Artists often times find inspiration from the people around them, from current topics in the
media, and from other artists’ past or current work. Ideally, almost all clients will talk at length
with me about their current projects, as well as their ideas at the outset of their project. At
every step, whether the client asks me to or not, I am looking to see if there are possible
copyright infringements. One example is the artist or client who wants to take a famous photo
and paint it in a different manner or style. Many times when I discuss a possible infringement,
I hear back from my client that even if the aforementioned work is copyrighted, what they are
considering doing would be considered fair use.
What is fair use?
Okay, you have done your planning. You have a good idea about what you want, your goals, and you have a good handle on the content that is needed.
Now you need to find the person to make your site come to life. Some of you may have the skills to create your own website, and others may have the time and want to delve into doing the work yourself. But, most of you probably want to continue working at your craft and do what you love to do and want to hand off the project to a professional.
How do you hire the right web designer?
Considering there’s no shortage of SEO and marketing advice floating around the internet, it perplexes me why the majority of business websites I see are missing the foundation SEO elements needed to get their website discovered online.
It isn’t the business owner’s fault if their SEO sucks — the blame falls on their SEO or website design/development firm.
Any businesses who outsource their SEO needs to make certain the company they hire is fully experienced and qualified to tackle the ongoing SEO by educating themselves with the basics of search engine optimization. You cannot ask the right questions if you do not know the right words. And don’t be shy about asking prospective providers to explain their strategy for your business — by all means, do it! Listen for a “unique” strategy built for your unique business, and pass on menu pricing and automated solutions. As you go through the process, just remember what Einstein said:
WORLD DRUMMING DEMONSTRATION
Monday November 23, 2015 at 6:00pm
With Diana Young and Robert Fish,
Founders of the Young Fish School of World Drumming
Founded in 1997, Young Fish School of World Drumming have created a most celebrated multi-cultural edutainment program.
For the Artists Loop, Diana and Robert
(R A Fish) will talk about their teaching methodologies and have a hands on demonstration.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsored by: Friends of Rochambeau Library.
Rochambeau Library | 708 Hope Street | Providence RI
The Artists Loop is a program for artists and art enthusiasts www.facebook.com/TheArtistsLoop
It’s a Cosmic Celebration of Film at This Year’s Providence Children’s Film Festival, February 6-21, 2016
Explore New Worlds with Feature Films, Shorts, Workshops, and Presentations
The Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) makes its return trip this February bringing exciting films from around the world, hands-on filmmaking workshops and engaging pre- and post-film presentations to southern New England. This year’s “Cosmic Celebration of Film” runs February 6-21, 2016, offering families more than eight days of fun filmwatching during February school vacation. Now in its 7th year, the Festival presents the highest quality independent films for ages 3-18, but appeals to all audiences with compelling stories and worldwide adventures. PCFF inspires young filmmakers with two days of filmmaking workshops for children ages 6 to 14 on the weekend of February 13th and 14th. In addition, PCFF will host a juried Youth Filmmaker Showcase during the Festival to nurture and promote the work of young filmmakers from around the world.
Prospectus: 2016 Open Juried Regional Theme Exhibition: OPPOSITES
Juror: Dominic Molon, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, RISD
Top Award: $1,000.
ALRI/The VETS Gallery, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903
Exhibition: January 28 - March 19, 2016
Registration deadline: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Opening reception: Thursday, February 4, 5:30 - 8:00pm
Notification of acceptance: Thursday, December 17, 2015 by email only
Delivery of work: Thursday, January 21, noon to 3:00pm and Friday, January 22, 3:00-6:00pm
Art League of Rhode Island, One Avenue of The Arts., Providence, RI 02903
401.861.0500 | email@example.com | www.artleagueri.org
For Immediate Release
Contact: Rebecca Zhukov
The Foundry Artists Association, one of Rhode Island’s premier arts events, opens its 33rd season of featured professional regional artists over the first two weekends in December. The show is held at the historic Pawtucket Armory at 172 Exchange Street in Pawtucket, R.I. The six dates are: Dec. 4,5,6 and Dec. 11,12 and 13, preceded by a Grand Opening on Thursday evening, Dec. 3rd, from 5pm-9pm. The Gala Opening Night features live music, refreshments, and the highlight: A Silent Auction showcasing items donated by each of the Foundry Artists. Proceeds (tax-deductible) go towards the support of a local charity. This year’s recipients are Sojourner House and Resources for Human Development.