CCMA Exhibition Schedule – 2019

January 17 – March 16, 2019

IEA 2019 International Open Juried Exhibit

Main Gallery
International Encaustic Artists (IEA) is the oldest and largest professional organization for artists working in the medium of encaustic. Juried by Mat Gleason, acclaimed art critic and curator, our 2019 exhibition features the best of contemporary encaustic art selected from member and non-member submission from across the country and around the world.

January 24 – March 2, 2019

Piece by Piece - John Bagley, Jr.

Spotlight Gallery
A found object usually inspires him, as his process is seldom planned. Working in assemblage, mixed media and collage, he loves texture, color and form. Discarded vintage objects reimagined and reassembled into art. Bringing the past into the present and reconstructing an original art piece is his passion.

January 31 – April 28, 2019

M M & P

Line Gallery
The works of Millard Sheets, Milford Zornes and Phil Dike make this exhibit. All three were very prominent in the mid-century California Style movement that is still prominent today.

February 7– March 16, 2019

Friday, Friday, Love That Day

South Gallery
Every Friday the Museum comes alive with artists working in the Open Studio. They come together to create, to critique their work, to laugh and enjoy each other’s company. We highlight the works of Ralph Acosta, Lavina Blossom, Chris Bozar, Judi Christensen, Carolyn Cunningham, Bob Dickson, Trish Franco, Susan Magill, Janice Robinson, and Mary Jo Werner.

March 7 – May 4, 2019

Let's Add Paint - Laura Barnes

Spotlight Gallery
Artist's Statement: "I was taught lines do not describe objects, shapes do. Because of that, no matter the medium, shapes convey my ideas. I especially love the challenge of depicting an image only in black and white. Perfect for block printing. But let’s not stop there, Let’s add paint!"

March 21 – May 18, 2019

Intuitive Brave, Bold, Unfold
Mid-Valley Arts League

Main Gallery
Mid Valley Arts League’s 66th 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 21 – May 18, 2019

Intuitive Brave, Bold, Unfold - Honor Court
Mid Valley Arts League

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.

May 9– June 29, 2019

Wherever You Go, There You Are:
Prints from Guanajuato - Karen Karlsson

Spotlight Gallery
An exhibit of printmaking by local artist Karen Ruth Karlsson features all new work printed in Guanajuato, Mexico. The exhibit features a variety of printmaking techniques and draws inspiration from Karen's travels throughout Mexico and around the world.

May 2 –August 18, 2019

Recent Acquisitions

Line Gallery
We share the recent acquisitions to our collection including        works from the Purchase Prize winners from our 2017 and 2018 Members Exhibits, Karen Karlsson, Ada M. Passaro,  and Steven Long. Other recent works added to our collection include work from, , Henry Fukuhara, Don O’Neill., Davis F. Schwartz, Betsy Dillard Stroud and E. H. Tucker.

May 23 – July 20, 2019

Splashes of Color and Space
Inland Empire Modern Quilt Guild

Main Gallery
Modern quilts are art compositions with carefully placed pieces and critically maneuvered thread. Look for solid fabrics, high contrast tones, and geometric shapes. Many quilters use negative spaces to accentuate designs. How do you see artistic aesthetics splashed or strategically placed?

May 23 – July 27, 2019

Underdogs and Overlords
Gina Lawson Egan-2019 Artist of the Year

South Gallery
Artist of the Year was a concept first initiated in 2005. Our 2019 Artist of the Year recipient is honored for their contributions to the artistic community and support of Chaffey Community Museum of Art. 

July 4 – August 10, 2019

All About the Circle–Elizabeth Carr

Spotlight Gallery
The circle is a universal symbol with extensive meaning. It represents the notions of totality, wholeness, original perfection, the Self, the infinite, eternity, timelessness, all cyclic movement.
July 25 – September 14, 2019

Cabinet of Curiosity
SCCS-10th Anniversary

Main Gallery
The Southern California Collage Society celebrates its 10th Anniversary. Founded 2009, their first exhibit was held in 2010 at the SCA Gallery in Pomona.

August 1 – September 28, 2019

Connections - Multiple Artists

South Gallery
This exhibit represents a body of work from a "tribe” of three female artists: Sue Conner, Patrice Cooley, and Robyn MacNair. Although born in different decades, this cohort of friends celebrate a relationship which results from their shared passion to explore, learn, and create. Each artist approaches her creative process in a different way, yet their collective work echoes the common theme of "connection”. The viewer is led to a place where meaning is constructed by the viewer’s own experiences and how the viewer personally connects to the artist work.

August 15– September 21, 2019

Influenced by Nature - Colleen Biden

Spotlight Gallery
In this exhibit Colleen shares her love of nature through its influence on her work.  She works in a variety of styles and media, but one thing is consistent, nature influences them all.

August 22 – November 17, 2019

California Style

Line Gallery 
The California Style of watercolor painting which flourished from the mid-1920's to the mid-1950's gave the traditional watercolor medium a bold new look. This new representational art, defined by a large format, free broad brush strokes, and strong rich colors, documented scenes and activities of everyday life on the Pacific Coast. California's cities, industrial sites, its beaches, harbors and its vast open landscapes were interpreted by hundreds of artists using innovative new approaches to watercolor painting. In the past few years a renewed interest has developed in the American representational art movements that took place in the mid-twentieth century, with particular emphasis on the American Scene or Regionalist art. The California Style played a key role in this movement,and made contributions that had a nationwide impact.

September 19 – November 9, 2019

California- Photography Juried Open

Main Gallery
Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work to the Open. This is your opportunity to exhibit the best of your photographic work.

September 26– November 2, 2019

Imagination in Clay- Richard Perré

Spotlight Gallery
"As long as I can remember, I liked working with my hands. The joy and challenge of making the clay my own was, and is fun.”

October 3 – November 30, 2019

Thumbnails-Mid-Valley Mini Exhibit

South Gallery
This exhibit promotes original works of art by many of our award winning artists and general membership for both personal enjoyment and cultural enrichment through the visual arts experience. Smaller paintings can offer greater visual appreciation and are often rich in both content and creativity.

November 7, 2019 – January 4, 2020

Urban Sketches: Los Angeles and Other Places
Joseph Stoddard

Spotlight Gallery
This exhibit is a collection of sketches and collages that present the process of creating art. Each work will tell a story and will reveal the artist’s thinking and approach to the scene.

November 14, 2019 – January 18, 2020

Visions!-Annual Members’ Exhibit

Main Gallery
In this exhibit we honor our artist members, their ability to express their artistic visions 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 21, 2019 – February 23, 2020

Happy Holidays

Line Gallery
It is the holiday season. A time for quiet reflection and celebration. Come, rejoice and enjoy the works  from the Museum’s collection that represent the Happy Holidays.

November 29, 2019 – January 18, 2020

AIR Sale

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

December 5, 2019 – February 1, 2020

Everything All at Once
Curated by Jennifer Frias

South Gallery
This exhibition showcases the breadth of artists who graduated from MFA programs in studio art from Claremont Graduate University, California State University at San Bernardino and the University of California at Riverside. 

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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