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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-728-6140.
Cindy and Bob Kessler have designed contemporary mosaics and stained glass windows since the late 1970s. Previous commissions include government buildings, medical facilities, libraries, athletic centers, hospitals, corporations, universities, places of worship, and private collections. They have been awarded highly competitive Percent For Art commissions, have received an Artist Fellowship Grant from the State of Ohio, and won numerous national design awards.
Sandy was born and raised in Columbus Ohio. She is a graduate of Bishop Hartley High School and a Suma Cum Laude Graduate of
The Columbus College of Art and Design.
Thomas ‘Fletcher’ Kildren is a creative powerhouse from NYC, now living in the gritty Rust Belt.
Originally trained as an illustrator at Parsons School of Design , he made the jump to digital as a Photo Editor at the New York Post. He soon taught himself other disciplines such as 3D modeling & animation as well as SFX on film sets.
Artist and Independent Curator
Barbara Bryn Klare is an artist and curator based in San Francisco and SE Ohio. She received a BA in geology and studio art/art history from Oberlin College and an MA Fine Art Merit from University for the Creative Arts. Her artwork has been shown nationally and internationally including Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, Touchstone Gallery in DC, Die Kunstschaffenden in Linz, Austria and Ruskin Gallery in Cambridge UK.
Writer, Writing Coach
An Ohio-born writer, Jen Knox earned her BA in English at Otterbein University and her MFA from Bennington College. Her short fiction can be found in THE BEST SMALL FICTIONS (edited by Amy Hempel), The Adirondack Review, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Quarterly Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Little Fictions, Literary Orphans, Lunch Ticket, Poor Claudia, Room Magazine, and The Saturday Evening Post. Jen’s collections include THE GLASS CITY (Prize Americana winner) and AFTER THE GAZEBO (Pen/Faulkner nominee).
Exploring sculpture thru a wide variety of materials has been her main focus since coming to Cleveland for Graduate school. Combining such materials as metal, marble, slate, wood, (primarily cold bend wood), both for wall pieces and freestanding sculpture, has given her many opportunities to experiment and explore ideas.
In addition to making her own art, she started an art consulting firm in Cleveland: selecting, commissioning and installing art primarily in public spaces. Before art consulting, Mona was an art instructor in Germany, Chicago and Cleveland
Oleg Kruglyakov was born in Omsk, Siberia, Russia. He began playing the balalaika at age 7 and was educated at the renowned Urals State Conservatory in Yekaterinburg. Oleg performed as balalaika soloist with many Russian folk dance troupes and musical ensembles, touring extensively throughout the Soviet Union and Europe. Since 2007, Oleg has been performing concerts and teaching workshops internationally with his colleague, pianist Terry Boyarsky, as “Russian Duo.”
Creating imagery that tells a story and engages viewers brings him a lot of joy.