Ceilon’s CV

Art Exhibitions and Awards

  • A limited collection of Ceilon’s work is currently on display at Salon Simpatico in Bozeman, Montana.
  • Donor/participant in the “Art vs Oil Spill” art fundraiser to benefit Wildlife Rehabilitation and Nature Preservation Society Inc. on Zazzle.com in 2010.
  • Recipient of the College of Letters & Science Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for 2005-2006.
  • Wind River Valley Artist’s Guild 4th Annual Miniature Art Show. Dubois, Wyoming. November 2002.
  • The Artists’ Gallery Bozeman, Montana. A working member of The Artists’ Gallery artists? coop where I exhibited and sold artwork from December 1997 through May 1998.
  • Holter Museum of Art Helena, Montana. June 1996. National juried exhibition featuring art which incorporated animals in a non-traditional way.
  • Eastern Montana College Art Gallery Billings, Montana. Spring 1991. National juried exhibition entitled “Icons from the Cult of the Prairie Madonna”, featuring works of art by women about the experience of being a woman in the American West.
  • Artemesia Gallery Chicago, Illinois. February 1991. National juried exhibition featuring artwork by women about issues of concern to women.
  • The PASS Gallery Bozeman, Montana. October 1990. Joint exhibition with renowned Montana artist Freeman Butts, as well as artists Marvin Fuller and Keith Campeau.
  • The Gallery on Greene, Cumberland, Maryland. Solo exhibition, August 1989.
  • Mississippi State University College of Business and Industry Art Gallery Solo exhibition. February 1989.
  • Best in Show. Received the coveted “Best in Show” award at the 17th Annual Mississippi State University Student Art Exhibition in 1989.


  • Montana Arts Councile, Montana Artrepreneur Program (MAP) - Currently working toward MAP Market Ready Certification in the cohort led by Dg House and Dr. Edrienne Kittredge.
  • Montana State University - Currently working toward a doctorate in American Studies with a focus on Contemporary American Indian Art.
  • Goucher College – Continuing education credits at the graduate level; training to teach AP Studio Art, July 6-10, 2009.
  • Johns Hopkins University – Continuing education credits at the graduate level in Educational
    Studies, to maintain my Maryland teacher certificate, July 2006 – May 2007.
  • Montana State University – Master of Arts in Native American Studies, received May 2006. Completed all teacher certification coursework in K-12 Art. Recommended for licensure in Montana May 2009.
  • Mississippi State University – Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Graphic Design, received August 1989.
  • Allegany College- Made the Dean’s List. 6 credits only. Fall semester 1982. Transferred after one semester to Mississippi State University.

Professional Licensure

Teaching Experience

  • Art Teacher – Summer art enrichment for Camp Achieve, grades 1 through 4. June 25 through August 6, 2010.
  • Native American Studies Teacher- Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. August 2009 to present. Graduate level course that explores the functions and purposes of the unique arts of North Americanindigenous peoples by culture area, in both the past and the present,within the overlapping contexts of culture area politics, cosmology,religion and spirituality, and gender. (http://btc.montana.edu/courses/aspx/descrip3_msu.aspx?TheID=504)
  • Art Teacher – Teaching AP Studio Art (2-D Design and Drawing), Fundamentals of Art, Graphic Design, and Advanced Design at Patterson High School, Baltimore City Public Schools. September 2006 to Present. Also have served as the Yearbook Advisor, and currently teach Journalism and Newspaper Production.
  • Journalism / Newspaper Production Teacher – Patterson High School, Baltimore City Public Schools. September 2007 to present. My students produce The Patterson Press, the official school newspaper of Patterson High School, which won 3rd place in the American Scholastic Press Association annual high school newspaper competition in 2008.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant -Taught NAS-100 (Introduction to Native American Studies) four semesters in a row (Fall 2004 through Spring 2006). Recipient of the College of Letters and Sciences Outstanding GTA Award in 2005-2006.
  • Volunteer Art Teacher
    • Taught a 5-week unit on Handmade Paper and Handmade Books at Lamotte School in Bozeman (November 15, 2005 through December 13, 2005).
    • Was an Art Mentor for two students at Longfellow Elementary School in Bozeman Montana (2005-2006)
    • Taught art classes at the Bozeman Senior High School Art Club’s Annual ArtFest in the spring of 2004 and in the spring of 1998.
    • Taught art one day a week for the 1992-1993 school year at Gallatin Gateway School in Wendy Catigani’s 5th grade art class.
    • Paraprofessional Teaching Experience – One week of pre-service teaching at St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, Montana. I worked directly with students in grades 9-12 for a week, and taught a drawing class on my own during that time (May 2004). This experience fulfilled my para-professional teaching requirement.
    • Substitute Art Teacher - for Chelsea Smith of Artsplot and the Arts Centered Education Society, at Whittier School, spring 2004.
    • Art Mentor – Taught art for two fifth grade students at Longfellow School for the 2003/2004 school year.
    • Professional Development – While employed by Zoot Enterprises, I assisted the Human Resources department with a community-wide seminar on various Human Resources topics. I taught specific sections of the seminar by myself, while our company Trainer and Human Resource Officer taught other sections.
    • Tutor / Lab Monitor – in the Reid 425 computer lab for Joan Cook during spring semester of 2002. I was available to answer questions related to any and all computer-related projects for EDCI 320, and provided specific help with HTML and web programming (my specific area of programming expertise).
  • Educator Sales Consultant – for Creative Nail Design for several years in the early 1990s, which required that I teach seminars to cosmetologists / nail technicians about the proper application of artificial fingernails, as well as lecture on nail health, skin and nail chemistry, history of nail enhancements, etc. The training was extremely rigorous, and the expectations of me as an educator were extremely high and required regular supervision and review by my supervisor in Carlsbad, CA.

Training and Workshops

  • AP Studio Art. 3 graduate credits earned from Goucher College in Baltimore, MD. My syllabi were approved by the College Board to teach 2-D Design, and Drawing in AP Studio Art.
  • High Schools That Work. Patterson High School, 20 Professional Development days in school years 2007-2008 and 2008-2009.
  • Teacher Academy of Maryland Summer Institute I & II. Towson University, in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education. Training for implementing the new CTE (Career & Technology Education) program, “Teacher Academy of Maryland” (TAM).
  • “The African American Experience,” Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture. 3-day seminar in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education: incorporating African American History and Culture in every day instruction in every subject.
  • Baltimore City Public Schools New Teacher Institute, August 7-18, 2006.
  • Baltimore City Teaching Residency, Summer Institute. July 6 – August 4, 2006.
  • “Print Symposium–89,” Drake University Art Department, Des Moines, Iowa. April 12-14, 1989. Hands-on training in a variety of printmaking techniques. Guest Artists/Instructors included: Dennis Olsen, University of Texas at San Antonio, Intaglio; Jeffrey Sippel, Tamarind Institue, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lithography; T.L. Solien, Pelican Rapids Minnesota, Lithography; Sylvia Solochek Walters, San Francisco State University, Relief; Joseph Zirker, Menlo Park, California, Monoprint.
  • “Jerry Uelsman–Unique Vision,” Workshop with MSU Art Students, Mississippi State University. November 3, 1988. Multi-image photography workshop.
  • “Reinhold Marxhausen–Do You Hear What I Hear?” Workshop with MSU Art Students, Mississippi State University: “Serendipity (and the origins of Great Ideas).” September 13, 1988.

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