Michael Croman
American Landscapes

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Artist's Resume


University of Connecticut, 1957-1958
Southern Connecticut State University, 1958-1961; BS Degree in Arts Education, 1961


1961-1962 Art Teacher, Berlin High School; Berlin, Connecticut
1962-1966 Art Teacher, Port Chester Junior High School; Port Chester, New York
1966-1970 Exhibits Manager, Museum of Art, Science and Industry; Bridgeport, Connecticut
1970-1980 Program Associate/Assistant Director, Connecticut Commission on the Arts; Hartford, Connecticut
1980-1989 Executive Director, Washington State Arts Commission; Olympia, Washington

Gallery Affiliations and Exhibitions present to 1959

GDP Studios, "A Visit with the Maestros", four artists exhibition, Shelton, Washington
GDP Studios, Inviational Exhibition, Shelton, Washington
GDP Studios, Miniatures Exhibition, Shelton, Washington
Artisan Direct, agent for worldwide marketing, promotion, sales and exhibitions, Pittsford, New York
Thomas Studio Art Gallery, solo exhibition, Olympia, Washington
Museum Contempo, permanent collection and regional artists exhibitions, Shelton, Washington
Peninsula Artists Association, juried exhibition, juror/exhibitor, Shelton, Washington
GDP Studios, "New Vibrations" and invitational exhibition, Shelton, Washington
The Artists Alley Fine Art Gallery-Galiara, representation and exhibition, San Francisco, California
International Society of Experimental Artists juried exhibition (ISEA 2011), Cutting Edge Award, GDP Studios, Shelton, Washington
Mavi Contemporary Art, solo exhibition, Tacoma, Washington
Mavi Contemporary Art, representation and exhibitions, Tacoma, Washington
GDP Studios, "Places" group exhibition, Shelton, Washington
Agora Gallery, "Persistence of Form" group exhibition, New York, New York
Agora Gallery, representation and a group exhibition, New York, New York
International Society of Experimental Artists juried exhibition (ISEA 2010), Forest Hills Fine Arts Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan
GDP Studios-Turning Point, benefit exhibition, Shelton, Washington
GDP Studios-Mason General Hospital, benefit exhibition and auction, Shelton, Washington
GDP Studios, invitational exhibition, Shelton, Washington
GDP Studios, retrospective exhibition (2001-2009), Shelton, Washington
GDP Studios, “Bamboo Winds II” juried exhibition (juror and featured artist), Shelton, Washington
GDP Studios, “Water Songs” juried exhibition, Shelton, Washington
Reflections Gallery, On-going group exhibition, Olympia, Washington
Olympic Gallery, solo exhibition, Shelton, Washington
GDP Studios, “Earth Stories II” juried exhibition, Shelton, Washington
Olympic Gallery, featured painting (Rain’s Bounty), Shelton, Washington
SAM Gallery, ongoing sales and rentals, Seattle, Washington
SAM (Seattle Art Museum) Gallery, featured artist, December 2008-January 2009, Seattle, Washington

GDP Gallery, salon show, Shelton, Washington
Sunburst Gallery, solo exhibition, Chelan, Washington
Burien Art Gallery, two-artist exhibition, Burien, Washington
Reflections Gallery, Featured Artist, Olympia, Washington
Karlson/Gray Gallery, "Perceptions on the Landscape" invitational group show, Langley, Washington
Capitol Florist, solo exhibition, Olympia, Washington
Karlson/Gray Gallery, Winter Group Show, Langley, Washington
Abstractions Gallery of Fine Art, featured artist of the month, October 2007, Olympia, Washington
Abstractions Gallery of Fine Art, inaugural exhibition, Olympia, Washington
Gallery Contempo, “Oneness” group exhibition, Olympia, Washington
Karlson/Gray Gallery, affiliate artist, Langley, Washington
Gallery Contempo, “Bamboo Winds” featured artist, Olympia, Washington
Gallery Contempo, “Earth Stories” group exhibition, Olympia, Washington
Olympia Art & Frame, mini-exhibit, Olympia, Washington
Sunburst Gallery, solo exhibition, Chelan, Washington
Fountainhead Gallery, 2006 Landscape Invitational Exhibition-Innervision, Seattle, Washington
Gaskill/Olson Gallery, two-artist exhibit, Langley, Washington
Childhood’s End Gallery, three-artist exhibition, Olympia, Washington
Sidewalk Exhibition, Olympia Art & Frame, Olympia, Washington
Lemon Tree, "Art Matters," Spring Show, 2005, Tacoma, Washington
Featured Artist of the Week, "The Shalom Center Report On-Line," April 28, 2005, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Inaugural Web Site Display, February 28, 2005
Private Viewing, Carnation, Washington
Lemon Tree, "Art Matters," Fall Show, 2004, Tacoma, Washington
Van Tuinen Fine Art, Olympia, Washington
CJ Tomaino, Agent, Woodinville, Washington
Sunburst Gallery, solo exhibit, Chelan, Washington
Broderick Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Olympia Art League, demonstration and mini-exhibit, State Capital Museum, Olympia, Washington
Custom Framing & Art Gallery, Shelton, Washington
Sunburst Gallery, Chelan, Washington
Henderson House Museum, Tumwater, Washington
Arts Walk, Olympia, Washington
Childhood’s End Gallery, Olympia, Washington
Main Frame & Gallery, Monroe, Washington
Graystone Gallery, Portland, Oregon
State of the Arts Gallery, Olympia, Washington
Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia, Washington
All That Jazz, Olympia, Washington
The Old State House, Hartford, Connecticut
The New Haven Regional Center, New Haven, Connecticut
Green-Ross Gallery, New York, New York
James Kelly, agent, New York, New York
Ann Ross Gallery, White Plains, New York
The Guilford Library, Guilford, Connecticut
The New Group, Guilford, Connecticut
Poor Richard’s Gallery, Westport, Connecticut
Empire Studios, New Canaan, Connecticut
Galeria Del Sol, Tarrytown, New York
The Flemish Gallery, Greenwich, Connecticut
Exhibits Unlimited, Ardsley, New York
Port Chester Public Library Art Gallery, Port Chester, New York
The Westchester County Art Teachers Association Annual Exhibition, White Plains, New York
Professional Artists of  Connecticut, New Haven, Connecticut
Organization of Professional Artists, New Haven, Connecticut
Current Crafts, Mt Carmel, Connecticut
The John Slade Ely House Invitational, “30 Younger Painters,” New Haven, Connecticut
New Haven Paint and Clay Club Annual Exhibition, New Haven, Connecticut
Clinton Art Society Annual Midsummer Exhibition, Clinton, Connecticut
New Haven Jewish Community Center Winter Show, New Haven, Connecticut
Contemporary Arts League, New Haven, Connecticut
Southern Connecticut State College Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

Private Collections

Represented in over 150 private collections in the U.S. and abroad

Professional Associations and Memberships

Founding member, Professional Artists of Connecticut; New Haven Connecticut
The New Group; Guilford, Connecticut
Founding Member, The Association of American Cultures, Washington, D.C.
Artist Trust; Seattle, Washington
Arts Olympia; Olympia, Washington

International Society of Experimental Artists


Studio Visit Magazine, Open Studios Press, Boston Massachusetts, May, 2014
Studio Visit Magazine, Open Studios Press, Boston Massachusetts, December 2013
Exhibition Catalog, International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA 2011), June 2011
Exhibition Catalog, Agora Gallery, "Persistence of Form", January 1, 2011
Exhibition Catalog, International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA 2010), June 2010
The Olympian newspaper, December 31, 2010, Feature story
"Croman:  American Landscape Painting," a short biography and monograph, February and March, 2008

Michael Anthony Croman
3333 Madrona Beach Road NW, Olympia, WA 98502
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