Upcoming Exhibits

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Future Exhibits

December 31, 2015 - April 3, 2016

Reflections . . .
Looking Back, the First Ten Years
Selections from CCMA’s Collections

Chaffey Community Museum of Art was founded in the spring of 1941. The first Invitational Purchase Prize Art Exhibit opened on October 25, 1941 and included work from 61 artists. In the catalogue for the exhibit it stated, "Two paintings will be purchased this year – an oil and a watercolor. In ten years we fully expect to have-in Chaffey’s Permanent Collection the finest showing of contemporary American art on the Pacific Coast”. The paintings in this exhibit are the purchase prize award winners and paintings that were gifted by artists to Chaffey during the first ten years.


January 14 - March 13, 2016

Expressions

Many artists choose not to depict the visual reality of an object but to use their creative energy to communicate to the viewer the emotion, experience or spirituality they feel. Aristotle once said, "The Aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Artists in this exhibition include Karen Kauffman, Fr. Bill Moore, Lynda Pasztor and Larry White.



January 28 - March 27, 2016

Slot Canyon: Nature's Abstract Art
Photography by Nancy and Paul Speaker

Formed by flash floods rushing through cracks in slickrock sandstone, slot canyons can be less than three feet across and over 100 feet deep. Hidden away, they can be dangerous, even deadly. But the walls have interesting textures and swirling shapes resembling abstract art. When the interplay of light and shadow is introduced, the beauty can be both an intimate and awe-inspiring visual experience.


February 4 - March 20, 2016

2016 CCMA Artist of the Year
Dee Marcellus Cole
Whimsical Celebration

Artist of the Year was a concept first initiated in 2005. Our 2016 Artist of the Year recipient is honored for her contributions to the artistic community and support of Chaffey Community Museum of Art.


March 24 - June 5, 2015

Art and Soul
Mid Valley Arts League

Main Gallery
Mid Valley Arts League’s 63rd Members’ Exhibition is a juried exhibition featuring an extraordinary body of work produced by members at all levels. A wide range of subject matter, from representational to non-objective, will stretch your imagination and satisfy your artist’s palette.

Art and Soul
Mid Valley Arts League Honor Court – Printmaking

South Gallery
The members of Mid Valley Arts League who have been chosen for the Honor Court are selected 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. They are exhibiting their recent work which will be juried for awards.
 

 





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Events at the Museum

Artist Reception

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 2 pm - 4 pm
Unintended Consequences -
Embrace the Unexpected:

Women Painters West

Capricious Mischief: Curated by Cindy Rinne

Life Tracks: Sue Conner

Young Artist Ailyne Bonilla


Express! CCMA 2017 Member Exhibit

Opens November 9, 2017
Take-in November 4 and 5
Artist Reception November 12

2017 Purchase Prize sponsored by
Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario

2017 AIR Sale

November 24, 2017 - January 14, 2018
Artist Reception December 10

Download rules and submission forms for both by clicking on Exhibits tab above.

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 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.com
 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


Chaffey Community Museum of Art

217 S. Lemon Ave.
Ontario, CA 91761-1623
909.463.3733
info@chaffeymuseum.org

Free Admission
Thursday through Sunday
noon — 4:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Rent the Museum for your event

The Museum is available year-round as a venue for compatible events of small to medium-sized groups. For more information, including rental rates, available days and times, and floor plan, contact the museum.


Next community event at CCMA:

AAUW Wine Tasting


 217 S. Lemon Ave, Ontario, CA 91761 • 909.463.3733 • info@chaffeymuseum.org • Thursday-Sunday, noon - 4 pm • Free Admission