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The Free Press

by Georgeanne Davis A Conversation with Barbara Prey On a recent foggy-but-clearing morning in Port Clyde, artist Barbara Prey took some time to sit on her deck overlooking the harbor … Continue reading

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Bangor Metro Magazine

Places to Prey

Barbara Ernst Prey has been chosen for some prestigious commissions, from NASA’s Columbia Tribute to the White House Christmas Card. But for 30 years much of her work, some say her best work, has been inspired by the humble sanctuaries of coastal Maine. Continue reading

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Oyster Bay Guardian

Barbara Ernst Prey to be Honored by Raynham Hall Tomorrow

Raynham Hall Museum will honor artist Barbara Ernst Prey at a Valentine’s Soiree, their annual benefit at Coe Hall, Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay on Saturday, February 6th, 2010. Continue reading

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The Art Newspaper

Comings and Goings

Watercolour artist Barbara Ernst Prey has been confirmed by the US Senate to serve for a six-year term on the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Continue reading

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Newsday

Portrait of Speed

A painting by Barbara Ernst Prey of Oyster Bay is part of “NASA | ART: 50 Years of Exploration,” a traveling exhibit marking the space agency’s 50th anniversary. The artist, who grew up in Manhasset, talked with Newsday about her career and the paintings she’s done during the past 35 years. Continue reading

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Artforum

Artist Barbara Prey to Serve on National Council on the Arts

Artist Barbara Ernst Prey has been confirmed by the US Senate to serve on the National Council on the Arts, an advisory body of the National Endowment for the Arts. The confirmation follows her nomination by President Bush to serve on the council. Continue reading

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More Magazine

Where a Painter Travels for a Visual Feast

Barbara Ernst Prey, 51, is best known for her American landscapes, but she gets ideas from all over the world. “I’m never really on vacation,” the Long Island native says, “I’m always looking.” Continue reading

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Newsday

Visions of Long Island, All Over the Map

From an 1875 oil painting of Target Rock, the historic boulder just off a beach in Lloyd Neck, to a couple of moody seascapes painted only last year, the new exhibit at Huntington’s Heckscher Museum spans two centuries of artists’ visions of Long Island.
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Harvard Magazine

Gallery High Art

Since its founding, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has commissioned artists to depict explorations of the upper atmosphere and of space. Norman Rockwell, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and Annie Leibovitz are among those who’ve done so. Another is Barbara Ernst Prey, M.Div. ’86, who has painted four watercolors for NASA since 2003. Continue reading

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The New York Times

Artist Shooting for the Stars

As an official portrait artist for NASA, Barbara Ernst Prey has paid tribute to the space shuttle Columbia, traveled to the Mojave Desert to capture the X-43 in flight and constructed her own model of a space station that wasn’t built yet, the better to imagine what it would look like. Continue reading

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Distinction Magazine

2005 March Women of Distinction

It’s hard not to name-drop when talking about Barbara Ernst Prey and her work as a watercolor artist. Born in Manhasset, Prey has fond memories of sailing on Manhasset Bay. Now living in Oyster Bay, she is inspired by its working waterfront and rustic old barns. Continue reading