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 or Katie Davis, artist programs coordinator, at email@example.com or 614-728-4421.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Associate Professor of Music
Sebastian Birch (DMA Cleveland Institute of Music) teaches theory and compositions at Kent State Stark. His compositions have been performed at numerous festivals, and conferences including the Bowling Green New Music Festival. Detectio Sonoris was recently performed by flautist Mary Kay Fink and pianist Nicholas Underhill.
Artistic & Executive Director, Teaching Artist, Choreographer
Alice Blumenfeld is the founder and artistic director of ABREPASO flamenco. Recognitions include an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for Choreography (FY20), a YoungArts Silver winner, and a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts.
Kelley Booze studied the Columbus College of Art and Design, graduating magna cum laude with a B.F.A. in Fine Art in 2009. In addition to exhibiting and maintaining a studio practice, she has taught various classes and workshops both independently and with several institutions. Her artwork has exhibited and is part of public and private collections nationally and internationally. Most recently, Kelley has been awarded the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence award for 2021, been published in a national arts publication, and has partnered with organizations on public art projects.
Chamber Music, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Ethnomusicology, Arts Integration
Terry Boyarsky is a concert pianist, chamber musician, Dalcroze Eurhythmics teacher and ethnomusicologist. She trained with the Kennedy Center in Arts Integration and is a Teaching Artist for the Ohio Arts Council. She teaches Russian Vocal Music for CWRU. She sings with the Cleveland Orchestra Blossom Festival Chorus and Choral Arts Cleveland. Since 2007, Terry has been performing and teaching internationally as “Russian Duo” with Siberian balalaika virtuoso Oleg Kruglyakov.
Trish reaches out in her local community and shares her techniques of art with neighborhood kids,
family youths and assists in arts and crafts with those who show a keen interest in the arts.
Elizabeth Bram creates her happy paintings the way a child paints freely and spontaneously. Her work is unique and original. She shows us a different vision from her own inner world in her paintings.