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A Walk Through the Art Show and the Armory Show

As an artist I am very interested in the process, and it was very informative to see Miro's brushes (not the originals but copies), the paints and colors he used and the other objects that were in his studio in Mallorca.

2020-03-31T10:41:54+00:00March 11th, 2016|

American Masterworks From the Corcoran at the National Gallery of Art

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.

2020-03-31T11:01:48+00:00April 19th, 2015|

Painting Through Israel: A Different Way of Seeing

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.

2020-10-15T15:15:31+00:00March 22nd, 2015|

The Art of Giving

Family Portrait Over the years during the holiday season I've donated a portion of the proceeds from my print sales to support organizations that give back to the community. This [...]

2020-03-31T10:54:07+00:00December 23rd, 2014|

A Unique Way to Celebrate the Arts and Support a Good Cause

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.

2020-03-31T10:54:53+00:00November 22nd, 2014|

Barbara Prey Featured in VIE Magazine

An American Masterpiece By Tori Phelps Acclaimed artist Barbara Ernst Prey puts down her paintbrush to discuss White House requests, the Williams Mafia, and German princes PDF: Vie Magazine - An [...]

2020-03-31T11:02:42+00:00September 8th, 2014|

Our First Year: Opening a Gallery

As a member of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory board to the National Endowment for the Arts, creative placemaking has been an important topic, and I feel that I am on the front lines with the gallery.

2020-03-31T11:06:31+00:00August 3rd, 2014|
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