Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery: Expressions
Multiple Artists

January 14 – March 13, 2016

Many artists choose not to depict the visual reality of an object but to use their creative energy to communicate to the viewer the emotion, experience or spirituality they feel. Aristotle once said, "The Aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Artists in this exhibition include Karen Kauffman, Fr. Bill Moore, Lynda Pasztor and Larry White.
Through March 13, 2016.

South Gallery:
Whimsical Celebration
2016 CCMA Artist of the Year,
Dee Marcellus Cole

February 4 - Mach 20, 2016

Artist of the Year was a concept first initiated in 2005. Our 2016 Artist of the Year recipient is honored for her contributions to the artistic community and support of Chaffey Community Museum of Art.
Through March 20, 2016.

Spotlight Gallery:
Slot Canyons: Nature’s Abstract Art
Nancy and Paul Speaker

January 28 to March 27, 2016
Formed by flash floods rushing through cracks in slickrock sandstone, slot canyons can be less than three feet across and over 100 feet deep. Hidden away, they can be dangerous, even deadly, but the walls have interesting textures and swirling shapes resembling abstract art. When the interplay of light and shadow is introduced, the beauty can be both an intimate and awe inspiring visual experience.
Through March 27, 2016


Young Artist Alcove:
Maria Juncaj

January 7 - February 21, 2016

Young Artist statement:
"When creating artwork I feel free. I’m able to express myself without any limits. I do not make art to have people be amazed by my artistic ability but to have them see the way different objects are interpreted in my mind. I have grown to love 3D artwork such as ceramics. I also created many digital artworks. I love trying different ways to create artwork; there is never a limit to what I want to include in my work. I always include emotion in my artwork either deliberately or without even knowing it they just spill out onto the page. I use clay, ink, oil pastels, graphite, and color pencil. These are the materials I find easy and fun to use to create emotions in my artwork."
Through February 21, 2016

Line Gallery:
Reflections . . .
Looking Back, the First Ten Years
Selections from CCMA’s Collections 

December 31, 2015 - April 3, 2016

 IChaffey Community Museum of Art was founded in the spring of 1941. The first Invitational Purchase Prize Art Exhibit opened on October 25, 1941 and included work from 61 artists. In the catalog for the exhibit it stated, "Two paintings will be purchased this year, an oil and a watercolor. In ten years we fully expect to have, in Chaffey’s Permanent Collection, the finest showing of contemporary American art on the Pacific Coast”. The paintings in this exhibit are the purchase prize award winners and paintings that were gifted by artists to CCMA during the first ten years.
Through April 3, 2016.




Events at the Museum

 Sunday, January 31, 2016
2 pm to 4 pm

Opening Reception
Expressions (Main Gallery)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Opening of
Whimsical Celebrations
Dee Marcellus Cole
CCMA 2016 Artist of the Year

Sunday, February 7, 2016
Palettes and Plates:
The CCMA Annual Awards
honoring 2016 Artist of the Year
Dee Marcellus Cole


 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.

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