Artists' Rights and Creative License

Thursday, February 1, 2018
6 - 8:30 PM

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Ages 18+

Sacramento has a long-standing history as home to hundreds of artists and a thriving art scene. To help the region’s artists advance and navigate the legal side of their business, the Crocker and California Lawyers for the Arts present an informative evening on artist’s rights. Join us as our speakers discuss the Visual Artists Rights Act, copyright, reproduction, licensing, and work for hire. Whether you are an active artist or just interested in creating and protecting artistic intellectual property, this event will be an engaging and educational evening for all.

$10 members / CLA members • $20 nonmembers (Note: CLA members enroll at

Presenters: Lennee Eller and Stephen Davis

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About the Presenters

Lennee joined the City of Sacramento, Convention and Cultural Services Department in the summer of 2016. As the Cultural Services Division Manager Lennée’s goal is to support and collaborate with staff to succeed in our mission to provide exceptional cultural and educational opportunities that enrich the quality of life in the Sacramento region. She currently sits on two nonprofit boards: the Powerhouse Science Center Board and the E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts. Prior to working for the City of Sacramento, Lennee established and directed the Phoenix Airports Museum, home to one of the largest airport art programs in the United States. Its goal is to showcase Arizona's unique artistic and cultural heritage to more than 41 million passengers who travel through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport a year. Lennee has been active in the Museum and nonprofit Arts for more than 30 years. When not being an artist administrator, Lennée is a visual artist. Her work: sculpture, screen prints, drawings and paintings are in private and municipal collections, both nationally and internationally.

Steve Davis, Esq. in partner in the firm of Davis and Leonard, LLP. Mr. Davis' 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. His practice is equally divided in these areas between transactional work, including advice, registration, and drafting contracts, and litigation. Steve has extensive experience in civil litigation in state and federal courts, and has prosecuted misdemeanor and felony criminal cases as a deputy district attorney with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.


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No experience is required unless noted. The Museum provides student-quality supplies included in the fee unless indicated otherwise. Students are welcome to bring their personal supplies; however there is no discount for doing so. Oil paints are not allowed in studio classrooms.

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