Special Edition Member Briefing: Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA)

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Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA)

Join Americans for the Arts and PAN Council Chair and lawyer Sarah Conley Odenkirk to discuss the implications that the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA), 17 U.S.C. ยง 106A can have on your work in the public art field. 

About the Member Briefing

Enacted in 1990, VARA is a United States law granting certain rights to artists, and was the first federal copyright legislation to grant protection to moral rights. During this call, we will review the impact VARA may have on Local Arts Agencies and Public Art Programs, artists, and others who are involved with the development of public art projects. We encourage you to bring your questions! 

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(This briefing is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.)



Sarah Conley Odenkirk, Attorney, Law Office of Sarah Conley Odenkirk

Sarah Conley Odenkirk has been practicing law in the area of fine art for more than seventeen years. She deals with issues faced by artists, municipalities, administrative bodies, art organizations and art-related businesses in all matters related to the creation, sale, exhibition and management of fine art and represents clients at all stages of creative and business development with a focus on public art and policy. Conley Odenkirk contributes articles to artist trade publications and legal journals on current art-related issues and has a book forthcoming on the subject of contracts for artists. She has presented seminars on contract and copyright issues at the annual PAN Preconference and on AFTA webinars.



Patricia Walsh, Public Art Programs Manager, Americans for the Arts


Bridget Woodbury, Membership Marketing Coordinator, Americans for the Arts


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