Breaking News:

• June 2017 : Milkshake and the entire herd are available for presale and for auction. Click here to bid. Auction ended July 13.

• December 14, 2016 : The cows have moved up the coast to The City of Newport Beach. They are on display through June 2017 raising funds for Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times. For complete details, read this.

• October 15, 2016 : The City of Dana Point may be purchasing 5 of the cows with proceeds going to Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times and a dozen of the cows are moving to Newport Beach before going to auction. Auction date still pending.

• July 1, 2016 : “Cowabunga! Dana Point!” – City of Dana Point Arts and Culture Commission and Dana Yarger, the U.S. Ambassador at Large for the Elephant Parade, have curated an installation of 16 cow sculptures donated by Got Milk? for a charity auction to be held later this summer benefiting Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times. The exhibition will run through Mid-September. See the cows online at Dana Point Times: – Holy Cow: The Statues Have Arrived

For more details on the exhibition and auction visit

The Story of Milkshake

Got Milk? launched MILK LOVES ART, a statewide project that spotlights the unique scenery and culture of California. Ten professional artists have been selected to participate to paint life-size cow sculptures to benefit Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times. An additional twenty cows will be painted by student artists as well as celebrity amateur artist Jaleel White (best known for his portrayal of Urkel on the sitcom “Family Matters”). Upon completion the sculptures will be donated to Camp Ronald McDonald, who will auction them off as works of art.

The Studio Door artist and owner Patric Stillman was selected as one of the ten professional artists. Along with Roberto Salas, Patric is one of only two artists in San Diego commissioned for the project. His theme is “Historic California Highway 101,” which honors the highway that started as a footpath that bridged 30 missions along the coastline and eventually became a symbol of the California lifestyle. By incorporating the now classic imagery of 1930’s fruit crate labels, Stillman was able to further brand his cow with California’s symbolic past.

This cow was affectionately named “Milkshake.” The public got to enjoy the creative work as Stillman painted the cow in the storefront of his North Park Gallery and Studios. During the month long paint sessions, Patric was joined by CW local news reporter Renee Kohn, Cancer survivor Katie Hann and her siblings, and Gay San Diego beat reporter Gina McGilliard.

Professional Artists: Frank Rozasy, Larisa Pilinsky, Anna Siquieros, Roberto Salas, Arturo Guevara, Patric Stillman, Ignacio Gomez, Kyler Barnes, Lawrence Sullivan, Micah Linton, Robin Tripaldi, Sonya Fe

Student Artists: Adrian Casarez, Andy Ortega, Aurora Paredes, Benjamin Morales, Brahnan Regalado, Candice Zepeda, Cristal Haro, Fryda Fernandez, Hope Flores, Jose Zuno, Kristal Mora, Gene Ortega, Gilbert Vasquez, Leonela Perez, Maria Kane, Rebecca Lozano Sakovitch, Romel Lopez, Saul Aguilera, Sonia Lopez, Viviana Ramos, Wesceslao Quiroz

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Artists Paint for Charity

Watch how a blank canvas became the beloved bovine, Milkshake.

Dec 24, 2015 - Got Art? Local LGBT artist picked for statewide charity project. Click on photo to read article by Beat Reporter Gina McGilliard

Dec 14, 2015 - CW Reporter Renee Kohn stops by to talk with Patric Stillman about Milk Loves Art. Click on image to watch live segment [9 AM Version]

Got Milk?

The California Milk Processor Board (CMPB) was established in 1993 to make milk more competitive and increase milk consumption in California. Awareness of got milk? is considered one of the most important and successful advertising campaigns in history. The CMPB is funded by all California milk processors and administered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. For more about Got Milk? visit

Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times®

Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times® is a program of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern California. Camp gives more than 1,500 children with cancer and their families the chance to "take a break" from the disease and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the great outdoors. The program is free and helps kids look towards a future beyond cancer. Camp is designed to build courage, foster hope and promote healing outside of treatment centers and hospitals. With trained medical staff onsite to support and monitor treatment regimens, children are able to enjoy horseback riding, archery, ropes courses, arts & crafts and the chance to just be kids. Since 1982, the Camp has served more than 36,000 campers. To learn more, visit

Cow Parade’s Paint Your Own Cow

For the holidays, I was given a mini-Milkshake to recreate my California tribute on a work that I can keep in my studio. Nice moment of the entire project.