Pictures by Legends: Photographs from the Seafirst Corporate Art Collection presents the work of 27 important American photographers, representing over one hundred years of history. Pictures by Legends is now showing in lobby of the Norton Building, 801 Second Ave. at Columbia St., Seattle, through August 30. Building hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Contact Anita Albright at 464-5220 for more information.
Pleasures of the Garden, a group show of paintings, sculpture, fountains, and prints, is on through the end of August. The opening reception takes place August 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. Pleasures of the Garden is located at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane, Kirkland. For more information, call 889- 8212.
The Sculpture and Paintings of Michael R. Bristow will run through September 9 at the Shoreline Community College Gallery. Call 546-4774.
Sean Miller's "The Soil Juice Love Network" will be on exhibit at the King County Art Gallery through August 31. Call 296-7580.
The 9th Annual Juried Art Show will run at the Monte Cristo in Everett through September 5. Call 259-0380.
The Bellevue Public Library will exhibit Fahrenheit '96: Solid.Liquid.Solid, An International Fire Arts Symposium through October 4. Call 641-2954.
Amandari Gallery presents The Spell of Myths through August 31, featuring painter d'Elaine Johnson. Call 521-9902.
The Fine Arts Show, showing work made by using heat, runs through September 8 at the Anderson Glover Gallery. Call 739-0303.
Japanese Scrolls: Poetry in Two Dimensions runs through August 31 at the Carolyn Staley Gallery. Call 621-1888.
The Seattle Asian Art Museum features Kesa, The Elegance of Japanese Monks' Robes through November 3.
The Arts Council of Snohomish displays Joan Pinney's watercolor paintings through August 20. Call 259-0380.
The Seattle Art Museum will feature a number of forums devoted to Beyond The Tanabata Bridge: A Textile Journey in Japan. Examples of the textiles will be shown through September 15, with special exhibitions at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and 6 p.m. on Sundays. Call 206-654-3100.
The Seattle Asian Art Museum offers a small Chinese shadow puppet installation through the fall, and a summer tea and flower festival on August 18 at noon. Call 206-654-3100.