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.
Tricia Kaman has been painting traditional figurative works for over 50 years. She
started drawing portraits at Cedar Point Amusement Park and perfected
“working from life” on pastel sketches and silhouettes of guests; later becoming
the Founder & President of Kaman’s Art Shoppes, where she has trained well
over 1,000 portrait artists.…
Emma Louise Kamerer is a feminist figure painter. She has a BSS in Studio Art and Education from Cornell College and an MA in Studio Art from Eastern Illinois University. Emma currently attends Ohio University for her MFA in painting and drawing.
I love the actual process of painting…whether it’s the feel of pastels in my hand, the smoothness of charcoal as it glides across the paper, or the rich colors of oil that load the brush. Art and painting have always been a part of my life, but after recovering from two different cancers, it became my passion. In all of my paintings, whatever the subject matter, I want to evoke emotion and allow the viewer into my imagined worlds.
In the beginning of every drawing there is always that first line…the one that leads me to the next and the next until I realize where I want to go and what I am searching to portray. I believe there must be a rhythm to the line in each successful painting. My recent series, “The Human Condition”, portrays portraits that are a compilation of faces of all ages, genders, and social strata. Each of us will see something different in their faces – Strength, Defiance, Defeat, Joy, Independence, Sorrow and Hope. What connects us to each other is that we often see ourselves reflected in their expressions.
Originally from a small town in Western New York, Larry lives in Bay Village, Ohio, his tenth state of residence. He photographs in a variety of styles, but his work now is primarily film-based and his images are straightforward, striving to tell a story in pictures.
Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Theory
Matthew Kennedy’s music contains disarming simplicity, often seeking out dark places with an uninhibited wonder and spirit of exploration. His work has been performed on five continents and received critical acclaim including honors and commissions from ASCAP, BMI, Opera on Tap, Boston Musica Viva, Hartford Opera Theater, bassist Robert Black, Dynamic Music Festival at NYU, as well as residencies at Marble House Project (VT), Atlantic Center for the Arts (FL), Hambidge Center (GA), Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology (MI), The Horned Dorset Artist Colony (NY), Soaring Gardens Artist’s Retreat (PA), and the Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities (CT).…
Handcrafted ceramics inspired by nature and reckless adventure!
Nicole Kessel is currently a garage potter and accomplished nature photographer working out of her home studio in Miamisburg, Ohio. Her work can be seen in many local shops and galleries throughout the Dayton area and she routinely attends a number of art festivals and special events in Ohio each year.…
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 Kessler Kaminski
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.
I an a lifelong Ohioan who’s early work was created using the silkscreen process. Unfortunately, the inks and solvents I used made me very ill and I was forced to abandon my fine art work for a career as a graphic designer. During that time, desktop computers became available and my professional work utilized these new technologies. Upon retirement as a graphic designer, I resumed my art practice.
Growing up in a small farm in western Ohio John was inspired by nature. From an early age he began to draw and paint as often as he could. After high school he joined the military and started a family but continued his artistic journey whenever time allowed. For a time, he painted pastel portraits for tourists while stationed in Norfolk Virginia began.…
BARBARA BRYN KLARE
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).
Emily is a graduate of Capital University and she works in medicine, so art is not her day job! She is a self taught mixed media artist who is currently working mainly in sculpting insect-like figures, and branches with suspended organic forms in paperclay over full armature, and using handmade papers, gouache, watercolor, markers, and pastel to illuminate wings and bodies. …
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
Professional Freelance Illustrator, Artist, and Multidisciplinary Visual Creator
Dexter Komakaru, known under his artist name DXTROSE, is a Freelance Illustrator and Artist working out of his home studio on ancestral and contemporary territory of the Shawnee, Potawatomi, Delaware, Miami, Peoria, Seneca, Wyandotte, Ojibwe and Cherokee peoples, known as CBUS, OH. As a 614 Native born-and-raised, he grew up in what’s known as the “bottoms” of the Hilltop Neighborhood near what is now known as the Franklinton Arts District. Viewing his story as his superpower, he uses the hardships he’s experienced as fuel for his creative fire.
Marc Konys, owner and operator of Bruening Glass Works is a master craftsman, artisan and award winning glass designer.
Fine art and mosaic artist, owner
Therese is a fine artist in Ohio who specializes in acrylic paintings and mosaic glass designs. A large number of her paintings are of the Cleveland area and Ohio Islands. Therese’s work has been exhibited in local Ohio venues and is featured on Fine Art America, and Society 6. …