My art career began in Chicago in 1983, when I accepted my first position as a Sales Associate with a local Art Consulting firm called Transdesigns Industries. Here I spent a little over a year learning many facets of both the art and framing business.
Experiencing some growing pains, I then ventured into opening my own art consulting firm called Classic Designs. Our specialty was working with interior designers to place artwork for their clients. Building on this business knowledge, I moved with my family back home to the Pittsburgh area in 1987 where I opened and renamed my art business, The Art Bank. During the next several years, The Art Bank continued to grow as we serviced several interior designers as well as private residential and commercial customers.
In 2006, I moved again, this time to Rehoboth Beach. My first retail art gallery, Amandeline Gallery, opened its doors on Rehoboth Avenue a few months later. Today I continue to operate the gallery at 20 Baltimore Avenue, just one block from the ocean. See you at the beach!
- Jeanne L. Ponko