Austin Program – Art & Business: Artist Legal Rights

Art & Business: Artist Legal Rights

TALA is proud to be part of the Art & Business series presented by Capitol View Arts and the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural & Genealogy Center.


Thursday, October 24 2019   7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural & Genealogy Center

1165 Angelina Street

Austin, Texas 78702



What rights does an artist retain once artwork is displayed publicly or sold?

Join TALA as we discuss the moral rights granted in the Visual Artists Rights Act. Plus we’ll talk about common scenarios and answer questions regarding copyright ownership, the right of publicity, and licenses for commercial use. The attorneys will take individual questions at the end of the presentation.

Meet the attorneys:

Adrian Resendez – Brough and Resendez PLLC

Adrian grew up in Houston, Texas and moved to Villahermosa, Mexico and Maracaibo, Venezuela where he learned to speak, read, and write Spanish. He attended the University of Texas at Austin before attending Texas A&M School of Law focusing on intellectual property, international business, and immigration.

Alyce Zawacki – Alyce Zawacki Law

Alyce Zawacki Law is a boutique law firm based in Austin, Texas that is specifically for creatives. Alyce represents emerging artists and creative entrepreneurs, including musicians, filmmakers, start-ups, writers, graphic designers and photographers in the areas of entertainment law, intellectual property law and small business law. Alyce focuses on risk management and alternative dispute resolution practices such as negotiation and mediation.

This project is supported in part by an award from the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The City of Austin is proud to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require assistance for participation in our programs or use of our facilities, please call (512) 974-3914.


Join Capitol View Arts at the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural & Genealogy Center for the rest of the series:


Art & Business: Art as Wellness

Thursday, October 10, 2019  6:30-8:30 p.m.

Gain a deeper understanding of why and how the arts are an important tool for building greater wellness in our communities. The panel will feature local healers, movement artists, writers, advocates and activists.


Art & Business: Accounting for Creatives

Wednesday, October 16, 2019  6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join Shani Herbert, owner of Herbert Tax Consulting LLC, as she focuses tax law relevant to artists, creatives, and independent contractors with multiple income streams.