Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery:
Mid Valley Arts League

March 29 - June 3, 2018

Artists connect visually with their environment and their art is about that connection. Mid Valley Arts League’s 65th Members’ Exhibition is an exhibition featuring an extraordinary body of work produced by members of all levels..
Through June 3, 2018

South Gallery:
Mid Valley Arts League - Honor Court

March 29 - June 3, 2018

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.
Through June 3, 2018

Spotlight Gallery:
An Artist's Journey Through the Cosmos
Keith Klingonsmith

April 19 - May 27, 2018
"I enjoy the process of coming up with a concept, or idea, and developing it through the art media into a final work of art. Creating an image in my own style lets me express my ideas with some humor and a hope to delight the viewer. My art is meant to expose the community to a different style of art, as well as, to get people to question the possibility of alternate realities."
Keith Klingonsmith
 Through May 27, 2018


Young Artist Alcove:
Francesca Villarreal

February 24- April 29, 2018

Artist statement:
These artworks are stylized portraits of different characters from movies. I drew inspiration from directors like John Waters, David Lynch, and Quentin Tarantino for their unique aesthetics in their films. I was also inspired by the charm of characters like Mia Wallace, and Divine as well as the dark tone in the films It, Eraserhead and The Brain that Wouldn’t Die. With a primary focus on line work and gradient changes; I used Prismacolor pencils, Pigma Micron pens, and a Sharpie Fine Point marker. I tend to gravitate to these media because I enjoy the look of clean simplified line work art, building depth overtime with smooth shading and the contrast from bright colors next to heavy blacks. My artworks aim to incorporate my love for film with my love for creating art. Developing these works has helped me grow as an artist and build up my own style.
Through April 29, 2018

Line Gallery:
On a Cloudy Day
Selections from CCMA’s Collections 

January 25 - April 22, 2018

As the rainy days of spring are upon us, join us for the cool, refreshing views of On a Cloudy Day. Selections from our collection by Rex Brandt, Thomas Craig, JoAnn Formia, Mabel Bennett Hutchinson, Fred Leach, Henry Lemon, Helen Lundeberg, Joanna Mersereau, Don O’Neill, Millard Sheets, and Milford Zornes bring a cool spring shower for your enjoyment.
Through April 22, 2018





Events at the Museum

Artist Reception

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 2 pm- 4 pm

An Artist's Journey Through the Cosmos
Keith Klingonsmith

Artist Reception

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2 pm to 4 pm

Too Close to the Edge
Southern California Collage Society

Thereby Hangs a Tale
Steve Thomas
CCMA 2018 Artist of the Year

Bamboo Madness
Sharon Algozer


Palettes & Plates
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 5 pm to 8 pm
Annual Dinner
honoring CCMA 2018 Artist of the Year
Steve Thomas

Ontario Festival of the Arts

Saturday, September 15, 2018
11 am to 6 pm
Introducing the Ontario Arts District
A day-long celebration
of visual and performing arts
featuring artists booths, art demonstrations, art education, musical performances, food trucks and more

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.

 217 S. Lemon Ave, Ontario, CA 91761 • 909.463.3733 • info@chaffeymuseum.org • Thursday-Sunday, noon - 4 pm • Free Admission