Marlene Steele


Upcoming Events:


Artist Lecture to Highlight Finale of Behringer-Crawford Museum Art Exhibit

Aileen McCarthy: Insight into a Northern Kentucky Legend


Saturday, April 11, 2015




Toyota Education Center, Behringer-Crawford Museum

1600 Montague Road, Devou Park

Covington Kentucky


Cincinnati portraitist, Marlene VonHandorf Steele, will share
her first-hand experiences as a child under McCarthy's tutelage. Steele will also display an oil painting by Miss McCarthy. The "Arts Alive!" exhibit includes two pastels by McCarthy, who was a student of 19th century painter Frank Duveneck.


Free to museum members, included with admission for all others

Contact: Studio 513-352-0786




2015 The Ohio Governor's Landscape Invitational Juried Exhibit, Ohio Gubernatorial offices

Columbus, Ohio  June 2014- June 2015


2014 "The Urban Landscape- 6 Artists -6 Views" Clifton Cultural Art Center Nov 14-Dec 5, 2014, Cincinnati Ohio

Portraits An Invitational show Mary Ran Gallery, Cincinnati Ohio    Sept 5 -Oct 4, 2014

University Club Invitational May 17th- July 16th, 2014  W. 4th Street, Cincinnati Ohio

The Pastel Invitational Visual Art Center of Preble County, Eaton, Ohio    July 8 -August 16 2014


2011-2012 Governor's Ohio Landscape Invitational, State Offices, Columbus Ohio  Extended thru June 30, 2013

2012 119th Woman's Art Club Exhibition  AWARD "Portrait of Dan"  F&W Pastel Journal Award

2011 "Cincinnati Landscape Invitational" Cincinnati Art Galleries, 225 E. 6th Street. Featured paintings by popular artists.



Atlanta Fine Arts League "Simply Drawn" AWARD

Lexington Art League " NUDE" Juried Show

Gallery Salveo "Metropolis" Landscape Invitational, Cincinnati Ohio

Woman's Art Club, Annual Juried Show, Cincinnati, Ohio AWARD



Ohio State Fair Juried Fine Art Show 2 landscape oil paintings

“The Nude Show” Lexington Art league, Lexington Kentucky, January 9-March 1, 2009




Woman's Art Club Annual Juried Show AWARD

Portrait Society of America: Portrait Drawing Competition, Atlanta Fine Arts league Portrait of Jimmie AWARD



Spring Grove Heritage Foundation  1st BiAnnual Art Exhibit May 1 - Sept 30, 2007 Cincinnati, Ohio
Woman’s Art Club, Lecture Demo  May 12, 2007 12:30 PM  Pendleton Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio


Art Academy of Cincinnati: Community Education Faculty Exhibit June 2006

Ruthe G. Pearlman Gallery, Cincinnati Ohio

Woman's Art Club Juried Show AWARD
California Watercolor Association: 38th National Exhibition  October 2006



“SPORTS IN ART” November 2005 Jasper Arts Center, Krempp Gallery Jasper, Indiana BEST OF SHOW AWARD “The Strategist”

“FORM & FIGURE” November 2005-January 2006 YWCA Women’s Art Gallery , Figurative Invitational Cincinnati Ohio

“INTERNATIONAL NUDE” Lexington Art League, January 2005 Lexington, Kentucky

112th Annual Women's Art Club Juried Exhibit AWARD
Florence Drugan Award: "Black Rose" Watercolor

“SHADES OF PASTEL” April 2005 Maryland Pastel Society, National Juried Exhibition at BlackRock Center for the Arts.


111th Annual Women's Art Club Exhibit April 25th - June 1st
AWARD: Georgiabelle & Larry Clark Gold Medal Award


110th Annual Women's Art Club Exhibit April 6 - 13, 2003
AWARD: Jeanette Baldwin Memorial Award

"The Other Nude Show" Miller Fine Art Gallery, Lexington, KY
Feb. 19 - March 31, 2003

"Face to Face: A Look at Contemporary Portraits" Invitational curated by Steven Vincent Clark, Sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation Gallery, 200 W. Fourth St. Cincinnati, OH July 17 - September 2003


"HOUSES" Invitational KZF Gallery Baldwin Bldg., Cincinnati, OH November 2002 - March 2003

109th Annual Women's Art Club Exhibit April, 2002
AWARD: The Judson Wilson Award of Distinction $2,000


"Drawn to Art" Fitton Center, Hamilton, Ohio, Invitational Group Drawing Show. Also featuring Alex McKibbin, Perin Mahler, Edie Harper, Gary Gaffney January 23 - February 20

"Drawing From Perception III" Wright State University Galleries. Curator: Rosemarie Beck, New York Studio School. January 4 - 30th


UC DAAP Faculty Exhibit, Tangeman Fine Arts Gallery
Tangeman University, October 1999

"WOMEN IN MID-CAREER" University Club, Cincinnati, Ohio
April 23 - May 23. Curator Daniel Brown and Andrew Emery
Also included: Connie McClure, Kay Muir, Carin Hebenstreit


One Woman Show, BASE ART, Cincinnati, Ohio May - June
featuring oil landscapes and figure drawings

Marlene Steele's work is collected in numerous corporate and private collections.