Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery: ONA2X2
Curated by Bunny Gunner Gallery

September 4 – November 2, 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 2, 2014.

South Gallery: Spice – Petites Oeuvres d'art
Southern California Collage Society

August 28 – October 26, 2014

Creating on a "confined" size of 6 inches by 6 inches can open an artist up to many possibilities. It takes great skill to bring big ideas into such a narrow focus.

The artists of the Southern California Collage Society took the inspiration to create small.
Through October 26, 2014

Spotlight Gallery: Potpourri
pastel painting by ada m. passaro

August 21 – October 11, 2014

From the artist:
All subjects fascinate me . . . Whatever I look, I visualize paintings. The atmosphere/mood . . . composition . . . or how the light falls upon a subject will grab me and I just have to paint it.

Some of these paintings were done en plein aire, while others were conceived in the studio. In my landscape images, I try to capture my emotional response to the subject, not necessarily replicating the scene..
Through October 11, 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

Young Artist Alcove:
Jared Ray

September 18 – (to be determined), 2014

From the artist:
"Art is something that I need in my life to feed my creativity.  When I draw or paint, a sense of peace and relaxation comes over me.  I like to paint many different subjects, but I mostly focus on portraits.  I find faces to be interesting, diverse, fun and detailed.  The reason I continue to draw is so that I can express myself and continue to learn and grow as an artist."



Events at the Museum

Sunday, October 19, 2014
2 pm
– 4 pm
Artists Reception

Curated by Juan and Susie Thorp
Main Gallery

Harriet White: Dedicated Artist
Line Gallery

Nacht Zum Tag
(Night into Day) -- Kerry Kugelman
Spotlight Gallery

Thursday, October 9, 2014
7 pm
– 8:30pm

Second Thursday

Painting with Pastels
with ada m. passaro

The October Second Thursday presentation is by artist ada m. passaro. Though all mediums interest ada, in the past few years she has concentrated on oils and soft pastels. She is active with the Plein Air Artists of Riverside and paints outdoors in various locations in the region.

Ada earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and continues her education by participating in workships and attending lectures by qualified artists. Her presentation will be on creating paintings with soft pastel sticks.

Free for CCMA members
$20 for guests
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.

Please RSVP for Open Studio at CCMA to Jenelle Lowry, Museum Coordinator at info@chaffeymuseum.org or 909-963-3733.

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

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Ontario, CA 91761-1623

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