EVENTS: 2019 CinLiu Sister City Artist Exchange: a plein air experience. The schedule of venues reflected the diversity of location that our city offers. Cultural differences and language barriers melted away as we bonded together in the interest of art-making. AEQAI article by Jane Durrell July/August 2019 2015 "Aileen McCarthy: Insight into a Northern Kentucky Legend" Behringer-Crawford Museum Steele shares her firsthand experiences as a child under McCarthy's tutelage, a student of Frank Duveneck 2008 "From Winslow Holmer to Edward Hopper: American Watercolor Masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum" Taft Museum of Art, Gallery Talk Community participation: "Artists Reaching Classrooms" ARC desc: Nationally Recognized, this award winning docent-lead outreach program immerses high school art students in Cincinnati’s visual arts community and exposes them to careers in the arts. Professional artists visit classrooms to talk with the students about both the creative and practical aspects of a career in art. The program includes opportunities to visit an artist’s studio and the opportunity to see their work in an exhibition format. 2020 Video visit available Exhibitions: 2020 Portrait Society of America 16th Annual Competition: "Air Worx" Finalist Plein Air Category 2018-19 Ohio Governor's Landscape Invitational, Columbus, Ohio 2018 "Concrete Dreams" Richmond Art Museum, Richmond Indiana Museum Grand Reopening featuring 2 artist urban renewal exhibition 2018 Dayton Visual Arts Center "Urban Landscapes" Exhibition Ray Hassard and Marlene Steele 2018 "The State of Watercolor" Curated Contemporary Watercolors, Pike Street Gallery, Covington 2018 "ViewPoint 50" Award 3rd Place "Rising from the Dust" 2017 124th WAC Annual Juried Exhibition "The Busker" Silver Medal Award 2016 Springfield Museum of Art "70th Annual Members Show" AWARD: Best of Show "Summer Heat" Oil Zachary Steele: People's Choice Award "Wympee" Acrylic 2016 "Uncovering" the human body... Wash Park Art Gallery Curated group show 2015 The Ohio Governor's Landscape Invitational Juried Exhibit, Ohio Gubernatorial offices Columbus, Ohio June 2014- June 2015 2014 Ohio Governor's Landscape Invitational, Columbus, Ohio 2014 "The Urban Landscape- 6 Artists -6 Views" Clifton Cultural Art Center Nov 14-Dec 5, 2014, Cincinnati Ohio 2012 119th WAC Annual Juried Exhibition "Portrait of Dan" F& W Media Award 2012 "Art and Justice: Courtroom Drama Revealed in the Sketch" The Loft Gallery, Middletown 2012 Nude Show Manifest Gallery: "Afternoon Sunlight" 2010 Portrait Society of America "Simply Drawn": "Jimmie" Award 2007 114th WAC Annual Juried Exhibition "Reflections in Ruins" Award 2006 113th WAC Annual Juried Exhibition "My Favorite Jeans" Art Design Consultants Award