Elysian, Thank you for your kind words. That  the  Harlequin installation was a positive part  of your family's life during your son's recovery, well that's encouraging beyond words!
   I will share your comments with my siblings and the patron who underwrote the fabrication and donated the sculpture. JH

On Jul 29, 2019, at 12:10 PM, Elysian Koglmeier <elysian@artworkarchive.com> wrote:

I don't see an email for you so replying all. I just have to share that your father's work, Harlequin, at Children's Hospital Colorado recently made a big impact on me and my family. My son was born with a rare genetic syndrome that landed him in Children's for the first 3 months of his life. During his stay last fall Harlequin was being installed. I remember watching the daily changes of the sculpture's site from my son's 9th floor hospital room, and telling him and my husband how special it was to be able to witness the installation of a new piece. When the work was fully installed, plastic fencing taken down, and my son was finally able to leave his hospital room, I brought him to your dad's work so he could see the color, shapes and whimsy up close. That sculpture was part of a very special day for me and my family—the first day we could walk him outside of his hospital room.

I've since started volunteering with Children's art collection, and your dad's work has been a part of that journey. Thank you.

Just wanted to share.

On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 1:44 PM john hayes (via public_art_network list) <public_art_network@americansforthearts.simplelists.com> wrote:
     If the estate is large and has a history of sales and museum exhibits, publications, here is some advice. One of the best things we did the Hayes Bros with  my late fathers work the sculptor David Hayes was to set up a 501c foundation. We were left one of the nations largest sculpture, paper, acrylic and mixed media collections as our dad was prolific and created art everyday for 60+ years. Although with no capital assets or funds in estate which is the case with most artists estates the foundation is beginning to make a big difference on keeping the work on exhibit and in the public.
   We are also looking at a lot more opportunities now that is in place and we can apply for grants and partner with other foundations on exhibits and programming, it's all still a lot of work and time but with a foundation an estate has a lot more resources to access. Also friends and volunteers are more willing to give volunteer time and expertise to help out, and calls are returned more often if it's from a foundation vs a studio. 
             Regards all, John Hayes

On Jul 26, 2019, at 3:17 PM, Elysian Koglmeier <elysian@artworkarchive.com> wrote:

That's so great that you have artists coming to you and proactively thinking about estate planning! My colleagues and I joke that inventory management and estate planning is a lot like eating your vegetables—you know it's good for you, but it's not as tasty or exciting as say, making the art. 

We try to smother those veggies with ranch dressing here at Artwork Archive. We provide artists, collectors and organizations with the tools to organize, manage and showcase their artworks. For artists that means keeping track of key details like exhibitions, sales, expenses, contacts, and then being able to quickly and easily report upon and share those provenance details and financials. We instill upon artists that inventorying their artwork is key to preserving their artistic legacy.

We offer a month's free trial of our tools, and we actually have an affiliate code set up through AFTA. So if you'd like to share Artwork Archive with your artists, you can direct them to http://www.artworkarchive.com/afta and they'll get 20% off their first year subscription.

We also have a blog. Here is an easy-to-follow tutorial on how to inventory one's artwork: https://www.artworkarchive.com/blog/how-to-inventory-your-artwork 

We also partner with CERF+, a great resource for artists! We collaborated on an article about the importance of preserving an artist's legacy: https://www.artworkarchive.com/blog/legacy-planning-for-artists-demystified 

And since artists are visual learners, we have a webinar about the importance of inventorying one's work: https://www.artworkarchive.com/blog/webinar-how-inventorying-your-art-can-benefit-your-career

If any of this is appealing, I am happy to chat on the phone and find more ways that we can help support your artists with their endeavors. For instance, I give virtual presentations and we have hundreds of articles to draw upon when it comes to producing, marketing, selling and preserving artworks. 

I hope everyone has a great week ahead!

On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 12:06 PM Stimmel, Amy, ACAC <Amy.Stimmel@acgov.org> wrote:

Hello PAN.


I’ve recently had a few artists tell me that they are starting to think about their estate planning and making decisions about what to do with the studio artwork they’ve created and amassed over the years. Does anyone have any good resources specifically for artists? I’m happy to collect responses and share with others who may also find information on this topic helpful.


Thanks to all.


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