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.
Marty J. Kalb, a resident of Delaware, Ohio, has been exhibiting his artwork in various media for over 60 years. The retired Ohio Wesleyan University professor of Fine Art is a graduate of Michigan State University, Yale University and the University of California, Berkeley. Kalb taught at Ohio Wesleyan from 1967 -2007. His courses included Painting, Drawing, Design, Modern Art History and senior level seminars.…
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.
Roberta Kayne is an award-winning photographer and has been taking photos for over 30 years as a form of therapy and a way to heal the past and focus on the present. Roberta’s photos are reflections of how she sees the world and the expressions of the feelings in her heart and soul.
From the creation of Hysteria Company exists a consistent divine push of passion for creating art that is socially and environmentally conscientious and engaging. Each day begins with hope, gratitude, and an assortment of intersectional lenses of art and design; with purpose and intention being the Archangel of each project that I approach.…
Through her paintings, Erica Keener’s hope is to share the sanctuary that she finds in nature, particularly when contemplating the ever changing skies above. She encourages everyone to look around more often – and especially to look up. She is privileged to be a member of the supportive art community in Dayton and has a studio at the Front Street Art complex. Her award winning art can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the Miami Valley and beyond.
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.
Eli Kessler is an artist who approaches sculpture as a way to examine particular artifacts, rituals, and cultural phenomena. Within his process, ideology and iconography are cut up, rematerialized, and arranged in an attempt to find meaning. His work has led him to investigate methods such as metal fabrication, woodworking, video, casting, and digital fabrication. His work has been on view in Cleveland OH, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh PA, Newton MA, Tyler TX, Washington D.C., New York NY, South Korea, and Venice, Italy. He earned a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and an MFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University
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.…
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.
Raised just outside of Columbus, Ohio, Jeffrey grew up on a fully functional family farm along the Big Darby Creek, and, at a young age, he fell in love with the picturesque beauty of the landscape. More recently, Jeffrey has focused on painting realistic landscapes and cityscapes and often includes a complex arrangement of buildings and natural elements.