Legal & Logistics

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Fearlessly Take On The Big Daddy Ugly Goal—Willy Bo Richardson

“The challenge was to make [the goal] so scary and big that you can never accomplish it, and I’m making small steps towards that.”

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Lock Down Your Rights to Your Own Art—Emily Danchuk, Esq.

“If you don’t file a copyright application in a timely fashion you pay a very, very significant price. […] Artists really need to copyright their works I would say, immediately.”

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Passion or Profit? Choose Both

Before you started your business, you only needed to be good at creating art. But as soon as you decide to take the next step and earn a living from […]

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Best Practices to Engage With Curators – Dr. Catherine Futter

They’re not separate at all—the market and museum—there are galleries now where there’s very little work in the exhibition that’s for sale. They’re publishing books and ‘competing’ with museums. The lines are becoming blurrier and some of that is positive.”

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How an Art Institution Can Help You Develop the Business Plan – CHF Interviews Frank Juliano

Frank Juliano is an exceptional storyteller. As Executive Director of Reeves-Reed Arboretum, his high standards for the garden, exhibited art, and educational programs aim to elevate how visitors experience nature. […]

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Elizabeth’s Business Breakdown

Here is a deceptively simple tool that I use with many, many clients, from artists to solopreneurs in other industries, to people at large corporations and non-profits. It’s a useful […]

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A Critical Eye to Decorative Art

Art and Decoration The term ‘decorative’ in relation to art has been central to artistic movements throughout history. Over the course of the 19th century, decoration changed from being a positive […]

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Project Management: An Impressionistic Art Form – Ghost of a Dream

“I think we make better art because we’re really truthful with each other, and we can tell each other exactly how we feel something is being read or how it gets taken.”

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Anyone Can Be a Collector of Original Works – Shannon Robinson

“There’s no substitute for seeing it live, looking at the texture, looking at the brush strokes, being able to really examine the work.”

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Taking the Plunge to Become a Working Artist – Leslie Hirst

Exhibition is about “Seeing the world through the physicality of language and bringing the presence of experience into play through language.”

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Artist Q&A: What if a gallery refuses to work with you if you require a contract?

No one understands the business challenges that artists face better than other artists. That’s why CHF asks established working artists to weigh in on their peers’ most common questions. Their […]

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Maintaining Momentum in an Evolving Art Career – Etsuko Ichikawa

Etsuko’s interview offers an insightful look into public art commissions, the importance of vetting galleries before you work with them, and how to tackle brand management even as your career evolves.

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Preserve Your Artistic Legacy – Jennifer Cohen

“The creative legacy is not necessarily an issue of résumé, but about the creative spirit itself shown through your works.”

Tim Newton

Collector: Steward of the Arts – Tim Newton

“Collectors have a vested interest in supporting the work of The Clark Hulings Fund because what goes around comes around in the collecting world.”

Lauren Francis Adams

Planning for Residencies, Shows, and Travel – Lauren Frances Adams

“Those that produce the work are often the least in control of what happens to that work.”

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Setting Up an Art Business for Scale – Molly Dilworth

Large-scale artist Molly Dilworth explains the challenges of both producing such works and operating the professional side of the business for scale.

Estate Planning for Art Collectors

Estate Planning for Art Collectors

Tim Newton and Shelley Farmer explain the options available to art collectors when they are planning for the future of their art. Tim notes that art can be considered the “atm […]

Stephen Zimmerman

More Wall Space: The Collector’s Journey To Connoisseurship – Stephen Zimmerman

“Anyone with a genuine interest at any economic level can acquire a collection.”

Preparing for Emergencies

Preparing for Emergencies

Specializing in trusts and estate management, Rosanna Roizin, Esq. underscores the importance of estate planning in the case of an emergency or disability. In this clip, she speaks about Advanced […]

Kristin Gary

Planning the Future of Your Art – Kristin Gary

Waiting until the future to think about the future is a mistake.

Essential Legal Topics for Artists

Essential Legal Topics for Artists

The art industry consistently relies on handshakes and verbal agreements, but as Judith Prowda explains, “verbal contracts only work, until they don’t.” She acknowledges that clarifying terms relating to exclusivity, payments, […]

Key Agreement Terms for Visual Artists

Key Agreement Terms for Visual Artists

Judith Prowda lists terms of agreement necessary for any artist-dealer relationship. She acknowledges that clarifying these terms relating to exclusivity, payments, commissions, copyright and shipping is meant to protect the artist and their […]

Artwork: Title vs. Possession

Artwork: Title vs. Possession

Richard Lehun, a specialist in fiduciary responsibility at Stropheus Art Law, explains the importance of the Universal Commercial Code (UCC) in cases where title and possession are not clearly defined. Lehun […]

What is Art Law?

What is Art Law?

Art law is a multidisciplinary field that encompasses any aspect of art from its inception to the need to create provisions for the artistic legacy. Explore this and much more […]