PHOTO NOLA: Thursday through Sunday, various locations, New Orleans. PhotoNOLA is an annual festival of photography, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with galleries, museums and photographers citywide. www.photonola.org.
WATERCOLOR SHOWCASE: 6 p.m. Dec. 5. New Orleans Athletic Club, 222 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Peter P. Briant celebrates a 40-year retrospective. (504) 525-2375. www.neworleansathleticclub.com.
OFFSTAGE GALLERY ARTISANS’ EMPORIUM: Through Dec. 14. Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. Original art in a variety of media for purchase. (404) 784-6880. www.OTACenter.com.
EDNA CARR PROJECT: Through Dec. 31. Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, Algiers. Photography by Akasha Rabut. (504) 529-7323. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
CREOLE WORLD: Through Dec. 6. Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean sphere. (504) 523-4662. www.hnoc.org .
CONCERTED EFFORT: Through Dec. 6. Barrister’s Gallery, 2331 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Works by Srdjan Loncar and Daniel P. Alley. (504) 525-2767. www.barristersgallery.com.
PUT YOUR BEST SQUARE FOOT FORWARD: Through Dec. 6. St. Tammany Art Association, 320 Columbia St., Covington. Miniature works no larger than 144 square inches by members. (985) 892-8650. www.sttammanyartassociaton.org.
ART OF THE CUP AND TEAPOT SPOTLIGHT: Through Dec. 7. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Ceramic pieces from selected artist will be exhibited during the museum’s seventh annual cup exhibition and first spotlight. (504) 539-9650. ogdenmuseum.org.
OPPOSITIONS AND PARALLELS: Through Dec. 7. The Front, 4100 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Works by Roby LeRoy-Evans, Naomi Shersty and Ryn Wilson. (504) 301-8654. www.nolafront.org.
CHEMICAL: Through Dec. 7. Gradoux Gallery, 2117 Decatur St., New Orleans. Abstract photography by Heather Oelklaus. gradouxgallery.com.
NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS: Through Dec. 7. Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Works by Brad Benischek. (504) 289-3161. press-street.org/antenna .
NUDES: Through Dec. 8. Loisel Vintage Modern, 2855 Magazine St., New Orleans. Large-format laminated color photographs on aluminum panels. (504) 899-2444. www.loiselvintagemodern.com.
PAINTING OUT LOUD: Through Dec. 20. Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia St., New Orleans. Works by Luis Cruz Azaceta. (504) 522-1999. www.arthurrogergallery.com.
UNIQUE OBSERVATIONS OF THE NATURAL WORLD: Through Dec. 20. Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia St., New Orleans. Works by John Alexander. (504) 522-1999. www.arthurrogergallery.com.
ARTIST TO ARTIST: Through Dec. 20. Slidell Cultural Center, 2055 Second St., Slidell. Works of Adam Sambola and Kenny Bridges. (985) 646-4375. www.slidell.la.us.
PHANTOM LIMB: Through Dec. 20. Antieau Gallery, 927 Royal St., New Orleans. New works by Chris Roberts. (504) 304-0849. www.antieaugallery.com.
COSMOS TRANSITION: Through Dec. 23. The Foundation Gallery, 1109 Royal St., New Orleans. Works by Jon Coffelt to benefit BreakOUT! (504) 568-0955. www.foundationagallerynola.com.
BACK TO BOGALUSA: Through Dec. 26. Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St. New Orleans works by George Dunbar. (504) 525-0518. www.callancontemporary.com.
NEW LIGHT: Through Dec. 30. Soren Christensen Gallery, 400 Julia St., New Orleans. Abstract paitings by Karen Scharer. (504) 569-9501. www.sorengallery.com.
ART JEWELS: Through Dec. 31. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Designer Mario Villa exhibits fine jewelry during the Holiday Jewels extravaganza. (504) 293-4723. www.longuevue.com.
DANGER SHELTER OPPORTUNITY: Through Dec. 31. Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans. James Osborne IV documents Louisiana’s 19th-century coastal fortifications. (504) 529-7323. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.org.
SELF-PROCESSING — INSTANT PHOTOGRAPHY: Through Jan. 4. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Varied array of photographs shot with instant film. (504) 539-9650. ogdenmuseum.org.
IN EMPATHY WE TRUST: Through Jan. 23. New Orleans City Hall, 1300 Perdido St., New Orleans. Works by Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien. By Octavia Art Gallery. (504) 309-4249. www.octaviaartgallery.com.
GUNS IN THE HANDS OF ARTISTS: Through Jan. 24. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400 Julia St., New Orleans. Decommissioned guns repurposed as art. (504) 522-5471. www.jonathanferraragallery.com.
THE PERPETUAL INSTANT: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 6 through Jan. 25. Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Group photography exhibit juried by Grant Hamilton. (504) 352-1150. www.zeitgeistinc.net.
TULANE CONTEMPORARY.3: Through Jan. 25. Carroll Gallery, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. New works by tenured and tenure-track professors in the Newcomb Art Department. (504) 314-2228. carrollgallery.tulane.edu.
PROSPECT.3 TOTEMS NOT TABOO: Through Jan. 25. Newcomb Art Gallery, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Works by Jew Locke, Ebony Patterson, Monir Farmanfarmaian and Andrea Fraser. (504) 314-2406. www.newcombartgallery.tulane.edu.
PROSPECT.3 NOTES FOR NOW: Through Jan. 25. NOMA, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Exhibit shows engagement with the modern and contemporary. (504) 658-4100. www.noma.org.
PROSPECT.3 NOTES FOR NOW: Through Jan. 25. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Works under seven themes that follow “Somewhere and Not Anywhere.” (504) 539-9650. www.ogdenmuseum.org.
PROSPECT.3 NOTES FOR NOW: Through Jan. 25. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. An exploration of global and universal trends in contemporary art through various artist. (504) 528-3805. cacno.org.
SHIGERU BAN AND CAMILLE HENROT: Part of the citywide Prospect.3 exhibition through Jan. 25. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. (504) 293-4112.
LA PETITE MORT: Through Jan. 25. Coup d’oeil Art Consortium, 2033 Magazine St., New Orleans. Works by Blaine Capone, James Taylor Bonds and M. Silver Smith. A P.3+ exhibit. (504) 722-0876. www.coupdoeilartconsortium.com.
ABOVE CANAL - RIGHTS AND REVIVAL: Through Jan. 25. CANO exhibit part of Prospect.3. Myrtle Banks School, 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Artists recall milestones of the civil rights movement. cano-la.org.
BELOW CANAL - REVERBERATIONS: Through Jan. 25. CANO exhibit part of Prospect.3. St. Maurice Catholic Church, 605 St. Maurice Ave., New Orleans. cano-la.org.
CREVASSE 22 - SURGE: Through Jan. 25. CANO exhibit part of Prospect.3. 8122 Saro Lane, Poydras. Outdoor sculpture exhibit at site of levee breach south of New Orleans. Special brunch events Sunday, Dec. 7, and Jan. 4 with shuttles from Contemporary Arts Center. cano-la.org.
WHERE - THE EXPLORATION OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND PLACE, 1843-2014: Through Jan. 31. A Gallery for Fine Photography, 241 Chartres St., New Orleans. Spanning the history of photography, ranging from works by Cartier-Bresson, Adams to Leibovitz. (504) 568-1313. www.agallery.com.
ORIENTALISM - TAKING AND MAKING: Through Feb. 1. NOMA, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Widespread art movement show in paintings, photos and decorative objects. (504) 658-4199. noma.org.
GASPERI COLLECTION - SELF-TAUGHT, OUTSIDER AND VISIONARY ART: Through Feb. 22. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. The exhibit will include a portfolio of 26 previously unseen works on paper by Louisiana artist Clementine Hunter. (504) 539-9650. ogdenmuseum.org.
BIG APPETITES: Through Feb. 28. Guthrie Contemporary, 3815 Magazine Street, New Orleans. Photographs by Christopher Boffoli. (504) 897-2688. guthriecontemporary.com.
DEGAS’ LITTLE DANCER AGED FOURTEEN: Through March 1. NOMA, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. The only three-dimensional work by Degas is highlighted among his works. (504) 658-4199. noma.org.
PUPPY LOVE WITH MY ANGELS FROM ABOVE: Berta’s and Mina’s Antiquities Gallery, 4138 Magazine St., New Orleans. Paintings by Mina Lanzas and Nilo Lanzas. (504) 895-6201.
WOODCARVINGS AND PAINTINGS: By local artists. J&S Gallery, 3801 Jefferson Highway., Jefferson. 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Saturday. (504) 952-9163.
ENCHANTMENT: Fairynola, 5715 Magazine St., New Orleans. Paintings by Jordan and Louise Rimington. (504) 269-2033. www.fairynola.com.
ROMANCING BANALITY: Gallery Orange, 819 Royal St., New Orleans. Multimedia installation by Lyle Carbajal. (504) 875-4006.