CCMA Exhibition Schedule – 2015
|December 26, 2014 - February 15, 2015 |
My Life, My Art – Alan Swartz One man’s versatile art: including painting, assemblage and sculpture.
January 1 –March 8, 2015
About Town We share some of the cityscapes in our collection with works from Anders Gustave Aldrin, Leon Amyx, Paul Darrow, Leonard Davis, Lenard Kester, Robert Kuntz, Henry Lemon, Stephen Longstreet and Oscar Van Young.
Selections from CCMA’s Collections
January 15 – March 15, 201
Figuratively Speaking Artists have had a dialog with the human form since the beginning of time. In this exhibit we celebrate the figure, whether a realistic depiction, an abstraction or with the artist capturing the essence of the human spirit. Exhibiting artists include: Leslie A. Brown, William Catling, Chick Curtis, Helen Hayes, Joe Pastor, Eileen Senner and Gayle Stratford.
January 22 – March 22, 2015
rebirth of dialects Cindy Rinne curates an exhibition of mixed-media fiber art using various materials including: found objects, fragments of cloth, yarn, and sticks to construct sculptural forms or art quilts. The artists in this exhibition, Sharon Algozer, Susan Feldman, Sumi Foley, Laura Larson and Cindy Rinne, create conceptual and narrative objects by building form with their hands using stitch as language. Through a visual vocabulary, both gritty and fluid, the artists reinvent myth, identity, absence, and place.
Curated by Cindy Rinne
February 19 – April 5, 2015
What’s in a Name? In much of my work, I leave it up to the observer to take some ownership. I feel that placing a carefully thought out title on the work helps "launch” what the scene or narrative is about. I try not to be, too specific, with the hopes that the observer’s imagination will take hold, therefore, completing the visual experience. Most of the work exhibited will be character illustrations and imaginative landscapes. - Rick Caughman
March 12– March 29, 2015
Faces of the Community – Andrea Benitez-Line This exhibit captures the diverse personality of the community surrounding Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in Ontario. Through individual interviews with members of the parish, artist Andrea Benitez documented the personal histories, experiences and memories of 20 individuals. Each interview culminated in a portrait accompanied by a short narrative. As the viewer navigates the exhibit, he/she will be introduced to the members of the church learning about the aspirations, memories or unique events they have experienced.
(Rostros de la Comunidad)
Selections from CCMA’s Collections
March 26– June 7, 2015
Impact! Mid Valley Arts League’s 62st 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.
Mid Valley Arts League
March 26– June 7, 2015
Impact! – Honor Court 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.
April 2– June 28, 2015
Recent Acquisitions We share the recent acquisitions to our collection including works from Gina Lawson Egan, Robert George, Helen Hayes, Donal C. Jolley, Joanna Mercereau, Don O’Neill, Martha Underwood and the Purchase Prize winners from our 2014 Members’ Exhibit, Inspire!, Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja and Robin DeNegri.
Selections from CCMA’s Collections
April 9 – May 24, 2015
Breathing – Stevie Love Stevie makes paintings and paint things from thick, juicy acrylic paint squeezed onto the surface using various kitchen tools like squeeze bottles and pastry bags. Her concerns are mostly about form and color, but underlying those surface concerns are considerations coming from her subconscious intuitive self.
May 28 – July 5, 2015
Perceptions in Color – Donna Larson Trips along the coast, the mountains, the desert and even the zoo, gives Donna a variety of subjects for her paintings She uses bright colors to convey her thoughts and ideas. Donna’s media of choice is watercolor.
June 11 – July 26, 2015
Bits and Pieces Collage artists collect papers. We create papers. And we hang onto bits and pieces of papers that we love and have used in our work. To all the bits and pieces of wonderful paper.
Southern California Collage Society
June 11 – August 2, 2015
Jan Wright – CCMA 2015 Artist of the Year Artist of the Year was a concept first initiated in 2005. Our 2015 Artist of the Year recipient Jan Wright is honored for her artistic ability, her contributions to the artistic community and her support of the Chaffey Community Museum of Art.
|July 2 – October 4, 2015 |
Summer by the Shore
Selections from CCMA’s CollectionsAs the dog days of summer are upon us, join us for the cool, refreshing views of Summer by the Shore. Selections from our collection by Rex Brandt, Thomas Craig, Phil Dike, Harold Knott, Fred Leach, Helen Lundeberg, Robert Majors, Robert E. Wood and Milford Zornes bring a cool summer breeze for your enjoyment.
July 9 – August 23, 2015
Long Day’s Journey Into Night I have traveled on my art path for a long time, taking wrong turns to exciting adventures. Some were not where I wanted to be. I have changed many times as an artist and each change has become my new life.
July 30 – September 13, 2015
Under Pressure This Exhibit is an eclectic mix of artists working in print from the coast to the inland valleys, deserts and mountains.
Curated by Todd A. Smith-Printmaking
August 6 – September 20, 2015
Fyrewurks Mudpies, a sculpture group, is a unique complement of three dimensional artists that have utilized an array of themes and subjects for their art work. The medium of choice is water-based, fired clay. The sculpture covers a range of interests to include children, women, animals and the odd fella thrown in the mix. These art works offer sculpture narratives that are fresh, original and completely new..
Water-based Fired Clay Sculpture
curated by Cheryl D. Cooper
August 27 – October 11, 2015
About Face For eleven years artists have been gathering at the CCMA for monthly portrait sessions. Huddled easel to easel and elbow to elbow; the painters and drawers squint, gaze, and stare at the seated model before them. Although the artists are intensely focused on their personal tasks, they form an artist community through their shared experience. In this exhibit, we offer the public a rare opportunity to view an array of wonderful portraits that were produced at these sessions.
September 17 – November 8, 2015
Más Allá de Pasado Many artists incorporate the palette or the images of their heritage in their artwork. Going back to their roots can help them define who they are, where they came from and where they are going. This exhibit explores beyond the past, more than the present and gives us images that lure us into the future.
(Beyond or More Than the Past)
September 24 – November 15, 2015
Flux – LAX WAX ART Lax Wax Art, The Southern California Chapter of International Encaustic Artists presents their Member Exhibition. Featuring contemporary work in Encaustic, the exhibit is designed to highlight the varied techniques and artistic expression possible with this ancient medium.
October 22 – December 27, 2015
On the Edge-Florence Arnold
Selections from CCMA’s CollectionsIn the late 1950s Los Angeles Times art critic Jules Langsner included Florence Arnold as one of the key Southern California artists contributing to what he called the Hard-Edge School of painters. Other artists in this group included Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, Frederick Hammersley, Helen Lundeberg and John McLaughlin. Florence Arnold is celebrated with selections from the Museum collection.
October 15 – November 29, 2015
Color, Colour, Kuhl-er Told at an early age that in order to fit into the real world, one needs to conform and color "inside the lines…” Steven Long used color to express his thoughts and feelings about all sorts of topics in his little world of art. Colorful as well as often humorous, Steven certainly has a different point of view and still refuses to color "inside the lines”.
November 12, 2015– January 10, 2016
Create! In this exhibit we honor our artist members, their ability to Create! beautiful works of art in a multitude of media and styles. From the exhibit, CCMA will be purchasing works for the Museum collection.
Annual Members’ Exhibit
November 19, 2015 – January 3, 2016
An Abbreviated Field Guide to Affectation Sometimes stunning, pompous or humorous, sights along our path are abundantly salted with a feng shui of human constructions. For example, we want our "look" to be just so, our exploits are often showy and our personal spaces are individually contrived. The "Field Guide to Cheeky" shows moments that are sometimes subtle yet usually overt. It is a riff that sticks within the mind over time with spicy visual notes. It is the imagery of those who create their own path.
Photography curated by Steve Thomas
November 26, 2015– January 10, 2016
AIR Sale An annual fundraiser for the Museum and Member Artists.
(Artist Inventory Reduction Sale)
All items are priced at $25, $50, $75 and $100.
December 3, 2015 – January 24, 2016
Strange and Whimsical Art My favorite media is watercolor, and although I will never master it, I am learning to control it. But having said that, I love pen and ink and collage, and a combination of all three and work that incorporates CitrSolv treated papers. I just see something I like and go for it. "The older you get, the faster you have to paint.” –Ellen Zimet
Back to the Beginning – Ellen Zimet
Events at the Museum
Sheets, Sheets & Caughman
Art for Living and Living for Art
February 2, 2017 - March 26, 2017
A major joint exhibition in conjunction with the Ontario Museum of History & Art, exploring the artistic duality of three artists: Millard Sheets, Tony Sheets and Luis "Rick" Caughman
At Chaffey Community Museum of Art:
At Ontario Museum of History & Art:
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
CCMA 2017 Artist of the Year
Sunday, April 23, 2017 -- 6 pm
Exhibition of Tom Fong's Art
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.Free for CCMA members
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.
$20 for guests
CCMA in the News
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
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 Click here
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.
to read about CCMA
in Trevor Summon's column
Foothills Reader Ontario, CA 91761-1623
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noon — 4:00 pm Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
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Next community event at CCMA:
April 7, 2016
Ontario YMCA Good Faith Breakfast