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.
Matt lives in Columbus, Ohio and has spent most of his career working in Information Technology (IT). Although he has a degree in Information Technology from Franklin University, the pursuit of a life in art has always been his ambition. From a very early age he found ways to incorporate creativity into his daily life, whether that was copying cartoons from the Sunday paper or building snow sculptures during the Wisconsin winters.…
Timothy Gaewsky earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art. He has exhibited both nationally and abroad including at the Ella Sharp Museum (Jackson, MI), Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH), AC Institute (New York, NY), and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam, NL). …
Stephanie is an active individual who enjoys photography- landscape and wildlife, playing music, hiking, and spending time with my Partner Mike and dog Socks.
Stephanie’s passion for photography began in in the 1980’s using film. She would journal the family vacations through photographs. Her favorite photography is wildlife, she is an avid hiker and takes her cameras everywhere – Back packing in California and Colorado.…
I teach guitar, music theory, and songwriting to private students and in workshop settings.
2005-2007: Guitar Tutor, Western Reserve Academy, Hudson, Ohio.
2003-2004: Guitar Tutor, Warren Henry Music, Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
2001-2002: Guitar Tutor, Fairmount School Of Music, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.…
Forge Garrabrant is an artist and craftsman that lives and works in Columbus, Ohio. He was born in Columbus and grew up on a farm in Galena, Ohio. He started his career working with glass at the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington state and continued his education at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio where he got his associates degree.…
I am a self-taught artist from Fairborn, Ohio. Since 2018 I have been creating 3D miniature dioramas and buildings out of recycled cardboard and found objects. My inspiration comes from the historical and abandoned buildings that are located throughout Ohio. In July of 2023 my recreation of the Hope School House (located in Zaleski State Forest) was accepted into the 2023 Juried Art Exhibit at the Miamisburg Art Gallery in Miamisburg, Ohio.
Mona Gazala is a Palestinian-American artist currently living in Columbus, Ohio. She holds a Masters Degree from the Ohio State University in studio arts with a specialization in city/regional planning. Her practice, which is multi-disciplinary and often socially engaged, explores and exposes dynamics of power and systems of oppression that often manifest in built (and destroyed) structures, neighborhoods and environments.…
Timothy Geiger is the author of the poetry collections Weatherbox, (winner of the 2019 Vern Rutsala Poetry Prize from Cloudbank Books), The Curse of Pheromones (Main Street Rag, 2008) and Blue Light Factory (Spoon River Poetry Press, 1999) and ten chapbooks, most recently Holler (APoGee Press 2021). He is also the proprietor of the literary fine-press Aureole Press at the University of Toledo, where he is a professor in the Department of English Language and Literature teaching creative writing, poetry, and letterpress printing.
Pam Geisel lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and spent her first career as a graphic designer, which is why her quilts often have a strong graphic quality. Her art has been included in national fiber exhibits in Oberlin, OH, Paducah, KY, and at the American Quilter’s Society’s Quilt Week in Lancaster, PA where she got an honorable mention.…
In the 1980s, Matthew Geller switched his studio practice from primarily sculpture to producing video works, reworking the structure and style of television storytelling. Beginning with his fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, he integrated his skills as a storyteller and sculptor by creating intimately observed worlds in miniature. For the past 20 years, he has taken these ideas, changed the scale, and extended the possibilities for site and a chaotic viewership by producing temporary and permanent public art.
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Bahar Ghasemi, an Iranian artist based in Cleveland, OH, was born in 1992. Before completing her master’s degree in architecture in Iran, she left her home country. Currently pursuing art studies at Tri-C, Bahar’s creative journey encompasses a diverse range of artistic mediums, including acrylics, watercolor, and markers for painting. Her artistic talents extend to drawing, paper maché, and crafting clay sculptures.…
Interdisciplinary artist, Daric Gill, specializes in painting & robotics sculpture. He has an MFA from the University of Cincinnati & a BFA from Columbus College of Art & Design. Gill is a recipient of the 2019 Artist Exchange in Dresden, Germany, the 2019 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and the 2018 Visual Arts Fellowship from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, & has been awarded multiple other grants. He is a member of the International Council of Museums & has a notable international exhibition record including shows in South Korea, Germany, Cuba, New York City, & Los Angeles. Gill is a full-time studio artist & former adjunct instructor at the Columbus College of Art & Design. He also runs a free online professional development resource & gives workshops for aspiring artists.
Aetist / Editor / Publisher
Michael Gill is a writer, editor, woodcut and letterpress printer, and a maker of artist books. He studied at Hiram College (BA, English) and Eastern Washington University (MFA, Creative Writing / Poetry). He has had solo exhibitions in Ohio and internationally. He was born in Cleveland, and lived in Washington State, Washington DC, Wales, and Ecuador before returning to his home town. He is founder, editor, and publisher of CAN Journal, the quarterly print and online magazine of art in Northeast Ohio.
Author, writer, teacher
Andra Gillum is the author of the children’s books Doggy Drama, Puppy Drama, Old Doggy Drama and Lost Doggy Drama and her latest Doghouse Drama (coming in the fall of 2022). Andra loves to visit schools, including week-long residencies, and teach fun creative writing classes around the area.
Born in Ohio, Jennifer is influenced by a landscape’s resilience over time. Jennifer currently lives in the Columbus area. Her current work is focused on the landscapes in oil and cold wax. She is drawn to water and the landscape as her subjects, as they are in constant flux, yet remain resilient with time, much like the human spirit. Jennifer continues to draw her inspiration from the words of Walt Whitman:
“Oh, to confront night, storms, hunger,
Ridicule, accidents, rebuffs,
As the trees and animals do.”
Bev Goldie is originally from N.J. and has been a professional artist in Ohio for over 17 years. Her BFA is from Wittenberg University with a semester spent in Salzburg, Austria.
She has accepted numerous commissions to do pieces for individuals, businesses, the City of Dublin, and the City of Columbus.
Bev has received three GCAC grants to teach workshops, travel to Santa Fe, N.M. for professional development, and begin a new series in encaustics. As a result, she’s been accepted into many locally and nationally juried shows, received awards and teaches encaustics at the Columbus Cultural Art Center. One of her works is currently part of the permanent collection at the Encaustic Museum of Art in Santa Fe.
Artist Photographer/Painter Model
Hi, I’m Lindsay an artist residing in Defiance, Ohio. I create pop art type paintings and do commercial photography for any type of print.
María Elena González, is an internationally recognized sculptor based in New York City and The Bay Area. Her complex installations and poetic arrangements, explore themes of identity, memory, and dislocation. Awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Prix de Rome from The American Academy in Rome, Pollock-Krasner, Joan Mitchell and the Grand Prize at the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, to name a few. Her work is found in numerous public collections including the Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland; Museum of Art, The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.