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Ilene Adams,artist,photography

I work in both mixed media and photography, each with a different focus.  In my paintings, I use old family and vintage images creating stories that evoke a feeling of nostalgia. I like to take an isolated image and although it is separate, see how it relates to the whole.

My photography looks at nature but through an eye that sees intensified color and transforms the ordinary into the sublime, often in a painterly style that leaves the viewer wondering if it is a painting or a photograph.


lene Adams has over 35 years of professional experience in graphic design, printmaking, illustration, fabric design, painting, photography, and faux finishing, as well as experience in the advertising 

and the corporate world Ilene brings a wealth of information and creativity to her work.


After owning a nationally acclaimed multi-million dollar broadcast marketing company in the Northeast for over 20 years, Ilene focused her energy and skills on the creation of wonderful, warm environments for homes and businesses from New York to Miami.

An award-winning artist, Ilene has been featured in many design magazines both in the New York metropolitan area and the Palm Beaches.  Ilene's work is shown extensively in galleries and exhibitions.

Ilene has also worked in the non-profit art world bringing her marketing talents and creativity to an art center in West Palm Beach and working to advance art and artists in the community.  Ilene served as a Mayoral Appointee on the Cultural Affairs Commission and the Public Art Commission in West Palm Beach. She is currently working on several community art projects to bring art to the public including acting as co-director of ArtSynergy.

Ilene curates, juries and judges many national and international art shows and fairs including Artigras, Old School Fair, The Naples Art Fairs and Art Palm Beach.


In her personal life, Ilene is married with two adult daughters, is an avid yogi, and an animal and human rights advocate.


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Awards, Exhibitions & Associations

Palm Beach State Photography Invitational

The Box Gallery

​RCB Gallery

OSGS Gallery

Palm Beach State College Gallery -3rd Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

Artists Guild @ Midtown |Lighthouse Art Center

Lighthouse Arts Center | PhotoNow

Color & Light |The Whitne y |Bruce Helander

A​rtists of Palm Beach County|Lake Park Gallery

Armory Art Center|Student Faculty Show
Dixie Loft

Whole Foods - One Person Show

Lighthouse Art Center|Landscapes|Contempo

JF Gallery - Mediums

Palm Beach County Art in Public Places

Wellington Art in Public Places

AmTrust Bank Exhibition

Riverside Bank Exhibition

Zephyr Art Show|Wellington Art Society

Armory Art Center |Student Faculty Show

LK Mix Art Exhibition |Lake Worth FL

Artists Ball | Armory Art Center

Northwood Artwalk  West Palm Beach, FL

​Commissions & Acquisitions

Palms West Hospital - Loxahatchee
St Mary’s Hospital – West Palm Beach
TD Bank - Miami
Montross Estate and Stable - Wellington
Jewish Community Center - Wellington
Jewish Community Center – Boynton Beach
Med Express Urgent Centers -  6 locations in South Florida
Dermatology Center of the Palm Beaches -Lake Worth, FL
Boca Raton Skin & Laser Center
Pediatric Oncology Wing – Palms West Hospital
Weber Residence - Wellington
Douglas Residence - Wellington, F
Interior Decisions - Florham Park, NJ
Children First Health Facility - Brooklyn, New York
Katz Residences - Long Branch, Livingston, NJ, Palm Beach FL
Morristown Jewish Center - Morristown, NJ
Herman Residences - Short Hills, NJ  & Boca Raton, FL
Mercury Car Dealership - South Jersey
Clancy Estate - Coltsneck, NJ
Innovative Interiors - Towaco, NJ
Valerie Matthews Design - Boonton Township, NJ
Ann Dlugash Interiors - Westfield, NJ


Art Synery|Florida Arts Association Board

North Palm Beach Chamber Ambassador

Board Member – Wellington Art SocietyCity of West Palm Beach Cultural Alliance
Artigras Judge

IDAL (International Decorative Artisans League)
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce
Palm Beach Cultural Council

Artists of Palm Beach County

Board of Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Lighthouse Arts Artists Guild


HARVARD UNIVERSITY                                         Cambridge, MA Graduate courses in marketing & business                                       
SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS                                             New York, NY   
Courses in advertising and illustration (Milton Glazer)
Bachelor of Fine Arts – Graphic Design and Advertising

Fine Art/Printmaking
Junior Year Studying in Rome


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