Sample Copyright Infringement DMCA Notice for Artists

I’m happy when someone responsibly pins or shares my artwork on a social network with proper attribution and a link to my website – that makes my day! However, when I stumble across someone using my artwork in a way that violates my copyrights, such as selling illegal hand-painted reproductions, it’s time for action. This is an example of a …

Battling copyright infringement and other survival tips for artists

Artist Talk – Copyrights, Watermarks and Scams – November 3rd, 2014

This Monday, November 3rd at noon at The Arts Center in College Station I will be sharing essential survival tips and resources for artists living in today’s digital world. You will learn about tools for locating copies of your art online, your rights as an artist and how to successfully battle copyright infringement, tips for safe selling and avoiding scams, …

#antibullying art: Don’t Stand By, Stand Up

Created for an anti-bullying campaign.  “Don’t stand by…STAND UP.”  Bystanders can end bullying by standing up and speaking out.  Be an #upstander and help someone who needs a friend today. I’m #antibullying.  Are you? Copyright Nikki Smith of BookSmithStudio.com, with thanks to photographer Mark Roy. Social sharing ENCOURAGED! Educators: contact me for a free digital download of this poster for …

Fine Art & $100 for Wine: A perfect pairing! July 2014 Promotion

For the month of July, 2014 only I’m running a special promotion.  Any purchase of artwork from my store will include a $100 gift certificate good towards your first purchase of wine on NakedWines.com. Yes, really! Naked Wines is a company based in Napa, California, that supports independent wine makers from all over the world. Fine artwork and fine wine…it’s …