Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery
Old Broads: Still Kicking
Multiple Artists

August 11 - September 25, 2016

In a time and place where 20-somethings are botoxed and 30-somethings routinely get "a little work done”, whose dominant industry is peddling our youth-obsessed, airbrushed culture to the rest of the world, what is a woman of a certain age to do?  Old Broads 2 features the work of female, visual artists over the age of 50, currently working in Southern California. The exhibit seeks to showcase and celebrate artists who bring a lifetime of experience and experiences to their work.
Through September 25, 2016.

South Gallery: Eye Approved
Critical Eye Studio

August 4 - October 9, 2016

Critical Eye Studio meets weekly in Redlands and has been painting together for several years. Not a painting or work of art is finished, or is shown, until it has been critiqued by the members. We all know that our work is improved because of suggestions from the members. We view critiques as a positive thing, and we welcome this time together. The artists in the group include Martha Cowan, Chick Curtis, Angela Koenig, Diana McGlaughlin, Tony Radcliffe and Trudy Wood.
Through October 9, 2016.

Spotlight Gallery: California Places and Faces
Mark Woodi

August 18 - October 2, 2016
Having great memories of growing up in California, living in Napa, Thousand Oaks, and Pasadena. I've literally driven thousands of miles throughout the state. Almost everywhere I go in CA brings back pleasant memories, which is what I hope my CA paintings do for others who appreciate this beautiful state. Drawing or painting people is the best way to practice and improve as an artist. It requires observational skills and learning how to use the chosen medium to work in. The works are a glimpse into the artists’ studio.
Through October 2, 2016


Young Artist Alcove:
Lesley Mora Hernandez

June 12 - August 28, 2016

Young Artist statement:
"Art helps me express, demonstrate and share the way I see the world with viewers.  It is exciting to use new media, 2D and 3D, and techniques to create an artwork.  The outcome of every artwork, good or bad, make me want to create more."
Through August 28, 2016

Line Gallery:
Impressions. . .
Selections from CCMA’s Collections 

July 7 - October 2, 2016

An original print is a work of art created through contact with a matrix such as a stone, block, plate, or screen that was created by the artist; it must have been printed manually by the artist or under the artist's direct supervision and was approved by the artist for quality and excellence. CCMA’s collection includes many prints. We share some of our Impressions with you from artists: Florence Arnold, Phil Dike, James Fuller, Robert George, Susan Lautmann Hertel, Henry Lee McFee, Phil Paradise, Millard Sheets, Don Laviere Turner, Veloy Vigil and Robert E. Wood.
Through October 2, 2016.




Events at the Museum

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Artist Reception -- 2 pm - 4 pm

Old Broads: Still Kicking
Eye Approved

Sunday, August 21, 2016

3 pm - 5 pm

Summer Time at CCMA:
Pigs to Pig Iron + More

Come to CCMA for a delightful afternoon of art, food and fun. The afternoon begins with an art talk on Pigs to Pig Iron, a series of eight watercolors by San Francisco artist Esther Bruton Gilman showing the transformation of a Fontana pig farm into the Kaiser Steel mill, the first on the West Coast.
Continue the pig-themed afternoon by sampling maple bacon ice cream from Bert & Rocky's; enjoy a cold brew from Strum Brewery (a favorite at last year's OktokerFeast); pick outa fired-clasy pig pot made by the Mudpies sculpture group and Ontario HS art teacher Susan Mach and fill it with succulent cuttings from the garden of Dee Marcellus Cole; try your hand at breaking the pig pinata; participate in a raffle for a linoleum cut pig print by artist Jesus Cruz and other pig-themed items; and in general enjoy the museum, the comraderie, and the lightheartedness of the day.

Summer Time at CCMA:
Pigs to Pig Iron + More

 a 75th anniversary event

 Open Studio at CCMA
Fridays from 11 am – 3 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
IEShineOn, an online source for events and activities in the Inland Empire, recently featured CCMA. To view the article, click here.

Suzanne Sproul article

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist Suzanne Sproul visits CCMA to discuss the 75th anniversary events. To view the article, click here. 

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:

April 7, 2016
Ontario YMCA Good Faith Breakfast

 217 S. Lemon Ave, Ontario, CA 91761 • 909.463.3733 • info@chaffeymuseum.org • Thursday-Sunday, noon - 4 pm • Free Admission