Ruby Osorio—A Story of a Girl (Who Awakes Far, Far Away). Los Angeles-based artist Osorio's unique gouache paintings on paper incorporate thread and ink while exploring female identity and its construction. Thru Feb. 19.
Surf Culture Redux. Artwork by students from neighboring schools on a monthly rotation. Ongoing.
LIBRERIA MARTINEZ, 1110 N. MAIN ST., SANTA ANA, (714) 973-7900; WWW.LATINOBOOKS.COM. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.This bookstore and art gallery features a long-term exhibit of art by Emigdio Vasquez; Lalo García; Emilia García; Esperanza Martinez; Irene Carranza.There are also rotating exhibits of new and soon-to-be-discovered artists.
LIVING MUSEUM ART CENTER AND GALLERY AT HARBOR VIEW HOUSE, FIRST- AND THIRD-FLOOR GALLERIES, 921 S. BEACON ST., SAN PEDRO, (310) 547-3341. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and by appt.
Showing Outsider Art. Work created by the patients of Harbor View House. Ongoing.
LONG BEACH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES,SECOND FLOOR, 2525 GRAND AVE., LONG BEACH, (562) 570-4000.
Tran—the Artwork of Tran Nguyen. Tran's artwork was created while attending the Therapeutic Arts Program. Indefinite.
LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART, 2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, (562) 439-2119. Open Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $5; students/seniors, $4; children under 12, free. Free admission for all the first Fri. of every month.
Crossing Boundaries—The Ceramic Sculpture of Mineo Mizuno. The Japanese-born, California-trained artist's work explores new sculptural forms. Thru Jan. 15.
MARION MEYER CONTEMPORARY ART, 354 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, (949) 497-5442. Open Thurs.-Tues., noon-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., evenings.
Winter Group Show. Exhibiting works by Sylvia Torres; Quim Bove; Paula Schoen; Candice Eisenfeld; introducing holographic art by Antonio Arrellanes. Opening reception Thurs., Jan. 5, 6-9 p.m. Thru Jan. 31.
METROPOLITAN FINE ART LLC, 105 AVE. DEL MAR, SAN CLEMENTE, (949) 366-3661. Call for hours.This brand-new art gallery features the work of international, regional and local artists including Todd White; Fabian Perez; Bill Mack; Carrie Graber; and many others.
MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO,31522 CAMINO CAPISTRANO, SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, (949) 234-1300. Open daily, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $6; seniors 60+, $5; children under 12, $4; children under 3, free. Aside from being a historical landmark, the mission showcases work by local artists and craftsmen alike. And not to mention the Lenten clapper, an early 19th century clapper used in church service during Lent.
Familiar California. David Imlay's work draws influence from 20th century American realism as well as photorealism. Thru Thurs., Jan. 12.
Fun With Clay. The mission's ceramics program lets you and the little ones make whatever your hearts desire. Every Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $2-$4.
MUCKENTHALER CULTURAL CENTER, 1201 W. MALVERN AVE., FULLERTON, (714) 738-6595; WWW.MUCKENTHALER.ORG. Open Wed.-Sun., noon-4 p.m. $5; students/seniors, $2; ages 12 & under, free. Indefinite.
Collected Memories. An Impressionist's view of sports and world travel.
Robert W. Jensen. Artwork by the unofficial artist to the Trojan marching band.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORY ART LA JOLLA, 700 PROSPECT ST., LA JOLLA, (858) 454-3541; WWW.MCASD.ORG. Open Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Raymond Pettibon. Thru Sept. 3.
MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART, 628 ALAMITOS AVE., LONG BEACH, (562) 437-1689; WWW.MOLAA.COM. Open Tues.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $5; students and seniors, $3; members and children under 12, free.
MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS, 1649 EL PRADO, SAN DIEGO, (619) 238-7559. Call for hours.
Eye to Eye—Photographs by Graham Nash. You know, as in Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. More than 80 photographs by the acclaimed rock musician/photographer depicting many subjects, including his travels, portraits of fellow musicians and travelers, his family, and self-portraits. Opens Sun. Thru April 30.
Lalla Essaydi—Converging Territories. Seven large-format color photographs by Moroccan-born artist Essaydi. Thru Sat.
NEWLAND HOUSE MUSEUM, 19822 BEACH BLVD., HUNTINGTON BEACH, (714) 962-5777. Open Wed.-Thurs., 2-4:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-4 p.m. Built in 1898, this is the oldest, best preserved and most historically significant example of early homes in Huntington Beach, especially since they're all being bulldozed for tasteless, peach Mediterranean homogeneity.
NEWPORT BEACH CENTRAL LIBRARY, 1000 AVOCADO AVE., NEWPORT BEACH, (949) 717-3801. Call for hours.
Portraits and Peoplescapes. Priscilla Ann Tanner's watercolors focus on the ever-changing light patterns and translucence in the identities of her subjects. Indefinite.
Newport Beach Film Fest, www.newportbeachfilmfest.com. All filmmakers are invited to submit their original film and video projects. $45 for short films; $55 for feature length. Deadline Tues.
NEWPORT HARBOR NAUTICAL MUSEUM, 151 E. PACIFIC COAST HWY., NEWPORT BEACH, (949) 673-7863. Call for hours.
Echoes in the Ice. Explore the Antarctica through collages by artist Rick van Glintenkamp, as well as portraits, profiles and personal effects of the courageous explorers who introduced this forbidden land to the world for the very first time. Thru Feb. 26.
NIGHT GALLERY CERAMICS, 201 N. MAIN ST., SANTA ANA, (714) 973-8477; WWW.NIGHTGALLERYCERAMICS.COM. Open Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; and by appt. The Gallery showcases ceramic art on an ongoing basis.
NORTON SIMON MUSEUM, 411 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA, (626) 449-6840; WWW.NORTONSIMON.ORG.