Thursday, October 28, 2010

Do you know where your Art is?

Megan Echman has written a great post over at handmade spark. In Fine Art Invetories. Megan shares an amazingly simple process for artists to put together an inventory of your work. A Word document? Takes time, but is so easy. She also shares Bethany Dirksen's flash card method and Google Docs idea. Check out Megan's other art biz articles.

While you're at it, check out Senior Artists Initiatives. SAI informs artists about the need to and the benefit of organizing their art and the legal and tax issues faced by artists and heirs.
SAI is a nonprofit organization that assists senior artists in understanding the need for and processes involved in organizing their life's work and by developing programs that provide recognition for senior artists. We educate artists about the process of documenting and inventorying their work, legal issues pertaining to their art, estates, and rights, exploring venues for exhibiting their art work, and placing their work with museums and other nonprofit organizations.
You might be interested in the upcoming Senior Artists Initiative event:

Preserving the Artist's Heritage
Sunday, November 7, 1 to 3 pm
Ann and Herman Silverman Pavilion
James A. Michener Art Museum
138 South Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

FREE and open to the public;
registration required by calling 215-340-9800

Panel of experts:
Beth Bensman, Archives specialist, National Archives
Jeffrey Fuller, Fine art appraiser
Bruce Katsiff, Director/CEO, Michener Art Museum
Robert Louis, Attorney, Saul Ewing
Stephen Tarantal, Artist and former Dean of Academic Affairs, University of the Arts
Richard Weisgrau, Executive Director, Senior Artists Initiative

Included are strategies to inventory artwork and information on the tax implications of artwork as part of an estate. Donations of artwork to museums and other non-profit organizations also will be featured.

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