Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery:
Annual Members' Exhibit

November 9, 2017 - January 14, 2018

In this exhibit we honor our artist members, their ability to express their artistic talents in beautiful works of art in a multitude of media and styles. From the exhibit, CCMA will be purchasing works for the Museum collection.
Through January 14, 2018

South Gallery:
Impressive Women
Conveived by Denise Kraemer

December 7, 2017 - February 11, 2018

Printmaking is the process of creating original works of art by transferring ink or paint from a matrix or through a prepared screen to a sheet of paper, fabric or other material using hand pressure or a press.  Conceived by Denise Kraemer, an exhibit of works by prominent, female printmakers from inland Southern California debuted in 2016 at the Fallbrook Library and travelled to the Progress Gallery in the Pomona Arts Colony in early 2017.  We are pleased to bring the works of these Impressive Women to CCMA, Ann Bingham-Freeman, Leslie A. Brown, Tammy Greenwood, Jan Harvey, Karen Ruth Karlsson, Denise Kraemer, , Lisabeth Mertins, Donna Morin and Froukje Schaafsma-Smith.
 Through February 11, 2018

Spotlight Gallery:
Steve Thomas

November 16, 2017 - January 7, 2018
"I photograph sites altered by people. On a whole, PHOTO XING is a selection of pictures depicting in situ subjects of marked up and/or rearranged. The common denominator is that the images are of sites created by the human hand. Some imagery depicts sites that seem curated and others images show altered sites that were not consciously organized.”
-Steve Thomas
Through January 7, 2018


Young Artist Alcove:
Priscilla Padilla

October14 - December 10, 2017

Artist statement:
In my artwork, I like to express my personal feelings or issues I am dealing with in my life with realistic objects and symbols. The media that helps me express my ideas are mainly watercolor, colored pencil, graphite, and ink because they allow me to get into greater detail.  I typically work with line variation, value and texture in my work which helps create realism.  One of the titles for one of my artwork is called "Life is Love” because, I want the heart shaped glasses to represent the love I have for what surrounds me in life and appreciate what life has to offer for me.   My goal as an artist is to improve my ability to visually express my ideas more clearly.
Through December 10, 2017

Line Gallery:
Men of the Museum
Selections from CCMA’s Collections 

October 19, 2017 - January 21, 2018

These selections of portraits from our collection range in age, ethnicity, style and media. Yet all are vibrant representations of what defines the Men of the Museum. Artists include: Anders Gustave Aldrin, Rashid Arshed, Herman Cherry, Francis de Erdley, Robert George, Nuissia Grod, Emil Kosa, Jr. Carlos Licon, Robert Smith and John August Swanson.
Through January 21, 2018





Events at the Museum

Artist Reception

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 2 pm - 4 pm

CCMA 2017 Member Exhibition

Express! CCMA 2017 Member Exhibit

Opens November 9, 2017
Take-in November 4 and 5
Artist Reception November 12

2017 Purchase Prize sponsored by
Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario

2017 AIR Sale

November 24, 2017 - January 14, 2018
Artist Reception December 10

Download rules and submission forms for both by clicking on Exhibits tab above.

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.

Next community event at CCMA:
AAUW Wine Tasting - November 5, 2017


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