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 email@example.com or 614-728-6140.
Erin Canales is a Columbus-based artist who trained as an interior designer and horticulturist. She works in many different mediums including silversmithing, watercolor, and micro-mosaics. She recently took to making miniature fairy doors and other small public art pieces. She finds inspiration in nature and includes native plants and animals in her themes to create magical experiences that integrate with the natural world.
J Inky Lorain Cantrell has a Masters Degree in Education, Bachelors Degree in Art and Education, Associate Degree in Commercial Art, Art Educator Cleveland, OH and Greensboro, NC, Art Classes at Westlake Porter Public Library, OH. Born in Cleveland, OH.
1st Place Mixed Media, In Honor of Women, Stella’s Art Gallery, Willoughby, OH 2022 – Positive Creativity, Creative Space, Avon, OH, 2021 – Honorable Mention Mixed Media, 19th Community of Fine Arts Show, The Westlake Westshore Arts Council, Westlake, OH 2019 – 2nd Place Oil/Acrylic, 18th Annual Community of Fine Arts Show, The Westlake Westshore Arts Council, Westlake, OH, 2017 – 2nd Place, Oil/Acrylic, 17th Annual Community of Fine Arts Show, The Westlake Westshore Arts Council, Westlake, OH 2016 – Brush Strokes, BreakNeck Art Gallery, Lakewood, Ohio 2013 – Juried Invitational Art Show, Westlake Westshore Arts Council, Winners Circle, , Westlake, OH, 2013 – First Friday Series, Silverthorne Gallery, Rocky River, OH, 2007 – Peoples Art Show, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH 2006 – Pop-O-Matic, The Pop Shop, Lakewood, OH 2006.…
Born Columbus, Ohio 1954.
Lived and traveled to 49 states.
Taught art grades K-college level.
MFA, Ohio University
BFA, The Ohio State University.
Currently resides in Columbus, Ohio.
Bruno Casiano is a Puerto Rican artist based in Cleveland Ohio who combines traditional and contemporary art. Born in Gary, Indiana, the son of a steel worker, Bruno’s family moved back to their hometown, Juana Diaz, a rural community in Puerto Rico when he was 10 years old. Young Casiano developed an interest in art awakened by these rural surroundings and by the awareness of living in an Island, which made an impression on him.…
Chair of the Arts Division/Associate Professor of Sculpture and Installation/Interim Creative Director Herndon Gallery
ArtSparks is an educational outreach organization that provides access to quality dance and music classes and performances to children who may not otherwise have the opportunity. ArtSparks is an Associate of the National Dance Institute and is uniquely equipped to with NDI’s accalimed pedagogy that brings out the best in every child.
In every ArtSparks class, two teaching artists and a musician joyfully lead participants in an exploration of a core academic subject through a fast-paced dance lesson.…
Thank you for stopping to view my hard work.
Memoirist, Essayist, Poet
Darius Chitison is a memoirist/essayist/poet from central Ohio. Throughout the years he has composed wonderful prose and poems. Some of which he’s published and performed. His goal as an artist is to influence people’s emotions through his literature and find a place among the things in their hearts. HIs work has featured in Albanypoets.com a literary magazine published by the University at Albany, State University of New York.…
JOHN CHRISTENSEN – BIO
John Christensen is an artist working in Austin, Texas. Born in New York City, he received degrees in Visual and Environmental Studies – and art – from Harvard and the University of Texas. Before 1990, he developed a body of site-sensitive work in rural landscapes of New York, Georgia and Texas. Since 1990, he has focused that sensibility on projects for the theater and the public place. He has created, in collaborations with choreographers, interactive props and theatrical environments for 30 productions presented in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. He has designed and built commercial spaces, and, unique and production furniture. Working in a variety of media he has exhibited around the country. He has completed 20 large scale public and private commissions in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Albuquerque, Miami, Tucson, Portland and Fort Worth. Collaborating with other design professionals he developed infrastructure and interactive art for a municipal park. He brings to any project an unusually broad set of technical and conceptual skills. In recent sculptures and reliefs he has arranged motifs to evoke organic systems – branching rhizomes, biotic colonies, neural networks, wave interference patterns, polymers – clustered works with perceptual associations that make poetic connections between phenomena in disparate fields. He sustains a studio practice, going to his studio most days to make things.
In 2014, Heidi came to Columbus College of Art & Design, earning her BFA in Advertising & Graphic Design. Within graphic design, Heidi found that she enjoyed creating fonts and small-scale illustrations, as well as learning what it means to design sustainably. Since graduating from CCAD in 2018, Heidi has freelanced in graphic design and murals, working with clients across multiple industries. Murals have given her the opportunity to explore different painting styles and how to meet a variety of needs like interior and exterior work, and sign painting.
Painting has always been the cornerstone of her work, and Heidi continues to pursue opportunities locally and nationally.
I work with clay, bronze, and mixed media. Some of my work has its roots in ancient cultures, in which natural atmospheric forces are often personified as gods and goddesses. For example, in ancient Greece, times of day, heavenly bodies, and the earth were embodied in mythical persona. My pieces speak of the beauty and flow of the natural world, and they reflect my concern for and love of the earth.
Donna Coleman received her BFA, Honors, in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in painting from CUNY Brooklyn College, New York. Her paintings have been exhibited extensively in Washington DC, her hometown, and in northeastern Ohio, her home since 2000. Venues include The Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA; Gallery K, Duke Ellington School for the Arts, New Horizons Gallery of Children’s Hospital, the offices of Senator Eleanor Holmes Norton, The Washington Project for the Arts, WDC; Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, The Baron Gallery of Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH; the HereHere Gallery, The Mather Gallery of Case Western Reserve University, the Dead Horse Gallery, Cleveland, OH; Antioch College’s Herndon Gallery, Yellow Springs, OH; The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH; The Little Gallery, BGSU Firelands, Huron, OH; The River Gallery, Rocky River, OH The Sandusky Cultural Center, Carrington Arts, Sandusky, OH; and the Harris Stanton Gallery, Akron & Cleveland, OH.…
Béatrice Coron explores visual storytelling and lived many stories. After briefly studying art and Mandarin Chinese in Lyon, Coron has been, among others, a shepherdess, truck driver, factory worker, cleaning lady and New York City tour guide. She has lived in France (her native country), Egypt, Mexico and China before moving to New York, where she reinvented herself as an artist.…
Kim is a Columbus based artist and educator working primarily in the medium of encaustic -a wax based process originating from ancient Greece. Her fascination with encaustics lies in its luminosity, translucence, unpredictability, and stubborn independence. It demands a high amount of physical labor and work that she deeply embraces.
Kim received her BA from the Ohio State University and her MA from the Art Academy in Cincinnati. She has shown locally and in Athens, Cincinnati, and Chicago. She was awarded a Vermont Studio Center artist residency, the Ohio Art League’s Gateway to the Arts solo exhibition for the John Glenn International Airport fine art gallery and an FCCFA commission for the permanent collection at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
When not in the studio or teaching, she prefers a walk in the woods and looking at the sky.
Lynn Cox was born in a small village in East-central Ohio Appalachian coal country. He began the serious study of Art at Kent State University with Arthur Limbach Jr. He completed his undergraduate work at The Ohio State University where he earned a BFA. He studied painting with Robert King, Robert Mosokowitz, and John Torreano among others.
He continued his studies and development, earning an MFA in painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he studied with John Grillo, James Hendricks, George Wardlaw, and Walter Kamys.
Alan Crockett has been awarded 6 Ohio Arts Council Fellowships, 3 Greater Columbus Arts Council Fellowships, a National Endowment for the Arts,a Ford Foundation grant, and residency fellowships at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, New York City and Dresden Germany.
His work has been widely exhibited in galleries, universities and museums throughout the US and internationally in Italy, German, Holland, Canada, and India and is in several public collections.
The studio works are inspired by an underlying interest in handwriting architectures, language, poetics, and urban debris. His prints, drawings, and mixed media artworks have been exhibited nationally, internationally and are held in museums, corporate and private collections
“Through the prints that I publish, showcase and sell; and from the workshops and instruction I provide, I want to illustrate the deeper meaning of photography as an art and as a purpose.”