PORT CLYDE — Barbara Prey’s exhibition “What a Long Strange Road It’s Been” closes for the season Monday, Sept. 6. Join Williams College student Isa Brown on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 4 to 5 p.m. for a special gallery talk. This is a unique opportunity to gain insight and learn more about the individual works on exhibit at Barbara Prey Projects, 855 Main St. There will also be a closing reception Saturday, Sept. 4, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Prey, one of America’s most renowned contemporary artists, recently completed a commission by MASS MoCA to create the largest known watercolor painting (8 by 15 feet) for their new building. Prey’s work also resides in the National Gallery of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the New York Historical Society, Kennedy Space Center and the permanent collection of the White House, where she is one of just two living female artists represented.

Also on exhibit, “Isolaton to Inspiration” showcases the virtuosic hand of Prey, who has painted powerful views of her surroundings for more than 40 years. “Isolation to Inspiration” features onsite oil paintings of Maine and new print releases of recently completed paintings. “9/11: 20 Years” in the upstairs gallery showcases an anniversary exhibition featuring Prey’s 9/11 Maine paintings created 20 years ago in response to September 11. In the aftermath of 9/11 Prey was initially unable to paint. This series emerged when “driving along a well-known route down the St. George Peninsula, a flash of red, white and blue caught her eye. At a 19th-century clapboard church, two small flags were bound to the handrail with hemp rope. For Prey, the impetus for new work was instant and forceful enough to spawn a whole series,” from an essay by Charles A. Riley II.

The Barbara Prey Projects gallery celebrates 21 years this summer, and is housed in a historic waterfront structure that has been part of the community since the late 1800s. Visit barbarapreyprojects.com for more information.