CERF+ Workshop And Grant Opportunity

CERF+ Workshop and Grant Opportunity

Emergencies can happen anywhere. Are you prepared? CERF+, the Regional Arts Commission of St Louis (RAC) and St Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) are promoting artist readiness with a workshop and mini-grant opportunity: FREE WORKSHOP 5 Ways to Be a More Resilient Artist Friday, October 20, 4:30 - 6:00 pm Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd.…

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Chihuly Sued By Assistant

Chihuly Sued by Assistant

by Claire Henleben Renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly has used teams of unpaid assistants and contractors for the past 15 years to help create his extravagant works of art, which have been shown in over 200 botanical gardens, museums, and galleries worldwide. One such former assistant, Michael Moi, recently sued Mr. Chihuly over his claimed failure to compensate him after…

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Fashion Label Accused Of Theft

Fashion Label Accused of Theft

by Claire Henleben Street artist Rime, whose real name is Joseph Tierney, filed a 2015 lawsuit in California federal court against fashion giant Moschino alleging copyright and trademark infringement. The suit was filed following the runway debut of a full-length evening gown designed by Moschino’s creative director, Jeremy Scott, and worn by famous model Gigi Hadid. The dress features a design…

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Fire Safety For Artists

Fire Safety for Artists

Here are some highlights and tips from Fire Safety for Artists, a workshop that was co-sponsored by All the Art, Critical Mass for the Visual Arts and VLAA at the Regional Arts Commission on May 11, 2017. • CERF+ is a national arts service organization that provides emergency readiness and safety resources that can benefit all artists. Craft artists can…

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The Ethics Game Show

Wednesday, May 17 hosted by the St. Louis Community Foundation in Oak Knoll Park presentation begins promptly at 3:00 PM reception follows at 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours of Missouri CLE or CPE Ethics Credit Join us for a fast-paced CLE/CPE ethics seminar in the format of a panel game show. Four teams will compete as “contestants,” answering ethics questions, hypotheticals and dilemmas…

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Volunteer Survey: “Keep Up The Good Work”

Volunteer Survey: “Keep Up the Good Work”

What motivates our volunteers? Giving back, personal satisfaction and the opportunity to support the arts in our community are the top factors, according to our recent survey. Ninety-three volunteers completed the survey. The last survey was conducted in 2011, when 47 volunteers responded. “We’re gratified by the number of volunteers who took the time to complete the rather lengthy survey and…

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Holiday Reception

Holiday Reception

Our holiday reception will be held at Link Auction Galleries in the Central West End (Kingshighway & Washington) on Thursday, December 1, 5:30-7:00 PM. Founded in 2014, the full-scale auction house takes its name from Theodore Link, the architect who designed its national historic registry building. Our volunteers, clients and other guests will have an opportunity to preview the fine…

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Avoiding Copyright Infringement When Using Photographs

Avoiding Copyright Infringement When Using Photographs

Copyright protects original works of authorship, including artistic works, such as photographs. According to the Section 106 of the Copyright Act, only the copyright owner has the exclusive rights to reproduce the copyrighted photographs and display them publicly, with this right created as soon as the photographer clicks the shutter on camera. However, there is a delicate balance between the…

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New YouTube Fair Use Policy A Step In The Right Direction

New YouTube Fair Use Policy a Step in the Right Direction

Google has made an important step towards protecting the fair use copyright rights of YouTube video posters. Google — the owner of YouTube — recently (November 2015) declared that it will keep videos active on YouTube if it deems them to represent clear fair use, even if those videos had been subject to Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices.…

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The Importance Of Trademark Searching

The Importance of Trademark Searching

Why Should We Do a Trademark Search? A trademark is generally a word, phrase symbol, or design, or a combination thereof that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods or services of one party from those of others. A company’s success in establishing a recognized trademark depends on its reputation for quality products or services. Trademarks usually can be…

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