Artist/Artwork Release Form

Artist/Artwork Release Form

The artist/artwork release form is a document that shall also serve as a receipt from an artist to a buyer with regard to any type of art. Whatever the negotiated arrangement between the artist and the buyer, the form will clearly indicate that the artist has been satisfactorily compensated for the piece.

The document will address only original work from the artist that is non-published, The buyer will have all rights and copyrights to the piece, however, the artist will retain the right to name the piece as a part of their portfolio and for the purpose of promotion of their talents and other works but only upon the buyer’s approval

Should there be any legal issues that should arise from the artists inability to prove any stated portion of the document, the buyer and all agents and anyone who is in any way related (work or family) to the buyer, shall be held completely harmless and the artist shall defend their art at their own expense in the event that this claim is ever made against them.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF (.pdf).

Step 2 – The Parties – The artist must read the document carefully and enter the following information:

  • In paragraph one (1) the artist must enter the name of the buyer
  • In the blank line in the third (3d) paragraph (statement) enter the buyer’s name, unless the buyer has otherwise assigned someone else to make these approvals. Should this be the case, enter the name provided to you by the buyer
  • In the final paragraph, again, enter the buyer’s name

Step 3 – Artist’s Information and Signature – Submit:

  • The Name of the Piece
  • Artist’s Printed name
  • Artist’s Signature
  • Date of signature in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Street Address
  • City, State, Zip Code
  • AND
  • Email address
  • Telephone number