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 Patricia Dahlman

Patricia Dahlman was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and studied art at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and Yale University Summer School of Art and Music in Norfolk, Connecticut. Dahlman has lived and worked as an artist in Seattle, San Francisco and the New York City area. She has received a New Jersey Printmaking Fellowship to Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, two Geraldine R.…

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Toni Daniel

Artist and Photograpy

Creating art is my passion. Painting with oil and acrylics. I am also a photographer.

Photo of Susan Danko

Susan is a contemporary landscape painter and installation artist based in Cleveland, Ohio. The pieces that she creates are informed by her responses to the state of our contemporary natural environment as it grapples with climate change. Constructed from both memory and observation, her works arise from real and imagined environmental scenarios. With them, she examines the power and fragility of nature caught in a state of flux between destruction and renewal. Her goal In creating the work is to raise awareness, and inspire a greater respect for the environment that we all share.

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Clifford Darrett

Active Artist

Clifford Darrett, born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, now living in Dayton, Ohio for the last 53 years, has always had the natural ability to draw, passed to him from his father, who was a very good drawer.  He took classes in drawing, painting and graphic arts at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, while working on his Associate Degree for Electronic Data Processing. …

Photo of Pamela Z Daum

Pamela Z. Daum is a photographer based in Kent, OH. She has exhibited extensively in both solo and group shows across the United States and Europe. In 2016 and again in 2021, Women in the Arts “Celebrating the Genius of Women” recognized her work. She was one of 100 artists selected for the 2014 Aesthetica Art Prize.…

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John Davis

Artist

          John R. Davis is an established artist who works in watercolor, oils, acrylic and egg tempera.  His paintings range from Landscapes, cityscapes and water scenes.  In recent years he has been actively pursuing Plein Air paintings in oil.  

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Katie Davis

Painter and Installation Artist

Katie is a mixed media painter/installation artist whose work blends together her experience with interior design, the choas of being a mother, and her love of drawing, abstraction, and found materials.

Photo of Palli Davene Davis

My practice is simple: Go to the studio daily. Work. Have several works-in-progress all the time. Work in series & sets so the thinking pushes itself forward. Foster the exercise of multiples, allowing the muscular movement of my hands to create both similarities & eccentricities. Walk in the woods, find a place to sit, listen & see when you get tired.…

Photo of Anita C Dawson

Anita Dawsonis a full time painter and sculptor, living in Columbus, Ohio. Her work is exhibited in the Midwest and eastern United States. Research has taken her to Italy, Spain and France to study iconography. She has served as a visiting artist and professor in Aix in Provence and Rome and is Professor Emerita at the Columbus College of Art & Design.…

Photo of Kelly Dawson

Kelly Dawson is a self-taught artist who was born into the world of auto racing.  She made a career in the sport for a number of years.  Always attracted to the color, lights and fanfare of the sport more than the sport itself.  When the tragedies that would happen at the track became too much, she gave up that world to devote her time to her art.

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Amy Deal

Artist

Amy Deal is a mixed media painter. She is also known for mural designs in Dayton, OH. Her largest mural is over 900 linear sq ft along the Great Miami River at Downtown Dayton’s Five River MetroParks RiverScape River Run. Amy has also worked with nonconventional materials to create commentaries on how consumerism is denigrating our environment. Her current series of works is intuitive, abstract acrylic, oil, oil stick, and cold wax paintings.

Photo of Pam DeCamp

Pam DeCamp

Sole Proprietor

Pam DeCamp is an award winning professional photographer from Wheelersburg, Ohio. Her 30+ years of photography experience has ranged from photojournalism, sports, performing arts, fine art, to macro and wildlife.

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Gregory DeGroat

Fine Artist/Graphic Designer

was born in Springfield, Ohio in 1955. My father was an artist, and some of my earliest memories are of him teaching me how to draw. My first paintings were at the age of 8, a mare and a stallion, respectively. I can remember watching the neighborhood kids outside playing tag from my kitchen window, with my father promising to let me play with them, as soon as I completed the hair on the portrait on which he had me working .-)

I majored in art in high school, then took art courses in college, which was followed by a 27-year career as a graphic artist with the Dayton Daily News, in Ohio.…

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JoAnn DePolo

Independent Professional Artist, Author, Speaker, Teacher

JoAnn DePolo is an artist, author, speaker, teacher, and visionary. Her unique paintings of cityscapes, water scenes, and bold abstracts have gained recognition from art collectors internationally.

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Randy DePuy

Photographer

Born in Northwest Ohio in 1957, Randy was given a Kodak Brownie when he was in grade school. Thus began his life long interest in photography. After graduating from Findlay High School in 1975 De Puy began working for THE COURIER newspaper as a darkroom Technician/ Photographer. In November, 1977, Randy moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he began working in the photo finishing field and free‐ lance photography.…

Photo of Thad DeVassie

Thad DeVassie is a multi-genre writer (poetry, prose poetry, flash fiction, CNF) and fine art painter who creates from the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio. His collection SPLENDID IRRATIONALITIES was awarded the James Tate International Poetry Prize in 2020 (SurVision Books). A mini chapbook, YEAR OF STATIC, containing eleven original paintings accompanied by micro prose, was published in 2021 by Ghost City Press.…

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Julie DiSiena

Artist

VISUAL ARTIST

My personal art involves w/c, gauche, acrylic, collage, pastels, photography, prints, clay or mixed media of any of the previous mentioned materials. My landscape genre scenes, and portraits show moments involved with nature, water, sky, people and animals with a variety of color and temperament. They are realistic while reflecting the spiritual within.
Shows: Artists of Rubber City. Butler Inst. American Art: 1993 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002 invited artist 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013 then I moved. Kaleidoscope: 2004 2nd Place 2005, 2006, 2008 Juror, 2009 H.M.,2010,2016,2018 Peoples’ choice award.

Photo of Dr Frank E Dobson Jr

In my novels, The Race is Not Given (1999) and Rendered Invisible: Stories of Blacks & Whites, Love & Death (2010), and other works, I examine racism, racial reconciliation, resilience, and hope. I have published scholarship on Black literature, film, and pop culture. I am a playwright and poet. I am working on children’s literature featuring Black heroism. My work is rooted in my faith and my working-class background.

Photo of Laura Donnelly

Laura Donnelly is currently creating in her private studio and is a resident artist at Market Street Art Spot in Minerva.  She received her Master of Arts in Education Degree at Walsh University and her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Kent State University. She has taught art in area public and private schools for over 35 years and as an adjunct professor at Malone and Walsh University. Her work has won a variety of awards in the area and has won state recognition from a national contest. Most of her current work, created from stoneware clay, consists of functional ware with some sculptural pieces that reflect a personal theme.

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