I had been looking forward to this exhibit for a long time and was fortunate to be at the opening. The exhibit closes Sept 4th and if you haven’t had [...]
Barbara Ernst Prey's NASA commissioned painting of the International Space Center is currently on exhibit in “OUT OF THIS WORLD. The Art and Artists of NASA” at the Vero Beach [...]
I was recently invited to serve on the board of the Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums. I had known of the museums since my time at Williams College as an important collection of American art and artifacts
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.
The three paintings Gallantly Streaming II, 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 [...]
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 [...]
“Starving artist” is a cliché for a reason. It’s how most artists begin, and often end, their careers. But Barbara Ernst Prey has never been one to follow the crowd. [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Barbara Ernst Prey's artworks have global reach, from U.S. embassies to the White House Renowned watercolor artist Barbara Ernst Prey works in her Oyster Bay studio on Oct. 9, [...]
“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 Washington [...]
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 [...]