CCMA manages the art program at Ontario International Airport, providing a venue for local artists to display their work. To learn more or apply, Click here.

WEPO West End Photo Open

The West End Photo Open (WEPO) is a biennial juried exhibition presented by Chaffey Community Museum of Art and open to all photographers. Awards include the WEPO 2022 award ($500) and four WEPO Select Awards ($200 each). 

Click here to apply for WEPO.

The 2022 Ontario Festival of Arts is happening on Saturday, October 15. Open to Festival-goers from 10 am to 5 pm, this event aims to create an art marketplace to bring artists and art buyers together. 

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"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.

Then & Now:
Women Artists of the Pomona Valley

Founding a Legacy features women artists active in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s; and Creating a New Legacy showcases contemporary women artists. The exhibit highlights and lifts up the contributions of women artists in a historic and contemporary context.

Old Broads – Inland Edition

The Old Broads is a group of female and female-identifying visual artists over the age of 50. Our aim is to promote each other, poke fun at prevalent stereotypes, and have a good time doing it.

Florence Arnold – Hard Edge

In the late 1950s, Los Angeles Times art critic Jules Langsner included Florence Arnold as one of the key Southern California artists contributing to what he called the Hard-Edge School of painters.

Heads Up

Every month a group of artists meet at the Museum for a figure drawing or painting workshop. Enjoy the artwork of workshop artists Judith Christensen, Martha Cowan, Gloria Gandara, Jacqueline Knell, David Pion-Berlin, Alan Swartz and Alfred Tse.

Student Artworks

Artworks from Jerika Mancilla,
Student at Ontario High School.

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.

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What's Happening at CCMA?

Aug 28
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Reception - 2 Exhibits
Aug 28
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Reception for Lost & Found and Heads Up
Sep 01
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
First Artist - September 2022
Sep 18
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meet the Artist - Patrick S. Crabb
Sep 24
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meet the Artist – Patrick S. Crabb
Oct 02
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Reception - WEPO
Oct 15
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ontario Arts Festival
Oct 23
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Reception - FRACKSHARDS
Nov 27
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
AIR Sale - Champagne and Chocolate Reception
Dec 11
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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.