Barbara Ernst Prey’s NASA-commissioned painting of 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, on view through Sept. 25.

The exhibition features works from the collection of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, housed at the Kennedy Space Center. The NASA Art Program was founded in 1962 and has commissioned and collected hundreds of works of art since, among them Prey’s “International Space Station.” Of the 71 artists featured in “Out of this World,” Prey is one of the few women artists represented.

NASA commissioned Prey to paint four paintings for its collection. The others are “The Shuttle Discovery: Return to Flight”; “The Columbia Tribute,” to commemorate the anniversary of the Columbia tragedy, unveiled at the National Air and Space Museum anniversary tribute dinner in Washington and on exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center; and “The x-43,” which depicts the fastest aircraft in the world and was included in NASA and the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition “NASA | ART: 50 Years of Exploration.”

Prints of both “The Columbia Tribute” and “The Shuttle Discovery” are on exhibit in “In Search of America,” open daily through Labor Day at Barbara Prey Projects, 855 Port Clyde Road/Route 131. For more information, call 372-8087.

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