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Educational Forum for Artists

Come to Art Works’ educational forums. You’ll learn about the business side of being an artists (creating a website, marketing your art, copyright laws, and techniques around making art (welding, painting, illustrating, clay work and more).

Save the date:  July 18, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.

July 2019 – Intellectual Property

In this presentation Bruce Winsor will introduce the various types of intellectual property, focusing primarily on copyright, which is the one most important to visual artists.  Topics will include

  1.  an understanding of what a copyright is and what it protects;
  2.  how a copyright comes into existence;
  3.  how to avoid infringing copyrights; and
  4.   strategies for protecting your own work.

Bruce will answer general questions about Federal copyright law, but will not be able to give any specific legal advice as he is not admitted to the Virginia Bar.

Bruce Winsor is an artist and intellectual property attorney.  After graduating from law school, Bruce practiced intellectual property law, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets for over 20 years.   Bruce most recently served eight years as an Administrative Patent Judge on the Patent Trail and Appeal Board.  Bruce has engineering degrees from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (BS) and the University of Texas at Arlington (MS); a law degree from the University of Denver (JD); and attended Studio Incamminati, an atelier art school.  Bruce is a member of the Colorado Bar and is admitted to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.Copyright Law for Visual Artists

Art Works Gallery members and Resident artists get in free! Non-gallery members are invited to attend for a suggested donation of $10 (at the door). Or consider joining Art Works and become a Gallery Member with benefits.

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Jul 18 2019


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Art Works
320 Hull St, Richmond, VA 23224

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