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 Brittni Hall

I work in oil for its complexity, boldness and richness. I find with the vast array of solvents I am able to mold the oil paint into creations of movement with a conjunction of abstraction. The movement in each piece enables me to create some paintings that are soft and light, and others that are bold and dynamic. Often times my pieces are derived from nature or natural events that are meant to evoke thought and emotion through the movement and color in each piece.

Photo of Edward Edward John Hallahan Jr

BFA, Youngstown State University, Painting /Drawing
MFA, Ohio State University, Sculpture /Drawing

Photo of James A Hamilton

James is a professional engineer, living and working in the Columbus area. Painting is his passion. 

Photo of Susan Susan Hanna

Susan Hanna

Field of Poppies

Susan Hanna paints portraits of men and women in the news.  Using her cell phone as a prop, she brings to life the complex personalities of politicians and pundits.  Painting a glimmer of a smile or an intense keen searching gaze, Susan shows the characteristics of an individual and the experiences that go into the makeup of a significant life.…

Photo of Cassandra Harner

Cassandra Harner is already familiar with thinking of herself in the third person, performing as alter-egos in music, drag, and comedy. She is a draglesque performer named Dusty Bucket, and a self-absorbed piece of art-work, Kay-T Critiques. She’s most recently been awarded Master of Amazement for Ohio Burlypicks 2020. She is a video artist and editor. She’s an illustrator and instructor of comics and pastel portraits. She has led classes in drag, camming, video art, and drawing. She’s an oversharer and radically vulnerable. She’s queer and kind of swears a lot. 

In the pastiche of Cassandra’s artistic practice, there are two main pillars holding it aloft: camp and fashion. If her audience isn’t laughing or at least bewildered, she is not fulfilled. Art isn’t limited to being gravely nodded at, in quiet contemplation from a safe distance. (Although nowadays, everything should be a safe 6 feet away) Being “serious” isn’t the only way to make thoughtful and legitimate work, even when it’s about queer identity, pop culture, art theory, or capitalism. She may have more to reveal than just a wig underneath another wig underneath another wig.

Or maybe, she just loves a gimmick.

Photo of Jen P Harris

Jen P. Harris (b. 1977, she/they) is an artist, designer, and organizer based in Cleveland following significant stints in Los Angeles, New York, and Iowa City. Her work across media asks: how can art help us sense our entanglement, with each other and with a world that is never still and is always surprising?…

Photo of Mark Yale Harris

Mark Yale Harris realized his true passion – stone carving – in the 1990s. Having moved to Santa Fe, he was mentored by sculptors Bill Prokopiof (Aleut) and Doug Hyde (Nez Perce). Over the past twenty years, Harris has unrelentingly challenged and reveled in his creative side. Harris’ works in alabaster, marble, limestone and bronze express his perspective on the inherent duality in mans’ essence.…

Photo of Susanna Harris

Susanna Harris

Museum and Gallery Assistant

Susanna Harris, based in Columbus, Ohio, is an interdisciplinary artist working in print media, installation, and photography. Her work is situated at the intersection of resilience in environmental destruction, and through the human condition.

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Nicholas Hartman

Artist Painter

Nickolas Hartman graduated from Full Sail Orlando with a degree in Digital Media Arts as well as a vocational diploma from Lakewood High in traditional graphic design. He has lived between Cleveland Ohio and Sarasota Florida for the past decade, though he lives in Cleveland full time. He has spent the last fifteen years developing his unique style of abstract painting. He is represented by Leonides Arts New York.

Photo of Jacqueline Jacques Hatcher

Jacqueline Hatcher

Visual Artist

Resides in Toledo Ohio and has taught art for over 20 years. Ten of her pieces hung in the mayor’s office during black history month in 2001, and as an artist of the month for the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women located at the University of Toledo in 2016. Her most recent piece titled “Beautiful” gained the honor of being displayed in the governor’s mansion in Columbus Ohio representing visual arts for women veterans in August of 2018.
Having an entrepreneurial spirit prompted her to create “Art by Jacqueline” a freelance illustrating company specializing in a variety of artistic services. Loving art at the age of six has guided her on a path dedicated to using art in many ways to promote therapeutic creativity, education, a sense of community, fun, and visual enjoyment.

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Bruce Hathaway

Sculptor

With a background in metal work of more than 47 years, I turned my skills to sculpture in 1999. Working primarily with Stainless Steel and Aluminum, my works are held in both private and public collections. I have exhibited extensively in northeast as well as in Ohio and Michigan. The featured artist at Sculpture Fest 2014/15 in Woodstock, Vermont, I am a member of the New England Sculptors Association.

Photo of Sterling Haynes

Sterling Haynes is an author & illustrator in Canton Ohio.

He is pursing his master’s degree in information technology at the University of Cincinnati.

Earned his bachelor’s degree in media journalism from Malone University.

Currently is a board member and the webmaster at EN-RICH-MENT a non-profit arts academy serving underserved youth. Visit en-rich-ment.org to learn more.

Producer of TV show sketching with Sterling on WCTV Wadsworth Ohio. Creator of Haynes Comics a collection of single panel cartoons of social commentary.

Photo of Rod Hayslip

Native Ohioan Rod Hayslip holds a degree in Art Education.  He has exhibited in group and solo shows throughout the United States and Japan.  His art is included in many private and corporate collections throughout the U.S.  In 2015 one of his paintings was reproduced and installed large-scale on the side of a building next to the Columbus Ohio Convention Center.  He became a Signature Member of the American Impressionism Society in 2019 and was also given the “Award of Distinction” by Judge Kevin Mcpherson.  He has studied with Pheoris West and currently resides in Central Ohio.

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Lee Heinen

Artist

Lee Heinen was born and received her early education in New Jersey.  She began university on a full scholarship at Douglass, the Women’s College of Rutgers University and finished her BA (cum laude) at Ursuline College in Cleveland, Ohio.  She has studied painting and drawing at the Cleveland Institute of Art and art history at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. …

Photo of Gae Renee Helton

Gae Helton
Beavercreek OH 45440

AIP – Commercial Art
AIC – Web design
Art Academy of Cincinnati – Watercolor
K12 Gallery- Mosaics

1985 – 2015 Graphic designer, graphic print technician for packaging, Illustrator and Photoshop
2017 – Present – mural design and mosaics

Art Fellows Dayton 2017
Dayton Metro Parks Riverscape – Sewer Riser 2020
Dayton Metro Library – Northmont – Glass Mosaic 2022
Kroger Woodman Dr – Entrance Mural 2022

Photo of Michelle Herman

Michelle Herman is Professor Emerita of English at The Ohio State University, where she taught for 34 years and was a founder of the MFA Program in Creative Writing. Her most recent book–her ninth–is the novel Close-Up. Stories in essays in a wide range of periodicals, including The Sun, Conjunctions, and O the Oprah Magazine. She writes a weekly column for Slate that you can find at https://slate.com/author/michelle-herman.

Photo of Frank Herrmann

For me the most exciting painting is the painting I haven’t yet made, those problems I haven’t yet solved. Making paintings, is a difficult proposition and I know that one really never learns how to paint. For me, each painting is a mistake, asking a question that points toward the possibility of the next painting. What I want for my paintings is that painting on the other side of Rembrandt’s easel, the one that has not been revealed. Almost four centuries his painting still asks questions about painting and the future of painting. The painting unseen. I want that!

Photo of Beth A Himsworth

Beth Himsworth is a local Columbus artist who creates unique fused glass and mosaic wall-mounted panels and windows for residential, hospital and university environments.  Her fused glass and mosaics offer the same stunning colors and textures as traditional stained glass but add the intriguing dimension of far greater detail; often with thousands of hand-cut pieces of glass in a single panel.  Following 18 years living abroad, she brings to her work a deep appreciation of nature and culture in its beauty and diversity. Her contemporary, stylized nature themes provide a sense of serenity and beauty in a workspace.  

Photo of Frank Hobbs

Frank Hobbs is Associate Professor of Painting, Drawing, and 2D Design at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, OH. A native of Lynchburg, Virginia, Hobbs studied art at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and later at American University in Washington, DC, where he earned his Master of Fine Art in1984. Hobbs’ paintings have been exhibited both in the U.S. and abroad in Ankara, Turkey, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Bermuda, through the Arts in Embassy Program of the U.S. State Department. His work is in numerous public and private collections internationally. Hobbs has received fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Hobbs is a 2015 recipient of an Individual Excellence in Art Award from the Ohio Arts Council.

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