ARTIST BIO

Adrienne Beth Jenkins is a visual artist and arts project consultant with twenty-five years of professional experience in arts administration and cultural policy/arts advocacy as an executive leader, university faculty member and independent consultant. Her paintings are in private collections and have been exhibited at Philadelphia regional galleries and non-profit spaces since 2009.  An advocate for animals and the natural environment, Adrienne also writes and lectures about themes in her art such as sustainable ecology, human/animal kinship and the archetypal feminine.
 
Drawing and painting since childhood, Adrienne pursued artistic training through studio courses and workshops during high school and college, and while working full-time.  In 2014 she completed a six-week studio residency and critique program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.  She paints at her home studio in suburban Pennsylvania.
 
Adrienne’s professional experience includes: Planning and managing development, marketing and finances for an international festival of contemporary printmaking in Philadelphia (Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious); leading and restructuring a regional arts agency (The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance); and planning, marketing and fundraising for a community art center and sculpture garden (Abington Art Center).  She has worked as a consultant to artists and arts organizations to plan and fundraise for major projects, and for six years was a Senior Lecturer and adjunct faculty member in the graduate program for arts administration at Drexel University. She has participated on grant panels for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.  Prior to working in the nonprofit arts, she was a marketing research specialist for technical and pharmaceutical companies.  Adrienne received her MBA from Drexel University in 2003 and a BS in marketing from the Pennsylvania State University in 1981.  She is also a certified yoga teacher (CYT 200).

EXHIBITIONS

2017 (February to April), Solo Exhibition, Guardians of the Meadow: Honoring Earth and All Her Relations at Pendle Hill Quaker Retreat Center, Media, PA.

2017 (January to February), Solo Exhibition, Made of This Earth at Speer Gallery, The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA.

2016 (June 10 - August 28) They Walk Among Us: Painted Beasts and Other Curious Creatures, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA. With artists Susan B. Howard, E. Sherman Hayman and Ann Hopkins Wilson.

2015   Solo Exhibition, Web of Life, Pebble Hill Church Gallery, Doylestown, PA

2015   Adrienne Beth Jenkins and Barbara Straussberg Paintings, Thos. Moser Furniture, Wayne, PA

2015    72nd Annual Juried Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts; juried by Sharon Ewing, Director Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia.

2015    The 5B's: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Bats and Bugs, International Juried Exhibition at Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

2014    Group Exhibition and Open Studio, Norristown Arts Building

2013    Solo exhibition Fur, Feathers & Flesh, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

2012    Community Group Show, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

2011    Annual Juried Show, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

2010    Light and Despair: Adrienne Jenkins and Valerie Carroll,                         Twenty-Two Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
        
2009    Annual Juried Show, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
 
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