Barbara Prey Projects, MAINE

Barbara Prey Projects is pleased to present three upcoming summer exhibitions of recent work. Please click here for more information

 AMERICAN IMPRESSIONS: New Oils and Prints                                  July 1 – July 15

OVER THE HORIZON: What’s Next                                                           July 16 – Sept 5

GENDER BENDER: A New Look Through a Female Lens                     Aug 12– Sept 5

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Nassau Museum of Art, NY

We are happy to announce that seven of Barbara Prey’s paintings are included in Impressionism: A World View, March 19 – July 10, 2022. There is a section devoted to her new on site oil paintings complete with easel, palette, brushes and photos of Barbara painting on site.

Click on image to view News 12 coverage of the exhibition:




Barbara is invited to give a talk at the Horasis USA Meeting, one of the foremost annual meetings of the world’s leading decision makers from business, government and civil society.

Horasis is a global visions community committed to inspiring our future. In the 15 years of its existence Horasis’ summits have become some of the most influential high-level global gatherings which every year bring together governments, international organizations, and the business community to offer solutions to global challenges.  This event will bring together well over 1,000 exceptional business leaders and politicians from the USA as well as heads of Government and key Ministers from across the world.


MASS MoCA, North Adams, MASS.

MASS MoCA’s commission of Barbara Prey’s painting, the world’s largest watercolor, currently on long term exhibition at MASS MoCA.



Barbara Prey was featured in the HAMPTONS FINE ART FAIR with the Quogue Gallery. September 2-5, 2021 at the Southampton Arts Center.

Quogue Gallery, Quogue, NY

Barbara Prey returned back to The Hamptons with her solo exhibition Vanishing Point at the Quogue Gallery, July 10 – August 4, 2021. Quogue Gallery.com


Click on image to read the article Barbara Ernst Prey Comes Home in “Vanishing Point”



Energy: The Power of Art, July 20 – November 3
A special series of  never before exhibited paintings and drawings from Barbara Prey’s four NASA commissions were featured

International Space Station II, 2003, Watercolor on paper, 28 x 40 inches

International Space Station II, 2003, Watercolor on paper, 28 x 40 inches

“After the debut of her stunning MassMOCA site-specific masterpiece, the world’s largest watercolor, Barbara Prey’s international fame only soared higher. The first woman commissioned more than once by NASA to be an artist in residence, she created the official commemorative print for the space shuttle Columbia. Her first-hand stories of working with NASA are glimpses into the excitement of art’s highest-level interaction with science.”     -Museum Director Charles Riley

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Borrowed Light: Barbara Ernst Prey

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NASA 60th Anniversary Art Exhibition

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“Space Center Houston showcases the artistic side of space exploration, displaying some of the most famous artists of the 20th century in a new exhibit open now through Jan. 6. To help celebrate NASA’s 60th anniversary on Oct. 1, we are preparing a display of more than 25 works of art, including paintings, photography, poetry and musical compositions.

BARBARA ERNST PREY | The International Space Station, 2002, Watercolor. Prey chose watercolor for this rendering of the International Space Station before its construction was completed. Watercolor lends itself to fragility, freshness, drenched colors and speed. This work was the first of four NASA commissions for Prey. For this and her other paintings Prey visited NASA centers and did extensive research”.     -Space Center Houston Catalogue Esssay

International Space Station, NASA Commission