Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery: Premium Blend
Mid Valley Art League

April 17 June 22, 2014
Mid Valley Arts League’s 61st Members’ Exhibition is a juried exhibition featuring an extraordinary body of work produced by members of all levels. A wide range of subject matter, from representational to non-objective will stretch your imagination and satisfy your artist’s palette.  Through June 22, 2014.

South Gallery: Honor Court
Mid Valley Art League

April 17 — June 22, 2014
The members of Mid Valley Arts League who have been chosen to be on the Honor Court in recognition of their status as professional recognized artists as evidenced by publication of their work, signature membership in other art organizations, service as jurors in art exhibitions and teaching experience are exhibiting their recent work which will be juried for awards. Through June 22, 2014.

Spotlight Gallery: Light Writing with a Camera
Wayne Leavitt

April 10 – May 11, 2014
From the artist:
Photo (Greek for light) graphy (Greek for drawing) is the art, science and practice that gives us the unique ability to preserve an object or scene for all time. The trick is to make it interesting and enjoyable to look at. Photography is, therefore, a continuing work-in-progress. It is a challenge that will never be net, and so we keep trying for perfection. Through May 11, 2014.

Line Gallery: California Watercolorists

January 14 — May 18, 2014
The diversity of California lends itself to the translucent quality of watercolors. Whether a vibrant California landscape, a stylized portrait, or the subtlety of a quiet scene, these works exemplify our state. The California style is celebrated with selections from the Museum collections.

CCMA’s collections includes 29 artists listed in the book California Watercolors 1850-1970. For this exhibit, we have selected works from these artists: Anders Aldrin, Bill Anderson, Loren Barton-Morning, Rex Brandt, Thomas Craig, James Fuller, Robert George, Mabel Bennett Hutchinson, Emil Kosa, Jr., Phil Paradise, Don O'Neill, Millard Sheets and Martha Underwood. Through May 18, 2014.

Young Artist Alcove: Maria Esther Sanchez

April 3 – May 4, 2014
From the artist:
"When I make art, I don't usually have a plan.  The majority of the time I go in blindfolded.  I have an idea but not plan for how I am going to make it or how it will turn out in the end.  Most of the time, my work is a simple thought that grows into something altogether different as it moves along.  Once I get started I enjoy pushing myself to do more and add more detail.  With that being said, my two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork revolve around texture and detail.  I love doing what I do, art is the one thing that thing no one can take.  It's a representation of myself, it defines me as a person. In life some people run, some cook, some write…I make art."
Through May 4, 2014.



Events at the Museum

Saturday , April 26, 2014
CCMA President's Dinner
honoring Artist of the Year
JoAnn Formia

Magic Lamp Inn - Rancho Cucamonga

Sunday, April 27, 2014
2 pm – 4 pm
Opening Reception
Premium Blend
61st Anniversary Exhibition for
Mid Valley Art League

Honor Court
Mid Valley Art League

Light Writing with a Camera
Wayne Leavitt

Young Artist
Maria Esther Sanchez

Second Thursday
A series of casual, informative events at CCMA

May 8, 2014
- 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Monoprint Demonstration
with Todd Smith

CCMA's May Second Thursday event features Upland artist and CCMA member Todd Smith. He demonstrate the technique of monoprint, a single impression of an image made from a wood block, litho stone or metal plate.

Free for
CCMA members
$20 for guests
Give BIG -- May 8, 2014
Give BIG is a fundraising web-a-thon sponsored by the County of San Bernardino and The Community Foundation to benefit non-profit organizations throughout the county. CCMA is one of 120 participating non-profits. To learn more and to donate, click here.

CCMA in the News
Click here
to read informative article about CCMA in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

217 S. Lemon Ave
Ontario, CA 91761-1623

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Thursday through Sunday
noon — 4:00 pm

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