Art Collecting Workshop: Learn the Basics

Do you purchase art? Are you interested in collecting art? Want to know the basics of managing an art collection? Join South Dallas Cultural Center Manager, John Spriggins and Art Lawyer Sammetria Goodson of Goodson Law PLLC, for a workshop on the basics of how to look at art, how to assemble and protect your art collection, legal considerations for art collectors, and best practices for art collection stewardship.

When: Friday, April 21

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: South Dallas Cultural Center

The workshop is free and open to all ages.

Sammetria Goodson
Sammetria Goodson
Write Author Sammetria is an Attorney who focuses her practice on Art Law and Intellectual Property. Sammetria works with a wide range of art industry clients including artists, art agencies,Β  organizations, galleries, dealers, independent curators, consultants and collectors. She also works with multi-hyphenate creatives in Fashion, Entertainment, Design, and the Nonprofit sector.

Sammetria holds a BBA in Marketing and a BA in Art History from The University of Texas at Austin. She’s also a proud graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia.Β 
Sammetria has a passion for navigating emerging artists through the art world and helping established artists protect their creative legacies. She currently teaches an anti-starving artist course at UT Austin, College of Fine Arts. Sammetria was recently awarded an Arts Education Award from the Dallas Business Council for the Arts for her community arts education work. She will be speaking on the intersection of Digital Art and Public Art at a national conference of art commissioners in March 2023. An article co-authored by Sammetria discussing Art and Private Investment will be published the second quarter of 2023.

John Spriggins
John Spriggins

A native of Dallas, TX, John Spriggins has dedicated much of his life and career to the visual arts. John is currently the General Manager of the South Dallas Cultural Center. As general manager John initiated the rehabilitation of the Juanita J Craft Civil Rights House and created an Artist in Residence program also named for Mrs. Craft’s. John was also instrumental in achieving the Fair Park Cultural District designation received by the City of Dallas in 2021.

Prior to arriving at SDCC, John served as the Gallery Director for Richland College. He has been a professor of Arts and Humanities for Dallas and Tarrant County Community College for a combined 12 years. Since 2012 John held the position of Interim Curator for the African American Museum, Dallas and continues to work with the museum on special projects. He has served as a voting member of the Public Arts Committee and Cultural Affairs Commissioner for the city of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture, where he served as a community liaison on public art projects. John’s passion for education is equally matched by his zeal for the arts. He has worked with numerous organizations to bring arts awareness to the city of Dallas.