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830-997-0515

e-mail: bush@fbgartschool.com

 

Contact Bill Bush for more information!!

"The Business Side of Art"

Bill Bush wants to "educate" the art community on ways to improve the presentation of their artwork, increase their profit margin and limit their tax liability.

William E. Bush, CPA, owner and director of the Fredericksburg Artists' School presents an informative discussion on the business side of art. With over 30 years of experience Bill brings a wealth of knowledge and practical information to the art community.

Bill graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA degree in accounting in 1969. Mr. Bush spent 25 years with the national accounting firm of Ernst & Young. His experience includes providing accounting, and business advisory services to privately owned businesses. He has been actively involved in providing support services to the legal community. Mr. Bush has testified before juries and has extensive experience in mediation and arbitration matters as well as having been deposed on numerous occasions.

Since 1992, Bill has been serving his own clients and continues to emphasize serving privately owned businesses and continues to provide support services to the legal profession.  Bill currently has numerous prominent artists from across the US as clients. He consults with them on ways to minimize their tax liability while improving their profit margins

His presentation will include discussion on various subjects facing the artist today, such as:

Business Issues

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Gallery representation and other means of selling art.

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Weekend exhibits

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Agent relationship

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Home shows

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How to approach a gallery

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Gallery commissions

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Advertising

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Shipping

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Photo/slides of artwork

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Framed vs unframed paintings

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How much should I spend on frames?

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Framing sources

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How do I price my work?

For the past 10 years , Bill Bush has been extremely active in the day to day operation of his wife’s artistic career from a business standpoint. He handles all non painting functions for his wife, artist – Nancy Bush. As a result he is uniquely qualified to discuss all phases of an artist’s career.

Internal Revenue Issues

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Concern "Art is a hobby"

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What do you need to do to turn it into a business?

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Record Keeping

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"Ordinary & Necessary" what does that mean to the IRS

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Home Office usage

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Inventory of frames

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Can I donate a painting and deduct the value?

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Travel

Principally a question and answer format, Mr. Bush will cover various "hot buttons" with the IRS and will discuss the steps necessary to assure that your art business is being treated as a business and not just a hobby. Topics will include the use of automobiles in your art, travel, and other major costs incurred by artists to pursue their career.

For more information or to schedule Bill to talk to your art group or club, please call him
 at 830-997-0515.

He is also happy to visit with you individually over the phone or in person to help address your individual questions.

 

Scheduled classes

Classes held At Fredericksburg Artists School unless otherwise noted.
Cost-$125 per person and $175 per couple
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

June 14, 2014

 September 27, 2014

 November 8, 2014

 

 

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Fredericksburg Artists' School

812 N. Llano 
Ste A
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Telephone - 830-997-0515
E-mail - bush@fbgartschool.com

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