Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery:
Splashes of Color and Space
Inland Empire Modern Quilt Guild

May 23 - July 20, 2019

Modern quilts are art compositions with carefully placed pieces and critically maneuvered thread. Look for solid fabrics, high contrast tones, and geometric shapes. Many quilters use negative spaces to accentuate designs. How do you see artistic aesthetics splashed or strategically placed? 
Through July 20, 2019

South Gallery:
Underdogs and Overlords
Gina Lawson Egan
CCMA 2019 Artist of the Year

May 23 - July 27, 2019

CCMA honors Gina Lawson Egan as the 2019 Artist of the Year for her contributions to the artistic community and support of the Museum. This exhibit will celebrate the idea of the Underdog through ceramic sculpture and the Overlord through ceramic maks.
Through July 27, 2019

Spotlight Gallery:
All About the Circle
Elizabeth Carr

July 4 - August 10, 2019
Artist statement:
 "The circle in my work was inspired by an opossum. She was a rescue, she had been hit by a car and had a blow to the head. She went in constant circles around my feet, wherever I happened to be standing. She was carrying 12 babies in her pouch. After days of watching her go in circles, we were advised by the vet to put her down. She wasn’t going to get better. I took her babies and raised them. Her story became a story about the circle of life. Her babies all lived and were released."
Through August 10, 2019


Young Artist Alcove:
Lizbeth Olmos

June 6 - August 25, 2019

Artist statement:
"All of my artworks use different media and have different meaning to them.  In each artwork, I focused on different Elements of Art, like texture, color, value and line.  For example, in High Five, I used a variety of different values to create simulated textures on each of the fingers.  In Find Me a Home, I used color and line to bring awareness to the issues of homelessness in our community.  Art making has taught me to pay attention to the details and to have the patience and endurance to complete artworks with a great amount of detail and realism.  My goal as an artist is to continue to create, learn more and hopefully inspire others to make art of their own."
Through August 25, 2019

Line Gallery:
Recent Acquisitions
Selections from CCMA’s Collections 

May 2 - August 18, 2019

We share the recent acquisitions to our collection including works from Ada M. Passaro, Karen Karlsson and Steven Long, the Purchase Prize winners from our 2017 and 2018 Members Exhibits  Other recent acquisitions to the collection include work from Henry Fukuhara, Robert George, Michiko Ikeda, Donna Larson, Don O’Neill, Betsy Dillard Stroud, Davis F. Schwartz, Tom Stubbs, E. H. Tucker and Lucille von Walffersdorf.
Through August 18, 2019





Events at the Museum

Artist Reception

July 28, 2019 - 2 pm to 4 pm

Cabinet of Curiosity
Southern California Collage Society

All About the Circle
 Elizabeth Carr

West End Photo Open (WEPO)

CCMA announces the inaugural biennial West End Photo Open. This open call, juried exhibition is now accepting photographic works of art that share the artist's vision and creativity.
The best of WEPO will be awarded cash prizes and invited to exhibit in the
2020 West End Photo Invitational.
For more information and to submit, visit https://westendphotoopen.artcall.org

2019 Ontario Festival of the Arts:

Call for artist booths
CCMA invites regional artists to apply for a booth at the 2019 Ontario Festival of the Arts. Booths are available for many media types in functional, decorative and visual art categories.
The Festival is Saturday, October 19 from 11 am to 7 pm. Booth fee = $75; artists keep all sales.
For more information and to apply for a booth, visit https://ontarioarts.org/festival/

Art at Airport

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.Artist installations can now be seen in both Terminal 2 and Terminal 4.

Current 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.

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.

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

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