Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery: Más allá de Pasado
(Beyond or More Than the Past)

September 17 - , November 8, 2015

Many artists incorporate the palette or the images of their heritage in their artwork. Going back to their roots can help them define who they are, where they came from and where they are going. This exhibit explores beyond the past, more than the present and gives us images that lure us into the future.
Through November 8, 2015.

South Gallery:

September 24 - November 15, 2015

Lax Wax Art, The Southern California Chapter of International Encaustic Artists presents their Member Exhibition. Featuring contemporary work in Encaustic, the exhibit is designed to highlight the varied techniques and artistic expression possible with this ancient medium.
Through November 15, 2015.

Spotlight Gallery: About Face
Multiple Artists

August 27 – October 11, 2015
For eleven years artists have been gathering at the CCMA for monthly portrait sessions.  Huddled easel to easel and elbow to elbow; the painters and drawers squint, gaze, and stare at the seated model before them.  Although the artists are intensely focused on their personal tasks, they form an artist community through their shared experience. In this exhibit, we offer the public a rare opportunity to view an array of wonderful portraits that were produced at these sessions.
Through October 11, 2015


Young Artist Alcove:
Jackie Navarro

August 20 - October 11, 2015

Artist Statement:
"These dresses were inspired by the traditional Japanese Kimonos. I’m inspired by the fabric folds, the flowing fabrics, the belts, the color combinations and patterns.  My focus is on making movement in my work through repeated lines, value changes, patterns and colors.  I prefer to use colored pencil and water color.   I feel like these two media help me work quickly and it helps me to blend colors easily."
Through October 11, 2015

Line Gallery:
Summer by the Shore
Selections from CCMA’s Collections 

July 2 – October 18, 2015

 As the dog days of summer are upon us, join us for the cool, refreshing views of Summer by the Shore. Selections from our collection by Rex Brandt, Thomas Craig, Phil Dike, Harold Knott, Fred Leach, Helen Lundeberg, Robert Majors, Robert E. Wood and Milford Zornes evoke a cool summer breeze for your enjoyment.
Through October 18, 2015.




Events at the Museum

Sunday, October 18, 2015
Artist Reception
2 pm to 4 pm

Mas Alla de Pasado
More Than the Past



Saturday, October 3, 2015

Member Appreciation Day

2 pm to 4 pm
Free for CCMA members
$5 for guests

Thursday, October 8, 2015
7 pm to 8:30 pm
Second Thursday
How to Write an Artist Statement
and Professional Biography

with John Brantingham
Writer-in-Residence, dA Gallery

 Free for CCMA members
$20 for guests

 Open Studio at CCMA
Fridays from 11 am – 3:30 pm
Where artists meet to create and share their artwork in an unstructured environment.

Open Studio at CCMA is a place for artists to come together and create art in the presence of other artists. It is intended to foster creativity, exchange, conversation, encouragement and freedom of artistic expression. All artists are welcome and invited to participate.

Open Studio at CCMA is held every Friday from 11 am to 3 pm. Artists should bring all their own supplies + a sack lunch, drinks and snacks as desired. CCMA will provide a coffee maker, refrigerator and small microwave for the use of participants.
Free for CCMA members
$20 for guests

CCMA in the News
David Allen blog

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen keeps up with what's going on at CCMA. He recently wrote about the outdoor sculpture now gracing the front lawn of CCMA. The sculpture was created by Fullmer Construction superintendent Gary Rue entirely from materials leftover from construction the parking lot next door.
 Click here to see a photo and
read David's blog.

Click here
to read about CCMA in
Trevor Summon's column
Click here to read about CCMA in the
Foothills Reader

217 S. Lemon Ave
Ontario, CA 91761-1623

Free Admission
Thursday through Sunday
noon — 4:00 pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Rent the Museum for your event

The Museum is available year-round as a venue for compatible events of small to medium-sized groups. For more information, including rental rates, available days and times, and floor plan, click here.

Next community event at CCMA:

Ontario-Montclair School District
Promise Scholars Tea
October 29, 2015


 217 S. Lemon Ave, Ontario, CA 91792 • 909.463.3733 • info@chaffeymuseum.org • Thursday-Sunday, noon - 4 pm • Free Admission