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.

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.

Citta in Montagna
Robin De Negri

September, 2021 - March, 2022

Artist Statement:
The artwork depicts Italian villages situated on mountain sides with angular tile roofs.

Artist Biography:
Robin Thornally De Negri was born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1946. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a bachelor of fine arts degree in 1968, after participating in the school’s European Honors Program from 1967-1968 in Rome, Italy. Robin worked at a New York City publishing company for two years before returning to Rome in 1970 following her marriage to a Roman. She worked for the Rome Daily American newspaper and started a family, returning to the United States in 1973.

Robin held positions with an art sales and framing service that supplied prints and original works of art to national corporations, a no-kill animal shelter where she designed a quarterly newsletter and became an active volunteer at the Cooper Museum of Regional History in Upland, California. She is a member of the Chaffey Community Museum of Art in Ontario, California and the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) in Pomona, California.

Snow:
Bly Cannon

August, 2021 - February, 2022

Artist Statement:
The group of five prints/photos is called Good Grief. It shows two perspectives on grief as a process of transformation. Losing relationships, losing loved ones, fearing our own end, nearing our own end, and/or surviving, changes us. As we move through and eventually out of grief, we can live differently, with new knowledge and power. The Citrasolv photo transfer prints show my internal view of the process – pain, change, joy. The photographs show an external view of the stages of grief, as someone hearing another’s story might view it. Two views = two really different kinds of focus.

Artist Biography:
Bly Cannon (b. 1958, Los Angeles, CA) lives in Upland, California. She received her BA in Studio Art from Scripps College in 1981, and a teaching credential from California State University at Los Angeles in 1995. Her work has been exhibited at the Wignall Museum in Rancho Cucamonga, the Riverside Art Museum, Rancho Cucamonga City Hall, Square i Gallery in Claremont, and the PVAA Art Place in Montclair, California. She works from her home studio in Upland, where she also procrastinates by gardening.

Snow:
Yuntong “Momo” Wu

August, 2021 - February, 2022

Artist Statement:
My art investigates how physicality, the metaphysical, psychological mechanisms, philosophical inquiries, and deep historical relations with this planet and the cosmos shape our understanding of the complexities that occur around us – from the vastness of the cosmos to microscopic entities.

I use the element of chance in my work to engage and consider deep time and space, forces that push and pull, dynamisms that entwine and separate, in the context of dualism. I believe that the dichotomies of yin and yang define the symbiosis of all living things – a foundational discourse to my process-oriented work.

These are my interpretations and representations of available knowledge systems: distinguishing and emphasizing the notion of wholeness; being one with the cosmos; knowing our place in it; and embracing all its mysteries. This is my personal inquest through art.

Artist Biography:
Yuntong “Momo” Wu is an interdisciplinary artist and curator who currently serves as gallery director of the Progress Gallery in the Pomona Arts Colony. Born in Jiangxi Province, China, she came to the United States to study for an MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute. She had solo exhibitions in San Francisco in 2016 and 2019. Her works have been exhibited and published in the US, and collected in the United States and China.

Steve Walag

July, 2021 - January, 2022

Artist Statement:
Although these images may resemble paintings, they are in fact digital photographs printed on textured paper. They were inspired by traditional Japanese paintings in the centuries-old Rinpa tradition. Rinpa artists favored simple, natural subjects – 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 and Religious Studies from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) and a BFA in Photography from Art Center 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 Riverside City College). All the while, Steve has pursued his own artistic path on the side, beginning decades ago with a strong affinity for the black and white photography of the West Coast “straight” photo school. It is only since 2015 that his attraction to Japanese art prompted him to formulate the style exhibited here.

Email: steve@stevewalag.com
Website: stevewalag.com

Paisley Puff:
Susan Mach

July, 2021 - January, 2022

Artist Statement:
This exhibit shows both my love of plant life and my curiosity towards building with clay. Aloe, for example, is from a series I built using slabs cut to fit my drawings of plants (rather than fitting the drawing on a commonly-built geometric form). That idea resulted in some interesting organic forms!

The three round forms were built using a slump mold, placing pieces in the reverse order of depth that you see them. Foreground pieces were placed first, then others begin to overlap, creating the depth of middle and background. Dark stain highlights the outlines created where pieces connect to one another.

Artist Biography:
Susan Mach was born and raised in the Inland Empire (Pomona/Upland). Always surrounded by creative family members who appreciated the arts, early on she recognized her own desire to create. She attended UC Santa Barbara where she earned her BA in Studio Art and a teaching credential. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya, East Africa, helping women’s groups start income-generating projects. After returning from Kenya, Susan worked in the Chaffey Joint Union High School District teaching art and ceramics. She has retired from teaching, but continues to create in her home studio in Upland.

Email: susan.mach@gmail.com

Tide Pools:
Donna Larson

June - December, 2021

Artist Statement:
I’ve always been interested in all kinds of art and have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. Most of my paintings are landscapes, both realistic and abstract. I do enjoy painting animals, especially horses. My subject matter comes from places I have been and things I’ve seen. Watercolor lets me depict my enthusiasm for nature’s beauty.

Artist Biography:
Donna Larson earned a fine arts degree at California State University, Fullerton, specializing in drawing and painting. Through the years, she has continued taking classes: Chinese brush painting with Ning Yeh; watercolor with Tom Fong, and workshops with other well-known watercolor artists. Tom Fong has a free and easy style that I admire.

Donna is a member of the Whittier Art Association, the Mid Valley Arts League and the Chaffey Community Museum of Art.

At the Harbor:
Nada Fakhreddine

June - December, 2021

Artist Statement:
My artwork is made with acrylic on canvas, ranging in size from 8 x 10 inches to 16 x 20 inches. In my artwork, I focus on the female figure as she explores places, particularly Southern California. In several of my paintings, the main figure’s face is not shown, as I focus on the setting and the journey she is taking.

Artist Biography:
Nada began painting as a self-taught artist, and five years later studied visual arts. She currently works with oil and acrylic. Nature is her biggest inspiration, and she is especially fascinated by California’s landscape and scenery. She also has an interest in fashion and figurative art. She has been a participant in several group art shows and had two solo exhibits.

Facebook: @nadas.art1
Instagram: @oilandacrylic