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Thurs July 16th | No Longer Empty – Legal Basics for Artists Panel + Q&A

Thursday July 16th 2015
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Are you wondering how copyright law protects your work? What are the rules for using images that are “out there” in your work? What safeguards do you have in place for your commission, collaboration or consignment agreement? How does the law protect visual artists who consign works to a dealer even without a contract? What alternatives (besides going to court) are at your disposal in the case of an infringement, breach of contract or other dispute? What new developments help or harm your rights as an artist?

If you are concerned about protecting your work and rights, please join us for an evening with a panel of art and entertainment lawyers to discuss the basics in copyright, fair use, contracts, consignments, and new developments in art & entertainment law. In addition to having your questions answered about your legal rights and potential liabilities, you will leave this seminar with practical legal resources for your creative practices. Artists of all disciplines are invited. This is not an event to miss!

FREE and open to the public – RSVP by July 9th to

Moderator: Irina Tarsis, Esq. Founder and Director, Center for Art Law, New York City

Jason Aylesworth, Esq., Sendroff & Baruch, LLP, New York City
Paul Cossu, Esq., Cahill Partners, LLP, New York City
Judith B. Prowda, Esq., Senior Faculty, Art Business, Sotheby’s Institute of Art; Law Office of Judith B. Prowda, New York City
Carol J. Steinberg, Esq., Faculty, School of Visual Arts, Law Firm of Carol J. Steinberg, East Hampton Arts Council

Where: Old Bronx Borough Courthouse
878 Brook Ave (at E.161st / 3rd Ave)
Bronx, NY 1045

Transport: 2,5 Trains to 3rd Ave / E 149th St. walk northeast on Third Ave and left onto Brook Ave.

This event is being held in conjunction with the exhibition When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out, running until July 19th, 2015. For more information on the exhibitions click HERE.

No Longer Empty activates public engagement with contemporary art through curated, community-responsive exhibitions and education programs that revive underutilized spaces.