Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery:
West End Photo Open
Inaugural Biennial Exhibit

September 19 - November 9, 2019

The inaugural biennial photography open was juried by Leigh Gleason, PhD, Director of collections, UCR ARTS. The WEPO is a venue for all who use photography to express their vision. The objective is to inspire the region with an engaging selection of artworks and celebrate the efforts of those who use photography as their medium. 
Through November 9, 2019

South Gallery:
Mid-Valley Arts League

October 3 - November 30, 2019

The mission for Mid-Valley Arts League's Thumbnails exhibit is to promote original works of art by MVAL's many award-winning artists and its general membership. These smaller format paintings, rich in both content and creativity, were created for the artist's personal enjoyment and cultural enrichment.
Through November 30, 2019

Spotlight Gallery:
Imagination Clay
Richard Perré

September 26 - November 2, 2019
Artist Statement:
"As long as I can remember, I liked working with my hands. When I retired, I joined a pottery class. The joy and challenge of making the clay my own was, and is, fun. I make the crystalline glazes and fire them in my kiln at home. In the future, I hope to do more styles and color combinations. I use my Imagination in Clay."
Through November 2, 2019


Young Artist Alcove:
Amy Guerrero

August 29 - October 6, 2019

Artist statement:
"My artwork is mostly inspired by black and white film and photography.  I love how older photographs can be hazy and less realistic.   The subjects in my work are inspired by the people around me. I enjoy working in ink and colored pencil because it gives me the freedom to work realistically if I want to and to create a variety of values.  While creating my work I’ve learned to challenge myself creatively and technically.  My goal is to continue to make art and try new media and idea."
Through October 6, 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

October 6, 2019 - 2 pm to 4 pm

West End Photo Open (WEPO)
Announcement of Prize Winners at 3 pm

Mid Valley Art League

Imagination in Clay
Richard Perre

2019 Ontario Festival of the Arts

Saturday, October 19, 2019
11 am to 7 pm 
Over 50 participating visual artists
Music and dance performances
Arts Learning and Demonstrations
Mini walking tour of historic buildings
Food trucks and craft beer vendors
Free admission
in the Arts District
217 S. Lemon Ave., Ontario.

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

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