Studio Newsletter: June 2016

Montalvo Arts Center    5 Hour Pop-Up Sculpture  Friday, July 22, 5pm-10pm

Montalvo Arts Center
5 Hour Pop-Up Sculpture
Friday, July 22, 5pm-10pm

On July 22 I will be participating in Montalvo's 5 Hour Pop-Up Sculpture event with ten other artists; Andrea Blum, Zoltan DiBartolo, Rodney Ewing, Kija Lucas, Monica Lundy, Chelsea Pegram, Kate Rannells and Terese Taylor as part of the artist group the Art Escapists. Join us at Montalvo to watch our sculpture come together and to enjoy Montalvo's grounds for the evening. For more information, visit the event's website

About the Art Escapists: "Contemporary artists making art in nature. While our concept is rooted in the tradition of plein air, our techniques are not."

Headlands Center for the Arts
Art Auction Benefit

I had the pleasure of presenting my ongoing sculpture Love, Inertia and the Pursuit of the Perfect Stanceat the Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Art Auction on June 1. Thanks to everyone who attended!

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Michael Cronan Legacy at CCA

Over the past three years, many people have asked about ways to continue my father Michael Cronan's legacy.

My family and I are happy to say that a new endowed scholarship has been started in Michael's name at California College of the Arts. A former employee from Cronan Design, Michael Borosky, and his wife Tammy, have begun a multi-year pledge in his honor that can be accelerated by additional donations. The scholarship will benefit a deserving student who we believe to embody the skills and curiosity that made Michael such a unique talent.

If you, or someone you know, are interested in making a tax deductible donation or learning more, please contact: Brooke Hendrickson, 510.594.3613,, CCA Associate Vice President of Advancement, 5212 Broadway Terrace, Oakland, CA 94618.

Or contribute online and note, “Michael Patrick Cronan Scholarship” in the comments field. We'll keep you updated on the scholarship.  Thank you so much, and thank you Michael and Tammy!

Studio Music

Can’t make good work to bad music... Over the past couple years I’ve been building and fine tuning a playlist of goodness. I listen to it loud and add things daily. It's currently close to 400 songs and hugely varied. People have been asking about it so I’ve made it public. Check out my playlist Cave Dweller on Spotify! Please send your music recommendations or playlists my way!

Welcome, Weston Borosky!

This summer I am lucky to have CCA student extraordinaire, Weston Borosky, as an apprentice in the studio. He will be assisting me in the final stages of completing Love, Inertia, and the Pursuit of the Perfect Stance in preparation for upcoming exhibition events in 2017! Watch out for this guy, he’s real good.