CCMA manages the art program at Ontario International Airport, providing a venue for local artists to display their work. To learn more or apply, Click here.

The 2022 Ontario Festival of Arts is happening on Saturday, October 15. Open to Festival-goers from 10 am to 5 pm, this event aims to create an art marketplace to bring artists and art buyers together. 

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"This is a fantastic little art museum..."

This is a fantastic little art museum located across from the Ontario History and Art Museum. They have a standard collection and rotate special events in and out. The size is nice and there are multiple rooms so that particular collections or pieces can be highlighted/separated. Lighting is great and the docents are friendly and knowledgeable. Keep an eye out to see what special collections they bring in. Its free to visit and you can see everything in less than an hour if you're in a hurry, although you can take your time to enjoy it all if you aren't! Highly recommend!!

Current Exhibits by Gallery

The museum has five galleries, each offering a different exhibition. The Main and South Galleries are themed exhibitions of groups of artists. The Line Gallery displays works of art from the museum’s collection. The Spotlight Gallery is a solo exhibition by a local artist. Taken together, the exhibitions present a diverse range of media, styles and artistic endeavor.

Travelers arriving and departing from Ontario International Airport can view works of art by regional artists in glass display cases located adjacent to arrival/departure gates. This program, called Art@Airport, is managed by CCMA.

Click on an image or gallery name to be taken to that exhibit’s full description.

West End Photo Open
The 2022 WEPO is a biennial juried exhibition presented by Chaffey Community Museum of Art and open to all photographers. WEPO artists selected for awards will be invited to present a portfolio of artwork for consideration in the 2023 West End Photo Invitational.

Lost & Found

John Bagley, Jr., Jim Behrman and Alan Swartz venture out from the norm, taking objects left by other people and recycling them into an art form. In this exhibit, each express their art by assembling made and found objects into 3-D sculptural work. 

California Style

The diversity of California has lent 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 Collection.

Heads Up

Every month a group of artists meet at the Museum for a figure drawing or painting workshop. Enjoy the artwork of workshop artists Judith Christensen, Martha Cowan, Gloria Gandara, Jacqueline Knell, David Pion-Berlin, Alan Swartz and Alfred Tse.

Student Artworks

Artworks from S. D. Roa

Glass cases adjacent to the gates exhibit works of art by 16 artists living throughout the regional area served by ONT.

Varying widely in media and visual impact, the exhibits showcase the talent and artistic range of art in the region.

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Art is what we call...

Art is what we call... the thing an artist does. It's not the medium or the oil or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making. Something risky. Something human. Art is not in the eye of the beholder. It's in the soul of the artist...
Seth Godin

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About CCMA

Since 1941, the Chaffey Community Museum of Art has been sharing the gift of visual art with residents of the inland communities of Southern California. First founded as an art association, CCMA has since grown into an important regional museum that provides public access to fine art and supports the local artistic community.

The mission of the Chaffey Community Museum of Art is multi-dimensional. Like all museums, CCMA’s Permanent Collection is held in the public trust, and selections are always on display in the Museum’s Line Gallery so they can be enjoyed by museum visitors. Additional facets of CCMA’s mission are to:

  • maintain, conserve, display and restore the Museum’s art collection;
  • provide a venue for local artists to exhibit;
  • stimulate and foster interest in art with educational activities for members and the public;
  • enhance the Permanent Collection by expanding its holdings to include regional artists and a wide variety of media; and
  • preserve the history and traditions of the Museum.