Ahlene Welsh


I received a B.S. in Applied Art from Iowa State University in 1962 and a M.F.A. in Metalcrafts and Jewelry from the School for American Craftsmen at Rochester Institute of Technology in 1964.

I taught art in a junior high school and in junior colleges for a few years. I have worked in a home work space for about the last 45 years. Since 1985 I have worked almost daily in a studio we added to our house. I am also a part-time weaver.

My jewelry has been represented in various shops and galleries in Massachusetts and in Southern California. I participate in two or three group shows in the area every year. I often receive commissions from individuals, and occasionally from organizations.


Toledo Area Artists Exhibit in 1958, 61, 63, 66; Toledo Museum of Art:  award in 1963 for silver pin

Schenectady Area Crafts Exhibit in 1967:  award for silver neckpiece

Iowa State University Alumni Exhibit, 1984

The Gallery Upstairs, Claremont, CA, 1993:  two artists' show

Pomona Valley Artists at the Pomona Public Library, 1996

Faces Around Town, an exhibition of masks, DA Center for the Arts, Pomona, 1996

Studio Tour Exhibit, DA Center for the Arts, 1996

Artists' Gardens tour, DA Center for the Arts, 1998

ATM Invitational fundraiser, DA Center for the Arts, 1999

Midsummer Masks, DA Center for the Arts, 1999

Fringe of the Fringe group show at Bella Cosa, Claremont, 1999

Functional Art Show and Auction, for Artcore the Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, 2000

Group Exhibit, Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center, 2000

Group show- Persona, an exhibition of contemporary portraiture at Cuttress Gallery, Pomona, CA, 2001

Open Studios Tour, San Luis Obispo County Arts Council, 2003

Artists at Work, Scripps Fine Arts Foundation home and studios tour, Claremont, 2007

East in Eden, invitational art exhibit at Kellogg Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, 2007

30th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, School of Design, Iowa State University, 2009

The Fine Arts Foundation of Scripps College, Claremont, CA; Limited Editions, 1978-79 and 1989-90

Galleries and Shops

Jewelry previously shown at:
La Bottega, Boston, MA
Long's Jewelry, Boston, MA
Del Mano, Pasadena, CA
Gallery 8, Claremont, CA
Galleria Beretich, Claremont, CA
Raku, Claremont, CA
Goldsmiths 3, Concord, MA
The Gallery Upstairs, Claremont, CA
Bella Cosa, Claremont, CA
Cuttress Gallery, Pomona, CA
Claremont Museum of Art Shop, Claremont, CA

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