Welcome to the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Current Exhibitions

Main Gallery:
Shaping Wood, Shaping Artists: Sam Maloof

A joint exhibition of the Ontario Museum of History & Art and CCMA

January 23 - March 29, 2020

This exhibit tells the story of Sam Maloof's ties to the Inland Empire and his lasting legacy both as a master craftsman of fine furniture, his influence on the careers of other artists, and the continuance of his business Sam Maloof Woodworker, Inc. CCMA's exhibit features artists Larry White and Mike Johnson, owner of Sam Maloof Woodworker, Inc.

One exhibit -- two locations.

Through March 29 2020

South Gallery:
Everything All at Once
Curated by Jennifer Frias

December 5, 2019 - February 1, 2020

This exhibition showcases the breadth of artists who are graduating from Masters of Fine Arts programs in Studio Art from Claremont Graduate University, California State University at San Bernardino and Fullerton, and the University of California at Riverside. Artists include Jacob Adame, Philip Kupferschmidt, Olivia Leiter, Beatriz Mora-Hussar, Jill Steggall, Sydney Walters and Rebecca Waring-Crane.
Through February 1, 2020

Spotlight Gallery:
Twice Removed
Lauren Verdugo

February 20 - March 22, 2020
Inspired by the work of Sam Maloof and other midcentury studio furniture makers, and after working seven years at the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, Lauren has started her own career in the arts. She studies under master craftsman, Larry White, as his studio assistant in Pioneertown, California. Their projects include furniture, mixed media furniture, and large scale sculpture. Lauren is a student at San Diego State University in the Applied Design program. She says, "I create not because I want to; I create because I need to.”
Through March 22, 2020


Young Artist Alcove:
Jocelyn Villanueva

February 2, - April 5, 2020

Artist statement:
"What I like to create in ceramics are things that can catch someone's attention, I take inspiration from the things I grew up watching, I like making these things because I can have them as decorations in my house. What inspires me to make my artwork is anything that catches my attention or something that I find interesting and would like to make it in my own way. Another thing that helps me get inspired is reminiscing about my childhood or things I would do in my childhood. I love to use clay because I find it very relaxing and enjoy the process of making it. Another media I like to use is drawing, it's more of a hobby for me."
Through April 5, 2020

Line Gallery:
Time for Trees
Selections from CCMA’s Collections 

January 16 - May 24, 2020

We all enjoy the visual beauty of trees. But what else do trees do for us? They clean our air, provide us with oxygen, reduce the effects of climate change, help clean our drinking water, and provide a source of energy. Celebrate the beauty and benefits of Trees with artworks from our collection.
Through May 24, 2020





Museum Closure

 To cooperate with the nationwide response to COVID-19, CCMA is closed to the public until May 31, 2020 unless an "all clear" is given earlier.
Beginning April 1, 2020 please direct museum inquiries to CCMA board chairman Nancy DeDiemar (nancy91762@gmail.com)
or 909-214-3459.

CCMA is continuing to accept applications for Art at Airport while closed.
Check here or on our Facebook page for updates to this notice.

 Events at the Museum

The April Artist Reception
has been cancelled.

 Art at Airport

CCMA is managing the public art program at  Ontario International Airport. Exhibits featuring the art of 20 regional artists may be seen in the passenger arrival/departure area of Terminals 2 and 4.

Visual artists interested in participating in the  program can click on the EXHIBIT tab above for more information and the application form. CCMA is accepting artist applications during the museum closure period.

Life Drawing Session at CCMA
Postponed Until Further Notice

Live model
Sessions are the third Thursday of the month
10 am to 3 pm
$15 -- open to all

 Open Studio at CCMA
Postponed Until Further Notice

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. Every Friday from 11 am to 3 pm at the museum.

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.

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