Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery:
Size Does Matter
National Collage Society Postcard Exhibit

March 30 - May 21, 2017

The National Collage Society Postcard Exhibit is a an invitational and juried exhibition comprised of small format 4" x 6" postcard-sized collages. A collage is any artwork created with another layer glued onto the surface. This year's juror is Gerald Brommer, the noted water color painter and author of 18 books art instruction books.
Through May 21, 2017.

South Gallery:
A Life's Passion in Watercolor
Tom Fong - 2017 Artist of the Year

March 30, - May 21, 2017

CCMA is pleased to present A Life’s Passion in Watercolor honoring Tom Fong, CCMA’s 2017 Artist of the Year. Tom’s watercolors are bold, spontaneous, direct and have been included in many national juried exhibitions and featured in national publications. "People always ask me, why do I paint? I answer with a real simple answer, I paint because it gives me joy.'”
—Tom Fong.
Through May21, 2017.

Spotlight Gallery:
Dancing on Water
Judi Christensen

March 2 - April 23, 2017
"I have painted in both watercolor and oil, and my experience with watercolor echoes Ginger Rogers when she said she was doing everything Fred Astaire did only backward and in heels.  Some of the excitement of the medium is being precariously out of control much of the time.”  -Judi Christensen
Through April 23, 2017


Young Artist Alcove:
Alexandrea Carrillo

March 2 - April 2, 2017

Artist statement:
 "The way I love expressing my creative side has always been through art. Drawing has become a part of who I am. When it comes to my signature style of art, I use a vivid palette of colors and bend the fundamentals of reality. I have learned a handful of various styles and techniques that I am able to apply when creating art works.
Dirty Money was inspired by the common scenario of lavish lifestyles of the rich and famous, shadowed by their selfish action is to get to that certain position in life. Pacific Sky is a non-objective oil pastel artwork that shows a mood of impulsiveness by placing loose, uncontrollable, wave-like motions moving alongside my orange dots. Peace and War is a Japanese-inspired watercolor painting of a dragon that enters and goes beyond its frame, outlined in ink pen for extra detail."
Through March 26, 2017

Line Gallery:
Recent Acquisitions
Selections from CCMA’s Collections 

April 13 - July 16, 2017

We share the recent acquisitions to our collection including works from Rashid Arshed, Jeffry Cole, Mary Alice Cline, Cynthia J. Dunlap, Elaine W. Harvey, Betty Hayes, Marciano Martinez, Rich Martinez, Don O’Neill, Esther Reeves, Diane Ricks, Bud Shakleford,Robert E. Wood and the Purchase Prize winner from our 2016 Members’ Exhibit, Reflect! Kelly Bracamontes, Bobbie Twydell Greiner, Angela Koenig and Steve Thomas.
Through July 16, 2017.




Events at the Museum

Artist Reception

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2 pm to 4 pm

Size Does Matter - National Collage Society
A Life's Passion in Watercolor - Tom Fong

Dancing on Water- Judi Christensen
Young Artist Alexandrea Carrillo

Palettes and Plates
the Annual CCMA Awards

Posthumously celebrating
CCMA 2017 Artist of the Year

Tom Fong

Sunday, April 23, 2017 -- 6 pm
Exhibition of Tom Fong's Art
Catered Dinner
Silent Auction
Awards Presentation
All taking place at the Museum

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

Ontario Connects

View highlights of Sheets, Sheets & Caughman CCMA/OMHA exhibition
Art for Living and Living for Art
by clicking on the title

Joe Blackstock

Inland Valley historian Joe Blackstock visits CCMA to view the nine paintings of the Barbara Line Memorial Collection. Click here to view article.

 IEShineOn, an online source for events and activities in the Inland Empire, featured CCMA. To view the article, click here.

Suzanne Sproul

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist Suzanne Sproul reports on the Sheets, Sheets & Caughman exhibit Art for Living and Living for Art. To view the article, click here. Read about CCMA's 75th anniversary in 2016 by clicking here. 

David Allen
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen visits CCMA's outdoor sculpture at the front of the museum. 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.

Trevor Summons

Click here  or click here to read about CCMA
in Trevor Summon's column

Foothills Reader

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