Join Us for October 18 Art Salon Discussion

Connie Kotke, Publicity Chair

The Art Salon, hosted by the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild, is a place where like-minded artists come together in a friendly environment to bond, network, and learn from one another. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Topaz Room at the Arts & Crafts Center adjacent to the MountainView Country Club. All SaddleBrooke residents are invited to join, whether or not they’re a member of the Guild. Refreshments are provided, no reservations are needed, and there is no charge.

The next Art Salon is on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The facilitator is Delys Nast, and her topic is Creative License or Copyright Infringement? (or Don’t Purple Rain on My Art!). Delys is an experienced, multi-faceted artist who works in several mediums, including pastels, paints, and silver. She will draw on her experience in corporations like Josten’s, Deluxe, and Kodak, along with the recent Supreme Court ruling about copyright protection, to help us navigate the current climate as you develop your own creative works.

While no legal advice will be given in this session, participants will discuss the recent ruling and what it means to artists and photographers, define copyright infringement and “royalty-free,” explore what can be used for inspiration, identify ways and fees to copyright their own work, and, finally, consider how AI will play into all of this.

Membership in the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild is only $25 per year and includes monthly meetings, open studio, non-critique sessions, Art Salon discussions, opportunities to exhibit and sell your work, and so much more. Guild members also enjoy a discount on class fees. Visit for details.