Internationally acclaimed artist Barbara Ernst Prey will offer a gallery talk of her current exhibit “In Search of America” Sunday, Aug. 7, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Barbara Prey Projects, 855 Port Clyde Road/Route 131. In addition, she will discuss her experiences at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, where her painting “Gallantly Streaming” currently is on exhibit in the lobby of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

Two other Prey paintings, “Parade Route” and “Patriot” are also exhibited at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in the official meeting room. Last December, these three paintings were selected for exhibit at the Presidency Office of the United Nations Security Council. The watercolors belong to one of Prey’s most recognizable series, created in the days and months after the 9/11 attacks in New York City.

Prey also will discuss her NASA-commissioned work. Currently, her painting “The International Space Station” is included in the exhibit “OUT OF THIS WORLD: The Art and Artists of NASA” at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. The painting is permanently on exhibit at The Kennedy Space Center. Prey is one of five women of the 71 NASA Artists included in this exhibit. The artist also will speak on her other national commissions; and highlight her never-before-seen new group of plein air oil paintings of Maine as well as a grouping of never-before-seen travel drawings.

“In Search of America” continues through Labor Day. For more information, call 372-8087; email; or visit

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