Clovis Art Guild
The Oldest and Best art Association in the Valley
Next meeting is Wednesday June 13, 2012 7:00 p.m. Clovis Veteran’s Memorial Building, 804 4th Street, Clovis CA
DENNIS LEWIS WILL DEMONSTRATE ON THE PRINCIPALS OF ART
OFFICERS Presidents Pro
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Dennis Lewis lives in CloGene Butler vis, California with his wife and three children. He at- Vice President tended California Institute Toni Magyar of the Arts where he reSecretary ceived his BFA (Bachelors of Fine Arts) Degree. Cre? ated works art in the entertainment field ranging from Treasurer record album covers, movie Alice Sutton one sheets, greeting cards, software games and educational products. Dennis background includes television, recording, advertising and software companies. Including Walt Disney Enterprises, B.D. Fox and Friends, Mark Matsuno Design Sierra Online, Starwave Corporation, MCA Records, CBS, NBC, KHJ9, Columbia Pictures, A&M Records, Solar Records, La Face Inc., Marvel Productions, Microsoft Corporation, Edmark Corporation, Giant Campus Corporation and The Boys Inside this issue: and Girls Club. His recent teaching experience as an Art Instructor includes, The Art Institute of Seattle Located in Seattle, Washington, President’s Message 2 where he taught both traditional and digital art classes. Presently, Dennis works as an Instructor for The Institute of Technology We Need You 2 located in Clovis, California. As an accomplished oil painter his brushwork is vigorous and Web Site News 2 decisive while conveying selective choices in his personal interpretation of his subjects. Although, equally adept at painting Pick of the Month 3 landscapes, still life’s and portraits, his work characterize as ‘painterly and impressionistic.’ Dennis is also a member of the Pitfalls of Using Celebrities 3 in your art Society of Western Artist (SWA).
Officers & Committees
EXCHANGE FOR OUR STOREFRONT GALLERY
MONDAY JULY 2, 2012 @ 5:00 P.M.
President’s Message Mission Statement: Historically, libraries have always been centers of arts and culture for society. Even though we artists might not make a lot of sales displaying our art in the libraries, our contributions to the art and culture of the area is immense. When we put our art in the library, we not only remind the public what talented, creative artists live here, but how much we care about the community as a whole. One of the things we contribute to our community as artists is culture. By displaying our stuff in the libraries, we bring art to life for the general public. Although it is not directly about sales, one of the ways that we artists in Fresno and Clovis convince the buying public how wonderful is our art and photography (and indirectly to buy that art) is the development of a reputation for being a center of art and culture. Sometimes we have to give before we can get. This summer Clovis Art Guild has been offered the opportunity to display our work at Sunnyside Library. I urge all our members to take advantage of this opportunity to remind our city what wonderful talented artists the members of Clovis Art Guild are. Gene Butler & Gail Daley
WE NEED YOU! Our secretary, Fran has retired because of personal time commitments. We need one of our members to step forward and volunteer to serve as secretary. Please contact one of the board members if you feel you can serve in this capacity. Thank you.
Clovis Art Guild
Web Site News Ma Ly has graciously agreed to develop and maintain a web site for the Guild, which we hope to have up and running in the next month or so. The site will feature the following. Page 1 Introduction & History of CAG Officers (include phone numbers [optional], e-mails), President’s Statement Guild Activities throughout the year, Photos Site Links to Shows, Demonstrations/Workshops, Newsletters, Workshops, Members web sites How to Join CAG Link to by-laws, Link to membership application Page 2 -- Old West & Rodeo Art Show Brief history of CAG’s connection with the Clovis Rodeo Association, Prospectus for show, Photo of Best of Show, Old West & Rodeo 1st place, 1st Place in other categories, Mary Krause Award & People’s Choice, Information about Judge , Awards list Page 3 -- Veteran’s Art Show Brief history of the Guild’s association with the Veteran’s Center and the Same info as Old West show Page 4 -- Miniature Works Art Show Brief history of CAG’s connection with the Sierra Vista Mall and the same info as for the old west show. Page 5 – PDF printable Forms & Applications Membership application, Newsletters, By-Laws Page 6 -- Links to members web sites or e-mail (optional for members) Features we need To be able to send out e-mail with attachments for the newsletter, workshops and show prospectus To be able automatically forward e-mail to board members (membership inquiries to Alice, general inquires to the president, etc.) We would be happy to hear suggestions from our members. Please bring your ideas to the next board meeting.
Pick of the Month is the Guild’s way of supporting our members efforts. We need at least 7 paintings to award 3 places, so please participate! We’d like to see what you’ve been working on! Don’t forget to bring your art to the meeting! We would love to see your work. Classwork is acceptable too.
1st Place David Dalgety
2nd Place Gail Daley
OF USING CELEBRITIES IN YOUR ART
Have you ever been tempted to include a celebrity portrait in your art portfolio? Say you are entering a theme show and there is a celebrity whose very image just screams “I am this theme” i.e. Clint Eastwood or John Wayne for western art, General Patton or Pappy Boynton for WWII, Mohammed Ali, or an Olympic swim star for a sports theme, etc.? Well if you do use a celebrity without gaining the proper permissions, you could be sued for copyright violations under something called “the right of publicity” laws. What are the rights of publicity laws? Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personality_rights, Defines these laws as “The right of publicity, often called personality rights, is the right of an individual to control the commercial use of his or her name, image, likeness, or other unequivocal aspects of one's identity. It is generally considered a property right as opposed to a personal right, and as such, the validity of the Right of Publicity can survive the death of the individual (to varying degrees depending on the jurisdiction). In the United States, the Right of Publicity is a state law-based right, as opposed to federal, and recognition of the right can vary from state to state. The Celebrities Rights Act was passed in California in 1985 and it extended the personality rights for a celebrity to 70 years after their death.” There are other portions of California’s privacy laws to protect non-celebrity individuals but they not the subject of this article and may be covered later. Further reading tells me that even if your source matter is a photograph taken by you of the celebrity in question you might still be liable for violation of the act if you invaded the privacy of the person in question to obtain the reference photo. Now I am not a lawyer, but common sense tells me why take the chance? Even if you win, a lawsuit is expensive and time-wasting and just being drug into court over something like this could damage your reputation as an artist. If you would like more information about this you can check out Gail’s blog: http://gaildaleyfineart.blogspot.com/2012/05/can-artists-use-celebrity-images-in.html
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