Clark County Parks and Recreation's Public Art Office is proud to present Sarah Conley Odenkirk in a free public art professional education workshop that is the first of many public art workshops that the County is providing to the Southern Nevada community.
The class, which runs from 10 a.m. to noon followed by an hour-long question-and-answer period, will be held:
- Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Doc Pearson Community Center at 1625 W Carey Ave. in North Las Vegas; and
- Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Clark County Government Center at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas.
Odenkirk has practiced law in the area of fine art for more than 20 years. She advises clients in transactional matters related to the arts in the private and public realms. Through her years of practice, Sarah has developed a deep understanding of the field of public art and cultural policy. She uses this experience to provide strategic planning guidance through a legal lens, supporting innovative programs and the evolution of balanced and sustainable cultural ecosystems.
Odenkirk is the author of A Surprisingly Interesting Book About Contracts for Artists and Other Creatives and is the publisher of an online database and the comprehensive Resource Guide for Public Art in Private Development. She is a frequent speaker at professional conferences in both the legal and art fields.
In 2015, Odenkirk founded the Art Law Resource network (artlawresource.com), an online database that provides access to a carefully selected group of experienced professionals who provide legal services to the art community.
At the same time that she maintained her legal practice, from 2013 to 2017, Odenkirk was the Associate Director of the Sotheby's Institute of Art's Art Business and Arts Management masters degree programs at Claremont Graduate University, where she was instrumental in developing the curriculum, ran several conferences on art law and community engagement topics, and was the Professor for Legal Foundations; Public Art; International Transactions; and Cultural Property and Restitution.
Odenkirk is currently on a number of nonprofit boards including UCLA's Fowler Museum; France Los Angeles Exchange Foundation (FLAX); and Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND). She was previously on the board of Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) and the Fellows of Contemporary, and served for six years on the Americans for the Arts' Public Art Network Council.
Odenkirk received her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law, and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois; and Paul Valery in Montpellier, France. She is admitted to the bar in California, Oregon, Washington, New York and the District of Columbia.