To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Blue Water Fine Arts will present “Barbara Ernst Prey: The Print Show” Saturday, July 2 through Sunday, July 10. The “Print Show” showcases a large selection of limited edition prints and a chance to preview smaller originals of Maine by internationally recognized artist Barbara Ernst Prey.

Prey collaborated with U.L.A.E., the most well known printmaker in the world whose prints are collected by museums including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, to offer a selection from her various painting series as well as prints from her 2007-2008 Paris retrospective. “Patriot,” one of Prey’s Midcoast prints, has become an icon of 9/11, is on exhibit in many U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide. “The Collection” was the image for the 90th anniversary Memorial Day service in France; “Family Portrait” is in the collection of The Brooklyn Museum; and “The Simple Life” is in the collection of Orlando Bloom.

Six new print releases will be included in the exhibit, as will be prints of Prey’s NASA commissioned “Columbia Tribute” painting, on exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center; and her painting of the “x-43,” the fastest aircraft in the world, which is included in NASA’s traveling exhibit “NASA | ART: 50 Years of Exploration.”

“The Print Show” will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at Blue Water Fine Arts, xxx Main St./Route 131. Prey’s annual exhibit “Open Spaces: Meditations on the Environment” will run from July 15 through Aug. 21. For more information, call 372-8087 or

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