Personal Art Clinics at BINDERS Art School with Arts Attorney Deborah Gonzalez, Esq.
Arts Attorney, Deborah Gonzalaz, Esq. has been offering her popular Art & Law lectures for at Binders for over three years – and the response has been exciting! And her Art & Social Media lecture is one of the most well attended lectures in recent memory!
Deborah has something special she would like to introduce in 2014: an opportunity for artists to sit down with an Arts Attorney and get their specific questions answered. Deborah briefly shared her story with us:
Tell us a little about how you started giving lectures at BINDERS Art School.
I have been doing copyright art clinics for artists at Binders for over three years now. It started as a way for me to get to know the visual arts community when I first relocated to Atlanta from New York, and get to know you I did.
Sometimes the room was overflowing and sometimes we had a more intimate setting, but each time we shared the law, art, stories, concerns, and best practices. It has been an honor to be welcomed by so many of you and the journey has converted many of us into friends.
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In 2014 you will begin offering practical legal advice for artists in addition to the general lectures.
The copyright sessions allowed artists to get-to-know an arts attorney, many for the first time, and to have a resource to have some general questions answered. For some, it clarified the issues, for others, it made them reflect on what they were doing and how they were doing it from a legal perspective. However, I realized that so many artists had specific questions relating to their own work and the general answers given in the sessions were not enough. To that end Binders and I are collaborating on a series of Law & Art Clinics – low cost, 20-25 minute one-on-one sessions where artists will have the opportunity to discuss their particular legal concerns with me.
During that time we can go over legal rights, including copyrights and how federal and state laws affect the creation, sale, exhibition, and protection of art. Due to the time limitations, contract review and/or questions regarding a specific contract will not be discussed.
“I am continuously impressed and blown away by the artistic talent and artistic diversity here in Atlanta…”
What has been one of the most memorable experiences you’ve had while working with artists since moving to Atlanta?
Graduation of a group of amazing artists who took a leap of faith in their art and their work to complete a six month program with me and Daniel Flores called the League of Art Entrepreneurs. They worked hard and it was an incredible honor to watch them grow in confidence and skill in terms of making their passion a livelihood. I am continuously impressed and blown away by the artistic talent and artistic diversity here in Atlanta and every day I look forward to what new art I will experience and what new artists will share their stories with me. They make this a beautiful world.
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Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet with a licensed Arts Attorney whose client base includes Atlanta and New York, and all genres of art – painting, sculpture, animation and graphics, mixed media, film and media, and more. Space is very limited; sign up for your session today!
Deborah Gonzalez, Esq. is an attorney focusing on intellectual property in the art, music, and entertainment industries. She especially enjoys her visual art clients and their projects. Deborah speaks at various conferences and festivals to help educate artists about their rights. To learn more about her practice and for more resources for artists check out her website at www.dgonzalzesq.com. Information provided in this article is for general education purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.
Protecting Your Art, Copyrights with Deborah Gonzalez
1 Session | All Levels | Price: $FREE| Monday, January 13, 6 – 8pm
Personal Art Clinic with Deborah Gonzalez
1 Session | All Levels | Price: $25
ARTZ1435 | Monday, March 10, 6 – 6:20
ARTZ1436 | Monday, March 10, 6:30 – 6:50
ARTZ1437 | Monday, March 10, 7 – 7:20
ARTZ1438 | Monday, March 10, 7:30 – 7:50
Art, Social Media, and the Law with Deborah Gonzalez
1 Session | All Levels & Media | $FREE
ARTZ1434| Monday, May 12, 6 – 8pm
For questions, more information, or registration please contact the BINDERS Education Office at 404237-6331 ext. 203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Jacob Gunter