Author Archives: Barbara
Prey may be one of America’s most visible artists, in that her work is shown not only in galleries and museums, embassies and presidential libraries on earth, but also, in a way, in outer space. Continue reading
The three paintings Gallantly Streaming, The Parade Route and Patriot are currently on exhibit at the U.S. Mission to the united Nations. Gallantly Streaming has a prominent place in the … Continue reading
Blue Water Fine Arts will be presenting three upcoming exhibitions of internationally acclaimed artist Barbara Ernst Prey’s never before seen work in 2015. BARBARA ERNST PREY: DRAWINGS AND PRINTS … Continue reading
Three of American Artist Barbara Ernst Prey’s iconic paintings are on exhibit this December at The United Nations. The U.S. Mission to the United Nations requested Gallantly Streaming I, Parade … Continue reading
Fibonacci’s Workshop, watercolor 32″ x 40″ Two exhibits of my work, Oil and Water and Re/Viewing the American Landscapeare currently on view at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde, Maine. I’ve … Continue reading
August 21, 2015 Barbara Ernst Preys show Re/Viewing the American Landscape will be on exhibit through September 20, 2015 at Blue Water Fine Arts on Main Street in Port Clyde, … Continue reading
August 21, 2015 Written by: Bob Keyes – staff writer – firstname.lastname@example.org Barbara Prey took a half-century off between oil paintings. The painter, who is known widely for her watercolors of Maine, … Continue reading
Along with Barbara Ernst Prey’s best-known prints, the annual print show will feature never-before exhibited drawings executed on Prey’s travels to Asia, South America, Europe and Africa. In conjunction … Continue reading
I was invited by The National Gallery of Art to give a presentation for the Winslow Homer exhibit with Chief Curator Franklin Kelly and Conservator Janet Walsh. I was also invited by The Corcoran Gallery of Art to give a gallery talk with Bechhoefer Curator of American Art Sarah Cash for the John Singer Sargent exhibit, Sargent and the Sea. I am familiar with both museum collections so it was of particular interest to me to see some of my favorite Corcoran paintings hanging at the National Gallery in a different light. Continue reading
Williamsburg, Va. — Barbara Ernst Prey is invited to serve on the Museums board of The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. The Museums, which include the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk … Continue reading
I have always traveled with my paints and sketchbook and was fortunate to live in Europe while the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, and then later in Asia as the awardee of a grant from The Henry Luce Foundation. I have books filled with my European and Asian travel drawings and watercolors. Some of them became illustrations for magazines such as The New Yorker, Gourmet, and the New York Times. Continue reading
While a graduate student at Harvard University I spent much of my time in the Fogg Art Museum, either visiting the collection or attending art history courses Continue reading
The WSJ’s Art Gift Guide Tired of giving plaid scarves and gift cards for the holidays? Here are ideas for how to give art as a gift … Continue reading
I was honored this summer to be invited by Down East Magazine, the magazine of Maine, to be one of their cover artists for Down East Magazine’s 60th anniversary issue. Joining me were artists Alex Katz and William Wegman. Down East invited iconic Maine artists for their 60th anniversary issue. Continue reading
“The Value and Importance of the Arts and the Humanities in Education and Life” by Barbara Prey on The Huffington Post
A number of my summer conversations have centered around the importance of the arts and the humanities. I spoke with my friend Dr. Mitchell B. Reiss, the President of … Continue reading
American Contemporary: 40 Years Painting at Blue Water Fine Arts July 19 – August 31. View exhibition Images here.
Opening Reception: Sunday, August 3 6-8 pm “American Contemporary” is Barbara Prey’s most recent body of spiritually driven landscapes. Her work encompasses the traditional in a contemporary light. In … Continue reading
Interview with Laura Serino for the Special 60th Anniversary Issue of Down East Magazine. Barbara painting the Nasa commissioned x-43, the fastest aircraft in the world, right before takeoff. 1/ … Continue reading
Read the full article about Prey’s paintings commissioned by NASA Art Program here.
Barbara Prey:The Print Show July 3-20.“American Contemporary” July 19-Aug 31 at Blue Water Fine Arts Gallery Port Clyde, Maine.
Barbara Ernst Prey: The Print Show July 3-20 Blue Water Fine Arts Gallery Port Clyde, Maine Email: email@example.com
Barbara is invited to lecture about her creative process and new paintings at The Williams Club/Princeton Club in NYC Thursday, April 15 6:00pm Wine reception, 6:30 lecture. $10 for non-members
Barbara Ernst Prey ’79 is one of our country’s most acclaimed contemporary artists. She was appointed by the President of the United States to serve on the National Council on the Arts, the 14 member advisory board of the National Endowment for the Arts. Continue reading
The Frick Museum has been a favorite of mine since I was young. When I had an internship at The Metropolitan Museum after graduating from Williams College, and I wasn’t spending my time sitting on the streets of New York City drawing (which later became artwork for the New Yorker), I would spend my lunch breaks going to the Frick and looking at the collection, which I came to know by heart. Continue reading
I went down to Art Basel Miami Beach Wednesday for the opening but had to come back because I have an exhibit Saturday. Continue reading
I was invited last week to speak at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center and to discuss five Winslow Homer watercolors they are currently restoring. What I like about these presentations is that it affords a wonderful dialogue of different perspectives Continue reading
It is still not too late to see Maine Sublime: Frederic Church’s Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin — a gem of a small exhibit which closes October 27th. Continue reading
PORT CLYDE – Watercolor painter Barbara Ernst Prey has made a career painting Maine. She depicts the coast of Maine, and specifically the tiny communities along St. George peninsula where she lives and operates her summer gallery, in sweeping paintings that are full of color and light.
“New Works: Meditations on the Environment,” Prey’s exhibit of 40 watercolors, dry-brush, and oil paintings of the Berkshires and more. Daily 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Sept. 1. Free. Barbara Prey Gallery, 71 Spring St., Williamstown. 413-884-6184. Continue reading
Every year for the past thirty, I travel to Maine to paint during the summer where I have an annual exhibit of my paintings. It is different than, say, my New York exhibits, but the same amount of energy goes into the preparation. This year’s show, East Meets West, just opened at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde, Maine. Continue reading