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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I am a Columbus, Ohio-based photographer, a former librarian’s assistant, a musician, and a mom of two young adult creatives.

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Laney Baby

Artist

I am tapped into the flow of creativity, constantly jotting down new ideas and having visions of future projects.

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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.

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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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CAN Triennial Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Cleveland Ohio 2022
Solo Art Exhibitions Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland Ohio 2021

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Tom Balbo

Artist

Tom’s earliest work was primarily in ceramics and printmaking. As his interest in papermaking grew, his work turned increasingly towards expressing his artistic creativity in this area. Over the past 40 years, Tom’s work has been exhibited and shown in a large number of shows and galleries and he has garnered numerous awards and critical attention for his work.

     In 2008, Tom along with other local artists, founded The Morgan Art of Paper Conservatory and Educational Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Presently, Tom continues to work in paper, printmaking, and ceramics. Dividing his time between creating in his studio/gallery and as the  Artistic Director at the Morgan Conservatory.  

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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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Michael Bankhead

owner, songwriter, artist, podcaster

Dayton Ohio’s Mike Bankhead is an artist’s artist in every sense of the word. While most know him as a bass player and songwriter, Bankhead has unlimited reach and talent. All of this is wrapped up in a man whose raw passion for the art bleeds through everything Mike Bankhead does. Humble enough the Ohio artist has experience writing music for full band compositions, guitar rock,  and multilingual accompaniments.…

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Mary Barczak’s biological family hails from New York City and was heavily involved in mathematics and human rights. However at 16, she was put into foster care in Columbus, OH. Barczak’s earlier years were spent dissecting traditional fairytales and the story structures of character personality traits. She weaves philosophy, storytelling, and art together to create the Nones, blanked face creatures with emotive black bodies. Their scenes speak to those who find their own stories and emotions in them.

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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Biography

Gary Beeber is an award-winning American photographer and filmmaker who has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world.  He has had numerous solo photography exhibitions and his documentary films have been screened at over 150 film festivals.  Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Goldman Sachs and Chase Bank are Fortune 500 companies who collect his work.

Photo of Diane Belfiglio

Diane Belfiglio (pronounced Bel FEE lee o) earned her B.F.A. in Drawing, Painting, and Graphics from The Ohio State University in 1978, and her M.F.A. in Painting from Syracuse University in 1980. Also in 1980, she was awarded a $6000 Aid-to-Individual- Artists Fellowship Grant from the Ohio Arts Council. Since that time, she has received numerous professional awards, including four Arts in Stark grants from 2011-2014.…

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 was the first in her family to go to college, and she earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Venice, Italy.
In 2010 she relocated to Columbus and embraced her passion for art; she started painting every day.
Robie loves to create work that is vibrant and happy, with unexpected patterns and marks that add visual interest and catch the viewer’s attention.
Her work has been shown in several shows all over Ohio and is in private collections in the United States, in Spain, and in Italy.

Examples her my work can be found on her website, at her studio at High Road Gallery & Studios, in Worthington, OH and at Marcia Evans Gallery in the Columbus Short North Art District.

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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. 

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Deb Berkebile

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.  

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Keith Berr

Photographer

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. …

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