FREE workshops for ACOR members!

Have you taken advantage of ACOR’s 2nd Saturday Series workshops? All ACOR members are invited to attend monthly workshops for FREE! Workshops are open to the public, and non-members may attend at a fee of $10. But, really, why not just become an ACOR member?!

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm, Valley Cottage Library, 110 Route 303, Valley Cottage, NY 10989

“Art Business Law: Navigating the Legal Landscape,” presented by Larry Berglas

Art business law.png

Contracts, Copyright, Trademark, Wills & Estates, Negligence & Risk Management, Doing Business Online, Dealing with Lawyers, and more….

This session is part of our 2nd Saturday Series, made possible by the Rockland County Legislature and the New York State Council on the Arts.

ACOR Members attend for FREE! Only $10 for non-members. All are welcome! PLEASE REGISTER HERE:
https://www.artful.ly/store/events/18692

Lawrence A. Berglas, Attorney at Law
Larry Berglas is an attorney based in Westchester County, New York whose eclectic solo practice includes a focus on the area of art business law and related areas of practice. Since 1990, Larry has counseled and represented clients in copyright, trademark, contract, wills, estates, probates and trusts matters, business matters, nonprofit corporation law matters, negligence and risk matters, litigation and commercial and residential real estate matters.

In addition to his commitment to the law, Larry is a writer and a musician. Larry is the author of Civil Law in America: A Minimalist Law Book, a little law book inspired by the arts. His freelance articles have been published in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure (Books About the Beach), DECOR, Westchester Magazine, Hudson Valley, the International Interactive Communications Society newsletter and at PremierGuitar.com (Anatomy of a Blues Jam), at The GolfExpert.com and at USLaw.com. Larry was a finalist in the Westchester Wag’s Bill and Hillary: The New York Years Short Story Contest. Larry plays acoustic and electric guitar and during his college days, he performed at, among other places, Sloop Clearwater festivals along the Hudson River and at Folk City in Greenwich Village. These days, he may be found playing at local blues jams.

Larry teaches Arts & Entertainment Law as an Adjunct Lecturer/Professor in the Arts Management Program at Purchase College. Arts & Entertainment Law focuses on wide-ranging issues and risk management for artists and arts professionals. Some of the areas covered include contracts, copyright, trademark, domain name and Internet issues, freedom of speech and defamation, estate planning, board of director liability, not-for-profit and for-profit business law issues and negligence, liability and lawsuits. He also teaches Negotiation Skills.

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2:00-4:00pm, Valley Cottage Library, 110 Route 303, Valley Cottage, NY 10989

“What is Your Art Worth?” presented by Jane CoCo Cowles and Lisa D’Amico

what is your art worth.jpg

The reality of modern life for any working artist is diversification. If you want to make an income as a photographer or artist, sometimes it’s not always enough to rely on gallery exhibits and freelance clients. Luckily, as the world has changed, the opportunities for artists to make money from their creativity have also expanded. We will explore different ways to monetize your art in order to achieve both creative and financial strides.

Deciding what price to put on your artwork can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. With simple steps, you can take the guesswork out of placing a price tag on your artwork. We will discuss key aspects of pricing including comparables, negotiation techniques, and long term strategies.

This session is part of our 2nd Saturday Series, made possible by the Rockland County Legislature and the New York State Council on the Arts.

ACOR Members attend for FREE! Only $10 for non-members. All are welcome! PLEASE REGISTER HERE:
https://www.artful.ly/store/events/18693


Jane Coco Cowles

Jane Coco Cowles is a designer and attorney. She graduated from Drew University with a B.A. in English and Fine Arts. She began her career in fashion working for for Lacoste, Richards of Greenwich and as a photo editor for Arts & Antiques magazine. Her keen eye for detail is an asset that helped her graduate with honors from law school and later receive an LLM in taxation from New York Law School. Jane has worked in law firms, taught business law at the European School of Economics and worked in accounting at Ernst & Young focusing on the areas of corporate law, business formation and contracts. Art has been a constant in her life. Jane’s fine line illustration is influenced by her her love of precision and career beginnings in fashion. Jane’s designs can be seen in Conde Nast Traveler and GQ. She has received many design awards including the Drew University Dean’s Prize for Art. Her work is exhibited in galleries in New York, Connecticut and Italy. She resides in New York with her daschund, Pico, where she works as a communications strategist and advises artists.


Lisa D'Amico

Lisa D'Amico is an ivy league educated artist and educator with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Fine Arts in addition to a Doctorate in Education. She is a NY and NJ certified art teacher with over 20 years teaching experience. She is an award winning artist, published writer and an accomplished curator. She has curated over 25 art exhibits for individual and group artists as well as conducting regional 'call for artists' opportunities. She has dedicated her life and career to the arts and education.