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National Council on the Arts

The Art of Giving

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 12.21.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Over the years during the holiday season I've donated a portion of the proceeds from my print sales to support organizations that give back to the community. This year the proceeds will go to support Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the fight against Ebola.

A Unique Way to Celebrate the Arts and Support a Good Cause

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.21.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The magazine has a history of supporting the arts, and for many years it featured artwork of respected American Artists as their covers.

Our First Year: Opening a Gallery

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

This month marks the first anniversary of the Barbara Prey Gallery on Main Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Opening a gallery was not something I had honestly planned.

Back Story: The Rosa Parks Statue

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As a member of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory board to the National Endowment for the Arts, I was pleased to read about the recent unveiling of the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol Building's National Statuary Hall.

The Artist in the Community

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Artists often spend hours creating by themselves, and yet the connection with others is important in their work. Yes, artists may work alone, but they can never be far from their community.