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VARA and the Rights and Responsibilities of Oregon Artists and Galleries

Checking in at LinkedIn the other day, we found an interesting discussion with information to clarify the rights and responsibilities of galleries to artists and vice versa. An artist presented this question:

I recently requested my former gallery give me the list of clients who’ve purchased my work. While the owner said he will comply with the law, he understood the law to be that he simply has to tell me the name and the city that the person is from. I told him I would be back to him with the specifics of the law. can anyone tell me the name, or legal code the law if known by, as well as the specifics of the law?

Also, how does the artist know that the gallery doesn’t just give him the names of the gallery owner cousins and friends in an effort to keep the artist from bothering them

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Bancorp Insurance Covers Art & Art Galleries!

Bancorp Insurance

Rex LeSueur of Bancorp Insurance in LaPine, Oregon looked into art gallery and studio insurance after learning that so many galleries and artist studios lost everything in hurricane Sandy…and had no coverage. At our request they checked and found that they can also offer coverage to individual artists. Learn More…

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