Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery:
International Encaustic Artists
2019 International Open Juried Exhibit

January 17 - March 16, 2019

International Encaustic Artists (IEA) is the oldest and largest professional organization for artists working in the medium of encaustic. Juried by Mat Gleason, acclaimed art critic and curator, our 2019 exhibition features the best of contemporary encaustic art selected from member and non-member submission from across the country and around the world.
Through March 16, 2019

South Gallery:
Transition Zone
Curated by Sant Khalsa

December 6, 2018 - February 2, 2019

An exhibit featuring selected artists from the California State University at San Bernardino Master of Fine Arts in Studio graduate program.
Through February 2, 2019

Spotlight Gallery:
Beneath and Beyond
Angela Koenig

November 29 - January 19, 2019
Typically we look directly upon our subjects head on, and the frame of reference and range of vision of our surroundings is limited to our own eye view or perspective. Beneath and Beyond will glimpse the world through a different vista and lens-showcasing the unexpected and the unexplored panorama.  These artistic interpretations will be channeled through a variety of media, textures and techniques, tantalizing the senses and broadening our awareness.
Through January 19, 2019


Young Artist Alcove:
Joanna Perez

December 13 - February 10, 2019

Artist statement:
"My artworks tend to be gory and violent with a sense of madness or sorrow. Most of my pieces are made with simple black pen ink, but when adding color I usually add vibrant paints. As I create my artworks, I usually base them on the current mood I am in, so the emotion I portray in an artworks can still be vicious with some added sadness or rage. My real goal is that I can reach out to the viewer, and make them think, "What is actually going on? Why did the artist do this to the piece? Are their emotional factors in this?” just so they can stare at the piece for some time and ponder a bit about the piece."
Through February 10, 2019

Line Gallery:
Over the Years
Selections from CCMA’s Collections 

November 1, 2018 - January 27, 2019

Chaffey Community Museum of Art was founded in the spring of 1941. The Museum’s collection spans almost a century of art from the 1920s to artwork created in 2017. Share with us the art that was conceived for our enjoyment from each of the last ten decades.
Through January 27, 2019





Events at the Museum

David Allen Book Signing and Reading

Join CCMA and Ontario Heritage for a joint event featuring Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen.
David's latest book, On Track, is a selection of his columns originally published from 2001 to 2004. David will be at CCMA for a book signing, followed by potluck dinner and readings from the book.
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Book signing - 2:30 pm to 4 pm
Potluck Dinner and Program - 4 pm to 6 pm

Artist Reception

February 10, 2019 - 2 pm to 4 pm

IEA International Open Juried Exhibition
Friday, Friday, Love That Day - Open Studio Artists
Piece by Piece - John Bagley, Jr.

Enhance! Member Exhibition Winners Purchase Prize - Steven Long
Members Choice - Judi Christensen

Art at Airport

Installations of artist exhibits can now be seen at Ontario International Airport. Exhibiting artists are:

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.

CCMA is managing the public art program at the airport on behalf of the Ontario International Airport Authority and the City of Ontario Community Life & Culture Agency.


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