Our First Year: Opening a Gallery

July 24, 2014 7:17 PM

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Our First Year: Opening a Gallery

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. I went to Williams College, my daughter is part of a Williams College class of '14, and I have a studio in Williamstown as well, so when we saw a space that would complement and highlight my artwork we decided to open the Barbara Prey Gallery. We were next to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute bookstore, with MassMoca's store across the street. I like the juxtaposition of visiting the Clark, seeing the Homer and Sargent paintings and then being able to come and see my vision of Maine inspired 100 years later and compare what a contemporary, female artist chooses to paint (in watercolor).

It is very important for me to give back to the community and the gallery has afforded me this opportunity. In the short time we've had the gallery we've hosted a benefit for the local land trust, The Williamstown Theater Festival and Habitat for Humanity. I look forward to future collaborations and...

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