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Please note, due to renovations of the museum building, our fall programming is on view in alternative locations on the Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga campus.  See the exhibition descriptions for locations.

The Center for the Arts Building (CAA) on the Rancho Cucamonga campus is open during the college's regular schedule of classes, Monday-Friday, 730am-10pm and Saturday from 9am-noon. The building is closed on Sundays and college holidays. Both the CAA lobby gallery and the 2nd floor elevator vestibule are located in the CAA Building.


Acevedo Suzuki
Pável Acevedo, preliminary sketch for Oaxacalifornia, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.
Macha Suzuki, work in progress for Rainbow Apocalypse, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.


Pável Acevedo

August 14 - December 15
Public Reception September 20 from 4-6pm
CAA Building, 2nd floor elevator vestibule, Rancho Campus

In Oaxacalifornia, Pável Acevedo mines imagery that explores personal relationships, symbols of migration/immigration and borders, and the duality many immigrants contend with after leaving their homeland for a new nation. Like Acevedo, recent arrivals to the United States often feel that they reside in an inconclusive state between families and between lands, bound by invisible and visible borders. Acevedo humanizes the subjects of his work while exploring his own duality as a citizen of two worlds. Evidence of his education and background in printmaking are incorporated into Oaxacalifornia, resulting in a deeply layered narrative. Acevedo was born in Oaxaca and currently lives and works in Riverside, California.

Macha Suzuki
Rainbow Apocalypse

September 5 - December 15
Public Reception September 20 from 4-6pm
CAA Building, lobby gallery, Rancho Campus

Suzuki first came up with the phrase Rainbow Apocalypse in 2012 for an exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum. The dates for the exhibition spanned the proclaimed “end-of-the-world” date of the Mayan calendar. The thought that the end date of the exhibition was after the end of the world amused Suzuki, so it became the working title of the exhibition and subsequent projects. For Suzuki, the rainbow signifies peace and hope in his artwork because the end will bring forth a new beginning.

Macha Suzuki was born in Tokyo Japan in 1979 and he immigrated to Los Angeles in 1988. He has an MFA from Claremont Graduate University in sculpture and a BA in studio art with emphases in painting and photography from Azusa Pacific University. Suzuki has exhibited his work regularly for the past ten years in museums and galleries, nationally and internationally.


Join us back in the newly renovated museum building for our spring programming.

Student Invitational

April 9 - May 10
Reception for the artists on April 10 from 4 to 6pm
Panel discussion with the artists on April 25 from 1230 to 2pm
Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Invitational 2018.  This year marks the 41st anniversary of this juried exhibition, featuring Chaffey College student artists.  In this rigorous program, the selected artists work closely with faculty, the museum curators, and other art professionals to create a new body of work, culminating in a professional quality group exhibition at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art.

Student Expo

June 4 - 21
Reception for the artists on June 12 from 5 to 7pm
Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art proudly present Student Expo 2018.  This annual student exhibition features a selection of the year’s best student work from art and photography classes during the academic year 2017-2018.


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