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 Paula Paula J. Lambert

Paula J. Lambert is a literary and visual artist from Columbus. Author of several poetry collections, she has been awarded two Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards and two Greater Columbus Arts Council AITC Resource Grants. Her visual art has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions, including the Ohio Arts Council 2017 Biennial Juried Exhibition. As an accomplished multidisciplinary visual artist, her work includes mixed-media collage, sculpture/assemblage, and book arts.

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Denise Lancaster

Principal Artist, President & CEO

Denise Lancaster, Watercolorist born 1984.  Has umpteen years professional experience creating and selling freelance and commission works of art to clientele, she has been in copious exhibitions featuring local, regional, national and international artists.

Photo of Natalie Natalie Lanese

Natalie Lanese’s work is recognized for its punchy color palette and layered patterns. She makes paintings, collages, and installations, which The Village Voice described as “enigmatic narratives heightened by keen color clashes and jazzy textures” when covering her exhibition at Jack the Pelican Presents in Brooklyn in 2007. Ms. Lanese has exhibited her work at MOCA Tucson, the Akron Art Museum, and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA, and has installed permanent public artworks in San Diego, Cincinnati, Toledo, and Cleveland, OH.…

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Mark Langan

Sculptural Paper Artist

Mark Langan Bio

Mark Langan in a self-taught artist who resides in Brunswick Hills, Ohio a suburb of Cleveland. He left a 20+ year career in the transportation industry and, since 2004, has been expressing his creative aspirations thru the creation of unique interpretive sculptures from an unlikely source as an art medium…recycled corrugated boxes.

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David Leach

Emeritus Professor

David Leach was born in Evanston, Illinois, in 1946. He received a B.A. from Bucknell University, and an M.F.A. from Ohio University. He is an Emeritus Professor at Wright State University, having taught studio art there – primarily printmaking and drawing – from 1973 to 2003. He served as Chair of the Department of Art and Art History from 1985 to 1989.…

Photo of Ms charlotte a lees

Charlotte lees transforms and translates the elements of nature to express a personal vision of her environment. Beauty matters and her goal is to create lasting images that connect man to his surroundings.
For more information about Charlotte Lees please visit her website at http://www.charlottelees.com.

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John Leon

Artist/Sculptor

Leon has created over 550 bronze sculptures, dozens of stone and wood carvings, bas-reliefs, awards, and countless pieces in clay, cast stone, and resins that can be found in private, public, and corporate collections on five continents. He works in a wide range of styles and subject matters, creating bold, well-crafted art works.

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James Leslie

Visual Artist

James’ desire to capture and express how nature made him feel would become a life-long passion.  Fueled by early exposure to French Impressionism and American Landscape Painting, he began to express the rural images of his hometown through painting.  Intrigued by light and color, he sets out to create two-dimensional works that reflect the natural phenomenon not only discovered in Connecticut, but traveling the country, the world, and Northeast Ohio, where he now resides. 

Photo of Amy Lewandowski

I am a Northeast Ohio watercolor artist who began painting with watercolors as a youth in a class at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C.  This led to my interest in pursuing a BFA in Illustration, graduating with honors from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. I paint almost exclusively with watercolors and am a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society.…

Photo of Chris Leyva

Chris Leyva is a playwright and director based in Columbus, OH. As a frequent collaborator and educator with CATCO, CLIMB Theatre, Hixon Dance, and MadLab Theatre, he is happiest when uncovering the potential in a project or a person.

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Beth Lindenberger

Visual Artist

Beth Lindenberger is a ceramic artist and educator, with a BFA in Ceramics from the University of Akron. Her sculptural ceramic work, based on cells, microscopic forms and natural objects, has been exhibited locally and nationally. Her teaching includes UA, Kent State-Stark, Cuyahoga Community College, and the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, and she has worked as an Artist in Residence in Akron and Canton schools.

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Baila Litton Paintings have been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, including the Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, The Museum of Art in Huntington, West Virginia, The University Art Gallery, Indiana State University, The McDonough Museum of Art, and The Massillon Museum, The Cleveland State University gallery among others. She had a solo exhibition of her work at The Butler Institute of American Art, and in 2004-2005 had solo exhibitions in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Dayton, Ohio.…

Photo of Mr. Thomas George Lohre Jr.

Tom paints portraits, commissions, landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes and outer space scenes. He also creates art machines using living mobiles, light guiding devices, whirly-gigs, biogenetics to paint with, math formulas for profile generation, mobiles of cut out silhouettes and marble sculpting. Tom is driven to create. He started as a portrait painter because he could quickly get a likeness and emulate the old masters now he paints what he or his clients want.

Photo of Steven C Long

Steven Long was born in Marion, Ohio in 1951. Long’s love of art began at an early age, nurtured by his mother who was a source of encouragement and direction.  Growing up in Central Ohio, his link to the outside art world came in the form of art magazines.  Perusing these magazines was both inspirational and directional. …