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. A listing in the OAR does not confer an endorsement, approval, or verification by the Ohio Arts Council.
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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Patricia Acker

Author, Illustrator

   I am a retired healthcare Social Worker with experience in long term care, adult daycare, home health care and sixteen years of hospice care.  I was a childbirth and breastfeeding educator while I raised a family and attended college part-time.  I parented my five teens, including one “adopted” at age 13 , as a single mom, worked fulltime and attended graduate school in counseling.  I have been a life-long volunteer, including providing an unpaid home for pregnant teens and often their babies.  I am active in my church and have a very deep and personal faith in God.  I have loved art but was not formally trained.  I use art to help me to stay grounded, to find my peaceful center as I get lost in the process of art.  I have done many portraits, including animals.  I have written two books and I am working on writing and illustrating the third! Art keeps me grounded!

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.

Photo of Khadija Yusuf Adil

Khadija Adil is a self taught multi talented artist. She explored various fields of Arts and decided to do business in Epoxy art also known as Resin Art. She is born and grew up in India. And from 9 years she is living in Ohio with her husband and their 2 boys. She does allot of creativity using epoxy.…

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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.…


Patrick Affourtit is an award winning photographer and
landscape designer. Introduced to photography at a
very early age, Patrick had an initial attraction to visual
imagery, which grew into a life long passion. Through
the years from film to digital, constantly striving to
improve his craft, whether it being through a
photographic approach, creative composition and
light, or with post processing techniques.…

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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.


Sawsan Alhaddad became an artist as an adult. She worked in a representational style in watercolor, pastels and oil. Ten years ago she switched to an abstract style using encaustic and cold wax medium. In her abstract work Sawsan uses history culture and location as inspiration.

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Ann Allmand



I am Ann. I love all forms of arts, oil painting being my favorite! I live in Cincinnati with my family. I love people, animal, trees, flowers, water, and wind. I love everything that moves and try to capture the moves with my mind, or with  lens. Then I attempt to paint it.…

Photo of Fatima Almatar

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.…

Photo of Stephany Alvarez

Growing up in a fanatic christian family was so hard. My family would condemn and censor me for so many years as I didn’t meet their religious views, but through that agonizing I found my love for art which helped me undo all those years of damage, now I express myself freely as an artist.

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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

Photo of Benjamin J Anderson

My art reflects on spontaneous ideas that usually lean towards surrealism.  I mostly paint digitally using a stylus and tablet.  I do also ink traditional art, but find digital art is more quickly executed.  I enjoy mainly painting geometric structures and objects with high detail as I like to create works with a large amount of realism.  I employ signs and symbols in some of my work and include hidden ‘easter eggs’ in some for personal enjoyment.  In the future I hope to take my art and explore travelling to local festivals to sell works commercially.  

Photo of Jeffrey Wenzel Anderson

BFA in Painting and Printmaking, Miami University

MBA, The Ohio State University

39 year career in business at The Andersons, Inc. in Maumee, OH

16 year side career as volunteer firefighter/EMT

Former board member at Toledo School for the Arts

Married, three adult children + two adult step-children + five grandchildren

Retired, transitioned from part-time artist to active art practitioner

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, 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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