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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-728-6140.
rae faba is an artist, sister, daughter, friend, lover, fighter, teacher, star-gazer & bass player. she lives around the great lakes with two troublemaking dogs and a giant tropical hibiscus named “bertha.” rae was educated at pratt institute and the university of akron.
With a B.F.A. from Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) and an M.F.A. from Kent State University, teaching as an adjunct professor at CIA, Notre Dame College, and visiting artist at East Carolina University, I find being an artist is WHO I AM. I find creating abstract paintings gives me the most satisfaction.
An accomplished American Painter, my art has graced collections globally. After over two decades in China, contributing to diverse creative fields, I’ve returned to the USA, expanding my art presence since August 2023. Drawing inspiration from Art Nouveau and figure form elegance, I use symmetrical techniques to create unique visual dialogues. With a philanthropic focus, I’ve donated to charities like Arts for Hearts. My ongoing research explores art as a bridge between past, present, and future personifications, evident in recent works at the TESA Center in Taiwan.
Past experiences and current social and political trends affecting local community provide her with fuel for art making. A union strike sign, Scantron test form, negotiation paper or a discarded shooting target become materials necessary to signify the psychology of current adverse realities that many people face in their daily lives. Her creative re use and reorganization of these nontraditional materials become a dynamic visual format to encourage valuable commentary and discussion among viewers.…
Angela is a native of Ohio. She has been involved with learning about and creating visual art for several decades. Her places of learning have included the fine art and studio art. programs at Kent State University, The Toledo University and Denison University; classes at the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center, the Columbus Cultural Arts Center, and the American Academy of Equine Art. …
Originally from Holland, Ohio, Craig Fisher is a 1976 graduate of the University of Toledo. With the exception of a year of study in Europe, he has lived most of his life in Northwest Ohio.
He is a mid-career artist who is unapologetic about being very much a “local kid”. His commercial career spans over three decades as a graphic designer, art director and commercial illustrator. He has worked for over 35 years in advertising agencies and visual learning companies where he has honed his talent for conceptualizing and employing metaphors to teach and engage.
Craig studied with local watercolor artist, Walter Chapman while still in high school. He studied under Diana Attie, Peter Elloine and John Botts as a fine art student at The University of Toledo. He credits the University and its teachers for his love for printmaking and a natural curiosity for the potential of line and form.
Craig currently lives in Sylvania Township with his wife Marian. His studio, Ibis Press, is in his home where he joins the traditional with the contemporary as he pushes the medium of intaglio etching into new directions.
I wouldn’t be where I am —anywhere near — without my middle school art teacher, Ms Deanna Pfarr. Actual schoolwork, in Middle School, was only the bare minimum. The majority of class time, any classes and all classes, was drawing and doodling. When it was beginning to really get me in trouble, grade wise and parental wise, somehow Ms.…
Caitlin Fitzgerald is an artist and muralist based in Toledo, Ohio. She has worked with The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo in the Young Artists At Work Program, The Toledo Museum of Art and most recently, The Friends of the Children Fundraiser in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Jason is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and Industrial Designer who seeks to improve people’s lives through storytelling and design.
Ms. Flauto has exhibited nationally. Her work has appeared in The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Butler Institute of American Art and countless galleries. She is an active exhibitor and supporter of the arts in Northeast Ohio. EDUCATION M.F.A. from Kent State University, OH M.F.A. Study, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, TN B.F.A.…
I love black and white photography, and I love to shoot film. I am the dinosaur in the camera club that still shoots film. I don’t discriminate against digital equipment and images, but I feel better shooting film. I use 35mm, medium format, and large format cameras. And I work with pinhole, toy, and panorama cameras. My favorite subjects are urban structures. I shoot on bright sunny days; I never met a shadow I didn’t like.
Art has tightly held my heart since childhood and ultimately became a spiritual journey of learning to trust my inner voice. My art making is always evolving, intuitive, soul nourishing and FUN. My personal Mantra “ Look for Joy and Listen for Guidance” is embedded in my art practice. My pieces are full of color and spirit, whether figurative or abstract. I continue to learn and push myself to create art that can inspire and uplift.. I am open to serendipity and chance both in art and life and trust that the unexpected can lead to amazing things.
Grace Elisabeth Frank was born in Bedford, Ohio, in 1985.
She began her career as an artist by painting the family television entirely orange. Since then, she has not stopped creating art in various forms. Grace often uses acrylic paints to capture beautiful and colorful landscapes and local wildflowers. She has also been praised for her work with paper and glue creating masks and whimsical paper scenes.…
My name is Jean Frantz, and I am an Impressionist. I love working in all mediums, but my favorite is pastel. Inspired by the beauty I see everywhere, and by artists such as Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), Edgar Degas (1834-1917), the French Impressionists of the 19th century, Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), and countless others; I paint.
I have been writing for as long as I can recall and playing with clay since 1987, the year I turned 30. The two mediums (words and clay) have worked well in tandem for me for the last 35 years. I lived overseas when I was in the second and third grade and was fortunate to take in the striking sight of many works of sculpture (particularly in Italy) when I was young enough to really “see” them through a child’s eyes.…
Morgan Rose Free is a Canadian artist predominantly working in sculptural assemblage. Based in Columbus OH, she is a cofounder of Dream Clinic Project Space and currently holds the title of Assistant Professor of 3D Art and Interim Gallery Director at Muskingum University. She has participated in exhibitions and residencies across North America and has been awarded grants from The Canada Council for the Arts, MyMA and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
Youngwon is an abstract artist who is also a classical pianist and an educator. Her arts explore combinations of raw human emotions and rhythmical sound properties through organic shapes. Although she’s trained as a pianist, creating arts has been an outlet of creative expression and freedom for most of her life.
Elisha Frontz was born in 1976 and has worked as an artist and a musician in her home town of Dayton, Ohio for almost 30 years.
Elisha graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art with a concentration in sculpture from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2004. She has taught art classes and workshops at the Dayton Art Institute and the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as private lessons.