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

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 to address the arts and …

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An Evening with MadArt-Thursday, January 26, 2017

WLA & MADART WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR! Join us, Bring friends, Celebrate Art, Sip sparkling wine & savor chocolate, Meet the artists, Tour the exhibition: We Are a Crowd of Others  at MadArt 325 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm RSVP to by January 20, 2017 Evening organized by

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WA State Tax Fundamentals-Monday, January 23, 2017

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 tips, pointing you to other resources …

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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 you for your support, enthusiasm …

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ART LAW INSTITUTE- Monday, December 5, 2016

We invite both lawyers and artists the opportunity to participate in a full day legal education semi-nar. Art Law Institute includes 4.5 CLE credits, and 1 CLE credit in ethics. Please arrive at 15 minutes prior to event. For directions please visit Copyright | Trademark | Fair Use | Ethics | Publicity Rights $300 attorneys / $50 artists & …

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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 and domain law Important issues …

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YOU’RE INVITED: WLA Celebrates 40th Anniversary!

  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 able to handle the legal and business aspects of their careers. Join us to …

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Protect & Preserve: Estate Planning Primer for Artists – September 14, 2016

What will happen to your artwork when you pass away? Who will take care of the works you created and collected during your lifetime? Would you like your family to keep your artwork, or donate it to a museum, or sell the works to interested buyers? While every responsible person should have an estate plan to distribute their belongings upon …

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

  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 depth knowledge of contractual considerations for …

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Laying a Solid Foundation: Business Law for Artists August 4, 2016

Whether you are a sole proprietor or an officer of a corporation, a thorough understanding of how to setup and structure your business will help maximize your potential for success. In Laying a Solid Foundation: Business Law for Artists, we will take you through a whirlwind seminar of legal issues in setting up and operating your business. You will leave …

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