Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery: ONA2X2
Curated by Bunny Gunner Gallery

September 4 – November 9, 2014

Twenty-two artists were given a 2 foot by 2 foot panel or canvas and asked to create a work of art. The artists were allowed to express their own creativity with only the limitation of size. The commonality of size brings work together that otherwise might not mix.

Exhibiting artists include Sioux Bally-Maloof, J. Cheryl Bookout, Dan Callis, Steve Comba, George Comer, Mary Dessert, Athena H. Hahn, Rebecca Hamm, Lucinda L. Hanshaw, Brent Harada, Joel Heflin, Jenelle Lowry, Amy Maloof, Christopher Michno, Fr. Bill More, Seth Pringle, Steve Schmidt, Thomas Stubbs, Juan Thorp, Shari Wasson, Michael Woodcock and Joe Zaldivar.
Through November 9, 2014.

South Gallery: Burnt Offerings
Curated by Karen Karlsson

October 30 – January 4, 2015

Burnt Offerings explores the varied artistic expressions possible using encaustic paint.  An ancient medium made from beeswax, dammar resin and pigment, encaustic can produce myriad textures and forms and is known for its luminosity.  The works in this exhibit highlight some of the most exciting Western artists working in encaustic today.
Through January 4, 2015.

Spotlight Gallery: Nacht zum Tag
(Night into Day) – Kerry Kugelman

October 16 – December 21, 2014

Kerry Kugelman’s abstract paintings reveal brooding, atmospheric spaces that evoke an air of mystery and possibility. Rooted in landscape, teeming with organic forms and textures, and orchestrated by a supernal light, the paintings suggest natural forms ranging in scale from the cellular to the cosmic. Sharp tonal contrasts and clouds of ink suspended in acrylic medium create rich surfaces that draw the viewer in, and suggest a mysterious voyage.

Through December 21, 2014.

Young Artist Alcove:
Jessica Hernandez

October 30 – November 30, 2014

From the artist:
"I enjoy drawing and creating art because it gives me comfort, comfort that I need and don’t get from other stuff. It makes me feel at peace and in my own space.
One of the things I enjoy drawing most are human facial features because they hold so many emotions.      I also enjoy using nature in my work because it holds purity and natural beauty."
Through October 26, 2014

Line Gallery
Harriet White: Dedicated Artist

August 21 – November 2, 2014

Harriet White, a graduate of the Chicago Art Institute, explored her art to its fullest by sketching, drawing and painting.

A founding member of the museum and a promoter of fine arts in the greater Pomona Valley area, she successfully saved CCMA's collection from the auction block.
Through November 2, 2014.



Events at the Museum

Thursday, November 13, 2014
7 pm
– 8:30pm
Second Thursday and
Neighborhood Welcome Party

The Medium of Encaustic
with Karen Karlsson

The November Second Thursday presentation features encaustic artist and CCMA board member Karen Karlsson. Encaustic is an ancient painting medium that uses pigments mixed with hot wax to create art.

Karen will describe the history, manufacture and use of encaustic as a medium for painting, collage and sculpture. The talk will conclude with a guided walk through the encaustic works on display in the Burnt Offerings exhibit in the museum's South Gallery.

Free for CCMA members and guests

Sunday, November 16, 2014
2 pm
– 4 pm
Artist Reception

CCMA Annual Members Exhibition
Main Gallery

Burnt Offerings
Curated by Karen Karlsson
South Gallery

'Tis the Season
Selections from CCMA's Collections
Line Gallery

Sunday, December 7, 2014
2 pm
– 4 pm

Reception and Holiday Party
CCMA Annual Artist AIR Sale Opening
All works of art priced at
$25, $50, $75 or $100

Open Studio at CCMA
Fridays from 11 am – 3:30 pm

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
Model Colony Award

In recognition of its rehabilitation of the building interior to create four galleries, the museum store and administrative area, CCMA was presented with a 2014 Model Colony Award by the City of Ontario Planning Department.

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

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Thursday through Sunday
noon — 4:00 pm

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