Every time an artist creates a work, there is data that must be cataloged and documented to help identify, exhibit, distribute, and promote the work. Most of the time, artists skip this process because it is highly manual and adequate tools do not exist to help them.
Art is created for others to see. But, most of the time, artists do not have a way to immediate distribute their work across multiple platforms in a way that immediately allows them to present and sell their work in a way that's fast, easy, and effective.
At the same time, art organizations run thousands of exhibits a year and have the need to collect submissions, curate them, communicate with artists through the process, and generate a number of documents to faciltate the exhibits. This requests unavailable staff and time resources.
We have created a platform that collects images and all the necessary metadata to properly catalog and distribute information about each work, organized by collections and allowing for editioning, production tracking, online exhibition, and sales.
Each catalog work generates several different ways to distribute the work through web links and social media platforms in a way that is organized, mobile friendly, and ready for audience interaction. The exhibits can be viewed on all popular devices.
With our online events and exhibit system, art organizations and individual art show promoters can instantly create and announce calls to artist, accepting art within seconds along with all applicable submissions fees. The platform features curation tools and the generate of event collateral.
We have created a complete system for uploading artwork and cataloging all of its metadata. Works are organized into collections and optimized for all online formats. We also track editions, serial numbers, generate certificates of authenticity and more.
For digital works, we track the production of physical product separately from the digital files. All produced works are tracked, numbered, and followed through the lifetime of each work. Owners of the works are given an art collector dashbaord to track their art ownership.
Artists receive various opportunities for online exhibition including an instantly generated website populated and organized based on their catalog, online work and user galleries, exhibition opportunities by art organizations, and social media sharing tools.
Selling art has never been so easy as through our platform. We provide artists with a complete art sales platform for process automated art sales through online and social media referrals as well as point of sales tools for face-to-face sales processing.
We provide one of the first and only tools in the world that tracks art creation, transfer, donation, sales, theft, and even destruction. Produced works receive a unique serial number that can be used to search our public ledger and report on the status and history of an individual work.
We provide one of the simplest ways for art organizations and art show producers to create calls to artists, collect submissions and fees, curate by individual or group, communicate with submitting artists, and generate all of the collateral needed to run their exhibits.
CloudFolios was developed and launched by entreprenur and photographic artist, Jose Gomez. Jose's is able to draw from his extensive online business background as well as through his art career and various founder/board positions in the art world to continually expand the platform.
Carl Treleaven is an entrepreneur, author, strong supporter of various non-profits, and entrepreurial ventures. He is CEO of Westlake Ventures, Inc., a company with diversified investments in printing and software. Carl has a background as a CPA and holds numerous patents. He is also a Distinguished Toastmaster.
Annie is an award-winning artist in multiple mediums as well as co-founder of the Tampa Bay Society of Photographic Artists. She uses her experience in promoting art shows and individual artists to grow CloudFolios' footprint in the art world.
Erik manages client experience and support, working with artists, collectors, and art organizations to ensure that our platform is easy to use and bug-free. He comes with experience supporting thousands of clients through his leadership in various website and software companies.