Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery: Red Out Loud!
Art Box 20 Year Celebration

July 3 – August 31, 2014

A Place for Friends to Gather, Be Inspired, and Create Art

In 1993 those words formed the foundation for Art Box Studio and remain true 20 years later. Under the watchful eye of owner, painter and teacher Sylvia Megerdichian, the members of ArtBox Studio have come together to create an art exhibit inspired by the title Red Out Loud!
Through August 31, 2014.

South Gallery: Spice – JoAnn Formia
CCMA Artist of the Year

June 26 – August 24, 2014
Spice (variety is the spice of life) includes selections that range from traditional representational transparent watercolors to the abstraction of line, shape, form and color.
Through August 24, 2014.

Spotlight Gallery: Love in the Big Top
Kirk Kain

July 9 – August 17, 2014
A story of two circus misfits, who despite their differences, and a through a series of hilarious adventures, find sometimes what you’re looking for is right in front of you, even if it isn’t at eye level.
Through August 17, 2014.

Line Gallery:
Robert George: Artistic Explorer

May 22 August 17, 2014

Robert George was a teacher, mentor, and always an innovator. Well-known in the inland region as an abstract expressionist, art teacher and active member of CCMA, Robert George is appreciated and remembered by many. These works from the Museum collections celebrate his life and art through color, form and beauty.
Through August 17, 2014

Young Artist Alcove:
Sean Angelo Chavez Quilatan

July 10 August 17, 2014

From the artist:
"I started drawing very young.  My first drawing was a stick figure Superman.  He was a favorite superhero and I wanted to capture his existence on paper.  I guess that’s the reason why I enjoy art; because I want to take some part of what I see/think and create something new.  I love movies, music videos and television.  I’m inspired by what I see and want to take those ideas and put it on paper to create something new that no one else has seen before.  I create art because I’m passionate about expressing my emotions, my inspirations and my imagination…and I don’t think I’ll ever stop."
Through August 17, 2014.



Events at the Museum

Second Thursday
featuring CCMA 2013 Artist of the Year
Sylvia Megerdichian

Thursday, August 14, 2014

7 pm – 8:30 pm 

The August Second Thursday presentation is by Sylvia Megerdichian, founder of Art Box Studio in Upland and CCMA's 2013 Artist of the Year.  First, Sylvia will share her story of founding of The Art Box and some anecdotes about the self portraits in Red Out Loud!, the current exhibit in the Main Gallery.

The main portion of Sylvia's presentation will focus on the importance of drawing to painting. She will explain  "Right Brain Drawing", a design technique that helps people "see" better. She will conclude the talk with a discussion about drawing supplies.

Sunday, September 7, 2014
2 pm
– 4 pm
Artists Reception

Petites Ouevres d'Art
Southern California Collage Society
South Gallery

pastel paintings by ada m. passaro
Spotlight Gallery

Open Studio at CCMA
Fridays from 11 am – 3:30 pm
beginning July 28, 2014

CCMA announces the commencement of Open Studio at CCMA beginning Friday, July 28, 2014. All artists are welcome and invited to participate.

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.

Open Studio at CCMA will be 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 909-963-3733909-963-3733.

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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