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Category Archive for: ‘Past Events’

Posse – Aan – Peeping Tomboys – July 5, 2014

3-day weekend? Fireworks? Amazing music? TELL ME WHERE! Saturday, July 5, is a spectacular line-up at The Sunset Tavern, supporting Washington Lawyers for the Arts! Posse, Aan, and Peeping Tomboys are playing this benefit show, hosted by KEXP’s Audioasis Community Partnership Initiative. Tickets are just $7 advance / $8 at the door. Come hear great bands, renew your WLA membership, …

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How to Get Paid – November 19, 2014

You’ve worked hard to get the project and do the work—but how do you make sure you actually get paid for your time and effort? Join us for a brown bag lunch presentation that offers valuable legal strategies to secure payment for your artwork or artistic services and explain the legal remedies available when you don’t get paid what you’re …

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Volunteer Info Session – May 23, 2014

Are you passionate about helping artists thrive in our community? Do you have time and skill to offer? Join us! Washington Lawyers for the Arts has opportunities for amazing people to volunteer with us.

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Know Your Exposure: Photography & Copyright – May 22, 2014

In the modern era of intellectual property law, with digital technology and complex contracts, knowing your legal rights is as important as making amazing photos. What are your legal rights and responsibilities as a photographer? Do you have questions about your contracts or about the copyright on your work? Attorney Jen Hurley will cover important topics to ensure that you …

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Musicians’ Legal Mixtape – April 16, 2014

Being in a band can leave you with Sweet Emotions or stuck in Heartbreak Hotel. Come hear promoter-turned-entertainment lawyer Joleen Winther Hughes and Seattle-based talent manager Mackenzie McAninch talk about key legal and business issues You Oughta Know so you can create your own sweet tunes and rebound quickly when it’s time to Go Your Own Way.

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Federal Tax Workshop • March 12, 2014

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 2013 tax return.Designed specifically to address the arts and entertainment …

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Gallery Law Workshop: January 29!

You asked, we’re delivering! By popular demand, we’re bringing you Gallery Law, a lunchtime presentation on current legal issues that arise when working with art dealers and galleries. Presenter Alison Ivey will cover: consignment of artworks for sale through galleries (both artist to gallery and collector to gallery), fiduciary duties of dealers and gallerists, and the latest on resale royalties.

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Laying a Solid Foundation: Business Law Fundamentals for Artists – Thursday, March 6, 2014

Whether you are thinking about starting your first business or are a seasoned, serial entrepreneur, a thorough understanding of how to setup and structure your business will maximize the potential of your venture. In Laying a Solid Foundation: Business Law Fundamentals for Artists, business attorneys Theresa Simpson and Gary Swearingen will take you through a whirlwind seminar of legal issues …

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Thoughts on The Art Law Institute from the Artsy Corner

My name is Andy and I am an artist. I also work with Washington Lawyers for the Arts (WLA). I am not a lawyer. Lawyers are scary, or so I used to think. They ranked right up there with cops and dentists on the list of people whose services I hope to not need. But just like getting a cavity …

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Art Law Institute: For Artists and the Attorneys Who Represent Them

On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, Washington Lawyers for the Arts will present its second annual Art Law Institute. Hosted by Foster Pepper PLLC, this all-day CLE will cover topics such as privacy developments, film contracts, and the year in review for copyright and trademark law. Presenters and Presentations include:   I. Copyright Year in Review Doug Grady, Foster Pepper PLLC …

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