Exhibitions

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Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens displays several exhibitions of artwork each year in the John J. Willaman Education Center. Our goal is to complement the natural beauty of the gardens and offer a platform to celebrate the work of regional artists.

We are not accepting submissions of artwork for consideration at this time. Please check back in 2025 for information about submitting artwork to be considered for an exhibition.  

Current
Hesitation: Paintings by Valerie Craig – Click here to learn more
On View:
March 9 – June 16, 2024
Opening Reception:
Sunday, March 10 from 2 – 4 PM


Up Next
Seeking Art in Nature: Photography by David Hucker – Click here to learn more
On View:
June 22 – September 22, 2024
Opening Reception: June 23 from 2 – 4 PM

Nature’s Palette: Paintings by Radhika Srinivas
On View: September 28, 2024 – January 5, 2025
Opening Reception: September 29 from 2 – 4 PM

14th Annual Visitors’ Photography Exhibition
Submission Dates:
January 6 – 7, 2025
On View: January 11 – March 23, 2025


Past 

2024
13th Annual Visitors’ Photography Exhibition


2023
Environmental Poster Show by Students from the Department of Graphic and Interactive Design, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

Expressions of Light by Ardyth Sobyak

Drawn from Nature by Judy Antonelli & Terry Boyle

12th Annual Visitors’ Photography Exhibition

Botanical Fainting Couch by Sarah Peters

2022
Stitching Climate Science & Solutions by Dr. Laura Guertin 

From the Ground Up by Suzanne DuPlantis

Petals & Pigments: An exhibition of watercolors by Pam McKee

11th Annual Visitors’ Photography Exhibition


2021
Experience Beauty: An exhibition of artwork from MMX

10th Annual Visitors’ Virtual Photography Contest: Garden Gratitude


2020
9th Annual Visitors’ Photography Exhibition


2019
Hunting for Garden Treasures: An Exhibition of the Jenkins Photo Documentation Project by Chris Swisher

8th Annual Visitors’ Photography Exhibition


2018
7th Annual Visitors’ Photography Exhibition


2017
New Expressions: Trois Artistes Art Exhibition featuring Terry Boyle, Ardyth Sobyak, and Julie Spahr

Sculpted Earth: Works by Leslie Eadeh, Michelle Kalman, Wendy Liss, Bob Deane, Joon Farlam

Celebrating Two Decades of Botanical Illustration: Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators

6th Annual Visitors’ Photography Exhibition


2016
Land and Sky: An Exhibition of Paintings by Valerie Craig

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 40th Anniversary – Celebrating Light and Color: A Photography Exhibition featuring Laura Ducceschi, Bob Lyons, Jane Ruffin, and Andy Smith.

Nature’s Prisms: A Quilt Display

5th Annual Visitors’ Photography Exhibition


2015
The Way I See Things Now: Paintings of Suzanne DuPlanits

E-Ni Foo: Painting Exhibition II – Mosaics

French Creek Art Colony Painters Exhibition

Ten Colorful Years: An Exhibition of Paintings by ARTSisters

4th Annual Visitors’ Photography Exhibition


2014
Seasons of Nature: An Exhibition of Paintings by Julie Spahr

Drawn to the Details: Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators Members’ Choice Exhibition

Inspired by Nature’s Beauty: Delaware Valley Art League Painting Exhibition

David Fox Painting Exhibition

3rd Annual Visitors’ Photography Exhibition


2013
Ellsworth and Ellsworth Exhibition

Come into My Garden: An Exhibition of Paintings by Emmy Krick

French Creek Art Colony Painters Exhibition

The Fiber Art of Japan: An Exhibition of Quilts and Costumes by Nancy Long

The Art of Ikebana: An Exhibition of Flower Arrangements and Vessels by Jose Juico

2nd Annual Visitors’ Photography Exhibition


2012
Wind and Water: An Exhibition of Paintings by Angela M. Scully

Works of Pleasure: A Painting Exhibition by Terry Boyle

1st Annual Visitors’ Photography Exhibition


2011
A Time to Bloom: Ardyth Sobyak

E-Ni Foo: A Painting Exhibition

Celebrating Nature’s Beauty in Stitches: A Quilt Show

2010
Ana Uribe Painting Exhibition

Nature’s Embrace: Susan Stefanski Painting Exhibition

Watercolors by Siv Spurgeon

Order and Chaos – Color and Perspective: The Quilts of Nancy Cosmos

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 35th Anniversary Exhibition – Wind Through the Trees: An Auditory and Kinetic Sculpture Exhibition


2006
Jenkins Arboretum 30th Anniversary Exhibition – Watering Can Garden Sculpture Display


2003, 2004, 2005
A Jewel in Your Backyard: Annual Juried Art Exhibition in the Jenkins Arboretum Greenhouse


2001
Jenkins Arboretum 25th Anniversary Exhibition – The Monarch Gathering