The main purpose of the site is to show pieces of art in a clean and uncluttered environment, very much like the feel of a modern art gallery.
So use white backgrounds, light lines and subtle shading, and use a limited amount of colour, so that the art is the thing that really stands out as the central focus. This project is all about creating a clean website that feels well-organised and uncluttered.
For the logo, we have had 2 directions created by a branding design team here in Vancouver, and we want to give you the flexibility to work with the logo you think will work best within your design, so which logo you want to use is up to you - we have not decided.
It would be interesting to see how you might extend the use of the red dot in the logo in other subtle places on the site, but dont overdo it (the red dot is often used to show a piece is 'sold' in art galleries).
Please use web friendly fonts, and work to the 960 grid system: http://www.960.gs
You will notice their are some category areas on the website, and have provided a excel document that you can use to copy & paste to make life easier.