The Permanent Collection

The Permanent Collection of the Chaffey Community Museum of Art began with nine paintings called the Barbara Line Memorial Collection. It includes works from some of the most prominent artists of the Western United States dating from 1930 to the present.

The Collection contains a representative sample of watercolor known as the California Style. Flourishing from  the 1920s to the 1950s, this representational style used strong, bold color to depict scenes of everyday life  and was influenced by the unique quality of light and the geography of the coastal, mountain and desert regions of the Pacific Coast and Mexico.

California Style artists represented in the Permanent Collection include Rex Brandt, Thomas Craig, Phil Dike, Emil Kosa, Jr., Phil Paradise, Millard Sheets and Milford Zornes.

Prominent regional artists represented in the Permanent Collection include Anders Aldrin, Leon Amyx, Loren Barton, Conrad Buff, John Svenson, Anna Wilson and Robert E. Wood.

The Permanent Collection continues to grow with annual purchase prizes and donations by artists and art supporters. This has expanded the Collection to include new artists, media and styles.

Selections from the Permanent Collection are always on display in the Line Gallery, along with three paintings depicting our founders, Francis and Helen Line, and their daughter Barbara who died at the age of 8 from leukemia.

Other Collections

In addition to the Permanent Collection, CCMA maintains four other collections:
  • Barbara Line Memorial Collection
  • Pigs to Pig Iron Collection
  • Harriet White Collection
  • Robert George Memorial Collection




  





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:

Pure Pleasure

At Ontario Museum of History & Art:

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.com
 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 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
909.463.3733
info@chaffeymuseum.org

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