Adrienne Beth Jenkins

Adrienne is a visual artist and certified archetypal pattern analyst with an interest in the creative process from a depth psychology perspective. For two decades she worked as a nonprofit arts administrator, and also as a consultant and university lecturer. Her passion for painting and experience of the creative process as personally and culturally transformative has led to researching artists work and their lives, studying art history and mythology, and completing coursework in Jungian depth psychology. She develops and leads seminars on the transformative power of the creative process from a Jungian perspective for artists, arts educators and art therapists. See the Creative Process Seminars section of this website for current programs.


From 1993-2015 Adrienne worked as an arts administrator and consultant in areas of organizational strategy, planning, marketing and development with non-profit arts and cultural organizations. 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 she served as adjunct faculty and senior lecturer/research director for cultural policy in the graduate program for arts administration at Drexel University.

Adrienne has also worked at private and university-based nonprofit consulting and training organizations. Prior to her career in arts administration, Adrienne worked as a marketing research analyst in pharmaceutical and technology companies. 

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 certification in 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.  

AB Arts Consulting was established in 2000 to provide consulting services in project planning, business strategy, financial analysis and grant-writing for arts organizations and artist projects. Today AB Arts Consulting | Studio also offers consulting and educational programs designed to bring Jungian philosophy into arts practice and education with a focus on the creative process and its transformative potential.

Adrienne maintains a painting studio at Norristown Arts Building in suburban Philadelphia. 


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


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


2019   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