 — to the present. Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. www.naacpvancouverwa.org
Photography Show, through February. There will be several local photographers showcasing their work with a wide range of subject matter like Northwest scenes, dramatic still lifes and wildlife photos. Aurora Gallery, 1004 Main St., Vancouver. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 360-696-0449 or www.AuroraGalleryOnline.com
“Reflections of the Pacific Northwest,” through February. This exhibit features the photographs of nature photographer Karen Stuwe. Stuwe captures the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with scenic photos ranging from ocean breakers to the Cascades. Second Story Gallery, upstairs in the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. The gallery is open during regular library hours, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. 360-834-4532 or www.secondstorygallery.net
Mike Smith, through February. A solo show of Smith’s vibrant paintings. Attic Gallery, 421 N.E. Cedar St., Camas. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and by appointment on Sunday and Monday. 360-833-9747 or www.atticgallery.com
“Kevin Peters: Redefining Past and Present,” through Feb. 15, featuring paintings, quilts, headdresses, and buckskin and rawhide items by Nez Perce artist Kevin Peters. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Visitor Center, 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
“The Art of Portraiture and People,” through Feb. 28. This exhibit features work by local photographers Michelle Baker, Al Flory, Eric Green, Marina Green, Natasha Hass-Hauskins, Starlena Kilde, Susan Marmolejo-Kipp, Jim Nelson, Erica Pollock, Randy Preston, Grey Proctor, Andrew Schwartz, Tracy Spohn, Susan Williams, Dieter Zander, and Jennifer Zika. Union Chapel Gallery, 806 Main St., Vancouver. Art can be viewed 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, before, during and after service hours at Union Chapel. www.ucvancouver.com
“Twist,” through Feb. 28. This exhibit features the work of Sherry Saele and Krista Anara Cibis, tweaking traditional forms of fiber arts and using techniques such as weaving, needlepoint, jewelry making, and other processes that blend craft, art and practical handiwork. Esther Building Art Space, 610 Esther St., Vancouver. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Art of Grace Janku, through Feb. 29. An exhibit of the art of Columbia River High School senior Grace Janku, presented as a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Janku’s younger brother has terminal melanoma and has received free treatment at St. Jude for the past six years. Janku, who will begin an art degree at George Fox University this fall, is offering the fundraiser as part of her school’s engagement outreach program. The art is on display in Niche Wine Bar’s “Loo-vre” bathroom exhibit space. Niche Wine Bar, 1013 Main St., Vancouver, open Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m.
“Farewell to the Pig,” through Feb. 29. In a group show that bids farewell to the Year of the Pig before welcoming the Year of the Rat, this exhibit features new swine-related works of more than 15 artists including Pepe Hidalgo, Robert Bickel, Erin Dengerink, Samyak Yamauchi, Anne John, Sharon Svec, kathi rick, Greg Bee, Cynthia Heise, Sarah Dillon, Jill Falk, Russell Ford, COWS Vancouver, Vivi LaRue and Steve Eichenberger. There will also be an Artist Talk from 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 15 featuring a chance to meet and talk with many of the artists featured in the show. Attic Gallery, 421 N.E. Cedar St., Camas. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and by appointment on Sunday and Monday. 360-833-9747 or www.atticgallery.com
“In Stillness and Motion; Containment of the Aesthetic,” through March 23. This exhibit features the work of Megan Eckman and Alder Suttles. Eckman’s “Flatteringly Flat” series revels in the aesthetic interplay of pattern on pattern. Suttles’ work centers on water imagery and poolside scenes. Rebecca Anstine Sixth Floor Gallery, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 360-835-2892 or https://www.clarkcountyartscommission.com/
“Unbridled,” through March 28, is a solo exhibit of Michael Lindstrom’s latest oil paintings. Inspired by the diverse landscape of the Pacific Northwest, Lindstrom enjoys painting local scenes. Art on the Boulevard, 210 W. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on First Fridays. 360-750-4499 or www.artontheboulevard.org
Barbara Van Nostern, permanent rotating exhibit. Van Nostern will exhibit select works from her watercolor paintings, changing seasonally. Rand Jewelers, 112 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 360-314-2474.