Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery:
Cabinet of Curiosity
SCCS-10th Anniversay

July 25 - September 14, 2019

The Southern California Collage Society celebrates its 10th Anniversary. Founded 2009, their first exhibit was held in 2010 at the SCA Gallery in Pomona. 
Through September 14, 2019

South Gallery:
Sue Conner, Patrice Cooley, Robyn MacNair

August 1 - September 28, 2019

This exhibit represents a body of work from a "tribe” of three female artists: Sue Conner, Patrice Cooley and Robyn MacNair. Although born in different decades, this cohort of friends celebrate a relationship which results from their shared passion to explore, learn, and create. Each artist approaches her creative process in a different way, yet their collective work echoes the common theme of connection. The viewer is led to a place where meaning is constructed by the viewer’s own experiences and how the viewer personally connects to the artist’s works.
Through September 28, 2019

Spotlight Gallery:
Influenced by Nature
Colleen Biden

August 15 - September 21, 2019
In this exhibit Colleen shares her love of nature through its influence on her work.  "I work in a variety of styles and media, but one thing is consistent, nature influences them all."
Through September 21, 2019


Young Artist Alcove:
Lizbeth Olmos

June 6 - August 25, 2019

Artist statement:
"All of my artworks use different media and have different meaning to them.  In each artwork, I focused on different Elements of Art, like texture, color, value and line.  For example, in High Five, I used a variety of different values to create simulated textures on each of the fingers.  In Find Me a Home, I used color and line to bring awareness to the issues of homelessness in our community.  Art making has taught me to pay attention to the details and to have the patience and endurance to complete artworks with a great amount of detail and realism.  My goal as an artist is to continue to create, learn more and hopefully inspire others to make art of their own."
Through August 25, 2019

Line Gallery:
California Style
Selections from CCMA’s Collections 

May 2 - August 18, 2019

The California Style of painting which flourished from the mid-1920's to the mid-1950's gave the traditional watercolor medium a bold new look. This new representational art, defined by a large format, free broad brush strokes and strong rich colors, documented scenes and activities of everyday life on the Pacific Coast. California's cities, industrial sites, its beaches, harbors and its vast open landscapes were interpreted by hundreds of artists using innovative new approaches to painting. In the past few years a renewed interest has developed in the American representational art movements that took place in the mid-twentieth century, with particular emphasis on the American Scene or Regionalist art.The California Style played a key role in this movement and made contributions that had a nationwide impact.
Through February 1, 2020





Events at the Museum

Artist Reception

July 28, 2019 - 2 pm to 4 pm

Cabinet of Curiosity
Southern California Collage Society

All About the Circle
 Elizabeth Carr

West End Photo Open (WEPO)

CCMA announces the inaugural biennial West End Photo Open. This open call, juried exhibition is now accepting photographic works of art that share the artist's vision and creativity.
The best of WEPO will be awarded cash prizes and invited to exhibit in the
2020 West End Photo Invitational.
For more information and to submit, visit https://westendphotoopen.artcall.org

2019 Ontario Festival of the Arts:

Call for artist booths
CCMA invites regional artists to apply for a booth at the 2019 Ontario Festival of the Arts. Booths are available for many media types in functional, decorative and visual art categories.
The Festival is Saturday, October 19 from 11 am to 7 pm. Booth fee = $75; artists keep all sales.
For more information and to apply for a booth, visit https://ontarioarts.org/festival/

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
$15 -- 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

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