Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery:
Thousands of Tiny Pieces
Southern California Collage Society

July 27 - September 24, 2017

Collage is nearly a century old and synonymous with innovative subject matter. There is nothing as important as paper for collage artists. Even the smallest bits of interesting paper are hoarded to use in their work. This is the Eight Annual Exhibit of the members of the Southern California Collage Society.
Through September 24, 2017

South Gallery:
LAXWAX ART Annual Member Exhibit

July 27 - October 1, 2017

LAXWAX ART is the Southern California chapter of International Encaustic Artists (IEA).  Our mission is to promote and raise awareness about encaustic fine art throughout Southern California.  Our annual member exhibit highlights our finest work in this ancient medium.
 Through October 1, 2017

Spotlight Gallery:
Life Tracks
Sue Conner

September 21 - November 12, 2017
"This body of work represents the people, places and events that have left memorable impressions on my life. The textural, organic qualities make encaustic the perfect medium in which to combine the images and artifacts used to communicate visually this extraordinary journey.”
-Sue Conner
Through November 12, 2017


Young Artist Alcove:
Ailyne Bonilla

August 19 - October 8, 2017

Artist statement:
I love illustrating portraits of women, the female figure and the care-free feeling of creating non-objective artwork.  I work and experiment with a variety of mediums, like watercolor, tempera, ink, oil pastel, color pencil and, gouache. My creative process is to go out and find inspiration from nature and from other artists. I think about ways I could make my artwork unique and different. What motivates me the most is the support that comes from people who I care about and from people who have helped me in my artistic journey. My goal as an artist is to enhance my creative expression.  I want my artworks to mean something and have a thought behind them. I believe that making mistakes is an important part of how I grow and learn as an artist. I learned it's perfectly okay to make them. No matter what mistake I make I know there will always be a solution that I can use to improve my craft.
Through October 19, 2017

Line Gallery:
Portrait of our Community
Selections from CCMA’s Collections 

July 20, October 15, 2017

An exhibit from our collection that highlights the places encompassed by the Chaffey Communities which include the eastern portion of LA County and the western part of San Bernardino County. Artists include: Anders Gustave Aldrin, Bill Anderson, Leonard Albert Davies, Ejnar Hansen, John Martin Hiss, Harold Martin, Tim Solliday, Harriet Glass White, Vera Wise and Milford Zornes.
Through October 15, 2017





Events at the Museum

Artist Reception

Sunday, October 6, 2017 - 2 pm - 4 pm

Unintended Consequences -
Embrace the Unexpected:
Women Painters West

Capricious Mischief: Curated by Cindy Rinne

Life Tracks: Sue Conner

Young Artist Ailyne Bonilla

Express! CCMA 2017 Member Exhibit

Opens November 9, 2017
Take-in November 4 and 5
Artist Reception November 12

2017 Purchase Prize sponsored by
Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario

2017 AIR Sale

November 24, 2017 - January 14, 2018
Artist Reception December 10

Download rules and submission forms for both by clicking on Exhibits tab above.

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.

Next community event at CCMA:

 217 S. Lemon Ave, Ontario, CA 91761 • 909.463.3733 • info@chaffeymuseum.org • Thursday-Sunday, noon - 4 pm • Free Admission