Bill Anderson was born and raised in Mankato, Minnesota. Although he has studied under such artists as William Artis, Judy Chicago, Paul Hapke and Raul Anguiano, he maintains that the #1 influence on his work was his grandfather, an artist who introduced Anderson to art when he was growing up.
Anderson is a graduate of Mankato State University in Minnesota.  He did graduate work at Mankato State, California State University at Long Beach, and the University of California at Irvine. He has taught art in Southern California since the early 1970s; exhibited in the United States, Mexico, Japan, Holland, Italy and Greece; and has written books.
Anderson began producing watercolors in the 1950s and by the early 1960s he was a Southern California resident, exhibiting his watercolors and prints and teaching art in Long Beach and Anaheim. He owns the Anderson Art Gallery in Sunset Beach.
Anderson works in such disparate media as oil on canvas and formed paper; acrylics; ceramics; lithography; black-and-white photography; and watercolor. He is a sculptor and printmaker. Anderson is inspired and influenced by the Mexican masters, western culture and his own environment. His bold line drawings of horses are described as majestic, powerful, graceful and sensuous. In 2006, he was commissioned to do a series of paintings commemorating the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, CA. The Heritage Series consists of 32 watercolor and chalk paintings and four ink drawings.
Anderson is a founding member of the Studio Artists of Huntington Beach, a past president of the Arts Associates, and has advised the City of Huntington Beach on city-wide programs in support of the arts.
 Painting in the Permanent Collection:

Vineyard at Filippi Winery
Signed “Anderson”, lower right corner
Watercolor, 30” x 24”, 2006
Gift of Constance & Bob Constant
2008 evaluation: $1200
Vineyard at Filippi Winery

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

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