“Barbara Ernst Prey: October in Maine,” a special, one-day exhibition of small originals and limited edition prints by Barbara Ernst Prey will be on display from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Blue Water Fine Arts in St. George, 855 Port Clyde Road.
Included in the exhibit are prints of her NASA-commissioned paintings of the Discovery shuttle, “Return to Flight” and “Columbia Tribute.”
Prey has studios in Oyster Bay, N.Y., and Maine, which she claims as a second home and a source of inspiration.
As a key figure of 21st century landscape painting, Prey was appointed by former President George W. Bush to the 14-member National Council on the Arts, the advisory board of the National Endowment for the Arts. She also was chosen in 2004-2010 to participate in the United Sates Arts in Embassies Program and has artwork in the White House permanent collection.
As an environmental conservationist, she explores the importance and urgency of maintaining the environment in her watercolor paintings.
Her paintings are included in public and private collections across the country, including The Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum, Reader’s Digest Collection and New York Historical Society.