Art At The Airport

CCMA would like to thank the Ontario International Airport Authority for appointing the Chaffey Community Museum of Art (CCMA) to manage arts at the airport. They have given CCMA the responsibility of maintaining a rotating exhibit at the airport with both 2D and 3D art works to entertain travelers.

The program brings original visual art created by regional artists the two airport terminals, to be seen by more than 6 million passengers who use the airport annually.

If you live in the Inland Empire area and would like to exhibit your art at Ontario International Airport, please Click Here to  fill out the PDF or Online Application.

Katie Sandridge

April - October, 2022

Artist Statement:

The beginning of my journey as a ceramic artist coincided with relocating to California from rainy Washington in 2018. So naturally, my first muse has been the desert-meet-mountains landscape of my new home in northern Claremont. Since the early days of living here, my family has enjoyed hiking in the Mt. Baldy wilderness, and came across a secret, hidden river on one of our hikes. The cool water and foliage of the river’s edge reminded us of our time in Washington so much that we have returned there many times. I set out to capture those moments with these pieces.

Artist Biography:
As a “post-40 creative” who only recently discovered a passion for ceramic arts, Katie’s dive into pottery has allowed her to realign this new season of her lifle with an artistic focus as she explores the art of pottery and builds a created focused business.

Painted Lady Pottery pieces are sometimes functional, always nature-inspired, and “perfectly imperfect” as Katie celebrates the beauty of her new home in Southern California with fresh eyes. Katie is an appointed member of the City of Claremont Public Art Committee, a member of the Pomona Valley Art Association and a resident artist at American Museum of Ceramic Arts (AMOCA) studio in Pomona, California.

www.paintedladypottery.com
IG: @paintedlady.pottery

Christian Kueng, Ed.D.

April - October, 2022

Artist Statement:
I am an eclectic artist. Some days I paint. Some days I cut silhouettes out of black paper. Some days I draw cartoons.

Recently I started whimsical mixed media sculptures. I use a variety of materials to build these 3D works – Styrofoam, wire, wood, pipe cleaners and paper mâche. Making art is a passion: to cause my audience to grin, smile and even laugh out loud. My inspiration comes from artists who are expressive and use color.

Artist Biography:
Christian Kueng, Ed.D. was born in Ontario, California in 1957. His first experience as an artist was drawing pictures in a sandbox at the age of four.

Art became his passion. Chris studied art at California State University Fullerton, earning a bachelor’s degree. Professionally, he taught art at the elementary school level in the Ontario-Montclair School District and later served as principal of Buena Vista Arts-Integrated School.

Due to his background as an educator and community artist, in 1999 Chris was named to the Board of Trustees of the Ontario Museum of History & Art. He currently serves as president of this advisory body.

Between 2010 and 2015, Chris won several prizes in the American Art Awards. In 2017 he was awarded the Mayor pro Tem Award for his paper mâche sculpture Jasper the Great in the Ontario Museum of History & Art Ontario Open Exhibition.

Wrightwood Arts Center

March - October, 2022

Vision:
Surrounded by the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, Wrightwood inspires art and artists in all its forms and will become a gathering place for dynamic, diverse engagement with the Arts in the Tri-Community, High Desert, Inland Empire and beyond.

Mission:
Wrightwood Arts Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to stimulating creative and economic vitality, and enriching lives throughout the diverse communities we serve by providing support, promotion, and education for the arts.

Please join us for the Wrightwood Arts & Wine Festival on Saturday, May 21, 2022. For more information visit WrightwoodArts.com.

Susan Ossman

March - October, 2022

Artist Statement:
The French anthropologist Marc Augé called airports non-places. I disagree. Airports are vortexes of economic and social forces, and also of emotion. These works of art explore the landscapes and colors of Inland Southern California in relation to these movements. They evoke specific local colors and winds and the unceasing movement and outward reach of life in the Inland Empire. Lines tie earth to sky, mirroring the experiences and thoughts of travelers as they disembark and arrive.

Artist Biography:
Susan is intrigued by poetic equations and abstractions that provoke emotion. She is both an artist and an anthropologist who brings her fieldwork and cross-continental life experience to her paintings, installations and writing. She also curates and devises performances with The Moving Matters Traveling Workshop, a mobile art collective she created to explore mobility and migration.

Susan’s work has been exhibited and performed across the US, Europe and North Africa. She writes about her path across continents, art and anthropology in her book Shifting Worlds, Shaping Fieldwork, a Memoir of Anthropology and Art (Routledge 2021).

https://www.susanossman.com/

Joseph Stoddard

November, 2021 - May, 2022

Artist Statement:
Air travel is an interesting combination of excitement, exhilaration and waiting. I have spent many hours waiting for flights, and I use that time to practice my drawing skills. I like to arrive early in order to find a seat with a good view of the action out on the field.

This series is a collection of airport sketches done over many years. They are drawn in pencil and pen, with touches of watercolor, colored pencil and pastel. They are mounted to cradled birch art panels with acrylic matte medium and gesso.

Artist Biography:
I love sketching. My tools are a pencil, pen, watercolor and sketchbook. For me, the sketch is the most exciting type of art. It has energy and excitement and is usually done quickly and intuitively. It reveals what the artist was thinking and feeling. My art celebrates the sketch.

I have been sketching for over 30 years. I have produced two books of sketches and authored two watercolor instruction books. My most recent book, Expressive Painting, was published in 2018.

www.josephstoddard.com

Tracy Moore

October, 2021 - April, 2022

Artist Statement:
These pieces represent more than twenty years of experiment in collage, painting and multimedia. Because of the texture of each individual piece, they are to be enjoyed in person.

Artist Biography:
Tracy Moore is a native California artist who settled in Ontario in 2012. Always interested in art and design, she graduated from Citrus College then pursued a bachelor’s degree in fine art from California State University at Fullerton. She graduated magna cum laude in 2012. During her studies, Tracy co-founded an art group and hosted six group art shows in the Arts District of Pomona, California.

Linda Garcia-Dahle

October, 2021 - April, 2022

Artist Statement:
Many travelers pass through Ontario International Airport for both business and pleasure trips. They are all coming and going based on the schedules that must be kept to meet their travel goals. My exhibit provides more tranquil environments that might represent a traveler’s final destination, or perhaps provide something relaxing to look at while waiting in the terminal for their flight.

Artist Biography:
Linda Garcia-Dahle is a California native with a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University at Long Beach. She is influenced by the the Impressionist, Realist and Hudson River School art movements which emphasize light.

Linda has won many awards over the years, including Juror’s Choice from the Maryland Federation of Art 2014 Shadow and Light exhibit. Her works of art are in the collections of the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and Sasse Museum of Art. In 2019 Linda was invited to participate in the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Craft Preserving Creative Spaces exhibit showing notable regional artists photographed working in their home or studio and commenting on art.