2009 University of Louisville, MA

1993 Alfred University, Summer Session

1976 University of Louisville, BFA



2016      Three Emerged Women” , New Edition Gallery, Lexington, KY

2014   “Strange Sympathies”, MS Renzy Gallery, Lexington, KY

2014     “The ENID Collective”,  Transylvania University Morlan Gallery, Lexington, KY

2013     “ENID Fifteen Women Sculptors”, University Louisville Cressman Gallery, Louisville, KY

2012    “Selected Works” Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, KY

2011    “Trifecta”, Gallery Hertz, Louisville, KY

2010    “Water Tower Regional”, Louisville Visual Art Association

2009  “The Best of Louisville Clay”, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY

             “MA Thesis: Insomnia”, University of Louisville, Hite Art Institute, Louisville, KY

2008    “Response to Fear”, Lexington Art League, Lexington, Kentucky

            “ Louisville Clay—One of a Kind”, Gallery on Pearl Street, New Albany, Indiana

2007    “NCECA Exhibition”, Lexington Library Gallery, Lexington, KY

            “ Ceramics Unfolding”, NCEDA Invitational Exhibition, University of Louisville, KY

            “Insomnia, NCECA One Man Exhibition, Chapman Friedman Gallery, Louisville, KY

2006  “National Ceramic Invitational”, Chapman Friedman Gallery, Louisville, KY

2003    “Clay Collections”, Steve Wilson Gallery,  Louisville, KY

2002  “Of and About Clay VI”, Gallery Hertz, Louisville, KY

“Faculty and Student Exhibitions”, Louisville Visual Art Assoc, Louisville, KY

2001  “Functional Contemporary Teapots”, Headley Whitney Museum, Lexington, KY

2000    ”Symposium in Clay”, Museum of Fine Art Gallery, Owensboro, KY

            “Clay in Kentucky”,  Tower Cerlan Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky

1999  “Fifteen Years on Main Street: Kentucky Crafts 1984-1999” KMAC, Louisville, KY

            “ Trans/Traditions: Works in Clay, Molan Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY

1998    “Clayworks”, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY

            “Crossroads in Clay”, Fine Arts Center, Middletown, Ohio

1997    “Ceramic Forms: a National Invitational Exhibition”, Indiana University Southeast

1996    “Flashbacks”, Faculty Exhibition:, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana

            “Nepal Ceramic Invitational, Katmandu, Nepal

            “Spotlight ‘96”, American Craft Council, Southeastern Juried Exhibition

1995    “Transition ’95”  Merit Award, Kentucky Council for the Arts

            “The Ceremony of Tea” National Invitational, Freidman Gallery, Louisville, KY

1994    “15 Collection”, Actors Theatre Gallery, Louisville, KY

1993    “Crafts National 27 National Exhibit”, Zoeller Gallery, Pensylvania University

            “Year of the Craft”, Regional Invitation, Swanson Cralle Gallery, Louisville, KY

1992    “Current Works, Swanson Cralle Gallery, Louisville, KY

1991    “Gayle Cerlan”, Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery, Louisville, KY

1989    “Dinnerworks”, Louisville Visual Art Assoc, Louisville, KY

1986    “Teapots”, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Louisville, KY

1985    “Art from Kentucky” Lazenby Assoc., Washinton Design Center, Washington, D.C.

1984    “Form/Function”, Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY

            “Porcelain 1984”, Liberty Gallery, Louisville, KY

1983    “Eight State Annual: Sculpture”  J.B Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

1982    “Contemporary Forms in Primitive Vessels”, Swearingen Gallery, Louisville, KY

1981    “Showcase 25”, Art Center Assoc, Louisville, KY



1995 Merit Award, Kentucky Arts Council

1991 Kentucky Crafts Marketing Program, Frankfort, KY

1986 Visual Arts Project, Grant Recipient, Kentucky School for the Blind

1972 Full Scholarship Grant, Louisville School of Art, Louisville, KY



St. Francis School, Goshen, KY

Unites States Senator McConnell’s Office, Washington, D. C.

United States Department of Interior, Washington, D. C.

Financial Concepts, Inc., Louisville, KY



Pottery Tour of Kentucky, 2000

Lexington Herald Leader, 2000, 2007

House Beautiful, Spring 1993, NY, NY

The Courier Journal, Nevember 24, 1991, Louisville, KY

Louisville Magazine, March 1988,  Louisville, KY

Ceramic Monthly Magazine, 1985



1983-2014 Proprietor, Cerlan Art Studio, Louisville, KY

1999-2010 Proprietor, Cerlan Gallery, Lexington, KY

1997  Director, “Cityworks, Fifteen Galleries”, Louisville, KY

1996 Adjunct Ceramic Professor, Fall Semester, Indiana University Southeast

1996 Summer Ceramic Instructor, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, Colorado

1994-1997 Curator, “Dinnerworks”, National & International Exhibit, Louisville Visual Arts Assoc

1993-1999 Board Member, Louisville Visual Art Assoc., Louisville, KY

1985-1986 Ceramic Faculty Member, Bellarmine College, Louisville, KY



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