Business Law for Artists Workshop

  • 08 Nov 2008
  • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Himmel Library, 35 N. Treat Tucson, AZ


Registration is closed

Sponsored by Southern Arizona Clay Artist and offered to ADC members at the members discount.

  • Do you have questions about the best way to run your business, but get confounded by the legal issues?
  • Do you wonder what the best business format is for you, but don’t understand how the types differ?
  • Are you confused about trademarks and copyrights?
  • Do you know the best way to deal with galleries?
  • Do you seek a knowledgeable, trustworthy person who can explain this dry, arcane world to you?
We’ve found her: Kathleen Williamson is a local attorney specializing in arts and entertainment law.  She is herself a musician and artist, and she advises artists in diverse media about all the issues mentioned here, and more.  Those who have heard her speak say she’s an articulate presenter who can focus in on the nub of an issue and explain it to laymen in comprehensible “non-legalese.”

Kathleen’s workshop will address the issues you’re wrestling with, including these:
  • Arizona laws and licensing issues that apply to art businesses.
  • Why to choose a specific business format and how to set it up.
  • How to investigate the legal availability of a business name.
  • Liability issues in making contracts with partners or galleries.
  • What happens to artists’ work when a gallery goes out of business?
  • How and why to protect designs by copyrights or trademarks.
Because the gamut of legal issues that can range far and wide, we want to focus on topics of specific interest to our audience.  Please e-mail your questions, concerns, and interests to Clydean, SACA's Workshop Chair at right away so Kathleen has ample opportunity to mold the workshop especially for us.

Kathleen Williamson, J.D., Ph.D., LL.M., is a partner in the law firm of Williamson & Young, with offices in Tucson and Clarkdale, AZ, as well as in New York City.

Check out Kathleen’s website:

Workshop Fee:
$50 SACA & ADC Members / $60 Non-Members.
Fees are to paid by check only and details will be included in your confirmation email.

We will need a minimum of 20 registrations so let your friends know about this important workshop.
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