Nar Steel is an artist and for nine years was the owner of Cobblestone Art Gallery in Old Town, Alexandria, VA. She has exhibited in many juried shows where she has won numerous first and second place honors as well as honorable mentions. Nar is President of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, DC (MPSGS). For many years, she has served as the Society's chairperson for its International Exhibition. She was the Facilitator for the World Exhibition of Miniature Artists held at the Smithsonian Institute in the summer of 2005.
Narissa is a member of: Montgomery Art Association; Laurel Art Guild; Rehoboth Art League; Torpedo Factory; Washington Watercolor Society; the Hilliard Miniature Society of England; Florida Miniature Society; Cider Miniature Painters and many other art groups.
She has been the Exhibit Judge for the Seaside Art Gallery, NC; the Fells Point Miniature Society; Dover Art League in Dover, DE; the Ice House Gallery in Washington, VA; the Plein Air exhibit for the Montgomery Art Association 2010; and judge for the Chestertown Art League in MD. Recently Nar served as the jury and judge for the Tidewater Art Alliance at Norfolk, VA. She also serves as a judge for MPSGS exhibits, and has been a judge for Cobblestone Art Gallery. In the summer of 2013, she judged the Rehoboth Art League's first miniature exhibition and also appeared in a television show as spokesperson for the exhibition. Also in June of that summer, she served as the judge for the Annapolis Watercolor Society.
Her paintings have been exhibited at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA; Snow Goose Gallery in PA; Artistic Art Gallery in MD; Seaside Art Gallery in NC; Rehoboth Art League in DE; Montpelier Mansion in MD; Quiet Waters in MD; Strathmore Mansion in MD; The Friendship Heights Community Ctr. in MD; the Chevy Chase Women's Club in MD; the Hilliard Society in England; Children's Beach House, Lewes, DE; Montgomery Art Association in MD and many other national and international galleries. Nar won first prize in the "Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue Juried Exhibition" at the Village of Friendship Heights in the summer of 2014 in Chevy Chase, MD.