Ling-Yen Jones: Resume

Post Office Box 352
Point Arena, California, 95468

Ling-Yen in the Studio.
Image by H. Kelley

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I have successfully established myself as a metalsmith and artist. I have been fortunate to be able to pursue my career in making and designing my jewelry and jewelry business. I am exploring opportunities to exhibit my jewelry in art contexts, such as Fiber design shows, Lust for Couture and Fall Fashion Event. I am continuing work on Ling-Yen designs in galleries and at art shows and exhibition events. Presently, I serve on the Gualala Arts exhibition committee.



Humboldt State University (HSU), Arcata, CA, May 20, 1994

Overall GPA 3.62, Cum Laude
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Arts major, with Metalsmithing/Jewelry and Photography emphases
Dance minor

Monterey Peninsula College Independent Study with Theresa Lovering-Brown 1997

Monterey Peninsula College Narrative Jewelry with Angela Gleason 2000

Monterey Peninsula College Photo etching with Carol Webb 2002



Living on the Edge at the Gualala Art Center, 2012
Small Works at the Gualala Art Center, 2012
Return of the Mouse & Friends at Jack’s Pharmacy, Gualala, CA 2012
Miasa-Omachi Art Exchange Show at Matsamoto City Museum of Art, Japan 2011
Miasa-Omachi Art Exchange Show at Omachi Asagura Art Gallery, Japan 2011
50 annual Art in the Redwoods Exhibition in Gualala, CA 2011
Elements to the Power of Four with Zvika and Sharon Greensfield and Jon Handel, Point Arena, CA 2011
May Show Invitational First at the Gualala Art Center, 2010
2nd Annual Japanese Art Exchange in Miasa/Omachi Japan 2009
Imaginations in Metal at the Oakland Museum of CA with the MBMAG, 2007
Reflections in Silk and Metal II at the Dolphin, Gualala, 2006
Concept to Reality, Lecture and Solo Show in Las Vegas at the Summerlin Library, 2006
Creative Spirit In the Foyer of the Gualala Art Center, June 9- July 4, 2005
Inwood Credit Union CityArt Committee Member show for June 1-15, 2005
Beaux Esprits Show at CityArt from July 1-July 31, 2005. Juried by Karen Shapiro, Jerry Milazzo and Miriam Owen.
Beaux-Esprits 2003 at Point Arena City Art, July 2003. Juried and exhibited.
MBMAG Essential Element III- Glass-At the Monterey Bay Glass School September 2002
Specific Gravity at the Monterey Peninsula College March 13-April 5,2001
Bridging the Millennium & The Essential Element I at The Pacific Grove Art Center February 18 to March 24, 2000
Solo Jewelry Exhibition Windows of Opportunity at the Pacific Grove Art Center December 1998 – January 1999
Metals: Fin de Siecle at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA October 1998
Out of Hand 1-5 Annual shows at the Ink People Gallery, Eureka, CA 1994 – 1998


Fresh Start at the Gualala Arts Center, Gualala January 1-29, 2004
Collage & Mobiles at the Point Arena CityArt Gallery Feb 3-29, 2004
Point Arena CityArt Exhibit at the Gualala ArtsCenter Feb 21-March 22, 2004
MBMAG Presents Cup at the Chris Winfield Gallery in Carmel, CA, April 2003
Insectarium OBJX Mix Media Show June 2, 2001
Specific Gravity at The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild March 2001
Small Packages Mix Media Show at the Lisa Coscino Gallery December 1, 2000
Seaside City Hall Group Show with MBMAG and MPC May 1999
Faces of Eve, curated by Julie Moranda, at the Ink People Gallery in Eureka, CA February 1999
Seaside 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition, at Seaside City Hall, Seaside, CA November 1998
Monterey Museum of Art 1998 Juried Exhibition, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA September 1998
Monterey Peninsula College, Printmaking and Metal Arts, October 1998


2012 Beverly Hills Art in the Gardens – Honorable Mention in Jewelry
2012 Gualala Living on the Edge – First prize for Jewelry
2011 Gualala Art in the Redwoods – Second Prize for Jewelry
2010 Beverly Hills Art in the Gardens – Honorable Mention in Jewelry
2009 Gualala Art in the Redwoods – First place Jewelry and Ornamentation
2008 Gualala Art in the Redwoods -Second Prize for Jewelry
2004 Gualala Art in the Redwoods– First Prize for Jewelry
2004 Beverly Hills Affaire in the Gardens– Honorable Mention in Jewelry


2001 Yuma Symposium, Yuma Arizona
2000 Yuma Symposium, Yuma Arizona
1999 Yuma Symposium, Yuma Arizona
1998 Society of North American Goldsmiths, SNAG Seattle, WA
1995 Society of North American Goldsmiths, SNAG New Orleans, LA
1994 Society of North American Goldsmiths, SNAG Portland, OR


Cityart, Board Member
Point Arena CITYART is a non-profit community art gallery dedicated to the promotion of the arts in the Point Arena, CA area
Gualala Art Center, Member and Volunteer
Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild, Exhibition Committee Member
North Coast Artist Guild
, Member
Out of Hand – Humboldt Metal Arts Guild,
Founding Member
Society of North American Goldsmiths
, Member
Soroptimist 2012, Member


Monterey County Dining & Entertainment -“Cup” Runneth Over Lisa Watson Crawford April 2003
Niche- 24kt Tips by Loretta Radeschi, Spring 2003
Art Business News, Hand Crafted Art Speaks to New American Ideas December 2002
Monterey Herald-Life & TimesDecember 4, 2001
Niche– 2001 Niche Award Finalist-entitled Unmentionable-necklace
Metalsmith-Fin De Siecle, Jewelry and Metal by Susan Wood-Onstad Winter 2000
Metalsmith– Dimensions of the Mind, jewelry and Metal by Susan Wood-Onstad Winter 1998
Ornament– in the News section, winter 1998
Times-Standard- Newspaper interview, August 1997
Arts and Entertainment– Dimensions of the Mind, by Susan Neel December 1996

Gallery Representation