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December 31, 2015 - April 3, 2016
Reflections . . .Chaffey Community Museum of Art was founded in the spring of 1941. The first Invitational Purchase Prize Art Exhibit opened on October 25, 1941 and included work from 61 artists. In the catalogue for the exhibit it stated, "Two paintings will be purchased this year – an oil and a watercolor. In ten years we fully expect to have-in Chaffey’s Permanent Collection the finest showing of contemporary American art on the Pacific Coast”. The paintings in this exhibit are the purchase prize award winners and paintings that were gifted by artists to Chaffey during the first ten years.
Looking Back, the First Ten Years
Selections from CCMA’s Collections
January 14 - March 13, 2016
ExpressionsMany artists choose not to depict the visual reality of an object but to use their creative energy to communicate to the viewer the emotion, experience or spirituality they feel. Aristotle once said, "The Aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Artists in this exhibition include Karen Kauffman, Fr. Bill Moore, Lynda Pasztor and Larry White.
January 28 - March 27, 2016
Slot Canyon: Nature's Abstract ArtFormed by flash floods rushing through cracks in slickrock sandstone, slot canyons can be less than three feet across and over 100 feet deep. Hidden away, they can be dangerous, even deadly. But the walls have interesting textures and swirling shapes resembling abstract art. When the interplay of light and shadow is introduced, the beauty can be both an intimate and awe-inspiring visual experience.
Photography by Nancy and Paul Speaker
February 4 - March 20, 2016
2016 CCMA Artist of the YearArtist of the Year was a concept first initiated in 2005. Our 2016 Artist of the Year recipient is honored for her contributions to the artistic community and support of Chaffey Community Museum of Art.
Dee Marcellus Cole
March 24 - June 5, 2015
Art and Soul
Mid Valley Arts League
Mid Valley Arts League’s 63rd Members’ Exhibition is a juried exhibition featuring an extraordinary body of work produced by members at all levels. A wide range of subject matter, from representational to non-objective, will stretch your imagination and satisfy your artist’s palette.
Art and Soul
Mid Valley Arts League Honor Court – Printmaking
The members of Mid Valley Arts League who have been chosen for the Honor Court are selected 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. They are exhibiting their recent work which will be juried for awards.
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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
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