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Basic Legal Guide for Visual Artists with Q&A

June 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

It is essential that visual artists know their legal rights and understand the wealth inherent in their creative assets. In this Visual Art 101 program, we will provide an overview of the basic rights artists should know in order to protect their CREATIVE ASSETS, including copyright, fair use, moral rights and a statute that protects their work in galleries.


Carol J. Steinberg, Esq.

Law Firm of Carol J. Steinberg

Attorney and Professor at the School of Visual Arts

Carol J. Steinberg has practiced art, copyright, and entertainment law in New York City and on the East End of Long Island for over twenty years. She is a Member of the Faculty of the School of Visual Arts, where she teaches courses on Artists’ Rights. Carol is Co-chair of the Fine Arts Committee of the State Bar’s Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section and of its Pro Bono Steering Committee and a member of the City Bar’s Art Law Committee, where she chaired the sub-committee on Artists’ Rights and currently chairs the IP sub-committee. She often speaks to artists and creatives on Artists’ Rights and has been a frequent lecturer for NYFA’s professional development programs. She is also a member of the Copyright Society, East Hampton Arts Council, the Fine Arts Federation, ALAI (International artists’ rights organization founded by Victor Hugo), and the Board of Directors of the Center for Art Law.


For members, please contact registrations@vlany.org to receive your special discount code, which will allow you to access and purchase your discounted ticket.

$25 Full-Time Student (students must present proof of status after registering)
$25 Artists Over Sixty
$35 Arts Professional VLA Member
$55 Arts Professional Non-Member
$85 Legal Professional VLA Member
$110 Legal Professional Non-Member
$55 YAM’s Current Members and Associate Board

Please note you are not registered until full payment is received.

All registration fees are non-refundable. Instructors are subject to change and no refunds will be given in the event that there is a substitution of the instructor.

For more information on this program, please contact VLA at registrations@vlany.org.


June 19
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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