The West End Photo Invitational features the winners of the West End Photo Open held in 2019, Steven Cahill, Tom Cypert and Aline Mare. They will inspire the region with an engaging selection of artworks and a celebration of artists who use photography as their medium.
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.
First Artist launched virtual gatherings on October 1, 2020. The Zoom gatherings occur year-round on the first day of the month. Our purpose is to view new works of art and learn from each other. Not only is this exhibit a one-year celebration, it is the first de facto gathering of FA artists: fellow artisans from San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, and Inyo countries. This in-person exhibition is another opportunity for artists to continue the FA dialogue.
CCMA has chosen eleven of our members who have received recognition for their artwork from the Museum. Their artwork shows a diversity in style and medium. The artists include Steven Cahill, Dee Marcellus Cole, Cynthia J. Dunlap, Sumi Foley, Margaret Goodward, Helen Hayes, Karen Ruth Karlsson, Susan Mach, Andree Mahoney, Sylvia Megerdichian, and Janet Wright.
Please join us in this celebration of art.