Art Authority Announces Year Five of Its Intern Program for Art Majors

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[] Ashland, Oregon - Art Authority, developers of the award-winning line of classic art apps, today announced year five of its Summer Intern Program for students majoring in art and art history. As in previous years, the program aims to provide students with experience working on cutting-edge apps within their field of study, while at the same time enhancing the database behind those apps. Over past summers, interns helped add 25,000 works to the 75,000 work Art Authority collection.

College students majoring in any art discipline need only a computer and an Internet connection to apply for, and if accepted, participate in the program. Participants will work out of their homes and dorm rooms. The positions are unpaid, but course credit is often available. Students will also gain valuable real-world experience as the art field follows music, movies, books and photography into the online, digital realm. Information and an online application form are available on the Art Authority Summer Intern Program website.

"These programs have been very successful, with both interns and Art Authority learning a whole lot," said Alan Oppenheimer, president of Art Authority. "This summer we plan to build on that knowledge. For technology-focused students, we think working with our apps is a great alternative to a traditional art internship."

Although responsibilities will vary, many interns will concentrate on works of specific artists not already in the collection. Students will scour the Internet, libraries, and other sources for images and associated information that can be added to, or updated in the Art Authority database, where it is then used by Art Authority, Art Alert, and other components of the Art Authority line.

Art Authority for iPad is the only iPad Reference app to be named to both of Apple's Rewind "best of" lists. It brings over 75,000 high-resolution classic works of art to users' fingertips. Hailed as "an experience unlike any other" and "visually dazzling," the app professionally displays paintings and sculptures by over 1000 major western artists from ancient times through current-day. The app is in use by Seton Hill University and a number of other educational institutions worldwide. Art Authority for Macintosh and iPhone bring similar functionality to these devices.

Art Authority is the product of an innovative collaboration between two separate software companies, Open Door Networks and Project A. Art Authority's mission is the design, development and deployment of the best ways for users to experience art on their modern-day devices.

Open Door Networks, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Alan Oppenheimer, co-creator of AppleTalk, the original network system for the Macintosh. Open Door is a leading provider of Internet and mobile solutions for Apple products. Copyright (C) 2015 Open Door Networks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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