Barbara Ernst Prey will sign a new print release of her iconic painting “Gallantly Streaming II,” currently on exhibit at the United Nations, Friday, July 14, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Barbara Prey Projects, 855 Port Clyde Road/Route 131 in the village.

Sales of the print will benefit the Child Rights Protection Centre in Northern Thailand. The CRPC operates a shelter for 13 at-risk girls and sponsors their education, life skills training and study trips.

"My daughter has worked with this shelter two years, I am pleased my work can support this good cause,” said Prey.

“Gallantly Streaming II” is part of Prey’s 9/11 series and was selected for exhibit at the United Nations this spring by Ambassador Haley; it is in the lobby of the U.S. Mission to the U.N. The painting’s pair, “Gallantly Streaming I,” previously was on exhibit at the United Nations and selected for exhibit by Ambassador Samantha Powers.

Other recent print releases include “Nocturne,” selected for the cover of Down East Magazine’s 60th anniversary edition in 2014; and “The Collection,” selected by the U.S. State Department as the cover image for all July 4th invitations sent out by every U.S. embassy and ambassador worldwide.

There will be a selection of Prey’s signed vintage collectible posters from her more than 35 years of exhibiting in Maine; and her NASA prints. Her annual exhibit, “Inflection Points: 40 Years Painting Maine,” will run July 23 through Labor Day at Barbara Prey Projects.

As one of the key figures of 21st-century landscape painting, Prey was appointed by the President of the United States to the National Council on the Arts, the advisory board of the National Endowment for the Arts. Members are chosen for their established record of distinguished service and achievement in the arts.

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