Artists' Rights and Creative License

January 26, 2017
7 - 8:30 PM

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Thursday, January 26

Sacramento has a long-standing history of being home to hundreds of artists and a thriving art scene. Now more than ever, Sacramento artists are able to thrive due to facilities like Verge Center for the Arts, the Crocker Art Museum, Warehouse Artist Lofts, and a vitally strong Art in Public Places program. In order to help the region's artists continue to thrive, the Crocker and California Lawyers for the Arts are proud to present a highly informative evening focusing on Artist's Rights. Join Shelly Willis, executive director of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission; and Steve Davis, partner at the law firm of Davis and Leonard, in a discussion about the Visual Artists Rights Act, copyright, reproduction, licensing, and work for hire. Whether you are an active artist or just interested in what's involved in creating and protecting artistic intellectual property, this event will be a highly informative and educational evening.

$10 members/CLA members • $20 nonmembers

Panelists: Shelly Willis and Steve Davis

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About the Panelists:

Shelly Willis is the former Executive Director of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC), a 39-year old City/County joint arts agency. Willis was hired by SMAC in 2008 to manage the City and Counties Art in Public Places Program including overseeing the development of the Sacramento International Airport public art project, an $8 million project and the largest in Sacramento’s history. She is currently managing the $9.5 million Entertainment and Sports Complex public art program. Willis received her B.A. in Business and Art History from California State University, Chico. She lives in Curtis Park, Sacramento with her husband Laurence Campling and their two Labrador retrievers -- Lilly and Olive.

Steve Davis, Esq., is partner at the law firm of Davis and Leonard. His practice encompasses copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition, the Internet and e-commerce, and art law, as well as general business formation, finance, and operations. He is a former president of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association.


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