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Cindy Cronk Vukovic
Cindy Cronk Fine Art Services
323.491.5959
www.cindycronkfineartservices.com
cmc@cindycronkfineartservices.com

Fine Art Appraiser, Consultant, Collection Manager and Cataloguer
I specialize in appraisals and valuations of art collections of all sizes with a focus on insurance, estate tax and
charitable donations. Having a broad background in art, history and culture, my expertise is wide-ranging from
19th to 21st century prints, paintings and works on paper. I have specialized knowledge of modern &
contemporary California art and International street art.

Collection Management, Cataloguer and Archivist

Whether you have a large or small collection, creating a record of your art is an important aspect of ownership.
My efficient and accurate system for cataloguing, photographing and archiving art has been perfected through
years of experience. I can provide any collector or artist with a valuable tool in preserving their artwork.

Administration, Marketing & Communication
By working one-on-one with artists, I have created systems to support artists in organizing and promoting their
work. I assist artists with cataloguing and archiving their work, social media & website development, grant
writing, exhibition submissions, and installation preparation.
Experience

Owner - Cindy Cronk Fine Art Services
October 2011 - Present
Accurate and detailed valuations of modern, post-war, contemporary, and urban art. All appraisals follow the
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the Code of Ethics required by all
professional appraisal societies. Each item being valued is carefully examined, thoroughly researched,
catalogued and illustrated in accordance with the Object ID standards of the Getty Research Institute.
Creation of efficient and accurate systems for cataloguing, photographing and archiving art; provide any
collector or artist with a valuable tool in preserving their artwork.
Provide artists with systems for tracking or documentation of their oeuvre; creation of PowerPoint
presentations; social media and website development; grant writing; marketing and sales; project planning.

Artist Assistant - Private studio
July 2010 - Present
•Responsible for the creation of innovative promotional campaigns using social media, media marketing
websites and personalized emails to advance artist’s career
•Collaborate with artist in the fluent preparation of numerous exhibitions, performances and papers by
creating PowerPoint presentations and editing essays; grant writing
•Consistently devise and manage techniques that organize art, document new works and keep website updated
Estate Manager at Kendall Estate
January 2010 - Present (4 years 4 months)
•Conduct research to properly authenticate paintings dated from the 16th-20th centuries; research and value
furniture and decorative arts from the 18th-20th centuries
•Prepare and execute appraisals and sales for clients and auctions; govern the safekeeping and transportation
of collection; archive artist’s oeuvre, arranging donations to public institutions
•Calculate estate budgets; negotiate contractual agreements through collaboration with vendors
•Manage day to day operation of estate
•Document, archive and catalogue paintings, drawings and sculpture by Kenneth Kendall; Creation of website
for the artist
Appraisal Consultant at Heritage Auctions
April 2014 - April 2014 (1 month)
• Conducted decorative art, furniture and art appraisals during a three day appraisal event, advising clients
and procuring property for future auctions

Estate Manager - Kendall Estate
January 2010 - Present
•Conduct research to properly authenticate paintings dated from the 16th-20th centuries; research and value
furniture and decorative arts from the 18th-20th centuries
•Prepare and execute appraisals and sales for clients and auctions; govern the safekeeping and transportation
of collection; archive artist’s oeuvre, arranging donations to public institutions
•Calculate estate budgets; negotiate contractual agreements through collaboration with vendors
•Manage day to day operation of estate
•Document, archive and catalogue paintings, drawings and sculpture by Kenneth Kendall; Creation of website
for the artist

Appraisal Consultant - Heritage Auctions

April 2014 - April 2014
January 2014 - January 2014
• Conducted decorative art, furniture and art appraisals during a three day appraisal event, advising clients
and procuring property for future auctions

Modern Art Appraiser/Cataloguer - Bonhams & Butterfields
2003 - 2009 (6 years)
•Assisted clients, vendors and associates with valuations and appraisals; procured distinct selections based on
value and artistic merit for auction sales
•Oversaw staff in the planning of exhibition layouts; approved and edited content and photography for
auction catalogues
•Responsible for the preparation of contractual agreements as well as comprehensive explanations of terms
and processes
•Promoted audience enhancements through marketing campaigns and email blasts, flourishing relationships
with collectors and dealers
•Served as panel member for Collecting Contemporary: Urban Art (with Shepard Fairey)
Art Cataloguer (August 2003- May 2008)
•Researched and authenticated the provenance and exhibition history of works of art
•Managed inventory acquisition, receiving, storage, transport, photography and installation of art
•Resolved client issues addressing all questions and concerns
•Responsible for relocating the department and inventory to a new location in an adjacent building
•Accountable for increased sales as a result of growing the number and accuracy of lots catalogued
•Utilized museum guidelines for the assembling of the “Property Handling Guide” to assist in the training of
staff; reduced the occurrence of damage to property by establishing effective protocols

Organizations
American Society of Appraisers
Candidate - Communications Chair & Personal Property Chair, Los Angeles Chapter
August 2013 to Present

I am an active member of the ASA and Communications chairperson for the Los Angeles Chapter. I
developed and maintain the chapter's Facebook page and post relevant articles and updates. I also participate
in the educational and professional programs and valuation conferences of the ASA at the local, regional, and
international levels.

Skills & Expertise
• Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
• Mac/PC Proficient
• Social Media and Media Marketing Websites
• FileMaker Pro
• Bento 3
• Adobe Photoshop
• Embark Collections Manager

Education

University of California, Irvine
Certificate, Appraisal studies, 2012 - 2012

Ball State University
Public history/ Museum studies, 1996 - 1998

Ball State University
Bachelor's degree, Cultural History, 1991 - 1994





Contact

ASA-LA, c/o DeborahAnn Marshall
PO Box 1877
Santa Clarita, CA 91386-1877