we make your art work

Art nurtures the soul. But it can also nurture the institutions that give it a home. That’s where we come in. We will transform your permanent collection into a revenue stream. Online and onsite, with a complete turnkey program that requires little time and effort on your part.

It's all about the image. We help you organize and optimize your collection’s images and metadata, with our color professionals ensuring matches with original works. Museum-approved images are then available for marketing, licensing, publications, print products... We can also help with asset management, web and workflow development, permissions, payments and fulfillment.

Online and through our award-winning apps, art lovers will browse your collection, wander e-galleries and learn and shop through your online store, even ordering works not on display. An easy way to increase revenues at a time when every dollar counts.


our mission:

To partner with internationally renowned art authorities, museums and artists to make the world’s art accessible to all through innovative software solutions and museum-quality reproductions.


our clients:

The National Gallery UK
Science & Society Picture Library
The Boston Public Library Foundation
LAC Natural History Museum

meet the team

Kirsten Söderlind
Chief Creative Officer
kirsten@artauthority.net

Kirsten Söderlind was Founder and Chief Creative Officer of 1000Museums (1KM), a global network of museums designed to increase online access and public awareness of museum collections and exhibitions around the world, while supporting the financial health of the museum through complimentary products. Kirsten directs museum partner relations and business development working with hundreds of museums, artists, photographers and artist rights associations.


Stanley Smith
Chief Museum Officer
stanley@artauthority.net

Stanley Smith was formerly Head of Collection Information and Access at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, where he was in charge of maintenance and dissemination of information about the Getty’s collection including images, multimedia, audio tours, didactic material, mobile applications, digital asset management, and scholarly requests. He also headed the digital photo studio for Seattle’s Experience Music Project, where he was instrumental managing the digitization of EMP’s extensive collection. He was founder and CEO of Argentum, a professional photographic and digital lab in Seattle then joined Mac Holbert to launch The Image Collective.


R. Mac Holbert
Chief Imagician
rmh@artauthority.net

Widely regarded as the world’s first digital printmaking studio focused solely on photography, Nash Editions established an international reputation for fine art photographic digital output. Prior to Nash Editions, Mr. Holbert was the Tour Manager for such music groups as Crosby, Stills & Nash, Peter, Paul & Mary and Carole King. He has long been active in the environmental movement helping to produce benefits for the Cousteau Society, Greenpeace, the Algalita Foundation and others. In 2000 Mac was honored by being named a Computerworld Smithsonian Award Laureate for his pioneering work in digital printmaking. Mr. Holbert has lectured extensively and conducted workshops on digital printing.


Alan Oppenheimer
Chief Wizard
alan@artauthority.net

Alan graduated from MIT, went to work at Apple, and then started Open Door Networks. Alan helped engineer Apple’s original Macintosh computer, helped steer the city of Ashland’s Fiber Network, and is the creative force behind the award-winning Art Authority line of apps for Apple devices.


Jim Teece
Chief Technology Officer
jim@artauthority.net

Jim is a parallel entrepreneur. One of his companies, Project A, writes e-commerce solutions for clients all over the world and will be providing new e-commerce sites supporting on-demand product orders for museums worldwide. He partnered with Alan many years ago to develop the award-winning app line, and is also passionate about community causes, both local and global.


contact us

695 Mistletoe Road, Suite C
Ashland, Oregon 97520
(425) 980-6154 - museums.artauthority.net