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Online Art Gallery
I need a complete website building to service the contemporary art market.
The site must be very visually appealing and of a contemporary design and be search engine optimised.
It will have the following features:
Terms and conditions page
A search feature to search for art by artist, medium, style, theme and colour.
Customer/Artist log in with information pages on how the site works and tips.
Members own area will include a gallery of their favourite pieces.
An exhibitions page where galleries that have logged in can advertise exhibitions they are running with space for thumbs of examples of the work and explaining the exhibition. A comments area for people who have been to the exhibition.
Interviews with artists section.
An archive of famous artists with galleried thumbs and an explanation of their work.
Artists should be able to update their own page/gallery to add new works for sale.
The artist page should be upload a photograph of the artist and have an area for text for a resume of the artist and to explain the artists work. Possibly open source like a wikipedia for art.
A members area for self listing classified adverts such as to notices for studio space, items required, for sale, social events, rooms to let for fellow artists, painting trips, courses etc.
The works of art that we have for sale should appear as thumb nails which zoom/enlarge as the cursor rolls over and becomes large and fixed at a click.
An area to describe the piece in terms of medium ( oils, watercolour ceramic etc ) subject matter and price. With a ‘Buy Now’ button.
There will be a make me an offer feature that allows the customer to offer a lower price that the artist can accept or reject.
An ‘Available, an ‘Under Offer’ and a ‘SOLD’ sticker that can be changed by the artist/site administrator.
A button for those who have logged in to view their favourite pictures in their own personal gallery of favourite pictures.
A feature where a ‘postcard’ can be taken of a picture and saved by members and/or e-mailed to a friend with a link and text stating where the original can be bought.
A try on your wall feature where people can upload a photograph of the wall they are thinking of placing the picture on and see the picture superimposed on it to scale.
Blogs for artists/critics/collectors/teachers/students.
Option to request commissions from particular artists.
Option to request hand painted copies of famous paintings.
An art auction section.
All necessary back-end/admin section to run the site.
At some point in the future I would like to be able to offer a framing service which would involve a grid of picture frame styles that can be uploaded to see how they would look on a picture. ( eg www.bestpriceart.com ).
Possible RSS from An Art Market Report service.
At some point in the future I might wish to offer a photograph on canvas version of works we have for sale.
Further contracts will be awarded as the site develops.