Jim founded the Bucks Gallery of Fine Art in 2001 as an adjunct to Acme Design Group whose offices are also in the building. "We were looking for a way to keep in touch with the emotional side of what we were doing as designers," he says, "and much the same way we were using links in the websites we were creating, the Gallery was a link back to why we got into the art field in the first place."
The Bucks Gallery of Fine Art is located at a former Hudson car dealership that brought some of the first cars to Bucks County in the 1920s. It is also home to a vibrant community of creative professionals including two interactive design firms and a home design center.
A second sister gallery location, Ocean Gallery was added in 2010 on Long Beach Island, NJ.
Joan's resume consists of 35 years of self-employment creating contacts and credibility in the art world. During this period she has had experience as the gallery director of Joan Perkes Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, New Hope and briefly in the Laceworks in Lambertville, New Jersey, curator, artist agent, private dealer and art consultant. These art related endeavors have occurred separately and have also run concurrently. She has participated in art charity events for Children's Hospital, as well as, creating visibility for her company and clients through participating in large venue art shows.
Joan Perkes joins the Bucks Gallery of Fine Art staff as an outside residential and corporate consultant. She will be in the gallery on Saturdays and by appointment.