An Essential Reference for Sellers of Arts and Crafts In The Law (in Plain English)® for Galleries, Third Edition, Leonard DuBoff and Christopher Perea walk readers through the legal intricacies of selling arts and crafts. This helpful guide provides clear explanations and examples of real cases to furnish readers with a strong understanding of their obligations and vulnerabilities. Updated to reflect recent changes in the market and technology, this new edition is the go-to guide for all aspects of running a gallery. Chapters cover a wide range of topics, including: Organizing a business Franchising Working with employees and contractors Selling pieces Contracts Artists’ and galleries’ rights Catalogs and online sales Copyright and trademark Customer relations Product liability Filing taxes Estate planning Gallerists, artists, craftspeople, and anyone else interested in the buying and selling of arts and crafts must have this book in their libraries.
“Savvy art collectors who want to protect themselves and their investments would be wise to read The Law (in Plain English)® for Collectors. The book provides valuable guidance that collectors of all levels can rely on.” —Dale Chihuly In The Law (in Plain English)® for Collectors, Leonard DuBoff and Sarah Tugman provide helpful advice on all things legal when it comes to art, antiques, and other collectibles. Whether readers are into coins or Queen Anne furniture, paintings or vintage books, this guide contains useful and practical information readers need to know to protect and enjoy their collections. Among other important concerns, readers will learn how to: Navigate purchases and customsSelect insurance plansProperly file taxesLoan out pieces to galleries, museums, and showsBestow work to future generations For private collectors, gallerists, artists, and others interested in art dealings, The Law (in Plain English)® for Collectors is an indispensable reference.
Here is the definitive guide for craftspeople who want to successfully tackle the business and legal issues they face every day. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
This helpful book provides practical insight into the work and environment of reference services in the humanities. Librarian?s mental maps of humanities reference materials must include an awareness of the metaphoric, not too precise nature of many patrons’queries. Reference Services in the Humanities discusses the structure of literature in the humanities and how it matches or challenges mental images of the field. Chapters are infused with the issues of language, names, and meaning within a metaphoric genre. The book serves as a guide to humanist?s use of metaphoric language and also as a bibliography of sources. Reference Services in the Humanities contains specific references for finding materials in areas that are not traditional, mainstream arts. This sample of disciplines provides case studies depicting each field?s particular idiosyncrasies. Chapters examine the challenge of referral reference and common problems encountered in searching for answers to patrons’questions. The book contains a theoretical framework for interacting with patrons and addresses options for humanities reference in an electronic age. This book brings together librarians and researchers who provide and manage reference services to a wide array of disciplines within the humanities. Authors come from all types of libraries and represent a broad spectrum of patrons, from the young student curious about the movies to practicing musicians and craftspersons. This diversity provides an informative grounding for practitioners and library school students and faculty who wish to become effective reference librarians in the future. Reference Services in the Humanities is divided into four sections which address research questions and challenges in selected disciplines, descriptions from the field, political issues in the humanities, and theories and ideas for the future. Specific topics explored include access to special collections, censorship, library resources for theater artists, history research, vocabulary control, labeling of minorities, craft information sources, and much more.
“In easy to understand language, the book walks one through the many different foundational aspects of running a nonprofit—an important tool to have handy on one’s bookshelf!” —Michael Royce, Executive Director, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Navigating the legal complexities of running a nonprofit organization has never been easier than with the expert advice of authors Leonard DuBoff and Amanda Bryan. Managers, board members, advisers, consultants, contractors, employees, and even donors and volunteers will benefit from the invaluable information contained in The Law (in Plain English)® for Nonprofit Organizations. An approachable guide to planning and problem-solving, this handbook’s chapters cover important topics such as: Organizing a nonprofit Hiring and working with employees, contractors, and members Filing taxes and applying for tax-exempt status Fund-raising strategies Liability and insurance Protecting trademarks and intellectual property Zoning and renting space A comprehensive reference, The Law (in Plain English)® for Nonprofit Organizations, will help all nonprofit members to play their roles with authority and confidence.
The classic handbook for launching and sustaining a career that "explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist," (The New York Times) with a brand-new chapter on Internet art marketing Now in its sixth edition, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist is the definitive guide to taking control of your career and making a good living in the art world. Drawing on nearly three decades of experience, Caroll Michels offers a wealth of insider's information on getting into a gallery, being your own PR agent, and negotiating prices, as well as innovative marketing, exhibition, and sales opportunities for various artistic disciplines. She has also added a new section on digital printmaking and marketing in this emerging field. Most notably, this sixth edition contains an entirely new chapter: "Art Marketing on the Internet." Michels offers criteria for selecting an ideal Web designer for your online portfolio and for organizing your Web presence, and shares proven methods for attracting curators, dealers, and private clients to your site. She also addresses vital legal concerns in the age of e-commerce, including copyrighting and registering your art, and finally, the appendix of resources, consistently updated online at Michels's site the Artist Help Network, is fully revised.
An Essential Reference for Sellers of Arts and Crafts In The Law (in Plain English)® for Galleries, Third Edition, Leonard DuBoff and Christopher Perea walk readers through the legal intricacies of selling arts and crafts. This helpful guide provides clear explanations and examples of real cases to provide readers with a strong understanding of their obligations and vulnerabilities. This new edition includes updates to reflect changes in the market and technology. The go-to guide for all aspects of running a gallery, the chapters of this book cover a wide range of topics, including: Organizing a business Franchising Working with employees and contractors Selling pieces Contracts Artists’ and galleries’ rights Catalogs and online sales Copyright and trademark Customer relations Product liability Filing taxes Estate planning Gallerists, artists, craftspeople, and anyone else interested in the buying and selling of arts and crafts must have this book in their libraries.
An updated edition of the legal art classic. Legal Guide for the Visual Artist is a classic guide for artists. This sixth edition is completely revised and updated to provide an in-depth view of the legal issues facing the visual artist today and provides practical legal guidance for any visual artist involved with creative work. It has been over twelve years since the fifth edition was published, and so much has changed in the world since that time, especially in the law and artists’ legal rights and obligations. This edition has been updated for both a new generation of visual artists and for those who have purchased earlier editions. Among the many new topics covered in this comprehensive guide are: copyright fair use transformative rights; recognition of the rights of temporal street art in the Five Pointz VARA case; the demise of California’s Resale Royalty statute; NFTs; detailed coverage of the myriad developments in copyright (including online copyright registration procedures and use of art on the Internet); changes in laws protecting artists in artist-gallery relationships are explained in depth; scope of First Amendment protections for graffiti art and the sale of art in public spaces; detailed as well as new cases dealing with art and privacy; and a model contract for Web site design and much more. The book also covers copyrights, moral rights, contracts, licensing, sales, special risks and protections for art and artists, book publishing, video and multimedia works, leases, taxation, estate planning, museums, collecting, grants, and how to find the best professional advisers and attorneys. In addition, the book suggests basic strategies for negotiation, gives information to help with further action, contains many sample legal forms and contracts, and shows how to locate artists' groups and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts organizations. Legal Guide for the Visual Artist is a must-have for any visual artist hoping to share, sell, display, or publish their art.