Adrienne Beth Jenkins is an artist and arts administrator who has worked for more than twenty-five years in the Philadelphia arts community while pursuing training and education as a painter.  Her paintings exploring nature, feminine consciousness and shamanism are in private collections and have been exhibited at regional galleries and non-profit spaces in the Philadelphia area since 2009.  Public talks and published essays about the work reflect her interest in Jungian depth psychology.  She recently completed coursework at the Assisi Institute: The International Center for the Study of Archetypal Patterns.
Drawing and painting since childhood, Adrienne pursued artistic training in a high school art major program and as a graphic design major in college, and continued taking studio courses and workshops while working full-time.  She has studied with Stan Merz, Georganna Lenssen, Timothy Hawkesworth, and participated in a Miriam Schapiro master class at Moore College of Art and creative residency with M.C. Richards.  In 2014 she completed a six-week residency and critique at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Adrienne’s professional experience includes planning and funding capital expansion of a community art center and sculpture garden (Abington Art Center), leading a regional arts agency (The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance), and planning and management of an international festival of contemporary printmaking (Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious). She was a consultant with LaSalle University’s Nonprofit Center and Schultz & Williams, Inc. and for six years was a faculty member and arts policy research director for the graduate program in arts administration at Drexel University. She is an experienced writer and public speaker, appearing on radio and television and contributing essays and opinion editorials on cultural policy and arts management.

Adrienne 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 arts administration 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).


2017  Guardians of the Meadow: Honoring Earth and All Her Relations at Pendle Hill Quaker Retreat Center, Media, PA.

2017  Made of This Earth at Speer Gallery, The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA.

2016  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  Web of Life, Pebble Hill Church Gallery, Doylestown, PA

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

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

2010    Light and Despair: Adrienne Jenkins and Valerie Carroll,                         Twenty-Two Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


2018    CURRENTS, curated by Barbara Zucker, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2018    Professional Artist Members Exhibit, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2017    Annual Group Exhibition, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

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

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

2013-15    Group Exhibition and Open Studio, Norristown Arts Building

2012    Community Group Show, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

2011    Annual Juried Show, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2009    Annual Juried Show, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
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