Neil Celani

 

EDUCATION

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

Bachelor of Arts, Emphasis in Ceramics, 2007

 

WORK/TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2009-Present     The Clay Center of Northern Colorado; Resident Artist, Studio Manager, Instructor, Greeley, CO

2016    Guest Artist, Ceramic Studio, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

2015     Advanced Soda Workshop, Clay Center of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

2014/2016 Advanced Ceramics, Northern Colorado Potters Guild, Fort Collins, CO

2013 Advanced Soda Workshop, Clay Center of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

2008- 2012 Advanced Throwing Classes, City Park Pottery Studio, Fort Collins, CO

2009 Wheel Throwing Workshop, Poudre High School, Fort Collins, CO

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Juried Shows

2016    Working Pots, Juried by Simon Levin, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI

2016    6th Contemporary Clay, Juried by Steve Hilton, Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO

2016    delecTABLE:The Fine Art of Dining, Juried by Pete Beasecker, Art Student League,     Denver, CO

2016    Drink Me: A Cup Show, Juried by Sebastian Moh, UNC Mariani Gallery, Greeley, CO

2016    Last Call, Juried by Matt Schiemann, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN

2015     Holiday Art Market, Foothills Art Center, Golden CO

2013    Elements, Juried by Lorna Meaden, UNC Mariani Gallery, Greeley,CO

2013    Mugshots, Juried by Eddie Dominguez, Lux Center, Lincoln, Nebraska

2012    4th Contemporary Clay, Juried by Brad Miller, Western Colorado Center for the Arts,      Grand Junction, CO

2012     Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery, Featured Artist, Boulder

2010-2015 Arvada Center Art Market, Arvada Center, Arvada, CO

2012     delecTable, Juried by Nick Joerling, Art Student League, Denver, CO

2011     Colorado Clay Exhibition, Juried by Jonathan Kaplan, Plinth Gallery, Denver

2011       Memorial Day Show, Pinon Hill Pottery, La Veta, Colorado

2011       Clay Continuum VI, Juried by Nancy Utterback, Space Gallery, La Veta,CO 2011       2011    100 Teapots V, Juried by Nick Joerling, Baltimore, Maryland

2010      Clay Continuum V, Juried by Sumi Von Dassow, La Veta Space Gallery

2010      3rd Contemporary Clay, Juried by Pete Pinnell, Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO

2009      Mugs Bowls and Casseroles, Lincoln Center Gallery, Fort Collins, Colorado

2006     Form and Function Solo Exhibition, University of Northern Colorado Fine Art Gallery,   Greeley, Colorado

 

 

Invitational Shows

2015 Expressions in Clay, Curated by Barbara Hoffman, Tointon Gallery, Greeley, CO

2015 Gift of Art, Space Gallery, La Veta, Colorado

2013 Return to the Earth, Coloradical Gallery, Denver, CO

2011 Opiate, Grand Opening Show, Fort Collins, CO

2011 Memorial Day Show, Featured Artist, Pinon Hill Pottery, La Veta, Colorado

2010 Tea Party, Arvada Ceramics Guild, Arvada, Colorado

2009 Gift, Andenken Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2008 Product, Andenken Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2008- 2009 Guest Artist, The Gallery Underground, Fort Collins, Colorado

 

AWARDS AND COLLECTIONS

2016 Best Mastery of Technique, delecTable, Juried and Awarded by Peter Beasecker, Art Student League, Denver, CO

2016 Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist

2013 Best in Show, Elements,  Juried by Lorna Meaden, UNC Mariani Gallery, Greeley

2011 Second Place Functional, Juried by Nancy Utterback, Space Gallery, La Veta, CO

2010 Second Place Functional, Juried by Sumi von Dassow, Space Gallery, La Veta, CO

 

CURRENT REPRESENTATION

2016-Present   Plinth Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2015-Present     Earthen Vessel, Durango, Colorado

2012-Present     Pottery Studio Gallery, Littleton, Colorado

2011-Present     Pinon Hill Pottery, La Veta, Colorado

2010- Present Grand Lake Art Gallery, Grand Lake, Colorado

2009-Present     Trimble Court Artisans, Fort Collins, Colorado

                -Featured Artist Fall 2010/2013/2015

2006-Present Madison and Main Gallery, Greeley, Colorado

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

2005-2016 SS Kids Soup Bowl Fundraiser, Greeley, CO

2013 Clay Center Chili Cook-off Fundraiser, Greeley, CO

2010-15 Public Demonstrations, Arts Picnic, Greeley, CO

2010 Public Demonstrations, New West Fest Creative Garden, Fort Collins, CO

2010 Leukemia Lymphoma Fundraiser Ceramic Sale, Fort Collins, CO

2008-2010 Empty Bowls Fundraiser, Fort Collins, CO

2006-2010 Clayfest Potters Games, Manitou Springs, CO

2005 Organized Red Cross Pottery Sale Fundraiser, Greeley CO