The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond,  to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at or 614-728-6140.

2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

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Nora Aaron paints colorful oils that vary from very intimate to large scale. She trained in New York with the likes of Jacob Collins, Michael Grimaldi and Nelson Shanks who she taught for at the Art Students League in NY and at numerous workshops around the country.

No subject matter is off limits but landscapes dominate her current stock of art for sale.  

She is in countless private collections and continues to teach privately and lead groups in plein air painting. 

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Christine Abbott

Artist Instructor

Christine D’Epiro Abbott studied printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland while completing her BFA at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio.  She received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis.  Following her MFA, Christine was an artist-in-residence for a year at the Luminary in St. Louis, Missouri.  …

Photo of Yusuf Yusuf Dubois Abdul Lateef

Yusuf Lateef utilizes visual art principles as vehicles for realizing the potential for growth in our everyday lives. As an artist, Lateef looks at common experiences as something transformative while working to imagine the physicality of an “ undefended space/life ” through community engagement as art practice.

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Traditions motifs: My inspiration on my works relates to custom and tradition, an heritage in figurative that reflect a great way of bringing to life memories. Each paintings is unique, just as viewer’ experience of it is unique.

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Katherine Adkins (born 1988 in Huntington, WV) received her BFA in Fine Art at Columbus College of Art and Design and her MFA in Painting at Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has held her painting studio in Chicago, Detroit, Charleston, SC, and now Columbus, OH. She has exhibited at Cranbrook Museum of Art, Huntington Museum of Art, Stove Works in Chattanooga, TN, James May Gallery, Roy G Biv, and Youngspace.

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Mark Aeling


Mark earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture at Colorado State University in 1989. After completing his Master of Fine Art in Sculpture from Washington College in 1993, Mark opened MGA Sculpture Studio in St. Louis, Missouri, gaining an exceptional reputation with the design, fabrication and architectural industries in the region.

In 2005, he relocated MGA to Saint Petersburg, Florida where he resides with his family.…

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Karen Albanese Campbell attended Boston University, has exhibited nationally in juried shows, had solo exhibits at The James Cancer Hospital Art Gallery, Wehrle Gallery at Ohio Dominican University and, coming up in 2025, at the Dairy Barn in Athens, OH. She exhibited at ArtPrize 2021. Her work is in the collection of the Columbus Museum of Art. She is the current president of Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative.

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I’m a bilingual writer, poet and artist. I write to understand and paint when language fails me.

I sought asylum in the United States in late 2018 after facing prosecution in my home country Kuwait due to my political opinions and social activism. As a law professor, a lawyer, and a feminist, I strongly believe in democracy, freedom of speech, and gender equality, but I couldn’t live by my beliefs in Kuwait.…

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Sierra Amanda


My name is Sierra Amanda and ART is my passion!


I was blessed to know my true passion at a young age. At the impressionable age of 10 I knew that art would be “my everything” in life. Although I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, I have lived and traveled all over the United States.…

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Cynthia Amoah

Poet, Performer, Educator

Cynthia Amoah is a poet, performer, and educator originally from Ghana. She completed her MFA at The New School where she was cited for Excellence in Poetry and has been featured on the stages of TEDxDrewUniversity, TEDxOhioStateUniversity, and the United Nations Information Center in Accra, among many. Cynthia’s writing and performances often concern the foraging questions that have to do with identity and belonging, with displacement, migration and uprootedness. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in OURS Magazine, Nimrod Journal, Crab Orchard Review, and African Poetry Book Fund’s New-Generation African Poets Chapbooks by Akashic Books. Cynthia currently resides in Columbus, OH with her family where she facilitates workshops in poetry, positive-thinking, confidence-building, and the power of using our voice. For more information and inquiries, please visit

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Illuminated Canvas Prints, enchanted photos to remember beautiful places. As the artist and creator of Medina’s Memories I consider myself lucky because I was able to tap back into my creative self during my “Professional Pause” due to the pandemic. My work can be found on my Etsy shop, and also at The Gardeners Cottage (226 South Court St) in the beautiful Medina Square. 

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Ron Anderson


Ron Anderson’s Art Exhibitions include; Columbus Museum of Art, Springfield Museum of Art, The King Arts Complex, O.S.U. Faculty Club, Riffe Gallery, Ohio Governor’s Office, Ohio Governor’s Mansion, and National Black Fine Art Show in New York.

Public Art commissions are in the permanent collections of; Ohio Supreme Court, Ohio Statehouse, Absolut Spirits Company, Springfield Museum of Art, National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center, and The King Arts Complex.

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I graduated from Columbus Alternative High School. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, as well as an Advanced Certificate in Animal (dogs!) Behavior and Conservation from Hunter College in NYC.

Photo of Christina Andrews

In 1989, I went to Ohio University and majored in Fine Art; before that, I also took numerous art classes in high school. Through 2001 to 2003, I went to Columbus State and dabbled in Interactive Multimedia where I completed courses in graphic design, web design and numerous other software design courses. I then changed majors and decided to pursue a Paralegal Degree and Criminal Justice degree for stability and to fund my art hobby. …

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Philip Arnold

Writer, Visual Artist

Philip Arnold is an artist who creates across several mediums, exploring creative possibilities at the junction of image and text. His writing appears in Arts & Letters, Southern Humanities Review, The Iowa Review, and Rattle. He is a recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and has work selected as notable in Best American Essays. His award-winning photography appears in numerous publications and exhibitions. His documentaries have screened at DocUtah International Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival, The Film Festival of Colorado, and Twin Rivers Media Festival.

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Hammmond Art

Abstract Artist

Hammond, represented by Rehs Contemporary Galleries in Midtown Manhattan, grew up in the historic Hudson Valley of New York. His earliest influences included Jim Davis and Charles Schultz, as well as characters created by DC and Marvel Comics. His interest in art was further fueled by the strong museum and arts background of his parents.

Photo of Sven ARTBYSVEN

       I am a painter from Northwest Ohio. My training and formal education is in the Sciences. But my passion has always been in the Arts. Music and Literature were omnipresent in my childhood. Albums and poetry, stories and (black and white) cinema made me who I am.

       I started dabbling with common household objects to make my first art compositions.…

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Sherry Arthur

At First Sight Art Gallery llc

Sherry Arthur is a professional artist, author, and illustrator. 
She was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She spent a great deal of time, as a child, with her grandmother, who was the first person to introduce her to paint; she made quilts and encouraged artistic expression. Sherry was an only child and feels she developed her vast imagination from spending large chunks of time alone.…

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Jay Ashrafi

Mixed Media Artist

After years of practicing architecture, I became more interested in artistic aspects of architecture. At some point I started adding the actual materials over my architectural renderings to create three-dimensional images. I started exploring different materials to create 3D artwork and gradually added found objects such as used auto parts. It always fascinates me to see each object in a different way and bring the hidden beauty into life and make it visually attractive.

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Pamela Ashton

Visual Artist

Her art has been featured on a local PBS television show called Broad & High. You could find her portrait ( painted by local artist, Aaron Thomas ) on a mural called “Every Piece Is Important” at Donatos located inside the John Glen Columbus Airport. The mural is sponsored by The Greater Columbus Arts Council and Donatos. It was also featured on a local morning television show called Good Day Columbus. She currently resides in Columbus, Ohio