Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts
Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA) was founded in 1983 through the combined efforts of lawyers and artists. The creation of WALA was inspired by the growing awareness that the legal needs of the greater Washington arts community were not being adequately served. Today, WALA provides a broad range of services, including referring artists and arts organizations to one of 450 volunteer attorneys who provide pro bono legal assistance on issues such as copyright, tax-exempt status, leases and contract negotiations. WALA's Arts Mediation Services helps parties reach amicable solutions cost-effectively, without going to court. WALA sponsors workshops and seminars for artists, lawyers and others involved in the arts community offering much sought-after training and education in legal aspects of the arts. WALA received the 1991 Mayor's Art Award for excellence in service to the arts. Today, more than 350 of Washington’s top lawyers and law firms participate as volunteers in WALA’s legal services programs.
This is an excellent watercolor set to start to work with. I've used this mainly for portrait and nude paintings. Sometimes I'd mix it with a white paste to create my own custom gouache. The beauty of the set is that they are in tubes, so mixing and making your own mixes is very, very easy to do.i have been using this set up for almost 5 years now, and I always come back to this set for my creativity.
I started using PREMO polymer clay before it was called PREMO; I use it in all of my projects. I have sold and shipped my work all over the USA ; as well as to France, Japan , and Hong Kong. My collectors know that if there is ever a problem, I will fix it; I've never had a problem. I have a very good friend who is a professional Chemist. He made plasticizer for me years ago, and I sometimes use it if the clay is too hard.
- James Peacock in New York/Asheville, North Carolina
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