Becoming a Professional in the Art World: Everything you wanted to ask about art and the law with Janet Fries

Join us for an online discussion that is sure to inform and strengthen your position within the art world on May 9th, 7-8:30 PM.

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Have you ever found yourself wondering what your rights were when someone broke, stole, or used your work without your permission? Or, do you understand everything in the contract, the dealer, or art advisor wants you to sign? Janet Fries, counsel at the law firm of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, and WSG Advisory Board Member is here to answer your questions about art law. Fries has been on the Board of Directors of the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA) since 2004, so these concerns are especially important to her. Fries is an expert in issues involving contract negotiation and preparation, website review, copyright and trademark protection, and enforcement.

The program will include conversations about: 

  • Gallery relationships including contracts
  • Copyright issues including fair use and VARA/moral rights
  • Liability and insurance issues
  • Logistical issues including delivery and storage
  • WALA resources

This panel discussion is part of WSG’s ongoing series of professional practices talks for artists, Becoming a Professional in the Art World.

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View Previous Talks on our Youtube Channel:

Audiences for Art: Approaching a Gallery, September 21, 2020
Developing Your Elevator Speech, August 20, 2020
How to Write an Artist Statement, August 6, 2020
Estate Planning for Artists, March 14, 2020
Pricing Your Artwork, March 22, 2021