George Bard Art

About Me

My journey in art has been an exploration in landscape, culture, and faith. I spent time in college and at art school exploring the relationship between art and faith, through the creation of images in two-dimensional media. I live and work in communities of faith, where these drawings and painted images are a reflection of my experiences.

George Bard, Jr.

32R Essex Street, #3B, Cambridge, MA 02139 | 617.497.2695 | george@georgebard.com

Art, Faith, Work

2000-present: Studio Work, Cambridge, MA

Drawing in pastel, pencil, crayon, ink, watercolor, and oil paint. Also, recent work in computer design and photography.

2001-07: St. Paul Artist Group, Cambridge, MA

Co-founder of multi-arts group in faith community. Interdisciplinary works are given voice as the intersection between art and faith is explored.

2004-06: Snowfarm, Williamsburg, MA

Teacher of adult classes in pastels, watercolor, woodblock printing and oil painting.

1997-01: Earthen Vessels Program, Cambridge, MA

Assisting the Director in tutoring and summer camp program with Boston City Youth and Harvard, Catholic students. Shared love for visual arts & music.

1994-96: Holy Cross Abbey, Berryville, VA

Lived in monastic community. Worked, prayed and studied in contemplative setting. Studied History of French/American Cistercian Monastic Tradition. Created art for Solemn Profession Recipients.

1990-94: St. Paul Church, Cambridge, MA

Sacristan: Helped implement and coordinate Liturgical Services.

1988-94: Song of the Turtledove, Cambridge, MA

Artist Studio Residence; organized Art and Faith community by sponsoring solo and group exhibits & events.

1987-88: St. Mary’s School, Medford, OR

Art Teacher for sixth to twelfth graders.

Exhibitions & Residencies

2000-present: Annual Open Studios Exhibit and Sales Cambridge, MA

2006: Faith and Art Juried Exhibition, Bunker Hill CC Boston, MA

2005: Interfaith Quilt Show, Boston Center for the Arts Boston, MA

1989: Visions of God, National Juried Show @ St. Joseph Redding, CA

1987: Art Association, Open-Juried Show, “Black & White” Cambridge, MA

Invitational Juried Show, Cambridge Public Library Cambridge, MA

1986: Solo-Exhibition, Cambridge Arts Council Gallery 57 Cambridge, MA

Three Artist’s at University of Maine Gallery Farmington, ME

1984: Art Exploration for Youth, Aquarium Performance. Boston, MA

Artist-in-Residence, Quebec Labrador Foundation Ipswich, MA

Implemented art’s curriculum in public schools Van Buren, ME

YMCA, directed mural project with Boston youth Boston, MA

1980-82: Exhibitions, Divinity School Chapel, Refectory Cambridge, MA

Academic Study

1980-82 Harvard University, Divinity School. Cambridge, MA

Master of Theological Studies Degree (MTS), World Religions

Completed Year-long drawing course with Will Reiman at The Visual and Environmental Studies Center at Harvard University; completed independent study exploring the link between Art & Faith.

1977-78 Tufts University/Museum School Medford/Boston, MA

Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree (BFA), Painting & Drawing

Received full transfer of credits from University of Denver courses upon submission and review of student/travel portfolio.

1974-76 Art Study and Travel New Mexico/Europe

Personal exploration of art in Cultural and Regional context.

Traveled, studied and copied artworks in museums throughout Europe; England, the Netherlands, and Latin-based cultures of France, Spain and Italy; drew from within the landscape of Greece (3 months) and Ireland (1 month); lived and created new works while living in Taos, New Mexico (9 months).

1971-74 University of Denver Denver, CO

Three years of study in Applied Fine Arts with emphasis in drawing, sculpture and printmaking; also, took particular interest in Anthropology and Art History.

I studied with art history professor Larry Lutchmansingh, who moved on to teach at Bowdoin College soon-after. My last course in Denver was a two week summer course at the end of my junior year, traveling in the Four-corners region of Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. We sought out Anasazi sites in Bandelier National Park, and existing pueblos at Taos and Acoma; we visited art galleries, artist’s studios and art collector’s homes. We explored the “Penitente” traditions of American, Spanish Catholicism. I returned from this trip changed. Afterward, I continued to live in the region at Taos, New Mexico for one year; then, took a nine-month journey throughout Europe, before moving to New England and the Boston area.