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 kathy.signorino@oac.ohio.gov or 614-728-6140.

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Photo of Nora Aaron

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. 

Photo of Samuel Adebuga

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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Mark Aeling

Artist

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.…

Photo of Margaret Anderson

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, http://www.MedinasMemoires.Etsy.com and also at The Gardeners Cottage (226 South Court St) in the beautiful Medina Square. 

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Ron Anderson

Artist

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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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.

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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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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.…

Photo of Mary Avalos-Miller

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.…

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Ruth Awad

Poet

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.

Photo of Nancy Azara

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.

Photo of Barbara Jane Bachtell

Barbara Bachtell grew up in NE Ohio, Pittsburgh, and New Mexico. She has a BA in art from Wesleyan University (CT), and a BFA in painting from Cleveland Institute of Art. She has incorporated both text elements and organic forms into her work for many years, and is a published poet and writer as well as a visual artist. She has shown her drawings and small sculptures around Ohio and in Wisconsin, most recently in group shows at MOCA, Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Waterloo Arts and YARDS Projects. Her work is in local individual and corporate collections, including The Cleveland Clinic, the Dalad Group, MetroHealth Medical Center, and Jones Day.

Photo of Mr Thomas A Baillieul

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.

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Brian Ballenger

Artist/Painter

I paint by building up oil paint on the surface of the canvas. The brushstrokes are the true subject of painting.; they extend fully across the canvas, collecting color from the brush and the surface, to blend and redistribute the material. Varied brush widths and pressures are utilized to come together as a new work. These are paintings whose depth changes with perspective and whose sense of light and shading and understanding adjust with examination.

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Jeni Bate

Artist

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.

Photo of Ginny Baughman

I’ve spent my life devoted to creating, teaching, and learning about art. My inspiration comes my life as a woman, wife, mother, student, teacher and an inhabitant of this earth.
I was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. I received a BFA from the University of Dayton and an MA in Art Education from OSU. I’ve been a teaching artist for over 20 years and freelance artist for over 25 years mostly in central Ohio. I’ve recently moved back home to the Dayton area and excited about the Dayton area arts scene.

Photo of Elham Elham Bayati

My works are mixed of printing and other painting materials such as collage, acrylic and color pencil. The source of my inspiration is from Persian history and Iran the country that I was born and my family .

Photo of Kirsta Niemie Benedetti

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.

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Robie Benve

Benve

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.