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Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions




Main Gallery:
25 Years in the Making
Multiple Artists

September 13 - November 3, 2018

"A place for friends to gather, be inspired and create art.” In 1993 those were the words that Art Box Studio was founded on and still dedicated to after 25 years. Sylvia Megerdichian, NWS, and fellow Art Box Studio Monday painters, invite you to celebrate 25 years of creativity and expression.
Through November 3, 2018


South Gallery:
A Tribute to Watercolor West's 50th
Multiple Artists

October 4 - December 1, 2018

This exhibit is to remind people that Watercolor West was originated in this region of Southern California. A group of painters including Milford Zornes, Rex Brandt, Joanna Mersereau, Don O'Neal and other local artists were instrumental in organizing Watercolor West. It is a reminder to all artists that it is important to support the survival and appreciation for the beauty and relevance of transparent watercolor in this day of many different mediums.
Through December 1, 2018


Spotlight Gallery:
Art in Metal
Patrick Jones

October 18 - November 24, 2018
 
Working in copper, brass and steel , I create three-dimensional representations of organic objects or natural items, as well as two-dimensional studies of geometric patterns. My art has a practical genesis – as a young man I was temporarily employed as an ornamental iron fabricator where I was exposed to aesthetics in metal. After a change of career and a 40-year hiatus from working with metal, I took it up again in 2012 in retirement. Over the ensuing six years, I honed my techniques and became familiar with the properties and limitations of the materials and processes I use. My work has evolved through experimentation and ever-changing interest in subject matter.
Through November 24, 2018

 




Young Artist Alcove:
Leslie Perez Chavez

October 13 - December 9, 2018

Artist statement:
"My artwork consists of creating portraits with beauty, realistic form and unrealistic twists, using colored pencil or graphite. I like to express my own emotions to show a bit of my personality. Some techniques I use are layering and focusing on clean edges. Art has always been a fun way of escaping the real world and creating my own. One of my goals is to continue making art and share my knowledge with others. I will pursue my passion for art and use this gift as an opportunity to open doors."
Through December 9, 2018


Line Gallery:
Pigs to Pig Iron
Selections from CCMA’s Collections 

July 19 - October 28, 2018

In 1942, with the growing need  for steel  to build ships to  fight  in World War II,  Henry J.  Kaiser secured  a  tract  of  land  in Fontana  that  had  been  a  pig farm.  There he built the first steel mill in the Pacific Coast states. One  of  the  civil  engineers  on the  project  was  Carl  Hooper Gilman,  whose  wife  Esther Bruton  Gilman  was  an  artist and  muralist.  Through  Carl, Esther  gained  access  to  the Kaiser  Steel  construction  site and  painted  a  series  of  eight paintings  to  depict  the transformation.
Through October 28, 2018

 

 

 

  





Events at the Museum

Artist Reception

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 2 pm to 4 pm

Imagine!
2018 CCMA Member Exhibition

Art in Metal
Patrick Jones


2018 Holiday AIR Sale

All works of art priced at $25, $50, $75 or $100
Sale begins Friday, November 23 at noon

Artist Submission Forms Now Available

Imagine!

2018 Member Exhibition

November 8, 2018 - January 12, 2019

sponsored by Bellevue Memorial Park
 
and

2018 Holiday AIR Sale

Artist Submission Forms available now
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.com
 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
909.463.3733
info@chaffeymuseum.org

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