CCMA Exhibition Schedule – 2015

December 26, 2014 - February 15, 2015

My Life, My Art – Alan Swartz

One man’s versatile art: including painting, assemblage and sculpture.

January 1 –March 8, 2015

About Town
Selections from CCMA’s Collections

We share some of the cityscapes in our collection with works from Anders Gustave Aldrin, Leon Amyx, Paul Darrow, Leonard Davis, Lenard Kester, Robert Kuntz, Henry Lemon, Stephen Longstreet and Oscar Van Young.

January 15 – March 15, 201

Figuratively Speaking

Artists have had a dialog with the human form since the beginning of time. In this exhibit we celebrate the figure, whether a realistic depiction, an abstraction or with the artist capturing the essence of the human spirit. Exhibiting artists include: Leslie A. Brown, William Catling, Chick Curtis, Helen Hayes, Joe Pastor, Eileen Senner and Gayle Stratford.

January 22 – March 22, 2015

rebirth of dialects
Curated by Cindy Rinne

Cindy Rinne curates an exhibition of mixed-media fiber art using various materials including: found objects, fragments of cloth, yarn, and sticks to construct sculptural forms or art quilts. The artists in this exhibition, Sharon Algozer, Susan Feldman, Sumi Foley, Laura Larson and Cindy Rinne, create conceptual and narrative objects by building form with their hands using stitch as language. Through a visual vocabulary, both gritty and fluid, the artists reinvent myth, identity, absence, and place.

February 19 – April 5, 2015

What’s in a Name?
Rick Caughman

In much of my work, I leave it up to the observer to take some ownership. I feel that placing a carefully thought out title on the work helps "launch” what the scene or narrative is about. I try not to be, too specific, with the hopes that the observer’s imagination will take hold, therefore, completing the visual experience. Most of the work exhibited will be character illustrations and imaginative landscapes. - Rick Caughman

March 12– March 29, 2015

Faces of the Community – Andrea Benitez-Line
(Rostros de la Comunidad)
Selections from CCMA’s Collections

This exhibit captures the diverse personality of the community surrounding Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in Ontario. Through individual interviews with members of the parish, artist Andrea Benitez documented the personal histories, experiences and memories of 20 individuals. Each interview culminated in a portrait accompanied by a short narrative. As the viewer navigates the exhibit, he/she will be introduced to the members of the church learning about the aspirations, memories or unique events they have experienced.

March 26– June 7, 2015

Mid Valley Arts League

Mid Valley Arts League’s 62st Members’ Exhibition is a juried exhibition featuring an extraordinary body of work produced by members of all levels. A wide range of subject matter, from representational to non-objective will stretch your imagination and satisfy your artist’s palette.

March 26– June 7, 2015

Impact! – Honor Court

The members of Mid Valley Arts League who have been chosen to be on the Honor Court in recognition of their status as professional recognized artists as evidenced by publication of their work, signature membership in other art organizations, service as jurors in art exhibitions and teaching experience are exhibiting their recent work which will be juried for awards.

April 2– June 28, 2015

Recent Acquisitions
Selections from CCMA’s Collections

We share the recent acquisitions to our collection including works from Gina Lawson Egan, Robert George, Helen Hayes, Donal C. Jolley, Joanna Mercereau, Don O’Neill, Martha Underwood and the Purchase Prize winners from our 2014 Members’ Exhibit, Inspire!, Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja and Robin DeNegri.

April 9 – May 24, 2015

Breathing – Stevie Love

Stevie makes paintings and paint things from thick, juicy acrylic paint squeezed onto the surface using various kitchen tools like squeeze bottles and pastry bags. Her concerns are mostly about form and color, but underlying those surface concerns are considerations coming from her subconscious intuitive self.

May 28 – July 5, 2015

Perceptions in Color – Donna Larson

Trips along the coast, the mountains, the desert and even the zoo, gives Donna a variety of subjects for her paintings She uses bright colors to convey her thoughts and ideas. Donna’s media of choice is watercolor.

June 11 – July 26, 2015

Bits and Pieces
Southern California Collage Society

Collage artists collect papers. We create papers. And we hang onto bits and pieces of papers that we love and have used in our work. To all the bits and pieces of wonderful paper.

June 11 – August 2, 2015

Jan Wright – CCMA 2015 Artist of the Year

Artist of the Year was a concept first initiated in 2005. Our 2015 Artist of the Year recipient Jan Wright is honored for her artistic ability, her contributions to the artistic community and her support of the Chaffey Community Museum of Art.

July 2 – October 4, 2015

Summer by the Shore

Selections from CCMA’s Collections

As the dog days of summer are upon us, join us for the cool, refreshing views of Summer by the Shore. Selections from our collection by Rex Brandt, Thomas Craig, Phil Dike, Harold Knott, Fred Leach, Helen Lundeberg, Robert Majors, Robert E. Wood and Milford Zornes bring a cool summer breeze for your enjoyment.

July 9 – August 23, 2015

Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Aleta Jacobson

I have traveled on my art path for a long time, taking wrong turns to exciting adventures. Some were not where I wanted to be. I have changed many times as an artist and each change has become my new life.

July 30 – September 13, 2015

Under Pressure
Curated by Todd A. Smith-Printmaking

This Exhibit is an eclectic mix of artists working in print from the coast to the inland valleys, deserts and mountains.

August 6 – September 20, 2015

Water-based Fired Clay Sculpture
curated by Cheryl D. Cooper

Mudpies, a sculpture group, is a unique complement of three dimensional artists that have utilized an array of themes and subjects for their art work. The medium of choice is water-based, fired clay. The sculpture covers a range of interests to include children, women, animals and the odd fella thrown in the mix. These art works offer sculpture narratives that are fresh, original and completely new..

August 27 – October 11, 2015

About Face

For eleven years artists have been gathering at the CCMA for monthly portrait sessions.  Huddled easel to easel and elbow to elbow; the painters and drawers squint, gaze, and stare at the seated model before them.  Although the artists are intensely focused on their personal tasks, they form an artist community through their shared experience. In this exhibit, we offer the public a rare opportunity to view an array of wonderful portraits that were produced at these sessions.

September 17 – November 8, 2015

Más Allá de Pasado
(Beyond or More Than the Past)

Many artists incorporate the palette or the images of their heritage in their artwork. Going back to their roots can help them define who they are, where they came from and where they are going. This exhibit explores beyond the past, more than the present and gives us images that lure us into the future.

September 24 – November 15, 2015


Lax Wax Art, The Southern California Chapter of International Encaustic Artists presents their Member Exhibition. Featuring contemporary work in Encaustic, the exhibit is designed to highlight the varied techniques and artistic expression possible with this ancient medium.

October 22 – December 27, 2015

On the Edge-Florence Arnold

Selections from CCMA’s Collections

In the late 1950s Los Angeles Times art critic Jules Langsner included Florence Arnold as one of the key Southern California artists contributing to what he called the Hard-Edge School of painters. Other artists in this group included Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, Frederick Hammersley, Helen Lundeberg and John McLaughlin. Florence Arnold is celebrated with selections from the Museum collection.

October 15 – November 29, 2015

Color, Colour, Kuhl-er
Steven Long

Told at an early age that in order to fit into the real world, one needs to conform and color "inside the lines…” Steven Long used color to express his thoughts and feelings about all sorts of topics in his little world of art. Colorful as well as often humorous, Steven certainly has a different point of view and still refuses to color "inside the lines”.

November 12, 2015– January 10, 2016

Annual Members’ Exhibit

In this exhibit we honor our artist members, their ability to Create! beautiful works of art in a multitude of media and styles. From the exhibit, CCMA will be purchasing works for the Museum collection.

November 19, 2015 – January 3, 2016

An Abbreviated Field Guide to Affectation
Photography curated by Steve Thomas

Sometimes stunning, pompous or humorous, sights along our path are abundantly salted with a feng shui of human constructions. For example, we want our "look" to be just so, our exploits are often showy and our personal spaces are individually contrived. The "Field Guide to Cheeky" shows moments that are sometimes subtle yet usually overt. It is a riff that sticks within the mind over time with spicy visual notes. It is the imagery of those who create their own path.

November 26, 2015– January 10, 2016

AIR Sale
(Artist Inventory Reduction Sale)

An annual fundraiser for the Museum and Member Artists.
All items are priced at $25, $50, $75 and $100.

December 3, 2015 – January 24, 2016

Strange and Whimsical Art
Back to the Beginning – Ellen Zimet

My favorite media is watercolor, and although I will never master it, I am learning to control it. But having said that, I love pen and ink and collage, and a combination of all three and work that incorporates CitrSolv treated papers. I just see something I like and go for it. "The older you get, the faster you have to paint.” –Ellen Zimet

Events at the Museum

Artist Reception

July 28, 2019 - 2 pm to 4 pm

Cabinet of Curiosity
Southern California Collage Society

All About the Circle
 Elizabeth Carr

West End Photo Open (WEPO)

CCMA announces the inaugural biennial West End Photo Open. This open call, juried exhibition is now accepting photographic works of art that share the artist's vision and creativity.
The best of WEPO will be awarded cash prizes and invited to exhibit in the
2020 West End Photo Invitational.
For more information and to submit, visit

2019 Ontario Festival of the Arts:

Call for artist booths
CCMA invites regional artists to apply for a booth at the 2019 Ontario Festival of the Arts. Booths are available for many media types in functional, decorative and visual art categories.
The Festival is Saturday, October 19 from 11 am to 7 pm. Booth fee = $75; artists keep all sales.
For more information and to apply for a booth, visit

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

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