Adrienne Beth Jenkins
BIOGRAPHY


Adrienne is a visual artist, arts administrator, consultant, researcher and lecturer. Her creative work, teaching and consulting explore the synergy of creativity and consciousness as individually and culturally transformative processes.  She views the creative process as the heart of arts and cultural systems, and analyzes the archetypal patterns that influence artist's creative practice, arts markets, collective attitudes toward the arts, arts education and public policy for the arts. Analysis of archetypal patterns in art history, myth and popular culture reveal the underlying dynamics of the system.

For more than two decades Adrienne has worked as an arts administrator and consultant with arts and cultural organizations to plan, strategize, budget and secure resource support for major projects. Senior staff positions include Director of Development and External Affairs at Abington Art Center, Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and Managing Director of Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious, Philadelphia’s first international, region-wide arts festival focusing on print-making. From 2001-2006 Adrienne served as an adjunct faculty member and senior lecturer/research director for cultural policy in the graduate program for arts administration at Drexel University. She has also worked at private and university-based nonprofit consulting and training organizations. 

Adrienne is principal of AB Arts Consulting | Studio working with professional artists and arts organizations to understand and engage with unconscious archetypal patterns to explore their transformative potential. She offers a monthly seminar series for artists on creativity and consciousness to become aware of and work generatively with the archetypal patterns influencing their creative practice and artistic product. She also offers consulting services in project planning, business strategy, financial analysis and grant-writing for arts organizations and artists.

Adrienne is committed to her own creative practice and maintains a painting studio at Norristown Arts Building. She exhibits and sells her work and lectures on how the creative process reflects archetypal patterns in psyche and culture.

Adrienne earned an MBA from Drexel University (2003) and a BS in Marketing from Penn State University (1985). In 2021 she completed five years of study and training in Jungian depth psychology and archetypal pattern analysis, culminating in her thesis Painting a Fuller Picture: Archetypal Patterns of Creative Transformation in Ovid’s Echo and Narcissus presented at the 2021 Assisi Institute international conference.  

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

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

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

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

FEATURED ARTIST EXHIBITIONS

2016  They Walk Among Us: Painted Beasts and Other Curious Creatures, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA.

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

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

GROUP AND JURIED SHOWS

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         Annual Group Exhibition, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

2009/11    Annual Juried Show, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA