Jun
28
2010

Copyright by Valerie (Valry) Drake

Normal.dotm 0 0 1 223 1275 Jerry's Artarama 10 2 1565 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false (Before reading this article you should know that I am not qualified to give legal advice. I’m just telling you what I do.) I expect that am just like most of you, I have never seriously considered copyrighting my artwork. But I am trying to get my artwork licensed, and the licensing industry is one of the fields where theft of artwork is not uncommon. I was dreading the process. I set aside a whole day to research the subject. The first thing I found out is that, yes, my work is automatically copyrighted without reg... [More]
Jun
21
2010

Prepaing to Sell - Portfolios and Details by Valerie (Valry) Drake

As artists we love to create – but when it comes to the details of selling we are sometimes a little reluctant. Just in case I get someone who actually wants to know about my work, I have to have a portfolio to show them. Whether this person is a potential customer, gallery owner, or just seems interested in art, having information to give them and recording the information you discover about the person is invaluable. First, in order to create a portfolio, I have to have pictures of all of my artwork. EVERYTHING I do gets either scanned (at 400 dpi) or digitally photographed and saved on my computer. My documents are named with the nam... [More]
Jun
17
2010

When Art Grants End by M Theresa Brown

  The art world is all up in arms. Every place you turn to there is some article about the government or the states reducing or eliminating public money for artist grants. Frantic emails are sent out, art groups gather to protest the fund reductions and open Facebook polls. But there is not an organization out there in today's economic climate who has NOT had to tighten their belts. So why the fuss?  Let's examine the world of art grants a little less passionately and you may find that reducing or even ending art grants could, in the long run benefit more artists than grants! How many artists do you know who have benefited from a... [More]

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