Our Colleague and Friend Steve Thomas,
Passed Away on Thanksgiving Day.

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remember Steve in words and pictures.

"This is a fantastic little art museum..."

This is a fantastic little art museum located across from the Ontario History and Art Museum. They have a standard collection and rotate special events in and out. The size is nice and there are multiple rooms so that particular collections or pieces can be highlighted/separated. Lighting is great and the docents are friendly and knowledgeable. Keep an eye out to see what special collections they bring in. Its free to visit and you can see everything in less than an hour if you're in a hurry, although you can take your time to enjoy it all if you aren't! Highly recommend!!

Current Exhibits by Gallery

The museum has five galleries, each offering a different exhibition. The Main and South Galleries are themed exhibitions of groups of artists. The Line Gallery displays works of art from the museum’s collection. The Spotlight Gallery is a solo exhibition by a local artist. Taken together, the exhibitions present a diverse range of media, styles and artistic endeavor.

Travelers arriving and departing from Ontario International Airport can view works of art by regional artists in glass display cases located adjacent to arrival/departure gates. This program, called Art@Airport, is managed by CCMA.

Click on an image or gallery name to be taken to that exhibit’s full description.

Side By Side – Students

 Featuring the work of local high school students and their visual arts teachers in the Chaffey Joint Union High School District.

Side By Side – Teachers

Come and see what the next generation of young artists are creating under the guidance and direction of their art teachers. Enjoy works of art in a variety of 2 and 3-dimensional media

Out and About

Join us as we travel the region, taking in the beauty around us. Selections collection include works by Laurie Chamberlain, Cindy English, Edna Friedenbach, Flora Hamilton, Tony Ivins, Donal C. Jolley, Harold Knott, William McDermitt, James Arthur Merrain, Don O’Neill, Ada M. Passaro, Carl Schmidt and Vera Wise.

What It Is, Such As It Is

john’s work is haphazard in many ways but is not shoddy in its construction. He makes unlikely scenarios involving disparate materials and hand-hewn objects that reflect the impermanence of our culture and our planet.

Three-Dimensional Artworks

The Ruby and Wayne Leavitt Gallery is dedicated to three-dimensional artworks by notable Pomona Valley 3D artists, including Jean Goodwin Ames, Niussa Grod, a Harrison McIntosh and Paul Darrow collaboration, and John Edward Swenson.

Artworks from Melanie Arellano

Glass cases adjacent to the gates exhibit works of art by 16 artists living throughout the regional area served by ONT.

Varying widely in media and visual impact, the exhibits showcase the talent and artistic range of art in the region.

Museum Store

Original art for sale. All sales support the local artist community.

Current Artists
Christine Bozar, Linda Caplette, Gloria Cassidy, Judi Christensen, Victoria Davis, Dan Frembling, Susan Magill, Tory Nerheim, S.D. Roa, Nancy Speaker, Paul Speaker

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Our Story

About CCMA

Since 1941, the Chaffey Community Museum of Art has been sharing the gift of visual art with residents of the inland communities of Southern California. First founded as an art association, CCMA has since grown into an important regional museum that provides public access to fine art and supports the local artistic community.

The mission of the Chaffey Community Museum of Art is multi-dimensional. Like all museums, CCMA’s Permanent Collection is held in the public trust, and selections are always on display in the Museum’s Line Gallery so they can be enjoyed by museum visitors. Additional facets of CCMA’s mission are to:

  • maintain, conserve, display and restore the Museum’s art collection;
  • provide a venue for local artists to exhibit;
  • stimulate and foster interest in art with educational activities for members and the public;
  • enhance the Permanent Collection by expanding its holdings to include regional artists and a wide variety of media; and
  • preserve the history and traditions of the Museum.

Art is what we call...

Art is what we call... the thing an artist does. It's not the medium or the oil or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making. Something risky. Something human. Art is not in the eye of the beholder. It's in the soul of the artist...
Seth Godin