To support Audubon’s gulf oil spill response efforts, Barbara Ernst Prey is holding a silent auction of her limited edition print “Columbia Tribute” during the exhibition “Soliloquy: Meditations on the Environment,” which runs through Aug. 15 at Blue Water Fine Arts, Main Street/Route 1. The silent auction runs through Tuesday, Aug. 10.

Prey said her current exhibition is very timely in light of the spill and the need to be intentional about protecting our world. “Columbia Tribute” is on exhibit at The Kennedy Space Center and her other NASA paintings are included in the Smithsonian traveling exhibit “NASA ART — 50 Years,” which concludes at The Air and Space Museum. For more information, call 372-8087 or visit Blue Water Fine Arts is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to