“Studio Dialogues” features the work of Pat Mahony (including “A Pensive Brooke,” left), Boyd Gavin, Marcy Friedman and others at Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Gallery, 1616 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento. (916) 921-1224, www.tempartgallery.com.
JoAnne Tepper shows meticulous, small-scale still-life paintings at Elliott Fouts Gallery, 1831 P St., Sacramento. (916) 736-1429, www.efgallery.com.
Oakland artist Livia Stein’s images make up a biography of her inner and outer life. Her work is up at Red Dot Gallery, 2231 J St. Suite 101, Sacramento. (916) 247-8026, www.reddotgalleryonj.com.
“Birds, Bones and Other Muses” is the title of Mary Czechan Coldren’s collection of pastels, graphite and silverpoint drawings, paintings and works in other media at Alex Bult Gallery, 1114 21st St., Sacramento. (916) 476-5540, alexbultgallery.com.