Steel’s ‘Stillpoint’ at Tidemark

Aug 31, 2014
“Sea Smoke #2” is an oil on prepared board by Joyce Eames Steel, featured in the next Tidemark Gallery show in Waldoboro.

Waldoboro — Tidemark Gallery on Main Street/Route 220 will host an opening reception Saturday, Sept. 6, for “Stillpoint,” a show of paintings by artist Joyce Eames Steel, which will be on view Wednesday, Sept. 3, through Oct. 4.

Steel’s small scale works, in oil and in acrylic, range in style from realism to non-representational. Some are executed with attention to detail, while others move beyond the descriptive to focus on light and color to achieve the subtle essence of the moment.

Steel belongs to a family of artists in Maine.  She began her formal art training at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and holds a degree in design from Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Conn. She also studied painting and design at Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy.

Steel’s varied career has included teaching art both in private and public schools, graphic design and marketing, work in the nonprofit sector and in social services — most recently for Healthy Lincoln County. She currently paints from her studio in Waldoboro and plans to teach classes at River Arts in Damariscotta in the coming year.

The Saturday event is another in a series of multiple-gallery openings including Maine Coast Artist Gallery in Friendship, Philippe Guillerm Gallery and Old Number Nine in Waldoboro. The Tidemark reception will run from 5 to 7 p.m.

Tidemark Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 832-5109 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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