Make a donation to keep the dream alive!

Using PayPal, you can help the Soho virtual Art gallery buy a couple of needed items for the website, and support the arts. It's easy to set up a new account if you haven't already set one up at PayPal, but if you already have an account, then it would be great if you could exercise those spending muscles and donate to the Soho Virtual art gallery. A US $5.00 donation is recommended for visting and looking through the gallery, but any old amount will do...and thanks for your support!

The Soho Gallery is a virtual art gallery...

In early 1995, I had the desire to create a virtual art gallery on the web, so I looked around to find inspiration from other virtual art galleries that had gone before me. The virtual art galleries that populated the web back then had crappy layouts over a default grey Mosaic background (you know background colors were at one time considered an INTRUSION into the open standards of HTML, ha!) Then I met Jaron Lanier at a show at the Kitchen in NYC one day, and he talked about Virtual Reality. After hearing him on that day, I was totally sold and wanted to create a Virtual Gallery where a visitor could really interact with the art.

After kicking around a few ideas, and playing with some authoring programs, I realized that the web was still not quite ready for prime time as far a REAL Virtual art goes, I mean virtual art where there is actual interactivity going on. Yeah, I know that java has been singing up a storm about how it can make windows zoom and sizzle with excitement, but to tell the truth, I have seen a lot more enticing graphics in Quake than in any java generated virtual art on the web:)