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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-728-6140.
Steven Riggs was born and raised in Detroit Michigan in spill the age of 11. His father moved the family to Ohio. Steven spent much of his high school years working on Art and studying art and art history. After high school he entered into a. Of Relentless intense study of anatomy and the techniques and processes of Old World Masters.
Steven and his wife have three adult sons and make their home in Pickaway County where he maintains a studio
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jeanie Coy Auseon has made art in one way or another throughout her life. An undergraduate degree in Art Education and a masters degree in Education from Truman State University, as well as a Ph.D in Art Education from the Ohio State University, plus formal studies in Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design, and Surface Design inform her artistic-thinking and art-making.…
Mary Avalos-Miller: Fine Artist
Mary has lived in Columbus, OH most of her life. She has a degree in graphic communication and always enjoyed her painting classes at Columbus College of Art & Design. Mary worked in a digital photo lab, restoring photos and manipulating images for various photographers, before working as a graphic designer.…
Ruth Awad is a 2021 NEA Poetry fellow and the Lebanese-American author of Set to Music a Wildfire, winner of the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize and the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. Alongside Rachel Mennies, she is the co-editor of The Familiar Wild: On Dogs and Poetry.
Nancy Azara is a sculptor who works in wood and whose scroll rubbings and tracings are collaged on mylar and paper.
Her work has been shown extensively, most recently in a solo show “Crow and Sandal Series and Other Works” at Kaaterskill Gallery, Hunter Village, NY (Aug 24–Oct 6, 2019), “Labyrinths of the Mind” at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild in Woodstock, NY (May 17-Jun 30, 2019), “Nancy Azara: Nature Prints” at Saint John’s University, Queens, NY, and “Crossing Boundaries: Material as Message” at (RoCA), West Nyack, NY. CURRENT: Solo show “High Chair and Other Works” at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Jul 2 – Aug 1, 2021). She is the author of Spirit Taking Form: Making a Spiritual Practice of Making Art available through Red Wheel/Weiser. She has taught many workshops and classes.
Tom holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Earth Science from the University of Massachusetts, and hs worked in such diverse areas as: mineral exploration around the world; preparing environmental impact studies for the U. S. Government; and leading the clean-up of retired nuclear facilities. As an undergraduate he also engaged in music performance, theater (stage management), was student manager of the University Bands (Marching, Concert, Symphonic), and participated in the University’s Concert Association which brought world-class musicians and groups to campus. In recent years he has become an award-winning visual artist, and has participated on the boards of the Ohio Art League, and the Clintonville Arts Guild. Currently, Tom works part-time as the Exhibitions Coordinator for the Columbus Cultural Arts Center.
Jeni Bate lives in the desert south west – a low place under a vast dome of sky. This is a constant reminder of how small we are in the face of all things, and when filled with clouds, an ever changing muse.
Kirsta Niemie Benedetti lives and works in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and two daughters. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at Columbus College of Art and Design and has worked as a freelance artist partnering with Minted and West Elm since 2015, and as a commissioned artist for patrons around the country.
Currently, Kirsta is launching The Whole Picture Project, an initiative to bring people together through art and storytelling.
Born and raised in Italy, Robie Benve is a self-taught artist always looking for new opportunities to learn and improve her skills.
Her mixed media paintings start with a colorful and abstract base and include layers of paint, paper, fabric, ink, charcoal, and more.
As she paints, Robie leaves some of the first layers peeking through. She also loves to feature abstract patterns created with her unique hand-cut stencils.
The resulting work is strikingly vibrant and lively.
In twenty-two years as an art teacher, stateside and overseas, I eventually taught grades Pre-K thru 12th. Meanwhile I established myself as an installation artist, exhibiting in the Midwest and East Coast, with architectural-referenced works. Included in my pursuits were a number of fellowships and residencies. Lately my focus and materials have shifted to those structures in the natural world and their relationship to the structures of the human brain and nervous system. The presentation and materials of my works reflect my investment in process (how we see and comprehend) and in the expressive elegance of the simple and the natural material.
Textile Artist and Instructor
Technology and nature inspire creator of Great Lakes quilt; Ohio woman turns satellite images, thermal photographs into art.
I am a naturalist and environmentalist at heart. My current body of work explores satellite imagery and creating ‘false-color’ artistic depictions of remote sensed satellite images (Geographical Information Systems). I have eight quilts in my “Earth in Three Bands: R, G, B” Series: The Painted Desert, Eye of Sahara, The Great Salt Desert, Susitna Glacier, The Grand Canyon, Galileo Inspiration, The Great Lakes and my latest Rocky Mountain Trench. The vivid colors and their outstanding variations are what first drew me to these representations. I also use other remote sensed imagery taken from our National Parks for my art. My first quilt in this series was inspired by a thermal image of an eruption of the Old Faithful geyser taken in Yellowstone National Park.
Keith Berr is an international advertising and fine arts photographer. A graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography, he has developed a unique live/work compound in Cleveland’s Asia Town, where he holds frequent events, fundraisers and educational gatherings, helping people and organizations connect and share their strongest assets towards promoting the arts.
His clients include a broad range of major corporations, non-profit institutions, and small businesses. …
Indian Dancer, Choreographer
Sanjib Bhattacharya, recipient of President’s Awards from Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam in 2006 and Smt. Pratibha Patil in 2011 is an accomplished Manipuri Dance Exponent, Guru and well-known Choreographer of India and abroad. He has received his training under the tutelage of Guru Bipin Singh, Padmashri Darshana Jhaveri, Kalavati Devi, Manjushree Chaki Sircar and Mamata Shankar. He is currently an established performer of great repute having extensively performed across India and abroad. He is not only performing as a solo artist, but is also performing with eminent Gurus and Icons of Indian Classical dances like Padmavibhushan Sonal Mansingh, Padmashri Darshana Jhaveri, Padmashri Ranjana Gauhar, and many other eminent gurus all over India and abroad. He runs several dance academies and institutions in India and Abroad while conducting Lecture Demonstrations and workshops regularly across the Globe. Currently Sanjib is living in Cleveland ,USA and Founder Director of Movements In motion ,teaching, performing, conducting workshop lecture demonstration, collaboration with the local Indian and multicultural community in US and CANADA, regularly creating a unique global choreographic presentation based on his Manipuri and Indian contemporary dance techniques as an Extraordinary Artist sponsored by Rainey Institute Cleveland.
Poet, musician, novelist.
Has organized poetry readings, open mic nights, started magazines (or helped with other peoples’ projects), was a founding member of a theater group that performed works they’d written themselves, helped behind the scenes as well as playing bit parts in 2 indy movies (a zombie in the crowd of attacking zombies, that sort of thing), organized home grown music festivals. Some of these things have been more successful than others. Along the way she’s been a member of Tinfoil, a Toledo area band that has released 14 albums, written hundreds of songs, one of which was used in an indy series called Certainty, and she’s released 2 books of poetry and three novels, the most recent of which was a finalist in the Faulkner competition.
To support these endeavors, she deals in used and rare books.
Mary Biddinger’s latest poetry collection, Department of Elegy, will be published by Black Lawrence Press in early 2022. She has been the recipient of awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Cleveland Arts Prize. She teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Akron and NEOMFA program, and serves as poetry and poetics editor at the University of Akron Press.