Exhibitions

2021

Art Farm Gallery, “Hindsight 2020”, Paintings done during pandemic lockdown

2019

McBride Gallery, “Bugs”, large watercolors of insects and spiders

2018

McBride Gallery (& various locations): “The Painted Violins”

2017

Art Farm Gallery, “Geometric Abstractions”, works on shaped canvases

2015

West Annapolis Artworks, Group Exhibition:

2014

The Mitchell Gallery, St John’s College, Annapolis, MD, Less>More II, Juried Exhibition

West Annapolis Artworks, Group Exhibition: “At City’s Edge”

Carmen’s Gallery, Solomon’s Island, MD, Group Exhibition” Maryland My Maryland

2013

West Annapolis Artworks, Annapolis, MD. Solo Exhibition

The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD. “Less is More – Small Works in a Great Space”, National Juried Exhibition

2012

Carmen’s Gallery, Solomon’s Island, MD. Solo Exhibition

The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD. Image & Imagination: Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition

2011

The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD. Art of the Book fundraiser

2010

The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD. Image & Imagination: Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition

2008

Premier Planning Group corporate offices, Annapolis, MD., Solo exhibition: Motor Cars!

McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD, 2008, Group Exhibition: Best of the Chesapeake

The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD. Image & Imagination: Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition

McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD, Group Exhibition: Annapolis: A Living History

2007

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD. Group Exhibition: Brushes With Music

2006

McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD, Gallery Artist Exhibition

2005

Virginia International Raceway, Danville, VA., Official Artist: Volvo Grand Prix,

McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD, Gallery Artist Exhibition

The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, Group Exhibition: Reflections

2004

The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition

2003

49 West Wine Bar and Gallery, Annapolis, MD, Group Exhibition: Four Townies

2002

The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, St. John’s College Community Art Exhibition.

2000

The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, Chairs! Chairs! Chairs! Exhibition and Silent Auction.

1999

Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD, Solo Exhibition: Marine Images

Washington County Council of the Arts, Hagerstown, MD, Solo Exhibition: Bluesmen and Guitars

Calvert Marine Museum, Solomon’s MD, Solo Exhibtion: Working the Chesapeake

1998

Bendann Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Group Exhibition: Anniversary Gala

49 West Wine Bar and Gallery, Annapolis, MD, Solo Exhibition: Recent Works

Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD, Group Exhibition: Three Artists

1997

Bendann Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Group Exhibition: Anniversary Gala

1996

State Capital Building, Annapolis, MD, Group Exhibition: Lighthouses of the Chesapeake

West Annapolis Gallery, Annapolis, MD, Solo Exhibition: The Blues Singers

1995

Bendann Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Group Exhibition: Anniversary Gala

1994

McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD, Gallery Artist Exhibition

Bendann Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Group Exhibition: Anniversary Gala

Carmen’s Art Gallery, Solomon’s, MD, Spring Annual Exhibition

Anne Marie Gardens, Solomon’s, MD, Annual Invitational Exhibition

1993

Bendann Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Group Exhibition: Anniversary Gala

Carmen’s Art Gallery, Solomon’s, MD, Wildlife Exhibition

McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD, Gallery Artist Exhibition

1992

Gallery 44, Ellicott City, MD, Solo Exhibition: Prints and Watercolors

 Carmen’s Art Gallery, Solomon’s, MD, Group Exhibition: Quiet Hours

Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT, Juried Show: Mystic International Exhibition   **Prize: Award of Excellence

World Trade Center, Baltimore, MD, Solo Exhibition: Chesapeake Images

Francis Scott Key Auditorium Lobby, St. John’s College, MD, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Group Show

1991

Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT, American Society of Marine Artists Group Exhibition.

Bendann Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Group Exhibition: Anniversary Gala

William Paca House, Annapolis, MD, Solo Exhibition: The Old Severn River Bridge

 Javits Center, New York, NY, ArtExpo ’91

Awards

Thirteenth Annual Mystic International Exhibition. Harpe’s watercolor “Off Season – Deal Island” was awarded the Award of Excellence by Judges Walter Cronkite and Ray Ellis.

First Prize in Graphics (printmaking) 1969 Corcoran School Concours

Periodicals

Chesapeake Bay Magazine, Sept. 1987, “The Chesapeake Images of Neil Harpe, by Jack Greer.

Book

Neil Harpe, “The Stella Guitar Book,” Stella Books, Ltd., 2005

Periodical

The Fretboard Journal, September 2008, “For Working Stiffs, the Life and Times of Baltimore luthier, Carl C. Holzapfel,” by Neil Harpe

Books Illustrated

Ted Gioia, “Delta Blues,” W.W. Norton, 2008

John M. Scanlan, “Dink Ga-Dink,” Book Masters, 2005

Mark E. Jacoby, “Working the Chesapeake,” University of Maryland Publications, 1991

Professional

Taught College Art, 1977-1984, Corcoran School of Art, Northern Virginia Community College, and University of Maryland University College. Taught printmaking classes at Maryland Hall of the Arts, 2015 – 2019.

Juried Membership

American Society of Marine Artists

Collections

Participant in “Art in the Embassies Program”, U.S. State Dept., work displayed in U.S. Embassies throughout the globe.

Artwork in many private and corporate collections, including U.S. Naval Academy, the Beverly Robinson Collection of Naval & Marine Art, Calvert Marine Museum, Westinghouse and the U.S. Department of State.