Prayers & Elegies: Found Narratives -
Combinatorial Artworks by Gregg Harper
January 1 - 31, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, January 5th
during the Portland First Friday Artwalk
Union of Maine Visual Artists, Portland Chapter Gallery, 516 Congress Street
Port City Blue
January 4, 2018
Performing Originals, Old Standards and other Americana tunes,
5 - 6:30pm
650 Congress Street, Portland, ME
Thank You One Longfellow Square, Portland, Maine!!!
My artwork can now be found in the Artists Directory of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art:
Celebrate with One Longfellow Square!
I'm very excited to be part of this event!!!
OLS 5(ish) Year Anniversary Party & Auction
Thursday, October 26th, 6pm +
All hail the mighty One Longfellow Square, survivor of floods, birthplace of Lake Street Dive (more or less), home to many a musician and many more music lovers, and recently turned 5 “ish” year old venue!
That’s right. This year we’re turning 5 “ish” years old and we want to celebrate with you!
In addition to being a celebration, this will also be an important fundraiser for the venue. After all, donated funds DO make up nearly 25% of our income. Tickets cost a suggested donation of $25 per person, and a silent auction, featuring some amazing items will run throughout the event to help us raise money so we can keep the doors open for 5 more years. Of course, it would not be an OLS event without music! Music will be performed by Portland newcomer Gregg Harper (don’t miss your chance to say “I heard him here first”) and Portland natives Keanu Keanu (don’t miss your chance to sing and dance along to their amazing renditions of songs by The Bee Gees, Roy Orbison, Crosy, Stills, Nash and Young, and more-).
This is the can’t miss musical event of the season. We look forward to seeing you there and sharing OLS memories with you throughout the night.
6pm doors + cocktail hour w/ music by Gregg Harper – 7pm dancing kicks off with Keanu Keanu. Click the link for event registration:
Cartomancy Artworks Published...
Four of the thirteen artworks from my Broken Vessel Cartomancy series have been published, along with a brief statement, in the Summer, 2017 edition of the Maine Arts Journal, the quarterly journal of the Union of Maine Visual Artists! The focus of this quarter's curated "Members Submit" section is Narratives: Public & Private...check it out by following this link...
My work Bardo, 2016,
Mixed Media on Windsor & Newton Paper
will be on extended loan to
Pinacoteca d'Arte Contemporanea, Allumiere (Rome)!
An exhibition of artworks by
Jacob Ginga & Gregg Harper
New Bedford, MA
Through June 29th...
Thursday, June 9th
At what point does an object become an artifact? Must it first collect its fair share of stories? There is history in objects and the way in which we view them. In this exhibition, artists Jake Ginga & Gregg Harper, explore the potential for objects and artifacts to serve as inspiration and materials for artworks. Each work aims to address the space between the viewer and their relationship with the objects with careful attention to design
In the end it’s less about what stories the
objects tell and more about the stories you give to them.
Celebrating Poetry Month @ Gallery 65!
Thursday, April 28th, 7-8pm
Join us for an evening of Poetry and Music
Marta del Pozo
I'll be adding musical interpretation to
Dounte's, Taylor's and Marta's work
and adding two original songs.
Don't miss this special evening!
New Album: The Painter,
as well as Pas de Deus,
Why So Worried CDs
and the Red Velvet Cake Download Cards
are now available at:
The Brown Jug, Sandwich Village, MA
Crafts & Vines, Covington, KY
Woodruff's Art Center, Mashpee Commons, MA
CD Release Event @ Gallery 65
for my new album "The Painter"
Thursday, March 10th....AHA Night in New Bedford, MA
@ Gallery 65
Downtown, New Bedford, MA
Art from the Heart
50 small artworks
by 50 local artists will be for sale!
To benefit our colleague Chad Frownfelter and assist with his medical expenses.
New Bedford Art
November 12, 2015 -
January 3, 2016
Reckonings from a Distance
by Gregg Harper
Gallery Talk and Musical Performance
Thursday, December 17th
7:30 - 8:30pm
Associazione Culturale Venezia Open Art
I'm excited to be selected for this premier exhibition in Venice, Italy this October, one of 50 artists from around the world! My work Et in Arcadia Ego will be exhibited under the Theme - Liberamente: Voyage of Creativity.
Introducing Extra Sensory Perception Multiples:
Edition I - Wild Irises - is a collaboration between myself and Poet, Taylor Butts, Artist and Letterpress Printer, Nicole Monforti-Hoshi and Artist and Giclee Printer, James Soares. The edition of 65 signed and numbered multiples is for sale at $18.00 per print (includes sales MA tax or shipping if out-of-state). Use the contact page of this website to order or if you'd like to come by my Open Studio for a look!
These Poem Prints are Now Available @ Gallery 65
in New Bedford's Historic District!
Red Velvet Cake
Download Cards Now Available
The Red Velvet Cake CDs are nearly sold out. Now there's a Download Card alternative that makes it easy to download the album to your computer in MP3 format so you can copy it to a Disc, USB or MP3 playing device...or all three! They're $8.00 and sold at my gigs, and are available at my retail sites (See "Where to Buy" Page).
Pas de Deux
Released January, 2014
Now available for Download (MP3) (and sampling) at CDBaby:
Pas de Deux is a live studio recording with an intimate feel and is a collection of 12 pieces in what I would characterize as a "vocal jazz" style. The song list includes original pieces: Pas de Deux (composed with Naomi Bradford), Tour of the Universe - both of these are instrumentals, Shroud of Time, Sweetness of a Day, Dreamer's Waltz and a reprise of Walk in Beauty and That's That. It will also include covers of Astrud Gilberto's I'm Nothing Without You, Tom Wait's Ol' 55, David Sylvian's Fire in the Forest, and Cole Porter's Ever'time We Say Goodbye...and my new interpretation of the old folk song Leatherwing Bat (in the spirit of Ray Charles and Cab Calloway to change it up a bit)...It was recorded at Triad Recording Complex (New Bedford, MA and Warren, RI) with Phil Greene - Producer and Matt Ricci - Engineer.
will be exhibited in the
Community Gallery on the 2nd Floor
384 Acushnet Ave.
New Bedford, MA
January 31, 2014.
Artworks by Naomi Bradford
@ UMass Amherst/New Africa House
On Thursday, January 26th, New Africa House at University of Massachusetts, Amherst accepted Naomi's artworks "Henry's Blanket" (2008) and an untitled abstract (2002) into their collection in memory of her and in honor of Dr. Josephus Femi Richards. Femi, (center) who retired in 2002 after teaching there for 32 years, was an influential force in her artistic development. And that day he was invited by Prof. Amilcar Shabazz (far right) to accept the gifts on behalf of New Africa House. Photo credit: John Solum, University Photographer
Artworks by Naomi Bradford
Now on view @ Cape Cod Museum of Art
"A Selection of New Acquisitions in the CCMoA Permanent Collection"
January 19 – March 12, 2017
Cape Cod Museum of Art
receives two artworks by Naomi Bradford:
Blue Knight (2006) & Untitled (2002)
Naomi Bradford Note Card Sets
3 Sets Available - 12 in a box - 9 images of her paintings...!
Greater Cincinnati Area
Behringer-Crawford Museum, Covington, KY
Crafts & Vines, Covington, KY
The Brown Jug - Sandwich Village, MA
Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA
Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA
Challenge Unlimited @ Ironstone Farm, Andover, MA
(Supporting the Equine Encounters for Cancer Patients)
Native Land Conservancy, Inc.
Woodruff's Art Center - Mashpee Commons, MA
The Art of Naomi Bradford:
2014 - 2015 Museum Acquisitions
Permanent Collection Acquisitions Delivered!
The Behringer-Crawford Museum
Has accepted a gift of four of Naomi's artworks into the permanent collection:
Yellow Cloud's Herd
Foaling in Love
Sundance, (shown above)
Preparatory Sketch for "Three Graces"
The Cahoon Museum of American Art
Has accepted a gift of three of Naomi's artworks into their Permanent Collection and they are currently on view at the museum's temporary satellite gallery at Mashpee Commons, Cape Cod, MA:
Sandy Neck, 2012
Sail Away, 2003
The Cape Cod Museum of Art
Has accepted a gift of two of Naomi's artworks into their Permanent Collection:
Dream Weaver, 2001
Untitled Assemblage, 1994
Retrospective August 10, 2013: Naomi Bradford and Challenge Unlimited @ Ironstone Farm
Update: Ironstone Farm's Challenge Unlimited has set May 18, 2014 as the date for the Equine Therapy Program for Cancer Survivors in Naomi's memory. 12 people who are battling cancer will have the same opportunity that others' generosity provided to Naomi in August, 2011. Thanks to all who contributed!
Many turned out to enjoy a retrospective of Naomi's art and life at her former studio in North Harwich, MA. Part of the celebration involved raising funds for the support of Challenge Unlimited's Equine Therapy Program for Cancer Survivors, a program that helped Naomi during her struggle with cancer.
On Friday, August 16th, Naomi's sister Maura and I delivered checks and cash to sponsor a full retreat for 12 cancer survivors in Naomi's name which will be scheduled for Spring, 2014.
More funds have come in for a grand total of $4800.00...Naomi would be overwhelmed by this generosity in her memory...thanks so much to everyone...Gregg
Wild By Nature @ Woodruff Art Center, Mashpee Commons, June 26th - September 2, 2013
Featuring three works by Naomi Bradford:
Three White Knights