Barbara Ernst Prey will sign a new print release of her iconic painting “The Collection” Monday, July 29, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Blue Water Fine Arts, Main Street/Route 131. Sales of the print will benefit Habitat for Humanity.

“The Collection,” painted in Maine, was seen around the world when selected by the U.S. State Department for the cover image for all invitations sent out by every U.S. Embassy and U.S. Ambassador worldwide for their Independence Day Embassy celebrations this year. Prey’s annual exhibit “East Meets West,” which includes studies for “The Collection,” runs through Aug. 31 at Blue Water Fine Arts.

“I have been a longtime supporter of Habitat for Humanity and am pleased to again support their work,” said Prey.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or