Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery:
Intuitive: Brave, Bold, Unfold
Mid-Valley Arts League

March 21 - May 18, 2019

Mid Valley Arts League’s 66th Members’ Exhibition is a juried exhibition featuring an extraordinary body of work produced by members of all levels. This exhibit features a wide range of subject matter, from representational to non-objective that will stretch your imagination and satisfy your artist’s palette.
Through May 18, 2019

South Gallery:
Intuitive: Brave, Bold, Unfold
Mid-Valley Arts League - Honor Court

March 21 - May 18, 2019

Honor Court members of Mid Valley Arts League are selected in recognition of their status as professional, recognized artists as evidenced by publication of their work, signature membership in other art organizations, service as jurors in art exhibitions and teaching experience.
Through May 18, 2019

Spotlight Gallery:
Let's Add Paint!
Laura Barnes

March 7 - May 4, 2019
I was taught lines do not describe objects, shapes do. Because of that, no matter the medium, shapes convey my ideas. I especially love the challenge of depicting an image only in black and white. Perfect for block printing. But let’s not stop there, let’s add paint!
Through May 4, 2019


Young Artist Alcove:
Kevin Tran

April 13 - June 2, 2019

Artist statement:
"My favorite things to draw are portraits and the human figure.  I love finding ways to create dynamic poses.  A few of the materials I use are pastel, colored pencil, paint and ink.  The artworks on display are part of my experiment in the "beautiful mess” with clean line work.  I find that my best work comes by working quickly.  My goals as an artist is to grow and try new media while exploring the human figure.  In the future, I would like to work in the comic book industry."
Through June 2, 2019

Line Gallery:
M M & P
Millard Sheets, Milford Zornes, Phil Dike
Selections from CCMA’s Collections 

January 31, - April 28, 2019

Artists Milford Zornes, Millard Sheets and Phil Dike were instrumental in developing the mid-century California Style painting. Millard Sheets helped Helen and Francis Line establish CCMA and participated in the First Invitational Purchase Prize Art Exhibit in 1941. From that exhibit, he donated his painting Mesa Twilight to the permanent collection. All three artists participated in the Second Invitational Purchase Prize Art Exhibit in 1942. Phil Dike exhibited in the 1943 exhibit and was joined by Millard Sheets for the 1944, 1945 and 1946 shows, exploring different media. In this exhibit, we honor their contributions to the artistic community and to the developing Chaffey Community Museum of Art.
Through April 28, 2019





Events at the Museum

Artist Reception

June 2, 2019 - 2 pm to 4 pm

Splashes of Color and Space
Inland Empire Modern Quilt Guild

Gina Lawson Egan, 2019 Artist of the Year

Wherever You Go, There You Are:
Prints from Guanajuato -- Karen Karlsson

(There are no artist receptions in April or May)

Gina Lawson Egan
CCMA 2019 Artist of the Year
Palettes & Plates Dinner in her honor
Sunday, June 9, 2019

Ramp Construction at CCMA

From April 8 through May 31, CCMA's front entrance will be inaccessible due to construction of a ramp and new stairs. The temporary entrance is via a ramp at the south side of the building and through the kitchen.

We appreciate your patience during construction and look forward to having a new, updated entrance to the museum.

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
$10 -- 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

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