The Salty Dog Gallery in Southwest Harbor is pleased to present resident artist Philip Steel in a solo retrospective show, opening with a reception at 4:30 pm, Sunday Oct. 7. The reception will feature concert pianist Ann Sears on the gallery’s Steinway grand piano, and refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Although Steel has exhibited in Maine since the late 1980s, this will be his first solo exhibition in the state. A wide range of work will be on show, including oils, watercolors, and cartoons. A number of his Giclee prints will also be on sale with special summer’s end pricing. Steel is a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists and a Fellow Member of the American Artist Professional League. He is published in Marquis Who’s Who in American Art. Steel‘s work is permanently displayed in a number of museums, including the Smithsonian. Much of Steel’s current work revolves around the completion of a series of traveling plays and exhibits centered around the experiences of fishermen. The fishing communities range geographically from Florida, to Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay, to Maine’s own coast. For more information, call (207) 244-5918 or visit philipssteel.com