Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Chaffey Community Museum of Art CCMA holds exhibits from its Permanent Collection of art representing the California Style movement, and exhibits the art of prominent local artists.
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The Permanent Collection of the CCAA Museum of Art represents many of the most prominent artists of the Western United States from 1920 to date. The Barbara Line Collection consists of works of art from the California Style. Inspired by the unique quality of light and the geographic features found in the coastal, mountain and desert areas of the Far West and Mexico, the California Style lourished from the 1920s to the 1950s. Salient examples of this school can be found in the watercolor paintings of Millard Sheets, Rex Brandt, and Milford Zornes. Some of the finest works of art by regional artists are also represented in the Permanent Collection: the art Anders Aldrin, Leon Amyx, Loren Barton, Conrad Buff, Emil Kosa, Jr., Thomas Craig, Phil Paradise, John Svenson, Anna Wilson, and Robert Wood. Each year, CCMA opens six exhibits in the Main Gallery and has additional exhibits in the South, Spotlight and Line galleries. The Museum also conducts educational programs for adults and children and offers open modeling sessions for artists.

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There’s something new in the Young Artist Alcove. It has been more than a year since we’ve celebrated a young artist fro...
06/08/2021

There’s something new in the Young Artist Alcove. It has been more than a year since we’ve celebrated a young artist from the local community. Please welcome, Lisa Ann Starkey. She is a recent graduate from Ontario High School and her love of portraiture is evident in the work on display.

The 2021 CCMA Members Exhibit, See the Good, is up for viewing on the CCMA website.  Head over to chaffeymuseum.org/virt...
06/07/2021

The 2021 CCMA Members Exhibit, See the Good, is up for viewing on the CCMA website. Head over to chaffeymuseum.org/virtual-exhibit-2021 (in the Galleries tab)to see the work of nearly 60 artist members. After a long year of bad news and conflict, CCMA asked artists to see the good in the world around them. Hopefully these images will bring some light and cheer to your day. Exhibit on display through Aug 1.

The 2021 CCMA Members Exhibit, See the Good, is up for viewing on the CCMA website. Head over to chaffeymuseum.org/virtual-exhibit-2021 (in the Galleries tab)to see the work of nearly 60 artist members. After a long year of bad news and conflict, CCMA asked artists to see the good in the world around them. Hopefully these images will bring some light and cheer to your day. Exhibit on display through Aug 1.

First Artist is coming up next week Tuesday, June 1st @ 7 PM.  What is First Artist?  It is a virtual meeting for artist...
05/26/2021

First Artist is coming up next week Tuesday, June 1st @ 7 PM. What is First Artist?

It is a virtual meeting for artists to share their finished works/works-in-progress with an audience of art lovers and art makers. On the first day of every month, 3-4 artists have shared their work. While the audience gains insight and gets to share back their reactions to the work. It is all about sharing, commenting and learning from each other.

Interested in being a part of the audience? Go to the events page on the CCMA website and sign-up. Virtual seats are limited!

First Artist is coming up next week Tuesday, June 1st @ 7 PM. What is First Artist?

It is a virtual meeting for artists to share their finished works/works-in-progress with an audience of art lovers and art makers. On the first day of every month, 3-4 artists have shared their work. While the audience gains insight and gets to share back their reactions to the work. It is all about sharing, commenting and learning from each other.

Interested in being a part of the audience? Go to the events page on the CCMA website and sign-up. Virtual seats are limited!

“I spy with my little eye, something blue”. Once a month we’ll post a partial image of an artwork at the museum for you ...
05/19/2021

“I spy with my little eye, something blue”. Once a month we’ll post a partial image of an artwork at the museum for you to go and look for on your next visit. This one is an easy one for those of you who are long-time members/visitors of the museum. Happy Hunting!

“I spy with my little eye, something blue”. Once a month we’ll post a partial image of an artwork at the museum for you to go and look for on your next visit. This one is an easy one for those of you who are long-time members/visitors of the museum. Happy Hunting!

Wondering what’s new with CCMA?  Check out our newly redesigned website!  There’s a blog section, exhibit pages, and eve...
05/12/2021

Wondering what’s new with CCMA? Check out our newly redesigned website! There’s a blog section, exhibit pages, and events page. Come get your fix of local artists.

Wondering what’s new with CCMA? Check out our newly redesigned website! There’s a blog section, exhibit pages, and events page. Come get your fix of local artists.

Flashback Thursday!  CCMA has been supporting teen artists through the Young Artist Alcove for the past 7 years.  Due to...
05/06/2021

Flashback Thursday! CCMA has been supporting teen artists through the Young Artist Alcove for the past 7 years. Due to the difficulty of getting artwork during the pandemic, we’ve hung some pieces from the past exhibits. Emily Reynoso, Maria Juncaj and Elvis Hernandez have all continued to practice art after high school. Stop by and check them out before we hang the NEW Young Artist in June!

CCMA is celebrating 80 years of continuous operation! There is much for CCMA to celebrate in 2021.  After a year of bein...
04/28/2021

CCMA is celebrating 80 years of continuous operation! There is much for CCMA to celebrate in 2021. After a year of being closed, we are finally open to see art in-person. There’s an amazing exhibit, An Eye for Beauty, on display with works from the museum's historical collection featuring a variety of styles and well-known artists from this region.
If you haven’t stopped by the museum yet, make this the “excuse” you need to visit!

CCMA is celebrating 80 years of continuous operation! There is much for CCMA to celebrate in 2021. After a year of being closed, we are finally open to see art in-person. There’s an amazing exhibit, An Eye for Beauty, on display with works from the museum's historical collection featuring a variety of styles and well-known artists from this region.
If you haven’t stopped by the museum yet, make this the “excuse” you need to visit!

On your next visit to the museum, walk a little south and see the newly painted utility box.  Linda Garcia-Dahle recentl...
04/21/2021

On your next visit to the museum, walk a little south and see the newly painted utility box. Linda Garcia-Dahle recently completed this piece called A Day In Ontario: four images showing aspects of Ontario that could be enjoyed in a day. Linda is a local artist who has worked in the art field most of her life and is enjoying making more art in her retirement. Check out more of her work at lindagarciadahle.com.

We have re-opened!
04/16/2021

We have re-opened!

We have re-opened!

After a long year of being closed, we are finally reopening TODAY, Thursday, April 15 from 12pm - 4pm.  No reservations ...
04/15/2021

After a long year of being closed, we are finally reopening TODAY, Thursday, April 15 from 12pm - 4pm. No reservations required, but we do ask that you wear your mask and practice social distancing during your visit. We will be resuming our normal hours of operation Thursday - Sunday, 12pm - 4pm. Come out and see art in-person after a very long year without it!

After a long year of being closed, we are finally reopening TODAY, Thursday, April 15 from 12pm - 4pm. No reservations required, but we do ask that you wear your mask and practice social distancing during your visit. We will be resuming our normal hours of operation Thursday - Sunday, 12pm - 4pm. Come out and see art in-person after a very long year without it!

Several of Upland artist’s Crystal Joy Henry’s works of art were installed last week as part of CCMA’s Art at the Ontari...
04/08/2021

Several of Upland artist’s Crystal Joy Henry’s works of art were installed last week as part of CCMA’s Art at the Ontario International Airport program.
Crystal Joy Henry - Acrylic painter
Artist Statement: Dogs are family. It’s during tough times that we are reminded what truly matters in this world.
Artist Biography: Crystal Joy Henry, born in San Diego in 1979, is an art director based in Upland, California. Regardless of the medium, her creative approach is to leave a lasting impact. Design is a powerful tool to start conversations and change perspectives around the world. When you view her work, it is no longer hers – it is yours. That’s a privilege and responsibility she never takes for granted.

Several of Upland artist’s Crystal Joy Henry’s works of art were installed last week as part of CCMA’s Art at the Ontario International Airport program.
Crystal Joy Henry - Acrylic painter
Artist Statement: Dogs are family. It’s during tough times that we are reminded what truly matters in this world.
Artist Biography: Crystal Joy Henry, born in San Diego in 1979, is an art director based in Upland, California. Regardless of the medium, her creative approach is to leave a lasting impact. Design is a powerful tool to start conversations and change perspectives around the world. When you view her work, it is no longer hers – it is yours. That’s a privilege and responsibility she never takes for granted.

04/08/2021

The San Bernardino and Riverside counties' 2021 STATE OF THE ARTS SUMMIT is made possible thanks to the support of our dedicated sponsors.

Join us on May 14th, as we:
📌 Release our annual arts report
📌 Share arts advocacy and legislative updates
📌 Present the Artists as 2nd Responders Awards
📌 Hear from expert panels on creating regional funding for the arts, access and equity in online programming, and the intersection of climate change and the arts.

To register, visit:
https://artsforie-stateofthearts.eventbrite.com

#artsandculture #StateoftheArts #ArtsforIE #SanBernardinoCounty #RiversideCounty #SponsorSpotlight

Featured Sponsor: Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Presnted in partnership with Music Changing Lives and the Riverside Arts Council

The Chaffey Community Museum of Art continues to manage the Art at the Ontario International Airport program.  Installat...
04/02/2021

The Chaffey Community Museum of Art continues to manage the Art at the Ontario International Airport program. Installations for April included works by Hollie Curon and Crystal Joy Henry.
We’ll highlight Holly’s work first, then Crystal’s next week.
Hollie Couron is an oil painter from Chino, CA.

Artist Statement: I enjoy painting a wide range of subjects – portraits, vehicles, people, still life or anything else that inspires me or attracts my interest. I keep an eye open for various points of view, or for something left behind, or perhaps an image that is deeply meaningful to me. I prefer detail, and often get the best results from using pastel and colored pencils, graphite or oils.
The greatest joy is to finish a piece and be satisfied, then share it with the world.

Artist Biography: The love of creating art has led Hollie to other creative endeavors such as writing and illustrating. Semi-retirement rekindled her love of art and allows her time to become active with local art organizations including Associated Artists of the Inland Empire and Pomona Valley Art Association. Her work has been exhibited in Gallery SoHo in Montclair, California. Hollie continues to love life and family.

The Chaffey Community Museum of Art continues to manage the Art at the Ontario International Airport program. Installations for April included works by Hollie Curon and Crystal Joy Henry.
We’ll highlight Holly’s work first, then Crystal’s next week.
Hollie Couron is an oil painter from Chino, CA.

Artist Statement: I enjoy painting a wide range of subjects – portraits, vehicles, people, still life or anything else that inspires me or attracts my interest. I keep an eye open for various points of view, or for something left behind, or perhaps an image that is deeply meaningful to me. I prefer detail, and often get the best results from using pastel and colored pencils, graphite or oils.
The greatest joy is to finish a piece and be satisfied, then share it with the world.

Artist Biography: The love of creating art has led Hollie to other creative endeavors such as writing and illustrating. Semi-retirement rekindled her love of art and allows her time to become active with local art organizations including Associated Artists of the Inland Empire and Pomona Valley Art Association. Her work has been exhibited in Gallery SoHo in Montclair, California. Hollie continues to love life and family.

Although CCMA remains closed, we are busy behind the scenes!Please direct any inquiries to CCMA board chairperson, Nancy...
03/24/2021

Although CCMA remains closed, we are busy behind the scenes!
Please direct any inquiries to CCMA board chairperson, Nancy DeDiemar [email protected]

Although CCMA remains closed, we are busy behind the scenes!
Please direct any inquiries to CCMA board chairperson, Nancy DeDiemar [email protected]

Father Bill Moore2020 Artist of the YearWe conclude our Artist of the Year series with Father Bill Moore (1949-2020) who...
03/19/2021

Father Bill Moore
2020 Artist of the Year

We conclude our Artist of the Year series with Father Bill Moore (1949-2020) who was recognized as CCMA’s 2020 artist of the year. Fr. Bill is a rare example of an ordained Catholic priest who was also serious abstract painter. Born in Glendale, California, Moore received a BA in Fine Arts from Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota and then his MA in theology in 1975, the year he was ordained as a Catholic priest. His passionate embrace of art, which he traces to his childhood, preceded his devotion to Catholicism. From 1975 until 1990 he worked as an Educator in Art and Religious Studies at two local high schools. From 1990 to 1997 Moore served as Pastor at the Holy Name of Mary Church, in San Dimas.

Clothed in Majesty
Acrylic -2017
The title is taken from the first verse of Psalm 93 : “The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, …”

The composition is dominated by the black circle and strong red rectangular form creating a central vertical axis. Horizontally, the work is divided into three unequal layers. Warm tones ranging from saturated red to rust to mustard yellow are dominant. Throughout the surface is animated by an active skin of varying paint textures stimulating the viewer’s sense of touch.

Clothed in Majesty is a transitional work in Moore’s development from the past decade. This painting is a bridge between the dominance of the circle and relatively simple compositions of the 2016 series and the over-all pattern of the smaller rectangles of Pathways (2020) his last major painting.

Father Bill Moore
2020 Artist of the Year

We conclude our Artist of the Year series with Father Bill Moore (1949-2020) who was recognized as CCMA’s 2020 artist of the year. Fr. Bill is a rare example of an ordained Catholic priest who was also serious abstract painter. Born in Glendale, California, Moore received a BA in Fine Arts from Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota and then his MA in theology in 1975, the year he was ordained as a Catholic priest. His passionate embrace of art, which he traces to his childhood, preceded his devotion to Catholicism. From 1975 until 1990 he worked as an Educator in Art and Religious Studies at two local high schools. From 1990 to 1997 Moore served as Pastor at the Holy Name of Mary Church, in San Dimas.

Clothed in Majesty
Acrylic -2017
The title is taken from the first verse of Psalm 93 : “The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, …”

The composition is dominated by the black circle and strong red rectangular form creating a central vertical axis. Horizontally, the work is divided into three unequal layers. Warm tones ranging from saturated red to rust to mustard yellow are dominant. Throughout the surface is animated by an active skin of varying paint textures stimulating the viewer’s sense of touch.

Clothed in Majesty is a transitional work in Moore’s development from the past decade. This painting is a bridge between the dominance of the circle and relatively simple compositions of the 2016 series and the over-all pattern of the smaller rectangles of Pathways (2020) his last major painting.

Irish painter, Sir John Lavery's Portrait of Lady Lavery as Kathleen Ni Houlihan, 1928
03/17/2021

Irish painter, Sir John Lavery's Portrait of Lady Lavery as Kathleen Ni Houlihan, 1928

Irish painter, Sir John Lavery's Portrait of Lady Lavery as Kathleen Ni Houlihan, 1928

In 2019, CCMA honored Gina Lawson-Egan as Artist of the Year, a talented ceramic sculptor whose style is unique and comp...
03/11/2021

In 2019, CCMA honored Gina Lawson-Egan as Artist of the Year, a talented ceramic sculptor whose style is unique and complex. Gina received her BFA from the University of Michigan and her MFA at the Claremont Graduate University. She worked with mosaicist Denis O’Connor in the Sheets Studio. She has taught at a number of regional universities and is currently teaching at Cal Poly Pomona.

Cyclone
Ceramic- 2013

Cyclone is composed of a larger than life-sized head that rests directly on the table surface. The female head has an enigmatic expression with a gaze directed toward the viewer’s right. The frontal view is rather placid and composed. From the side, however, with the head in profile, an explosive scene is revealed.
This work cleverly combines solid and void, positive and negative spaces and exploits the fully three-dimensional possibilities of sculpture to reveal a world of fantasy and of emotion.

In 2019, CCMA honored Gina Lawson-Egan as Artist of the Year, a talented ceramic sculptor whose style is unique and complex. Gina received her BFA from the University of Michigan and her MFA at the Claremont Graduate University. She worked with mosaicist Denis O’Connor in the Sheets Studio. She has taught at a number of regional universities and is currently teaching at Cal Poly Pomona.

Cyclone
Ceramic- 2013

Cyclone is composed of a larger than life-sized head that rests directly on the table surface. The female head has an enigmatic expression with a gaze directed toward the viewer’s right. The frontal view is rather placid and composed. From the side, however, with the head in profile, an explosive scene is revealed.
This work cleverly combines solid and void, positive and negative spaces and exploits the fully three-dimensional possibilities of sculpture to reveal a world of fantasy and of emotion.

CCMA resumes spotlighting its artists of the year.  In 2018, this honor went to Steve Thomas.  Thomas (b. 1950) has made...
03/03/2021

CCMA resumes spotlighting its artists of the year. In 2018, this honor went to Steve Thomas. Thomas (b. 1950) has made a significant contribution to the arts community of the Pomona Valley as an innovative, experimental photographer, curator and administrator. Thomas is the first photographer to be named a CCMA Artist of the Year.
Wolf House
Photography-2016

The subject of this photograph is the north façade of Jack London’s Wolf House in Sonoma County. Sadly, in August 1913, spontaneous combustion started a fire in the house. London died in 1916 not living long enough to rebuild the structure and it has remained in this ruined state ever since.

Thomas’ color photo has a richness of detail and texture that is impressive. The color is intensified so the pink and green tones create a strong contrast. Thomas uses the medium of photography to transform an already evocative subject, which exists in the real world, into an even more moving work of art.

CCMA resumes spotlighting its artists of the year. In 2018, this honor went to Steve Thomas. Thomas (b. 1950) has made a significant contribution to the arts community of the Pomona Valley as an innovative, experimental photographer, curator and administrator. Thomas is the first photographer to be named a CCMA Artist of the Year.
Wolf House
Photography-2016

The subject of this photograph is the north façade of Jack London’s Wolf House in Sonoma County. Sadly, in August 1913, spontaneous combustion started a fire in the house. London died in 1916 not living long enough to rebuild the structure and it has remained in this ruined state ever since.

Thomas’ color photo has a richness of detail and texture that is impressive. The color is intensified so the pink and green tones create a strong contrast. Thomas uses the medium of photography to transform an already evocative subject, which exists in the real world, into an even more moving work of art.

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Art, for Heaven's Sake Call for Artists!
Very enjoyable and productive Friday Artists' Workshop at the museum today. A lot of work was done on our various projects, despite the fact that there was a major attack of the sillies among the members!! It was a great day!
Had a terrific day at Padua Hills Art Fiesta (Festival?), helping to staff the CCMA table, and introduce others in art communities (either as artists or as avid fans) to our museum. Thanks to Nancy, Linda, Sally, and Connie for your companionship!