artwork online gallery belonging to the artists – sell/buy art

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/artwork-online-gallery#/story

With your help we will transform our art website into the biggest and powerful online gallery of contemporary art and you will help thousands of creative people to express their talents in art and share their artwork with the whole world !!!

Hello everyone. My name is Ilya. I’m a founder of project ARTWORK Online Gallery (www.artwork-gallery.ru).

It is strange how much one trip changes you. I have long lived in Siberia, in Omsk and probably never would have thought about creating an online gallery, if not a nice trip to St. Petersburg. Beauty works in museums and galleries in the city has been able to move  me deeply,and ever since I love art and all that it involves. At that moment, when I first touched this wonderful creative world, I was very surprised that my attempts to find some big free internet portal, which would cover the different directions in art, have been unsuccessful. Most part of internet resources offer only to buy or sell the paintings . Well, if we are not talking about selling, we can observe only a very highly specialized portals. Pottery, painters, masters of computer graphics and other creative people… All of them work on their own as separated tribes living in one state, but under different laws and customs.

I was very surprised about this state of affairs and decided that it would be just fine to combine all of these people in a single project. To be able to cover the different types and styles to create a real support of contemporary art. I wanted it to be a place where any beginner or an experienced artist could present their work, show it to the people to express his gift, his talent.

The “ARTWORK Online Gallery” project has come to life. Starting work on a small website, I realized that more and more artists want to express themselves, and among them were many young talents who have just started to take their first steps in the incredible world of art. And each of them works in a different direction. At this point, it became obvious that I can not manage alone, and I got my friends to work on ”Artwork Online Gallery” as well. So we started adding more and more new sections where everyone could find a place in the cozy halls of our virtual online gallery. Later I went to live in Bulgaria, where I told about my “Online Gallery” to new friends and as a result, our team has enlarged, and there also has been new artists who really wanted to show their creativity to the world.

More and more artists from different countries began to join our project and continue to make our gallery even more attractive for those who appreciate art. The next step was to work with social networks and then it became obvious that there are true connoisseurs of beauty , because our communities in social networks is supported by thousands of people and now we know that the work is not in vain and that people are very interested in our project.

But with the big popularity problems began to appear . It turned out that we simply cannot withstand the load on the website, and we just need more powerful servers, and will be a lot of work on innovations for our “Online Gallery”. It was then that we realize where to look for help! Of course, here, in a place where people care about other people’s ideas and where we can see with our desire to bring beauty and art to everyone who wants it.

Art – is the thing that has no nationality and language, it is one for all, it is now a world heritage of humanity, which should be available to everyone. That is why we are eager to expand our project worldwide. This is why  we created this campaign to raise funds. Our goal is not only to help people  enjoy the beautiful works of art of the world, but also give an opportunity to everyone who is talented in art  to find their own creative way and even get into museums and exhibitions together with the originals of their works. And it’s not just our desire. It is the desire of all those who love art and our project. With your support we can show the wonderful world of creative people which is filled with miracles and beauty.

We also want to create a bridge between those who create and those who are already working in the field of art. We want to help young talents  reach out to those people who are happy to take their work to exhibitions, galleries and museums. There are so many fine artists among the young people who cannot find their way due to the fact that there are many obstacles in the art world. And against the backdrop of the global chaos that reigns various military and political wars, we want to create a real home for all those who see a bright future in the arts, in its beauty and purity. And that artists and other creators will be able to show us the beautiful world and can once again regain faith in a better future.

Our team looks forward to your support, because all raised funds will help our resource to develop  further. We will be able to help all those who can create works of incredible beauty and it is with your support we will be able to show the best works in the world to a  huge number of people from different countries and regions of our planet!

There is nothing better than to give people the light and joy through art in our difficult times. And if we can expand with your help, we will be very glad to see you in our virtual gallery of contemporary art, both as an artist and as a visitor, because “ARTWORK Online Gallery” – it is a real stronghold of art.

After all this we can conclude that the main goal of our updated Online Gallery is a full cooperation of those who create works of art and art lovers from all over the world on one site.  And the most important thing is that our website is not online store. All creative people can show their works even if they are not going to sell them. Thanks to a new approach of the project development and a new system of interaction with the site, artists will be able to get acquainted with art dealers, gain fame, show their work to the whole world and get admirers of their works. And users of the portal will be able to communicate freely with the people of art, enjoy beautiful works of art, as well as demonstrate their own talents and learn something new . And the live communication without language barriers with people from different countries and new experience will help everyone to touch the beautiful, to the very heart of our wonderful Online Gallery.

That’s why we need your help with fundraising.

  Because we want to create the biggest, most informative and useful online gallery of contemporary art, we need to spend a huge amount of work. That’s why we suggest you get familiar with the diagram of budget planning. We have identified six of the most important points:

1. Development and programming

2. Seo & PR

3. Purchase of international domain in the  .com zone (new site adress will be:  www.artwork-gallery.com).

4. Gifts and rewards for anyone who has decided to support our project.

5. Multilanguage (also improve existing translation).

6. Rent of powerful servers.

                 BUDGET DISTRIBUTION DIAGRAM:

The first paragraph “Development and Programming” also includes at least fifteen subparagraphs (language on pictures – Russian):

1. Add support for hashtags and improve the search engine for works of art.

2. Develop and add a personal user account with an extended set of features (4 types of membership will be available).

3. Add a graphics editor to our online gallery. Each user will have the opportunity to feel like an artist. There will be a special section for users under the title “I am learning to draw …”. In this section, users can upload their creations. Planned support for graphics tablets.


4. Blogs for each artist. Each artist will be able to run their own blog.


5. Function «Follow me» to the user. Every registered user will be able to monitor the work of his favourite master fromthe account or receive the latest news on e-mail.


6. Add the function “Albums” for artists. Each artist will be able to add not only the individual works, but also create albums of a series of works, or add a photo of the creative process.


7.  Finalize the feedback form. Now, if the visitoris are interested in someone’s work of art they can contact the artistdirectly, bypassing the site administration.

8. Improving commenting of the works. It is planned to make comment form not only through social networking plugins but also by adding comments on the site.


9. Add a visit counter. Will take into account the number of visits to the page of the author and browsing with works of art. On this basis, new sections will be added: Work of the day, work of the week and work of the month. The popularity of the artist will also be taken into account based on the counter.

visit counter

work of the week(day, month)
10. Add filters in each category to simplify searching. Now the filters are not available for all categories of the site. Once finalized this task, visitors can apply filters to all categories.


11. Simplify the site navigation and implementation of a large number of tips starting with the registration process, and ending with the viewing and adding the artwork.

better site navigation

useful tips
12. Support for the English language forum.

13. Additional functions for the artist’s page.


14. Improve artist’s personal account.


15. Add a search bar with an expanded set of features.


And of course, this is not the full list of additions to the website, and only a small part of what we are going to do on our portal.

Rewards for your support:

Any contribution is a huge help! Your contributions will help not only to develop the project. You will help all creative people to express their talents in art and share their artwork with the whole world. We will be glad of any support and certainly will show our gratitude with a gift associated with art. For all who support us, we have prepared a lot of pleasant surprises.

$1 – Many thanks for your support. 

We are very glad that you have supported development of our online gallery!!! Your contribution is very important to us!!!

$5 – Many many thanks for your support + your name on the website. 

Your contribution is very important to us!!!  We are really happy that you supported our online gallery. All those who funded this amount for the project will be in a special section of the site under the name of “Thanks for”.

$15 – Many many many thanks for your support + your name on the website + early access to  most new functions of our online gallery (6 month of free membership). 

We are very glad that people are not indifferent to the development of art. Your contribution is very important to us!!! All those who funded this amount for the project will be in a special section of the site under the name of “Thanks for” + you will get an early access to the most new functions of our online gallery.

$30 + shipping – “ARTWORK Online Gallery” Poster + Early access to most new functions of our online gallery + your name on the website (6 month of free membership). .

!!!non-standard shipping methods are discussed separately

All those who funded this amount for the project will get an excellent poster with the image of one of the paintings from our online gallery + your name will be in a special section of the site under the name of “Thanks for” + you will get an early access to the most new functions of our online gallery.

$50 + shipping – “ARTWORK Online Gallery” Logo T-shirt + Early access to most new functions of our online gallery (6 month of free membership).  (English and Russian Logo available)+ your name on the website.

!!!non-standard shipping methods are discussed separately

Your name will be in a special section of the site under the name of “Thanks for”.

$75 + shipping – “ARTWORK Online Gallery” Logo T-Shirt + “ARTWORK Online Gallery” Logo Cap + Early access to most new functions of our online gallery (6 month of free membership). .

!!!!!!non-standard shipping methods are discussed separately

$150 + shipping – Canvas Print Painting + your name on the website + early access to  most new functions of our online gallery(6 month of free membership)

!!! frame and non-standard shipping methods are discussed separately
You will get an excellent canvas printed painting from our online gallery. Size 30×40 cm or 40×30 cm.  Your name will be in a special section of the site under the name of “Thanks for”.
Canvas Print 40×30 cm. (This is an example of one of the dozens of pictures available for printing).

Canvas Print 30×40 cm. (This is an example of one of the dozens of pictures available for printing).

$350 + shipping – Canvas Print Painting + your name on the website + early access to  most new functions of our online gallery + graphics tablet (6 month of free membership). 

!!! frame and non-standard shipping methods are discussed separately
You will get an excellent canvas printed painting from our online gallery (Size 30×40 cm or 40×30 cm) + graphics tablet to use all new functions of our website. Your name will be in a special section of the site under the name of “Thanks for”.
Canvas Print 30×40 cm (This is an example of one of the dozens of pictures available for printing) + graphics tablet.

or 

Canvas Print 40×30 cm (This is an example of one of the dozens of pictures available for printing) + graphics tablet.

$750 + shipping – Original Artwork from our online gallery + graphics tablet + your name on the website + early access to  most new functions of our online gallery(6 month of free membership)
!!! !!! frame and non-standard shipping methods are discussed separately
We want to thank you for this contribution and make you a gift from our online gallery. Our team is pleased to present you an original watercolor or pastel paintings. You will be asked dozens of different pastel or watercolor paintings to choose from. (Size up to 30×40 cm or 40×30 cm.). Your name will be in a special section of the site under the name of “Thanks for”.
It can be:
Pastel painting + graphics tablet

or

Watercolor painting + graphics tablet

And of course, all works of art made by wonderful artists registered in “ARTWORK Online Gallery”.

$1500 + shipping – Original Oil Painting (size from 30×40 (or 40×30) up to 50×70 (or 70×50 cm)) + graphics tablet + your name on the website + early access to  most new functions of our online gallery (1 year of free membership). 
!!! frame and non-standard shipping methods are discussed separately
You will  get an excellent oil painting made by our wonderful artists and of course graphics tablet to use all new functions of the website. Your name will be in a special section of the site under the name of “Thanks for”.
Original oil painting + graphics tablet (dozens of paintings are available to chose from).

$5500 + shipping – Original Oil Painting (size from 55×70 (70×55) up to 100×120 or 120×100 cm) + graphics tablet + your name on the website + early access to  most new functions of our online gallery(1 year of free membership)
!!! frame and non-standard shipping methods are discussed separately
Beautiful gift from ARTWORK Online Gallery – large original oil painting made by our wonderful artist + graphics tablet to use all new functions of the website. Your name will be in a special section of the site under the name of “Thanks for”.
Oil painintg + graphics tablet:

$15000 + shipping – “ARTWORK Online Gallery” set + your name on the website + early access to  most new functions of our online gallery(2 years of free membership)
!!! frame and non-standard shipping methods are discussed separately
For this great contribution you will get a full “ARTWORK Online Gallery” set which includes:
– large original oil painting (size up to 100×120 cm) made by our wonderful artist
– professional graphics tablet to use all new functions of the website
– “ARTWORK Online Gallery” Logo T-Shirt
– “ARTWORK Online Gallery” Logo Cap
Your name will be in a special section of the site under the name of “Thanks for”.
ARTWORK Online Gallery set:

Risks and challenges:

In spite of our desire to send our gifts to everyone who has supported us as quickly as possible, we can face a number of difficulties, which do not depend on us.

We cannot give exact delivery times, as they may vary depending on:

– Type of transportation

– The conditions of delivery of postal companies

– Your country of residence.

Of course we pointed that Estimated Delivery date of your gifts if February 2016.  But this date is only possible if :

1). Your gift is:

– “ARTWORK Online Gallery” Poster.

–  Canvas Print Painting

– “ARTWORK Online Gallery” Logo T-shirt

– “ARTWORK Online Gallery”  Logo Cap

2). If the original works of art are at the artist and don’t need to make a copy.

3). If the work is not cultural value and don’t need to make special documents for sending.

If the painting selected as a gift is out of stock, it may take time to create this work of art. Production time of the painting copy depends on the artists themselves. We would also like  to warn you that the standard shipping method does not include insurance for works of art and, unfortunately, it applies to all types of work, whether it is a copy or the original.

OUR TEAM:

  Ilya Dyachenko (Russia) – Founder of the project.

It was he who had the idea to create ARTWORK Online Gallery. And his team from distant Siberia was pleased to support this idea.

 Ivan Zarenkov (Russia) – Design & Programming

Took responsibility for the appearance and the technical part of the project. Experience gained by him for 7 years as head of web-studio allows to solve all tasks at the proper level.

 Egor Krutskiy (Russia) : Content

“Write, search and create” – this is his motto.                                                                  Takes any amount of work and does it quickly and efficiently.

  Konstantin Kutsevalov (Russia) : Programming

His mind is always full of fresh ideas. Knows everything and even more about programming ….
  Elena Karadjova (Bulgaria) : Support & Translation

She loves to talk and is able to do it in a number of leanguages. She will help all this connect.

 Martin Lacabanne (Argentina): Independent artist

                       FAQ:

                               Q: How old is your website ??? 

A: Our site is very young. The domain was registered in 2012, but the work on the website began in 2014. First we made a small website for some Russian artists to show their works. But later we saw that artists from other countries want to show their artwork. They began to ask us questions how they can upload works of art to our website. And we started develop ARTWORK Online Gallery.

            Q: How much I have to pay for registration in your project?

A: Our project is free for all .

                          Q: How many works can I upload for free?

A: You can upload an infinite number of your works of art. But we have a limit on the file size – not more than 2 megabytes. Later we are going to remove the limit on the file size.

   Q: You have a Russian domain now.  Are you going to purchase               international  domain name?

A: Sure!!! We are going to purchase “.com” domain. New domain name will be www.artwork-gallery.com . But the cost of this domain name is  $3896.20 (https://who.is/whois/artwork-gallery.com – link  to check the price). That’s why we made this IndieGoGo Campaign.

          Q: Are you going to improve personal account for users?

A: Of course. Our team is going to develop and add a personal user account with an extended set of features.

      Q: I’m not from Russia. Can I upload my works to your website?

A: No matter what is your country. Everyone can show their talents in art on our website.

                     Q: Can I sale my paintings from your website? 

A: Yes. If someone will show interest to one of your paintings or other works, our administrators will let you know about it. Upon receiving the order the administration of the site conveys the artist’s contact details to the buyer (or vice versa – the buyer transfers the data to the artist), without taking further part in the transaction. Thus, the artist is able to negotiate with the buyer directly, without intermediaries, increasing the chances to sell his work. (In case of a successful deal the website’s commission is just 10%. This amount helps to maintain the website).

Other ways to help:

If you can’t make a contribution, do not worry.  We’ll be very grateful if you tell about project “ARTWORK Online Gallery” to your friends and share our campaign in social networks such as facebook, twitter, google+ , LinkedIn and others.

 
 
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