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.

Pamela Fall

January - July, 2023

Artist biography:
Pamela Fall is a photographer and artist, fascinated by man’s expression through art, culture and architecture. She combines her love for Italy, art and photography by taking images to a new level – painting photographs with watercolors. She paints the entire image (including details), enhancing the three-dimensional quality of each photograph. The resulting high-definition texture creates a wonderful new perspective. Her art is in collections around the world; was featured on the Discovery Channel; and Italian art festivals. She also shows her work at the Laguna Art-A-Fair Festival.

Artist statement:
After several visits to the country to see Italian friends, I fell in love with the history, culture, art and architecture of Italy. By combining my love for art and photography, I have chosen to take my images to a new level. Photographs are printed on high quality watercolor paper, then meticulously painted by hand with watercolors applied directly onto the entire image. The color placement enhances the three-dimensional quality of each photograph, resulting in color and texture that create a dimensional quality. Each “painting” is an original, one-of-a-kind work of art.

Gorman Bentley

January - July, 2023

Artist biography:
1950s rural North Dakota may not seem like an ideal environment for a “different” soft of child, but for Gorman, it fostered a sensitive awareness of the potential and needs within himself and others. That played well into his life career as an educator, and later, as an artist. Gorman lives with his husband in Claremont, California and exhibits locally in several venues.

Artist statement:
I am an “intuitive” artist. As a child, I spent countless hours staring into the vast Dakota prairies, carefully noting the subtle colors, textures and forms of each season. The memory of those elements is now infused into my work on canvas.

I am not typically interested in painting what has already been seen or what words alone can express. Each work begins with one selected color and evolves from the first brush stroke to when the work says it is finished. I invite you to enter the enormous and desolate world my young mind once imagined and use what is painted on the canvas to make your own unique discoveries of self.

www.gormanbentley.com

Ichen Le

December, 2022 - June, 2023

Artist biography:
Ichen Le is a self-taught alcohol ink emerging artist who began her artistic journey in 2021. As a very young child, she was once deeply in love with making art. Growing up in the academically competitive and results-driven culture in Taipei, Taiwan, she unconsciously denied her artist soul. In 2020 she had a transformative turn of life, started walking the inner path, and connected to her spirituality through meditation and Jungian analysis. After being a financial advisor for 17 years, Ichen finally worked up enough courage to call herself an artist in 2021. For her, art is the reclaiming of her original essence. It’s hanging out and having fun with her inner child.

Artist statement:
I create images that come to me through intuition and dreams. The fluidity and highly intuitive process of alcohol ink is what mesmerizes me so deeply. Through the flow of the liquid ink, pushed by air or pulled by gravity, the creative process is especially freeing. Each piece is a unique existence that cannot be duplicated. The process of making alcohol ink art is a constant reminder of my favorite quote:

You’re afraid to surrender because you don’t want to lose control. But you never had control; all you had was anxiety.

Ingrid Tegnér

December, 2022 - June, 2023

Artist biography:
Ingrid Tegnér was born in Southern California and spent most of her childhood years on Air Force bases. Sonic booms dominated the sound landscape of her childhood. She traveled, lived in Sweden, then the Washington DC area, her home for many years. Her return to California was prompted by a need to be closed to her aging parents. A former social worker with a lifelong passion for art, she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2019. For Ingrid, making art is a means of spiritual development and soul expression. Her process includes deep reflection and meditation.

Artist statement:
As a resident of Riverside, California, I sense the vibrations of sonic booms and earthquakes regularly. When I was researching the San Andreas fault, I was fascinated by the visual imagery of a simulated earthquake. I have created those visual patterns with suminagashi, a Japanese paper marbling technique. Literally, the word means “ink floating.” The suminagashi layers are placed under layers of wax, like the seismic activity we sense underground. I made the marks on top of the wax using a stencil I created with vintage player piano rolls – music from the past, from another time of great social inequity: 1929.
www.ingridtegner.com

Victoria Johnson

November, 2022 - May, 2023

Artist biography:
Being born and raised in Southern California, the diversity of its topography and culture have provided fertile breeding ground for my imagination and inspiration for creating digital fine art. I create sometimes for a living, and sometimes for fun, yet always as a passion. What inspires me? Anything and everything. I don’t represent a single theme. My work is the visual fruit of my varied and random interests. I follow no formalities. No vetting process is more important than my own. That’s the beauty of creating fine art when compared to my career in commercial design. There’s no single way to represent beauty provided it’s done with conviction.

Artist statement:
Victoria Johnson, known as The Sketchie Beast, is a career designer and illustrator, now emerging as a digital fine artist. She entered her first painting in a public competition at seven years of age, and then began indulging her passion for art. Since her first fine art showing at the prestigious Art-a-Fair in Laguna Beach three years ago, she has participated in many local exhibitions including the Ontario Festival of the Arts and has been juried into exhibitions, both physical and online, throughout the nation.

Terry Chacon

November, 2022 - May, 2023

Artist biography:
Terry’s art combines her love for the Afghan hound and the great outdoors. She is noted for her dog show scenes, her sculpture and her palette knife work when painting in plein air. Traveling the world to judge the Afghan hound has given her the opportunity to paint the landscape in many countries. A favorite place to paint is the Inland Empire where there is such diversity between winter, summer, spring and fall. Palm trees and snow-covered mountains is a particular favorite.

Artist statement:
Terry Chacon is a sculptor (bronze and ceramic) and an oil painter (studio and plein air). She has received awards in national and international competitions, and her work is in over 25 countries. She has bred Afghan hounds for over 40 years, and uses their antics, elegance and ancient history in both sculpture and paintings. She has had two solo exhibits at the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog in St. Loius, and her plein air work can be seen at the Catalina Art Gallery on Catalina Island. Her studio in Redlands is open by appointment and for her annual studio tour in December.
www.terrydchacon.com

Fatima Franks

October, 2022 - April, 2023

Artist biography:
Fatima Franks is an interdisciplinary award winning artist living and working in California, USA. She works with digital mixed media collages. Franks studied at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Pakistan where she received a BFA, a MFA from the California State University, Fullerton, and Digital Design course at Otis College of the Art and Design, Los Angeles. Franks work has been shown nationally and internationally.

Artist statement:
I use botanicals in my art which are often interlaced with coded meaning to reference as metaphors. Decorative art has been used for e.g.in Islamic Persian art, poetry, literature, Islamic tessellations, rituals, female gender and sexuality. I am interested in capturing the process of beauty and the concept of the eventual dissolution of things. Basically, the impermanence of the inevitable, and the essence of ephemeral.

Elizabeth Redd

October, 2022 - April, 2023​

Artist biography:
Elizabeth “Lizz” Redd is an international multimedia artist. Raised in a humble home in a family of DIYers, she earned a degree in environmental studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has embraced a nomadic lifestyle, learning new skills from people around the world. Originally from California, Lizz has resided in Italy, Spain, Argentina, and Brazil. She served as an apprentice for Chris Johnson in California (2016) before holding a full-time glass position at Espaco Zero in Brazil (2018-2019). Lizz now resides in La Verne, California where she creates both unique and functional art.

Artist statement:
Although my three favorite mediums are glass, wood and metal, I find a way to indulge my creativity and set my ideas free with the materials or tools at hand. When I combine materials, they complement each other and result in art pieces not found elsewhere. I use recycled and found materials, which challenges me to be resourceful. By using curves, spirals and abstract patterns, I create art that feels natural and creates a calm state. When I begin a project, I allow the material to take the form it desires. The process is more important to me than the final product.

IG: @lizz.redd

Jacqueline Knell

September, 2022 - March, 2023

Artist biography:
I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. My most significant influence was my father, who taught me to spend more time looking than drawing. I came away with a lifelong commitment to striving for a likeness. In 2007 I immersed myself in oil painting, including my hands and clothing. I instinctively knew I would do what came naturally, subject and style. I continue to paint how I think and feel. My paintings have been featured in solo and group exhibits at local galleries and museums. More information is available at jacquelineknell.com.

Artist statement:
My oil paintings of people on the street are meditations on the wanderings and gatherings of people in bustling urban areas and public spaces. They depict the vitality of urban chaos, like traffic jams, lively pedestrians, and city views. I base these paintings on my travels near and far. Bon Voyage.

Steve Walag

September, 2022 - March, 2023

Artist statement:
Although these images may resemble paintings, they are digital photographs printed on textured paper. Traditional Japanese paintings inspired them in the Rinpa tradition. Rinpa artists favored simple, natural subjects, including flowers, trees, birds, and water, set against a plain or minimized background. My fascination with Japanese art led me to emulate those works using digital imaging, lighting, software, and printing techniques.

Artist biography:
Steve Walag has been a photographer for more than 45 years. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Religious Studies from the University of California, Riverside, and a B. F. A. in Photography from ArtCenter College in Pasadena. He has enjoyed a varied career as a photojournalist, public relations photographer, freelance architectural shooter, photo instructor, and campus photographer at two local schools, UCR and RCC. All the while, Steve has pursued his artistic path on the side. It was only in 2015 that his attraction to Japanese art prompted him to formulate the style exhibited here.

CBU Photo Studio

September, 2022 - March, 2023

For more images and information please go to:
http://ont.cbuphotography.org/

Judith Connelly

August, 2022 - February, 2023

Artist Statement:
I have been creating Ukranian egg writing, called Pysanky, for 25 years. I apply melted beeswax to an egg then dip the egg in hot dye. This melts the wax away and reveals the design. I have displayed my eggs at the Brea Gallery and won prizes at the Los Angeles County Fair. For the last two years, I’ve added encaustic painting to my repertoire. This medium uses melted beeswax and resin, with pigments added for color.

Artist Biography:
Judith has been creating art since childhood. The process, no matter what the medium, is what draws her in. She loves the melted bees wax, resins, pigments and dyes that are the materials she uses to create Ukranian eggs.
jkconnellyart@square.site
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Ramiro Viramontes

August, 2022 - February, 2023

Artist Statement:
Ramiro’s inspiration comes from his daily work creating meaningful social impact change. He develops new ideas and colors for his next art project by retreating to his art studio. With over one million miles of travel from airport to airport, he’s learned to relax and decompress by creating new art pieces from his experiences.

Artist Biography:
Ramiro Viramontes was born in Boyle Heights in 1967 and grew up in the city of Bell. In 1992, he married and moved to West Covina. He first learned to paint at the age of 10 from the seniors at the Huntington Park Community Center. As a Los Angeles inner-city kid, he learned to use different types of media, including leftover paint that he found in the garage. Ramiro has created his style by analyzing artists such as Jackson Pollock, Pierre Soulages, Pablo Picasso, and Carmen Herrera. Ramiro has studied at Pasadena City College, UCLA, Harvard, and Yale.

Ramiro is a real estate developer for Turner Impact Capital in Santa Monica, CA. The firm is a private social impact equity fund that creates Educational, Multifamily, and Healthcare facilities across the country in underserved communities. Ramiro has been involved in the creation of over 200+ facilities that have created social impact change for over 59,000 students, 22,000 residents, and 83,000 patients.

Shayne Mitchell

July, 2022 - January, 2023

Artist Statement:
I create abstract paintings that harmoniously flow throughout the entire work. By focusing the creative process on pure form and color, I maintain fluid transitions following simple step-by-step methods. I build my paintings from one point to another and eventually produce something that spreads throughout the entire canvas and appears alive. I experiment with opposing elements (linear and biomorphic) to enable something more pure and malleable with the potential to slightly morph. This takes a step toward pure “is-ness” of a thing or idea, washing away conclusive solidarity and communicating through subtle intimations. My work shows a balance between the seen and unseen that naturally constructs a holistic view.

Artist Biography:
Shayne Mitchell grew up moving from place to place within the Inland Empire and High Desert. He holds an associate’s degree in fine arts and liberal arts from Victor Valley College and a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a minor in art history from California State University, San Bernardino. Currently, he is a full time artist, participating in gallery exhibition events in San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties. His style has remained constant throughout the years, staying loyal to his endeavors into philosophy and the unknown. His work offers a peek into truths beyond human perception, and an objective slate to be applied subjectively for personal insight and growth.

Nyx Alexandra Garcia

July, 2022 - January, 2023

Artist Statement:
My pastel drawings tell stories that are familiar to many, yet invite all to fill in the gaps with their own correlations and perceptions. I aim to create images that are as equally appealing as they poignant, in order to create a balance of curiosity and uncertainty. The brightly-colored vestments and regal poses of the figures contrast with the realities of their origins. I use flowers to mirror their posture, showing the effect our temperaments have on our environment. My linoleum prints are inspired by the insights available to us simply by observing nature. They reconcile the expressive mark-making of my pastel drawings, highlighting the changing nature of the universe. By using the same carved piece of linoleum to create the many variations of nature in my prints, I hope to mirror the oneness of all beings and the creative energy behind nature itself.

Artist Biography:
A resident of Pomona, Nyx Alexandra Garcia grew up in the Inland Empire. She has been actively creating and sharing her art from early adolescence to current day. Nyx’s expressionistic style has remained constant throughout the years. Her work offers an observational perspective of environmental, social and emotional landscapes. Utilizing the personal breakthroughs realized through introspection, she is able to tap into a realm anyone can recognize, allowing viewers to project themselves and their imagination.

Maria Juncaj

June - December, 2022

Artist Statement:
The natural world of colors and patterns bewitches us. How can bright yellow create a warm feeling in us? How can deep blue make our hearts feel icy cold? In my art, I explore the way color evokes an emotion.

Each painting has a distinct color palette portraying the landscape it represents, while creating a sense of fear and wonder. Fear has a visual depiction – a line design within the landscape.

The vast natural world pulls the viewer into another dimension, evoking wonder and curiosity. Nature’s beautiful bright colors create a lovely and calming image. The push and pull effect in my work expresses nature’s beauty and dangers, and communicates how they coexist.

Artist Biography:
Born in 1998 in Fontana, California, Maria Juncaj took her first art class as a freshman in high school. In 2016, she had an exhibition in the Young Artist Alcove at the Chaffey Community Museum of Art. She continued her education in Studio Art at the University of La Verne, graduating in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and a minor in Marketing. Her senior exhibition at the Harris Gallery on campus was titled A Room of One’s Own.

Michael Haro

June - December, 2022

Artist Statement:
My art is intended to raise awareness and reflect the diversity of life our planet holds, and to remind us of the universe in which we reside.

Artist Biography:
Born in Riverside, California, Michael Haro specializes in galaxy/cosmic-themed art. His medium is spray paint on canvas. He is the father of three.

Emily Joyce

May - November, 2022

Artist Statement:
My paintings investigate nature, the built world, and art history through pattern-based abstraction. The interlocking geometric compositions are at once realistic, logical, fantastic, and playful.

The stuff of daily existence inhabits my paintings: the grid of the city, the hidden system inside one’s body, the complex symmetry of a passionflower, or the geometric harmony of a Piero della Francesca composition. There is inherent beauty in visible and invisible networks that underlie everything. And it’s the topsy-turvy human conditions of alienation vs. communion, and individuality vs. connectivity, that makes investigating hidden geometries of our world so important.

Artist Biography:
Born in the suburbs of Chicago, Claremont artist Emily Joyce was educated at the Glasgow School of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design. She has participated in exhibitions and projects at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Denver), Human Resources Los Angeles, David B. Smith Gallery (Denver), Inman Gallery (Houston), Machine Project (Los Angeles), Sara Meltzer Gallery (New York), Berkeley Art Museum and Film Archive, Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Tang Teaching Museum (Saratoga Springs, Florida), and Palais de Tokyo (Paris).

www.emilyjoycestudio.com

Dan Frembling

May - November, 2022​

Artist Statement:
Wood art is my outlet for artistic expression. It is exciting to create a work of art with the beautiful natural colors provided by different exotic species of wood from all around the world, and to shape and assemble something that can be appreciated for years to come. I experience an enormous sense of fulfillment and accomplishment when creating something that is appreciated and desired by someone else. I love to fulfill requests, collaborating with others to make the art exactly what they want.

Inspiration for art can strike at any moment; be ready for it.

Artist Biography:
My interest in woodworking began as I worked with my father on his projects in the garage. He taught me about tools, and now I use those tools I inherited from him. When I was 20, I joined the carpenters union and spent the next 45 years in the construction industry.

Years ago, I made a humidor for a friend’s cigar store. This led to making custom humidors and unique intarsia wall hangings. In 2016 I joined the Orange County Scroll Saw Association, learning many valuable techniques from members. In 2017, I began entering works in the San Diego and Orange County fairs, winning first, second, third and fourth place awards in three categories: intarsia, sculpture and clockmaking.

danfrembling.com