Best of Second Saturday

↑  b. sakata garo

Veteran Sacramento artist, Jack Ogden, who taught for many years at California State University, Sacramento, continues to focus on the human figure in evocative surroundings in his new oil paintings at b. sakata garo, 923 20th St., Sacramento. (916) 447-4276.

↑  Alex Bult Gallery

Jay Welden’s recent watercolor paintings feature landscapes as well as figures from his “Muse” series. They are up at Alex Bult Gallery, 1114 21st St., Suite B, Sacramento. (916) 476-5540.

↑  Sacramento Temporary Contemporary

Mark Bowles’ vibrant landscape paintings hover between representation and abstraction. They are up at Sacramento Temporary Contemporary, 1616 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento. (916) 921-1224.

↑  Viewpoint Gallery

Stu Levy’s “Grid-Portraits,” in which several negatives are contact-printed in a grid pattern function both as portraits and explorations of how we perceive complex imagery. They are up at Viewpoint Gallery, 2015 J St., Suite 101, Sacramento. (916) 441-2341.

←  Archival Gallery

Native Sacramentan Arthur Sordillo, who died in April, moved to New York 15 years ago but kept close ties to Sacramento artists and friends. He is the focus of a memorial tribute show featuring some of Sacramento’s most prominent artists at Archival Gallery, 3223 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento (916) 923-6204.