Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery:
Too Close to the Edge
Southern California Collage Society

June 7 - July 22, 2018

Collage is an artistic revolution.Born during the height of modern art’s most imaginative, innovative movements, it changes the story, requiring artists to use paper as paint to create masterful art. Through this simple twist, artists explore the depths of their creativity, incorporating and celebrating multiple variations of image, text, and papers that range from the hand-made to found items. The Southern California Collage Society invites you to join the revolution by taking a leap off the edge where paper ends and art begins.
Through July 22, 2018

South Gallery:
Thereby Hangs a Tale
Steve Thomas
CCMA's 2018 Artist of the Year

June 7 - August 5, 2018

This exhibit is a compilation of open-ended/stand-alone narratives. Each photograph showcases that which is ephemeral. They are moments in time wherein people have triggered a ripple (or even a dominating wake), affecting the state of surroundings. This art depicts solid matter and real places within the continuum of time. Yet, the imagery is stratified and perspectives are often askew. They emerge as compositions that suggest multifaceted tales in the making. Thereby...
Through August 5, 2018

Spotlight Gallery:
Multiple Personalities
Carolyn Cunningham

July 12 - August 25, 2018
Stick with one style and one medium?  I don’t think so!!!  Carolyn’s experience as an Art Education major exposed her to a variety of media and styles, and the art in this exhibit gives us a taste of some of the media she has chosen to explore over the years.  She hopes this inspires some of the rest of you to get out of your ‘comfort zone’ and try something new.   You may find a whole new artistic personality emerge.
Through August 25, 2018


Young Artist Alcove:
Mariela Matias

May 10 - August 12, 2018

Artist statement:
My artwork is based on portraits using a reflective object. What inspires my work is watching people trying to look at themselves through reflective objects when they do not have access to a mirror. The elements of art that I use in my work are color and lines(mark-making). Color helps bring out the main focus and the mark-making adds visual interest to my work.  When creating my artwork I try to explore a variety of color schemes, to bring my work to life, instead of repeating them. The media that I have chosen to best describe my idea is colored pencil. I use colored pencil because it helps tell the story better and the ability to mix colors makes my objects stand out.  My goal as an artist is to create something that I never thought I was capable of and having work that I can share and talk about the meaning.
Through August 12, 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

1-2-3 Summer Fun Event

One Afternoon - Two Hours - Three Activities

Forging Ahead with Dan & Dina Romero
Ice Cream Social
Bird and Bug Reunion Party

Everyone welcome -- Free event

Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 4 pm- 6 pm
at the Museum

Artist Reception

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 2 pm to 4 pm

Scene and Unseen
Mary Beierle, Steven Cahill, Rebecca Hamm, Donna Larsen, Anni Moss
Three Chicks
Martha Cowan, Chick Curtis, Cindy Lopez

Multiple Personalities
Carolyn Cunningham

Ontario Festival of the Arts

Saturday, September 15, 2018
11 am to 6 pm
Introducing the Ontario Arts District
A day-long celebration
of visual and performing arts
featuring artists booths, art demonstrations, art education, musical performances, food trucks and more

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.

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