Given it's virtual nature, that's not an easy question to answer. On the one hand it's just one person -- Natasha Wallace -- me. I act as the director, editor, and all around maintenance person. If it's up on the net, someone had to design it, format it, take raw information and try to put it in a discernable format, then upload it. All those tasks with hours that tick away fall to one person -- myself.
On the other hand the JSS Virtual Gallery is a loosely associated group of people "Contributing Members" who care enough to participate in helping me in this endeavor. I am very proud of my association with these people as they are some of the kindest and most thoughtful people I've ever met. They send images and text, tell me about exhibitions, help by giving heads-up with editing problems, write articles, contribute money to help offset costs, fill in family history and give color to a sometimes colorless scholarly process -- some wish to remain anonymous.
So although the site is physically built and the bills paid by one person -- myself, the flavor that makes this gallery so unique, in my opinion, is the contributions from all corners of the world by people who are as passionate about the subject as I am. They are very much an essential and indivisible part of the JSS Virtual Gallery identity. Without them the Gallery wouldn't be what it is today. No, it's much more than that. In truth, without them the Gallery wouldn't even be.
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