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:
Aaron Delgado

February 16 - March 31, 2019

Artist statement:
"My artwork is a reflection of things that I love and enjoy. I draw inspiration from other artists. The medium I enjoy using the most is clay. I prefer working with my hands, so it’s a lot easier for me to create something out of clay rather than any other media I've used. I take elements from things that already exist and translate them into my ceramic pieces. I use topics that I'm interested in such as sneakers, music, etc. and use them as inspirations for my works. I also enjoy using a variety of colors in my pieces. Working with ceramics also made me appreciate art a little bit more than I already did. I can proudly say that most of my pieces came out the way I pictured them. They often started off rough but I didn’t let that discourage me.  I pride myself in having clean, smooth and even pieces."
Through March 31, 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

David Allen Book Signing and Reading

Join CCMA and Ontario Heritage for a joint event featuring Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen.
David's latest book, On Track, is a selection of his columns originally published from 2001 to 2004. David will be at CCMA for a book signing, followed by potluck dinner and readings from the book.
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Book signing - 2:30 pm to 4 pm
Potluck Dinner and Program - 4 pm to 6 pm

Artist Reception

February 10, 2019 - 2 pm to 4 pm

IEA International Open Juried Exhibition
Friday, Friday, Love That Day - Open Studio Artists
Piece by Piece - John Bagley, Jr.

Enhance! Member Exhibition Winners Purchase Prize - Steven Long
Members Choice - Judi Christensen

Art at Airport

Installations of artist exhibits can now be seen at Ontario International Airport. 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.

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.


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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