Legal Issues for Artists

The public is invited to Da Vinci Art Alliance’s Third Thursday Salon on June 16 to hear Legal Issues for Artists by Laura Solomon, lawyer, and Rachael Nave, Interim Director of Legal Services of Volunteers Lawyers for the Arts. This is a program of the Da Vinci Art Alliance with the Corzo Center at the University of the Arts.

Attorneys Laura Solomon, Esq. and Rachael Nave, Esq. will highlight the most comment legal issues for artists and provide useful tools, using examples from Laura’s private practice and Rachael’s work as the Interim Director of Legal Services for Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. 

Attendees will: 

1. Understand the differences between employee and independent contractor status, and addressing ownership of your work.

2. Learn how to find a “fiscal sponsor” for a project, to accept charitable grants.

3. Explore artist legacy foundations.

4. Learn about protecting your art through copyright.

5. Know the costs and benefits of registering for a trademark to protect your brand.

This event is FREE but you must register here: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/legal-issues-for-artists-tickets-25655183344

PPL Monthly Meetup – NEW LOCATION !

Our regularly scheduled meetup that takes place on the 2nd Friday evening of each month.  PLEASE NOTE WE ARE AT A NEW LOCATION THIS MONTH !

All members are highly encouraged to attend, as this is where we set direction and make announcements about upcoming activities and classes.

The monthly meeting is a great opportunity to catch up on PPL accomplishments and upcoming events …… PLUS …….. see the work of fellow PPL’ers and / or share your work, get questions answered, network and socialize.

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Saturday April 16th on N. 5th St. in Olney! Annual Philly Spring Clean-up!

Please join us for an hour or two or three on North 5th Street in Olney on Saturday April 16th as we take some street and candid portraits of the residents of Olney! 

Free t-shirts and lunch  for all PPL and clean-up volunteers!  

The North 5th Street area in Olney is a vibrant commercial corridor with many unique independently owned shops and a wide variety of restaurants! 

We have been  invited by the North Fifth Street Revitalization Project to help document the beautification of North 5th Street! https://www.facebook.com/northfifth/photos/a.367793281685.154417.288944361685/10154568858936686/?type=3&theater . Meetup is at their office around 9:30AM but you could also come anytime and float up and down the street, taking photos of the clean-up volunteers.  There are many photo opportunities on North 5th Street to take photos that day!  (Between Chew and Grange on the west side of North 5th Street)

The local girl scouts will be cleaning up Fisher Park and all scouts, guardians  and adult volunteers have signed releases for the photos.  Fisher Park is a 23 acre oasis with gardens and trails that should be beautiful this time of year. It is located at 600 W. Spencer Street in Olney, below Godfrey. 

There are also opportunities at the railroad bridge at 5th & Sommerville, where volunteers will be painting “We Love Olney” signs to brighten up that area.

PHOTO-OPP STATION MAIN ACTIVITY:   It would be great to have  the most help at 11:30AM for an hour!  This will take place in front of the North 5th Street Revitalization Project office: 5738 North 5th Street.   

From 11:30AM to 12:30PM there will be fun activities for the kids and lunch will be served!  There will be a backdrop for a photo-opp station where they asked us to take photos of the kids and adults with fun props, flowers and signs, which they will provide.  If you have a tripod it would be very helpful for this hour but if not, you can still help us take photos.  

The staff at North Fifth Street Revitalization Project asked us if we could  upload some of the photos before we leave (if possible!) so they could use right away on Facebook. If you are able to do that, you may choose to shoot in jpeg and/or take some cell photos or just edit at home and send a dropbox link to them as soon as you can.

You are welcome to call or text Theresa on her cell  when you arrive if you would like to catch up with some other PPL volunteers as we will may be spread out in different areas of the street.   267-228-9638.   

Thank you very much and hope to see you on Saturday April 16th!!

PPL Monthly Meetup – NEW LOCATION !

Our regularly scheduled meetup that takes place on the 2nd Friday evening of each month.  PLEASE NOTE WE ARE AT A NEW LOCATION THIS MONTH !

All members are highly encouraged to attend, as this is where we set direction and make announcements about upcoming activities and classes.

The monthly meeting is a great opportunity to catch up on PPL accomplishments and upcoming events …… PLUS …….. see the work of fellow PPL’ers and / or share your work, get questions answered, network and socialize.

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Meander with Mike K in Germantown

Co-lead by Jewell Newton. Reserve the date.  Historic Germantown is amazing when you look a little deeper. Don’t miss this one. Its a full day that will have you wondering why you didn’t visit Germantown sooner.

We will walk across the street from the station and have some coffee at Rose Petal Cafe. They have great waffle dishes also. 

This meander lets us see some of the architectural gems of this great Philly neighborhood. Like the Oaks Cloisters, home of the architect who designed the PA state capitol building. PA School for the Deaf. The Germantown white house was the scene of fighting in the Battle of Germantown, and it is the oldest surviving presidential residence, having twice sheltered George Washington during his term of office. Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion was built in 1859 by Ebenezer Maxwell (1827–1870), a wealthy cloth merchant. 

We walk down Chelten ave to Wissahickon Ave. then take a right. We might take a loop up Stafford St and back Price St. Lots of cool looking houses there. Overlooking Fairmount Park, Oaks Cloister is a historic 20-room Tudor estate was designed in 1900 by Joseph Miller Huston, the architect of the Pennsylvania State Capitol. 

We will go by some big apartment building and take a quick gander at Saylor Grove. Then a right on Rittenhouse to a right on Pulaski Ave and over to Schoolhouse lane.

Up to Green St to Armat St and visit the IMPeRFeCT Gallery around the corner.  Then we will check out the charming Maplewood Mall, an early 1930’s side street with some unique shops and stop in the Maplewood Nutritional & Dietary Food Shop that been there for 51 years. 

Then walk up a bit to Germantown Ave. The Market Square with the civil war monument. A few beautiful church buildings and grounds. 

Then return up Germantown Ave to Vernon Park, site of the library and more statues. Cut thru the park to Green st. Up to Tulpehocken st. to see the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansionthe only authentically-restored Victorian house museum in Philadelphia.  Tours – Saturday afternoons at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15 p.m.  Ticket Cost: Adults – $7 [optional – lets discuss this when we meet for coffee]

Then Tulpehocken to Germantown. Lots of big mansion on this stretch. Down Germantown Ave. past Settlement Music School, the largest community school of the arts in the United States. Past the Wyck House and Garden. Old Germantown City Hall building. 

Back to Chelten Ave and down to just before the  train station, and a stop in at Delmar Bar and Lounge for a brewski and recap. 

If you love architecture you will be in heaven marveling at the beautiful Victorian and Edwardian houses on this meander. Plus Revolutionary era mansions and churches galore.  As always wear comfortable shoes and bring some bottled water to stay hydrated. See you then.

As always, donations accepted. We put a lot of effort into this one.

Some of the sights along the way:

Free Library of Philadelphia