Friday, November 13, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EST) Wheaton, MD
The Wheaton Art Festival is an exciting event for local artists and art enthusiasts to share work, learn, and network. A selection of diverse artists [established artists, emerging artists, students] will show and discuss their art with attendees. Types of art includes works of paintings, sculpture, mixed media, photography and more. Everyone is invited to come to Chuck Levin's Music Center [Performance Space] in Wheaton on Friday, November 13, at 3:30 pm. The event is FREE to the public subject to seating availability. Those who purchase patron tickets are guaranteed seating.
3:30pm - 4pm Doors Open, informal networking, welcome
4pm - 6:10pm PANEL DISCUSSIONS
6:10pm - 6:30 pm Networking, refreshments available, and artist technical education presented by adobe [part 1]
6:30pm - 7:10 pm Networking, refreshments, and artist technical education presented by adobe [part 2]
7:10pm to 9:10pm ART EXHIBITION SHOWCASE
9:10pm - 9:30pm Closing Comments
We will have two education panels from 4pm - 6:10pm:
• Crowdfunding Your Creative Project with William Michael Cunningham
• Law For Artists and Creative Professionals with Janet Fries, Esq. and Beverly Davis, Esq. [presented by Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA)]
Networking reception will follow the panels.
Here is more information on our Speakers:
William Michael Cunningham received his MBA in Finance and a Masters in Economics from The University of Chicago. He is currently a Capstone student advisor in the Real Estate Program at Georgetown University. A strong advocate for the integration of human values in finance,he involves his students in developing new ways to combine social values and investing.His professional interests focus on environmental, social and governance investing, socially responsible investing and community development investing, and his current projects include writing books on crowdfunding, and writing about the impact of the financial crisis on communities of color. William serves as Managing Partner for National Crowdfunding Services,and is owner of Creative Investment Research.
Janet Fries is of counsel in Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Intellectual Property Practice Group. Her practice is focused on copyright and trademark law, entertainment law and Internet law. Janet has represented numerous authors, artists, collectors, estates, art organizations, musicians, producers and Internet companies in connection with issues involving contract negotiation and preparation, Web site review, copyright and trademark protection, and enforcement and related matters. A frequent lecturer, Janet has published a number of articles on copyright and related topics. She is fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the board of directors of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, and vice chair of the Arts and Cultural Law Committee for the Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Section of the District of Columbia Bar. Janet also serves as an adviser on the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law, Copyright project. Janet co-teaches “Legal Issues in Arts Management,” a graduate seminar at George Mason University and “Art, Cultural Heritage & the Law” a seminar at George Washington University Law School.
Beverly Davis is the founder of Davis Law, PLLC – a Washington, D.C.-based law firm providing legal services to businesses, nonprofits, and creative professionals in the areas of entertainment, trademark, copyright, labor, and employment law. She launched the firm in April 2014 to fulfill her dream of being an entrepreneur in service to creative industries. During her 20-year legal career, Beverly has worked as an attorney with government agencies, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, a Texas law firm, an international insurance company, and as senior-level in-house counsel with National Public Radio, Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co. where she advised senior executives and leaders on labor, employment, and entertainment issues. She is licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C., Texas, and California and focuses her practice on entertainment law, trademark and copyright law, and labor and employment law.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS
STEP 1: Please pay the ‘ARTIST SUBMISSION’ fee of $20 on eventbrite found at the top of the page
STEP 2: Please download and fill out the entry form at: http://wacseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/WheatonArtFestival_ArtistForm.docx
STEP 3: Email your images along with the completed entry form to: firstname.lastname@example.org “Wheaton Art Festival entry” -and- your last name in the email subject line. Entries are due by October 28 for jurying.
The Wheaton Art Festival is part of the Wheaton Art and Culture Series ("WACS"), which consists of 3 live pop-up events held at Chuck Levin's Music Center in the Wheaton Urban District. [www.wacseries.com]
• Oct 23, 2015 for Wheaton Film Festival, TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: http://wheatonfilmfest.eventbrite.com
• Nov 13, 2015 for Wheaton Art Festival, TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: http://wheatonartproject.eventbrite.com
• Nov 20, 2015 for Open Mic Wheaton, TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: http://wheatonaudioproject.eventbrite.com
This event is produced by Arune Labs, co-produced by Chuck Levin's Music Center and supported in part by the Montgomery County government, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, WALA, Gandhi Brigade, DC Media Makers, DC Filmmakers, Docs In Progress, Adobe Software, and Final Draft Software.
In addition to live events, the project will also produce audio and video content from the live events in order to help create long-term benefits for the artists, local businesses, and the community.