November 13, 2019

Last month the Art Festival Directors Conference (sponsored by Art-Linx) opened with the topic of Event Risk Management and Safety with speakers from Homeland Security. The discussion centered on what the event planning community must do to minimize the damage someone...

November 13, 2019

I just had the pleasure of being a judge at the Halifax Art Festival in Daytona Beach this month. This festival presents 37 artists with $31,200 in cash awards. We were asked to score in four categories: Originality, Execution, Presentation and Artistic Expression...

November 13, 2019

“Copyright protection subsists, in accordance with this title, in original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the...

September 18, 2019

There has been a major change in how we think about image ownership. Reproducing, combining, and disseminating images without obtaining permission from the maker is an issue that all artists face and highlighted by the current legal battle between Des Moines artist Chr...

September 2, 2019

Hard to believe but INSURANCE is a hot topic among show directors and artists as weather is increasingly unstable and risk adverse promoters have pushed this issue to the front burner.

Artists are increasingly reporting that shows, fairs and festivals now requ...