CCMA Exhibition Schedule – 2018

January 11 – February 25, 2018

Taking Shape - Bobbie Twydell Greiner

Spotlight Gallery
"Taking Shape is a selection of works where I focus on the art elements of shape, line and color to express the passion I have for my surroundings. Painting in a stylized way, I hope to provoke the viewer to see familiar subjects in a different way."
--Bobbie Twydell Greiner

January 18– March 25, 2018

Side by Side - CJUHSD Students

Main Gallery
We celebrate the artwork of the Chaffey Joint Union High School Art Students, their exploration of various media, their skill, vision and creativity.

January 25 – April 22, 2018

On a Cloudy Day - From CCMA's Collections

Line Gallery
As the rainy days of spring are upon us, join us for the cool, refreshing views of On a Cloudy Day. Selections from our collection by Rex Brandt, Thomas Craig, JoAnn Formia, Mabel Bennett Hutchinson, Fred Leach, Henry Lemon, Helen Lundeberg, Joanna Mersereau, Don O’Neill, Millard Sheets, and Milford Zornes bring a cool spring shower for your enjoyment.

February 15 – March 25, 2018

Side by Side - CJUHSD Teachers

South Gallery
Working Side by Side with their students, the Art teachers share their knowledge and help the students find a visual form of communication. This exhibit highlights the teacher’s art work. 

March 1 – April 15, 2018

Enjoyment - Michiko and Minoru Ikeda

Spotlight Gallery
"We paint because we enjoy painting.  It is our hope our work displayed here will give viewers joy and pleasure, fun and entertainment."
-Michiko and Minoru Ikeda

March 29 – June 3, 2018

Connect! - Mid-Valley Arts League

Main Gallery
Artists connect visually with their environment and their art is about that connection. Mid Valley Arts League’s 65th Members’ Exhibition is an exhibition featuring an extraordinary body of work produced by members of all levels.

March 29 - June 3, 2018

Connect! - Mid Valley Honor Court

South 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.

April 19– May 27, 2018

An Artist’s Journey Through the Cosmos
Keith Klingonsmith

Spotlight Gallery
"I enjoy the process of coming up with a concept, or idea, and developing it through the art media into a final work of art. Creating an image in my own style lets me express my ideas with some humor and a hope to delight the viewer. My art is meant to expose the community to a different style of art, as well as, to get people to question the possibility of alternate realities."
-Keith Klingonsmith

April 26 – July 15, 2018

At Play - From CCMA's Collections

Line Gallery
We all need to take time to "play”, whether it is playing a game of checkers, enjoying the beach or romping in the snow.
Works by Anders Gustave Aldrin, Jean Goodwin Ames, Streeter Blair, Louis Bosa, Rex Brandt, Phil Dike, Gisela Fabian, Elaine W. Harvey, Helen Hayes, Angela Hernandez, Joanna Mersereau and Phil Paradise.

May 31 – July 8, 2018

Bamboo Madness - Sharon Algozer

Spotlight Gallery
The beauties and intricacies of nature constantly inspire us to protect it and to look for parallels in our societal and personal lives.  The bamboo in my garden continuously expands, jumps around, and takes over in unexpected ways and directions, which can offer lessons to us individually and as a community. 

June 7 – July 22, 2018

Too Close to the Edge
Southern California Collage Society

Main Gallery
Collage is an artistic revolution.Born during the height of modern art’s most imaginative, innovative movements, it changes the story, requiring artists to use paper as paint to create masterful art. Through this simple twist, artists explore the depths of their creativity, incorporating and celebrating multiple variations of image, text, and papers that range from the hand-made to found items. The Southern California Collage Society invites you to join the revolution by taking a leap off the edge where paper ends and art begins.

June 7 – August 5, 2018

2018 Artist of the Year

South Gallery
Artist of the Year was a concept first initiated in 2005. Our 2018 Artist of the Year recipient is honored for their contributions to the artistic community and support of Chaffey Community Museum of Art. The 2018 Artist of the Year will be announced at Express! Artist Reception on November 12, 2017. 

July 12 – August 26, 2018

Multiple Personalities - Carolyn Cunningham

Spotlight Gallery
Stick with one style and one medium?  Carolyn doesn’t think so!!!  Carolyn’s experience as an Art Education major exposed her to a variety of media and styles, and the art in this exhibit gives us a taste of some of the media she has chosen to explore over the years.  She hopes this inspires some of the rest of you to get out of your ‘comfort zone’ and try something new.   You may find a whole new artistic personality emerge.

July 19 – October 28, 2018

Pigs to Pig Iron - From CCMA's Collections

Line Gallery
In 1942, with the growing need  for steel  to build ships to  fight  in World War II,  Henry J.  Kaiser secured  a  tract  of  land  in Fontana  that  had  been  a  pig farm.  There he built  the  first steel mill in the Pacific Coast states. One  of  the  civil  engineers  on the  project  was  Carl  Hooper Gilman,  whose  wife  Esther Bruton  Gilman  was  an  artist and  muralist.  Through  Carl, Esther  gained  access  to  the Kaiser  Steel  construction  site and  painted  a  series  of  eight watercolors  to  depict  the transformation. 

July 26 – September 8, 2018

Seen and Unseen

Main Gallery
At times we look at things but really don’t see them. This exhibit highlights the Seen and Unseen artworks created in a variety of media.

August 9 – September 29, 2018

Three Chicks
Martha Cowan, Chick Curtis and Cindy Lopez

South Gallery
Three Chicks is an exhibit about what three chicks, Martha Cowan, Cindy Lopez, and Chick Curtis, see as everyday moments in ordinary life. Working in their favorite media, oil, monotype, charcoal, and sculpture, the three artists will present a variety of works that are perhaps moments in everyday life that seem insignificant or that often go unnoticed. But these three friends bring those ideas to the forefront for the visual enjoyment of all.

August 30 – October 13, 2018

Mission Statement-2018 -Kelly Bracamontes

Spotlight  Gallery
A re-occurring theme in my artwork has been the California Missions. I am drawn to their unmistakable style and strong sense of California history.  My interpretation through painting or collage work is with utmost interest in their simplistic beauty and heritage.

September 13– November 3, 2018

25 Years in the Making-ArtBox Studio

Main Gallery
Sylvia Megerdichian, NWS, and fellow ArtBox Studio Monday painters, invite you to celebrate 25 years of creativity and expression.

October 4 – December 1, 2018

A Tribute to Watercolor West’s 50th

South Gallery
This exhibit is to remind people that Watercolor West was originated in this region of Southern California.A group of painters including Milford Zornes, Rex Brandt, Joanna Mersereau, Don O'Neal and other local artists were instrumental in organizing Watercolor West. It is a reminder to all artists that it is important to support the survival and appreciation for the beauty and relevance of transparent watercolor in this a day of many different mediums.

October 18 - November 24, 2018

Art in Metal-Patrick Jones

Spotlight Gallery
Working in copper, brass and steel, I create three-dimensional representations of plants and animals and two-dimensional studies of geometric patterns.  My art has a practical genesis – as a young man I was temporarily employed as an ornamental iron fabricator. After a change of career and a 40-year hiatus from working with metal, I took it up again in 2013 in retirement. Since then, I honed my techniques and became familiar with the properties and limitations of the materials and processes I use. My work has evolved through experimentation and ever-changing interest in subject matter.

November 1, 2018 – January 27, 2019

Over the Years - From CCMA's Collections

Chaffey Community Museum of Art was founded in the spring of 1941. The Museum’s collection spans almost a century of art from the 1920s to artwork created in 2017. Share with us the art that was conceived for our enjoyment from each of the last ten decades.

November 8, 2018 – January 12, 2019

Imagine!-Annual Members’ Exhibit

Main Gallery
In this exhibit we honor our artist members, their ability to imagine and 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 29, 2018 – January 19, 2019

Beneath and Beyond-Angela Koenig

Spotlight Gallery
Typically we look directly upon our subjects head on, and the frame of reference and range of vision of our surroundings is limited to our own eye view or perspective.  Beneath and Beyond will glimpse the world through a different vista and lens-showcasing the unexpected and the unexplored panorama.  These artistic interpretations will be channeled through a variety of media, textures and techniques, tantalizing the senses and broadening our awareness.

November 23, 2018 – January 12, 2019

AIR Sale (Artist Inventory Reduction Sale)

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

December 6, 2018– February 2, 2019

Transition Zone-Curated by Sant Khalsa

South Gallery
An exhibit featuring selected artists from the California State University at San Bernardino Master of Fine Arts in Studio graduate program.


Museum Closure

 CCMA is following State, County and City of Ontario guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum is currently
closed to the public through June 30.

During closure, please direct inquiries to CCMA board chairman Nancy DeDiemar (
or 909-214-3459.

CCMA is continuing to accept applications for Art at Airport while closed.
Check here or on our Facebook page for updates to this notice.

Statement of Support

CCMA is an arts organization with the word community as part of its name. And so we grieve with communities of color in our city, our country and the world, for the death of George Floyd and all the others before him who have been disadvantaged, suffered and died because of the color of their skin.
As we have seen over the past few weeks, collective grief can be channeled into positive actions that change institutions and systems to create a more just society. CCMA intends to be part of that change.

 Events at the Museum

No events are currently scheduled.

 Art at Airport

CCMA is managing the public art program at  Ontario International Airport. Exhibits featuring the art of 20 regional artists may be seen in the passenger arrival/departure area of Terminals 2 and 4.

Visual artists interested in participating in the  program can click on the EXHIBIT tab above for more information and the application form. CCMA is accepting artist applications during the museum closure period.

Life Drawing Session at CCMA
Postponed Until Further Notice

Live model
Sessions are the third Thursday of the month
10 am to 3 pm
$15 -- open to all

 Open Studio at CCMA
Postponed Until Further Notice

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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