We're the Heroes this time. The art of Jophen Stein's Snootson Family Showcase. Indefinite.
SECOND CITY COUNCIL ART GALLERY + PERFORMANCE SPACE, Wille's Building, 435 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, (562) 901-0998; www.2ndcitycouncil.org. Open Wed.-Sun., noon-5 p.m.
In the Name of All That's Holy. This juried show features works by local artists and was juried by Dr. Allen Roberts, Professor of World Arts and Culture, UCLA. Thru Fri.
SHOWCASE GALLERY, 3851 S. BEAR ST., STE. B-15, SANTA ANA, (714) 540-6430. Open Wed.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-
5 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 a.m.
Orange County Fine Arts. Artwork by the nonprofit arts organization. Indefinite.
SPACE ON SPURGEON,AN URBANE GALLERY OF ART,210 N. SPURGEON ST., SANTA ANA, (949) 464-0105. Open Sat.-Sun., 1-4 p.m.; and by appt.
Awakenings—Altered States of Artist Patrick Maisano. Maisano's fantastical images awaken a higher state of consciousness, probing and poking at our imaginations. Thru Jan. 15.
Silent Auction—Day of the Dead Skulls. The auction's proceeds benefit the Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center in Santa Ana. Sat., 7-9 p.m.
Surface Juxtaposition. The fun and provocative art of Steve Hopper. Indefinite.
STUDIO 343, 343 SEVENTH ST., SAN PEDRO, (310) 831-5118. Open Wed.-Sat., 1-5 p.m.
Vision 1. Featuring works by Sheila Harrity. Ongoing.
SUBJECT MATTER GALLERY, THE LAB, 2930 BRISTOL ST., STE. A-101, COSTA MESA, (714) 668-9887. Open Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.The gallery showcases the work of emerging street artists.
UTOPIA, 117 LINDEN AVE., UNIT E, LONG BEACH, (562) 858-9846.
Unspoken Words. Multi-media installation by Flood. Thru Thurs., Jan. 5.
VIENTO Y AGUA GALLERY, 4007 E. FOURTH ST., LONG BEACH, (562) 434-1182. Open Tues.-Thurs., 1-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Narcissus and Friends. A retrospective of self portraits and portraits from 1983 to 2005 by local artist Tom Miller. Indefinite.
WENTWORTH GALLERY, 305 FOREST AVE., LAGUNA BEACH, (949) 376-3878.
Peter Max Art Show and Appearance. Max displays his design for the 2006 Winter Olympics poster. Indefinite.
WHITNEY GALLERY, 350 N. COAST HWY., LAGUNA BEACH, (949) 497-4322. Open daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
La Familia. Works by featured artist Cynthia Grilli.