Los Angeles presentation, January 2016

Jennifer Stoots, a certified appraiser of photography, and I are doing a presentation in Venice, CA, on January 24, 2016. Register at this link and learn more about it, below. Jennifer is also doing a related panel discussion, featuring an attorney and other experts, on January 20, 2016. Learn more about the panel at the registration link.

Workshop: Orchestrating Your Legacy for artists, photographers, and filmmakers

This 2-hour workshop will give artists, photographers and filmmakers the information they need to understand how legacies are built and preserved, by way of good business practices and estate planning. Includes a planning workbook.

DATE:    Sunday January 24, 2016
PLACE:    Studio 852, Rialto Court    Venice, CA
TIME:    2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
COST:    $99 early registration; $130 regular registration (after January 11)
REGISTER:    artistslegacies.eventbrite.com

This workshop takes participants from basic orientation about estate planning all the way through to small details relevant to artists, with regards to inventory and intellectual property. Limited to 25 participants. Inquire about discount for a second person from the same studio.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to estates and wills for artists, photographers and filmmakers
  • Roles and transitions for families and business partners
  • Studio practice and record keeping
  • Understanding appraisals and valuation
  • Best practices to minimize taxes
  • Choices for placement of an archive and related assets
  • Considerations when choosing an executor
  • Examples of families who’ve successfully steImage of a woman handling slides on a lightbox. warded reputations into history

Participants will receive ideas and paths to building their own artistic legacy and how best to prepare their archive and executors.

Instructors Jennifer Stoots, AAA, and Robin Moore, MBA, will provide a structure and workbook so that any artist can create a plan appropriate to their situation and will be ready to write or revise a will.  The goal is to provide artists, photographers and filmmakers with the tools they need to move forward with their estate planning plus save time and money in legal fees.


JENNIFER L. STOOTS, AAA — Accredited Fine Art Appraiser, Certified in Photography
Jennifer Stoots is an accredited fine art appraiser, certified in photography with the Appraisers Association of America, New York, NY.  She has been professionally involved in the arts for 21 years, has been working in the photography marketplace for 17 years, and has been appraising fine art and photography for over 13 years.  Jennifer also gives lectures on the history of photography, is an advisor to collectors and fine art photographers, and has served on the boards of several photo-dedicated organizations.  She acquired her credentials to appraise art from NYU’s Appraisal Studies Program for Fine and Decorative Art in 2002 and earned her Master’s degree in the History of Art & Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.  Jennifer is most often engaged in appraising fine art photography and contemporary art, writing market analysis reports, and helping individuals and organizations manage their collections.

Questions? I’d love to hear from you.


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