CCMA Exhibition Schedule – 2017

January 5 – April 9, 2017

Tribute: Milford Zornes

Line Gallery
Milford Zornes has had a 75 year relationship with CCMA beginning in 1942 when he first exhibited his artwork at the Second Invitational Purchase Prize Exhibit. The first painting to be hung in the first permanent home of CCMA in 1981 was a watercolor by Milford Zornes. In 2005, Zornes was honored by being named the first Artist of the Year for his support of philanthropic organizations, the artistic community and his artistic excellence. We pay Tribute to Milford Zornes. He and his work have influenced multitudes of artists in the Chaffey Communities and beyond.
January 19 – February 26, 2017

Women: Fantasy, Adventure and Escape

Chick Curtis

Spotlight Gallery
Women have been the driving force throughout human existence for the development of the social contract through nurturing, understanding and emotional intelligence and sustenance.  Water, among other things, is a metaphor for human emotions. Women have refined emotions as a way to bond families, communities, and societies.  It's important to acknowledge the need for fantasy and escape for women.  They give so much to others.  They need breaks.  My work is a visual exploration of these dynamics.

February 2 – March 26, 2017

Pure Pleasure
Sheets, Sheets and Caughman:

Art for Living and Living for Art

Main and South Galleries
Millard Sheets, Tony Sheets and Rick Caughman are known for their art created as commissioned work for commercial ventures. Pure Pleasure shows another side of their art – more personal in nature, more diverse in subject matter and media. Part of the exhibit explores media or styles not often associated with the three artists. The exhibitwill also include newly-created works by Tony Sheets and Rick Caughman.
March 2 – April 23, 2017

Dancing on Water
Judi Christensen

Spotlight Gallery
"I have painted in both watercolor and oil, and my experience with watercolor echoes Ginger Rogers when she said she was doing everything Fred Astaire did only backward and in heels.  Some of the excitement of the medium is being precariously out of control much of the time.”-Judi Christensen

March 30– May 21, 2017

A Life’s Passion in Watercolor
Tom Fong: 2017 Artist of the Year

South Gallery
Artist of the Year was a concept first initiated in 2005. The Artist of the Year recipient is honored for their contributions to the artistic community and support of Chaffey Community Museum of Art.
March 30– May 21, 2017

Size Does Matter:
National Collage Society Postcard Exhibit

Main Gallery
The National Collage Society Postcard Exhibit is a an invitational exhibition comprised of small format 4" x 6" postcard-sized collages. A collage is any artwork created with another layer glued onto the surface.

April 13 – July 16, 2017

Recent Acquisitions

Line Gallery
We share the recent acquisitions to our collection including works from Rashid Arshed, Jeffry Cole, Mary Alice Cline, Cynthia J. Dunlap, Elaine W. Harvey, Betty Hayes, Marciano Martinez, Rich Martinez, Don O’Neill, Esther Reeves, Diane Ricks, Bud Shakleford,Robert E. Wood and the Purchase Prize winner from our 2016 Members’ Exhibit, Reflect! Kelly Bracamontes, Bobbie Twydell Greiner, Angela Koenig and Steve Thomas.
April 27 – June 11, 2017

Global Images: Cynthia J. Dunlap

Spotlight Gallery
This is an exhibit of people, cultures, countries, experiences, and special moments in time, as seen through "travelers’ eyes”. I hope everyone who shares my art, will be able to relate to these images in some small way.

May 25 – July 23, 2017

Mid Valley Arts League

Main Gallery
Mid Valley Arts League’s 64th 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.

May 25 – July 23, 2017

Honor Court, Mid Valley Arts League

Main Gallery
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.

June 15 – August 6 2017

Offerings in Silk: Diane Ricks

Spotlight Gallery
Is it "Art” or "Craft”?  That has long been the question.  Fiber arts have been the subject of this debate for years, but why?  Whether the work is made with needle and thread or brush and canvas, the same elements and principles of art and design apply and the same creative feelings and inspirations are put into action. Why debate the subject?  Just enjoy the artist’s offerings of silk painting, wearable art and silk quilts.


July 20 – October15, 2017

Portrait of Our Community

Line Gallery
An exhibit from our collection that highlights the places encompassed by the Chaffey Communities which include the eastern portion of LA County and the western part of San Bernardino County. Artists include: Anders Gustave Aldrin, Bill Anderson, Leonard Albert Davies, Ejnar Hansen, John Martin Hiss, Harold Martin, Tim Solliday, Harriet Glass White, Vera Wise and Milford Zornes.

July 27 – September 24, 2017

Thousands of Tiny Pieces:
Southern California Collage Society

Main Gallery
Collage is nearly a century old and synonymous with innovative subject matter. There is nothing as important as paper for collage artists. Even the smallest bits of interesting paper are hoarded to use in their work. This is the Eight Annual Exhibit of the members of the Southern California Collage Society.

July 27 – October 1, 2017

The LAXWAX ART Annual Member Exhibit

South Gallery
LAXWAX ART is the Southern California chapter of International Encaustic Artists (IEA).  Our mission is to promote and raise awareness about encaustic fine art throughout Southern California.  Our annual member exhibit highlights our finest work in this ancient medium.

August 10 – September 17, 2017

Picture This! C.S. Champe

Spotlight Gallery
Photography that succeeds in "revealing” the core essence of a subject rather than "capturing” an image transcends translation. Enter and enjoy this enlightened world as we together Picture This! – C. S. Champe

September 21 – November 12, 2017

Life Tracks: Sue Conner

Spotlight Gallery
"This body of work represents the people, places and events that have left memorable impressions on my life. The textural, organic qualities make encaustic the perfect medium in which to combine the images and artifacts used to communicate visually this extraordinary journey.”-Sue Conner

September 28 – November 5, 2017

Unintended Consequences, Embrace the Un-expected
Women Painters West

Main Gallery
This exhibit is about the act of living and the flexibility needed to build, grow and overcome challenges. Art making is a process of creating and reacting to the work as it is in process. In this exhibit, by artists from Women Painters West, the result is the consequence.

October 5 – December 3, 2017

Capricious Mischief
Curated by Cindy Rinne

South Gallery
Capricious Mischief is a group exhibit of fiber artists who bring the spirit of play. The audience may meet the fox, rabbit, a deer goddess and other characters of folklore. A variety of textile arts include weaving, quilting, embroidery an tapestry sculpture, among others.

October 19, 2017 – January 21, 2018

Men of the Museum

These selections of portraits from our collection range in age, ethnicity, style and media. Yet all are vibrant representations of what defines the Men of the Museum. Artists include: Anders Gustave Aldrin, Rashid Arshed, Herman Cherry, Francis de Erdley, Robert George, Nuissia Grod, Emil Kosa, Jr. Carlos Licon, Robert Smith and John August Swanson.

November 9, 2017 – January 14, 2018

Annual Members’ Exhibit

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

November 16, 2017 – January 7, 2018

PHOTO XING: Steve Thomas

Spotlight Gallery
"I photograph sites altered by people. On a whole, PHOTO XING is a selection of pictures depicting in situ subjects of marked up and/or rearranged. The common denominator is that the images are of sites created by the human hand. Some imagery depicts sites that seem curated and others images show altered sites that were not consciously organized.”-Steve Thomas

November 24, 2017 – January 14, 2018

AIR Sale (Artist Inventory Reduction Sale)

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

December 7, 2017– February 11, 2018

Conceived by Denise Kraemer

South Gallery
Printmaking is the process of creating original works of art by transferring ink or paint from a matrix or through a prepared screen to a sheet of paper, fabric or other material using hand pressure or a press.  Conceived by Denise Kraemer, an exhibit of works by prominent, female printmakers from inland Southern California debuted in 2016 at the Fallbrook Library and travelled to the Progress Gallery in the Pomona Arts Colony in early 2017.  We are pleased to bring the works of these Impressive Women to CCMA, Ann Bingham-Freeman, Leslie A. Brown, Tammy Greenwood, Jan Harvey, Karen Ruth Karlsson, Denise Kraemer, , Lisabeth Mertins, Donna Morin and Froukje Schaafsma-Smith.


Events at the Museum

Artist Reception

November 17, 2019 - 2 pm to 4 pm

CCMA's Annual Members Exhibit

Sponsored by
Ontario Elks Lodge #1419

Champagne & Chocolates
AIR Sale Preview for CCMA Members

Sunday, November 24 --2 pm to 4 pm
Preview works of art in CCMA's annual AIR Sale before it opens to the public
Enjoy fine champagne & Logan's chocolates
All art priced at $25, $50, $75 and $100

Art at Airport

CCMA is managing the public art program at  Ontario International Airport. Exhibits from 20  regional artists have been installed in both terminals.

Visual artists interested in participating in the  program can click on the Exhibits tab above.

Artists currently exhibiting include 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. Every Friday from 11 am to 3 pm at the museum.

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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