ART LAW INSTITUTE 2017 | December 4, 2017

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 REGISTER HERE!  WLA’s Art Law Institute returns, our biggest and most popular education program of the year. We invite lawyers, artists and artist organizations the opportunity to participate in a full day legal education seminar involving training on topics of trademark, copyright and publicity rights, as well as ethics in representing artists and art institutes. Attorney’s who provide […]

Federal Taxes with Neil Sussman-Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

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Depreciation, capital gains, deductions, W-2s, 1099s! Having trouble keeping track of it all? Neil Sussman’s popular tax workshop is back to guide artists and their attorneys through yet another season of gains, losses, formulas and forms. Learn all the basics you need, plus special tips and what’s new for your 2016 tax return. Designed specifically […]

WA State Tax Fundamentals-Monday, January 23, 2017

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With the new year coming, taxes are always just around the corner! Be ready and reduce your anxiety by attending our State Tax workshop! In this workshop, we’ll review Washington State business taxes including Business & Occupations (B&O), Sales, Use, Personal Property, and a few others that artists should be aware of. We’ll highlight filing methods and record-keeping […]


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On October 6th, 2016, we welcomed over 100 supporters, colleagues, volunteers and friends to the Columbia Tower Club to help us ring in our 40th year! We want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting one of the only non-profit organizations in Washington dedicated to bridging the gap between the Washington arts and legal communities. Thank […]


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We’re pleased to present the Intellectual Property Fundamentals workshop with attorneys Aaron Hendelman and Mark S. Warnick. Whether you’re an artist or an attorney serving clients in creative professions, you’ll leave this 90-minute workshop with a better understanding of IP law and how to protect creative works.  Key points will include: Basics of trademark, copyright […]

YOU’RE INVITED: WLA Celebrates 40th Anniversary!

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  [button link=”″ size=”medium” variation=”red”]RSVP HERE- WLA MEMBERS ARE FREE![/button] This year, we are proud to celebrate 40 years of fulfilling our mission! As the only non-profit organization in Washington dedicated to bridging the gap between the Washington arts and legal communities, the WLA provides tools and resources so artists and art organizations are better […]

This is a Public Broadcast: Art & Artists in the Public Domain – September 28, 2016

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  What can an artist expect when presented with a public art contract? How might a contract with a foreign governmental entity, or for a temporary installation, differ from a domestic sale or permanent installation?  What provisions should the artist review carefully when negotiating the responsibilities of each party?   You’ll leave this workshop with in […]