Life Is Art Creative Connections #13 Legal Issues in the Arts 5/17/11

Life Is Art Creative Connections #13 – Legal Issues in the Arts
May 17, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sol Gallery at CANDO Arts Co-op
309 23rd Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Creative Connections
An artistic networker and professional development series for artists, arts professionals and those interested in art.
Presented by Life Is Art

#13 – Legal Issues in the Arts
Seminar by William Pena Wells, Lawyer and Artist

6:30-7:30; Arrival & Networking
7:30-8:30; Seminar
8:30-9:30; Afterparty & Socializing

* $10.00 at the door
* Complimentary Refreshments
* RSVP Here.
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Seminar Description:
This seminar is going to focus on the legal issues facing artists, particularly contracts. We know many artists who have been ripped off because they did not understand, or even read, the contracts they signed. Do not lose your art! This is a serious issue and one we are going to tackle for this seminar. Mr. Wells is going to break it down and give you some simple examples of how you can protect yourself. Mr. Wells understands these issues very well, being both a lawyer and an artist. Please bring any other legal questions you may have and we will try to cover as many as possible.

The night opens with time for socializing and networking with complimentary beverages and bites provided by Life Is Art. After the seminar, there is time for further specific questions and more networking. This is an excellent opportunity to come meet other working artists and arts professionals from around the area.

The Law Office of William Peña Wells is a South Florida civil practice firm that offers a full range of legal services to a diversified client base, including arts and entertainment clients, The firm provides strategic marketing advice, licensing, contract negotiation and review to individuals, corporate clients, and nonprofit agencies in the United States and Europe. Mr. Wells sits on several nonprofit boards and is Legal Counsel to Artists for A Cause, a South Florida nonprofit group dedicated to providing opportunities for artists to contribute to social causes.

The CANDO Arts Co-op is a contemporary Art Center in Miami Beach that was founded by Ray Breslin, president of Collins Park Neighborhood Association(CPNA) in November, 2009. CANDO, which stands for Cultural Arts Neighborhood Districts Overlay, is in the Collins Park neighborhood.

The thought-provoking work of the 10 resident artists and guest artists is showcased in 5000 square feet of gallery space. The historic building, known as Palm Court, was previously occupied by the W Hotel’s administrative offices, which converted perfectly into a main gallery space, and smaller rooms for studios or private exhibition spaces flanking the main gallery. The main gallery space named Sol Gallery, is used for rotating exhibits comprised of member shows, open calls, classes, and for special events.

The Palm Court building has recently been opened up further to include the Howard Austin Feld gallery, and Art 33139 which was founded and is directed by Tiffany Levy.