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.
Ilene Adams has over 35 years of professional experience in graphic design, print making, 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
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
Artists of Palm Beach County|Lake Park Gallery
Armory Art Center|Student Faculty Show
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
Art Synery|Florida Arts Association Board
North Palm Beach Chamber Ambassador
Board Member – Wellington Art SocietyCity of West Palm Beach Cultural Alliance
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 Friend of Jonathan Dickinsen State Park
Lighthouse Arts Artists Guild
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