Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery:
Shaping Wood, Shaping Artists: Sam Maloof

A joint exhibition of the Ontario Museum of History & Art and CCMA

January 23 - March 29, 2020

This exhibit tells the story of Sam Maloof's ties to the Inland Empire and his lasting legacy both as a master craftsman of fine furniture, his influence on the careers of other artists, and the continuance of his business Sam Maloof Woodworker, Inc. CCMA's exhibit features artists Larry White and Mike Johnson, owner of Sam Maloof Woodworker, Inc.

One exhibit -- two locations.

Through March 29 2020

South Gallery:
Everything All at Once
Curated by Jennifer Frias

December 5, 2019 - February 1, 2020

This exhibition showcases the breadth of artists who are graduating from Masters of Fine Arts programs in Studio Art from Claremont Graduate University, California State University at San Bernardino and Fullerton, and the University of California at Riverside. Artists include Jacob Adame, Philip Kupferschmidt, Olivia Leiter, Beatriz Mora-Hussar, Jill Steggall, Sydney Walters and Rebecca Waring-Crane.
Through February 1, 2020

Spotlight Gallery:
Little Gems
Martha Cowan

January 9 - February 15, 2020
Artist Statement:
Since I was a little girl, I have been attracted to little things. Not sure why – maybe I needed to have control of them, or maybe thought I was one of them. For this exhibit, I'll be painting small works – little gems – of things I love. I hope the viewer will see that to me, these objects are everything: because of their colors, shapes, or a feeling I have when I choose them to become important in a painting.
Through February 15, 2020


Young Artist Alcove:
Angelina Sandoval

December 19, 2019 - January 26, 2020

Artist statement:
"I am a very imaginative person and I like drawing anything really if it’s cartoon characters or graffiti art. Ever since I was little, I had all these ideas and I was very artistic. I grew up with my dad who is a tattoo artist, so I was always watching him and was just amazed.What interests me about drawing is you can see the artist's emotions.  The media I like to use are pencil, markers and clay. Being able to have an image in your head and sculpt it is just amazing.  My  goal is to be a tattoo apprentice because of my family members. Tattoo artists make people happy and feel good about themselves with the art they have on their body.  It could connect them to past memories and remind them of the good times they have had in their life."
Through January 26, 2020

Line Gallery:
Time for Trees
Selections from CCMA’s Collections 

January 16 - May 24, 2020

We all enjoy the visual beauty of trees. But what else do trees do for us? They clean our air, provide us with oxygen, reduce the effects of climate change, help clean our drinking water, and provide a source of energy. Celebrate the beauty and benefits of Trees with artworks from our collection.
Through May 24, 2020





Events at the Museum

January Artist Reception

January 26, 2020 - 1 pm to 4 pm

Shaping Wood, Shaping Artists: Sam Maloof
Larry White and Mike Johnson

Little Gems - Martha Cowan

Shaping Wood, Shaping Artists:Sam Maloof

 A joint exhibition of Chaffey Community Museum of Art and the Ontario Museum of History & Art
January 23 - March 29, 2020
This exhibition tells a new story about Sam Maloof -- one of his roots in this area, his development as an artist and craftsman, and his generous spirit of encouraging other artists.
One exhibit -- two locations

 Art at Airport

CCMA is managing the public art program at  Ontario International Airport. Exhibits from 20  regional artists are on displayed in the two terminals.

Visual artists interested in participating in the  program can click on the EXHIBIT tab above for more information and the application form.

Life Drawing Session at CCMA

Live model
Sessions are the third Thursday of the month
10 am to 3 pm
$15 -- open to all

 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. Every Friday from 11 am to 3 pm at the museum.

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.

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