Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery:
Annual Members' Exhibit
Multiple Member Artists

November 14, 2019 - January 18, 2020

In this exhibit we honor our artist members and their ability to express their artistic visions in beautiful works of art in a multitude of media and styles.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Ontario Elks Lodge No. 1419. 
Through January 18, 2020

South Gallery:
Mid-Valley Arts League

October 3 - November 30, 2019

The mission for Mid-Valley Arts League's Thumbnails exhibit is to promote original works of art by MVAL's many award-winning artists and its general membership. These smaller format paintings, rich in both content and creativity, were created for the artist's personal enjoyment and cultural enrichment.
Through November 30, 2019

Spotlight Gallery:
Urban Sketches
Joseph Stoddard

November 7, 2019 - January 4, 2020
This exhibit is a collection of sketches and collages that present the process of creating art. Each work will tell a story and will reveal the artist’s thinking and approach to the scene.
Through January 4, 2020


Young Artist Alcove:
David Delgado

October 26 - December 8, 2019

Artist statement:
"My work has a comic-book feeling to it.  I use various scenarios and contexts but most of them are taken from fantasy.  My work is heavily inspired by manga artists Eiichiro Oda and Yusuke Murata.  Linear perspective, creating the illusion of deep space and a feeling of movement are important parts of my work. Overall I create artwork for the sake of eye candy; purely to immerse the person in the artwork and be enthralled by it."
Through December 8, 2019

Line Gallery:
California Style
Selections from CCMA’s Collections 

May 2 - August 18, 2019

The California Style of painting which flourished from the mid-1920's to the mid-1950's gave the traditional watercolor medium a bold new look. This new representational art, defined by a large format, free broad brush strokes and strong rich colors, documented scenes and activities of everyday life on the Pacific Coast. California's cities, industrial sites, its beaches, harbors and its vast open landscapes were interpreted by hundreds of artists using innovative new approaches to painting. In the past few years a renewed interest has developed in the American representational art movements that took place in the mid-twentieth century, with particular emphasis on the American Scene or Regionalist art.The California Style played a key role in this movement and made contributions that had a nationwide impact.
Through February 1, 2020





Events at the Museum

Artist Reception

November 17, 2019 - 2 pm to 4 pm

CCMA's Annual Members Exhibit

Sponsored by
Ontario Elks Lodge #1419

Champagne & Chocolates
AIR Sale Preview for CCMA Members

Sunday, November 24 --2 pm to 4 pm
Preview works of art in CCMA's annual AIR Sale before it opens to the public
Enjoy fine champagne & Logan's chocolates
All art priced at $25, $50, $75 and $100

Art at Airport

CCMA is managing the public art program at  Ontario International Airport. Exhibits from 20  regional artists have been installed in both terminals.

Visual artists interested in participating in the  program can click on the Exhibits tab above.

Artists currently exhibiting include Dee Marcellus  Cole, Cosme Cordova, Jesus Cruz, Jr., Gina Lawson Egan, Sumi Foley, Cathy Garcia, Karen Karlsson Sant  Khalsa, Denise Kraemer, Steven Long, Cindy  Rinne and Larry White.

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.

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