CCMA Exhibition Schedule – 2020

January 9– February 15, 2020

Little Gems-Martha Cowan

Spotlight Gallery
Since I was a little girl, I have been attracted to little things. Not sure why - maybe I needed to have control of them, or maybe thought I was one of them. For this exhibit, I'll be painting small works -  little gems, of things that  I love, with the hope that the viewer will see, that to me, these objects are everything, because of their colors, shapes, or a feeling I have when I choose them to become important in a painting.

January 16 – May 24, 2020

Time for Trees

Line Gallery
Most people enjoy the visual beauty of trees. But, what can a tree o for you? Trees clean our air, provide us with oxygen, reduce the effects of climate change, help clean our drinking water, and help save us energy. These are only some of the benefits trees provide. Celebrate the beauty of TREES with artworks from our collection.

January 23– March 29, 2020

Shaping Wood, Shaping Artists: Sam Maloof

Main Gallery
Nationally, Sam Maloof is best known as a furniture designer and master woodworker. But within the Inland Empire artist community, he is fondly and even gratefully remembered as a source of encouragement and mentoring. Artists Larry White and Mike Johnson, both of whom worked for and with Sam for decades, exemplify the results of Sam’s mentoring. Larry expanded his creativity to embrace ceramics sculpture, drawing, painting, and mixed media, while Mike continues the Maloof tradition of woodworking. And Larry is furthering the Maloof mentoring tradition with his apprentice, Lauren Verdugo. 

February 6 – March 28, 2020

calm, centered, calm-torn, stitched, knotted
Curated by Cindy Rinne

South Gallery
A group exhibit of contemporary artists who bring a meditative aspect to the process of fiber including fiber paintings, vessels, sculpture, and installation. What emerges are love compassion, gratitude, and most of all peace as the ground of being-Radhule Weininger. Something inside me has reachedthe place where the world is breathing-Kabir

February 20– March 22, 2020

Twice Removed-Lauren Verdugo

Spotlight Gallery
Inspired by the work of Sam Maloof and other midcentury studio furniture makers, and after working 7 years at the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, Lauren has started her own career in the arts. She currently studies under master craftsman, Larry White, as his assistant in his studio in Pioneertown, CA.

March 26 – May 16, 2020

Expressions in Wood-Dan Frembling

Spotlight Gallery
It has always been gratifying to be able to create something for someone else. Wood art has been, and is my outlet for artistic expression. It is exciting to create a work of art with the many beautiful natural colors provided by so many different exotic species of wood from all around the world, to shape and assemble something that can be appreciated for many years to come. It is especially satisfying to make special requests, collaborating with others to make them exactly what they want.  "Inspiration for art can strike at any moment" 

April 2 – June 6, 2020

Perspectives-Mid-Valley Arts League

Main Gallery
Mid Valley Arts League’s 67th 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.

April 2 – June 6, 2020

Perspectives-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 21 – June 27, 2020

A Primer of Art in Paper-Margaret Goodward

Spotlight Gallery
This exhibit displays a sampler of the many ways art is created out of paper including cut paper, blind embossing, paper sculpture, cast paper and cut paper bas relief.

May 28 – August 30, 2020

Wet and Wild

Line Gallery
As summer approaches, we look forward to journeying to the cooler temperatures at the California Coast. Share this beauty with works from our collection by Anders Aldrin,Rex Brandt. Richard dey De Ribcowsky. Phil Dike, JoAnn Formia, Fred Leach, Helen Lundeberg, Robert Majors, Marciano Martinez, Robert Lyn Nelson, Don O’Neill, Bud Shakleford, Millard Sheets and Milford Zornes.

June 11– August 15, 2020

Ridge to Ridge–SCCS

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 objects. 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 11– July 18, 2020

Garcia, Garcia and Pizarro
Curated by Karen Karlsson

South Gallery
A selection of artwork from Cathy Garcia, Sandy Garcia and Raul Pizarro.

July 2 – August 22, 2020

88 and Counting-Dee Marcellus Cole

Spotlight Gallery
Dee draws inspiration for colors, design and texture from textiles and pottery she collects from Latin American countries. She has traveled extensively in Mexico, Central and South America, observing folk artists using materials at hand.

July 23 – September 19, 2020

Heads Up- Figure Workshop

South Gallery
Every month a group of artists get together at the Museum to have a Figure Drawing/Painting workshop. They have a live model and reproduce their interpretation of the model.

August 20– September 26, 2020

A Pigment of Our Imagination
Buckingham Studio Group

Main Gallery
The underlying idea is how valuable our time is together as artists and friends. We celebrate each other’s successes. We offer honest, respectful comment about each other’s works. We thrive on the creative energy each of us brings to the group. Some days are better than others for us, but the group support is always constant and abiding, providing a safe haven to continue experimenting and discovering new ways to create.Featuring the artwork of Martha Cowan, Chick Curtis, Angela Koenig, Diane McLaughlin, Tony Radcliffe and Trudy Wood.

August 27 – October 17, 2020

Suggestive Abstract Landscapes-Teri Adams

Spotlight Gallery
Teri’s evocative abstract paintings are her reaction to the earth’s natural shapes. Whether semi or completely abstract, she invites the viewer into her world to explore and respond.

September 3 – December 20, 2020

Structurally Speaking

 Line Gallery
In the visual arts a cityscape, or urban landscape, is an artistic representation, of the physical aspects of a city or urban area. It is the urban equivalent of a landscape. The built environment is an important aspect of landscape study and helps us to understand the design elements of public spaces and of private dwellings. In Structurally Speaking we offer works from our collection in a variety of styles that represent the urban landscape. 

September 24 – November 21, 2020

West End Photo Invitational

South Gallery
Works from the winners of last years’ West End Photo Open are highlighted, Steven Cahill, Aline Mare, Tim Cypert and Leonard Valenzuela.

October 1– November 7, 2020

Hindsight 20/20:  A Look Back

Main Gallery
Reflections of a day, a month, a year in the life of an artist presented by the members of the Associated Artists of the Inland Empire.

October 22 – November 28, 2020

Birds of Clay-Susan Mach

Spotlight Gallery
Often my ceramic work has been decorated with imagery based on local flora, or that from travels worldwide. Yet, as I sketch these plants outdoors, I haven’t ignored the presence of bird life, mentally noting the birds’ shapes, colors and interactions with the setting. The choice of birds as a subject has increased my admiration of these flying feathered forms and will, perhaps, inspire your curiosity of them as well. Enjoy the flight!

November 12, 2020 – January 16, 2021

Impact-Annual Members’ Exhibit

Main Gallery
In this exhibit we honor our artist members, their ability to express their artistic visions in impactful works of art in a multitude of media and styles.

November 27, 2020 – January 16, 2021

AIR Sale (Artist Inventory Reduction Sale)

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

December 3, 2020 – January 23, 2021

From Outside to Inside-Lynne Fearman

Spotlight Gallery
My work will show haw painting outdoors can inform your color and value interpretations, speed up your process of gathering enough information to design and complete a meaningful painting of a place and time, in the field.

December 24, 2020 – March 21, 2021

Still Life

Line Gallery
A still life is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which are either natural or man-made. One advantage of the still-life artform is that it allows an artist a lot of freedom to experiment with the arrangement of elements within a composition of a painting.

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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