Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery:
25 Years in the Making
Multiple Artists

September 13 - November 3, 2018

"A place for friends to gather, be inspired and create art.” In 1993 those were the words that Art Box Studio was founded on and still dedicated to after 25 years. Sylvia Megerdichian, NWS, and fellow Art Box Studio Monday painters, invite you to celebrate 25 years of creativity and expression.
Through November 3, 2018

South Gallery:
Three Chicks
Martha Cowan, Chick Curtis, Cindy Lopez

August 9 - September 29, 2018

Three Chicks is an exhibit about what three chicks, Martha Cowan, Cindy Lopez, and Chick Curtis, see as everyday moments in ordinary life. Working in their favorite media, oil, monotype, charcoal, and sculpture, the three artists will present a variety of works that are perhaps moments in everyday life that seem insignificant or that often go unnoticed. But these three friends bring those ideas to the forefront for the visual enjoyment of all.
Through September 29, 2018

Spotlight Gallery:
Mission Statement
Kelly Bracamontes

August 30 - October 13, 2018
A re-occurring theme in my artwork has been the California Missions. I am drawn to their unmistakable style and strong sense of California history.  My interpretation through painting or collage work is with utmost interest in their simplistic beauty and heritage.
Through October 13, 2018


Young Artist Alcove:
Ezekiel Hernandez

August 25 - October 7, 2018

Artist statement:
"My artwork is made of watercolor, ink and mixed media (acrylic and collage).  Some techniques I used for the bigger piece was I used a huge brush about 3 inches wide to fill most of the color and working wet-in-wet. My goal is to push myself to have a wide variety of experiences with techniques and different media.  Another goal is to recreate more from my imagination rather then what is real. I feel I am working towards my goal and there is always room for improvement. What I have learned making these pieces is every time I make a new artwork it makes me love making art and drives me to make more."
Through October 7, 2018

Line Gallery:
Pigs to Pig Iron
Selections from CCMA’s Collections 

July 19 - October 28, 2018

In 1942, with the growing need  for steel  to build ships to  fight  in World War II,  Henry J.  Kaiser secured  a  tract  of  land  in Fontana  that  had  been  a  pig farm.  There he built the first steel mill in the Pacific Coast states. One  of  the  civil  engineers  on the  project  was  Carl  Hooper Gilman,  whose  wife  Esther Bruton  Gilman  was  an  artist and  muralist.  Through  Carl, Esther  gained  access  to  the Kaiser  Steel  construction  site and  painted  a  series  of  eight paintings  to  depict  the transformation.
Through October 28, 2018





Events at the Museum

Ontario Festival of the Arts

Saturday, September 15, 2018
11 am to 6 pm
In the Arts District
Between CCMA and the Ontario Museum

Everyone welcome -- Free admission

40 Artists in the Marketplace of Art
Performing Arts at the Ontario Museum
Art Lessons
Tour of Historic Buildings
Food Trucks
Beer and Wine Tasting


Artist Reception

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 2 pm to 4 pm

25 Years in the Making
ArtBox Studio Artists
A Tribute to Watercolor West's 50th
Watercolor West Artists
Mission Statement
Kelly Bracamontes

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