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.
Paula J. Lambert has published several collections of poetry including The Ghost of Every Feathered Thing (FutureCycle 2022), How to See the World (Bottom Dog 2020), and The Sudden Seduction of Gravity (Full/Crescent 2012). Recipient of PEN America’s L’Engle Rahman Prize for Mentorship, her work has been supported by the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Also an accomplished visual artist, she lives in Columbus.
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.
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.…
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.…
Perhaps best know for scenes along the Blues Highway, Linda Langhorst’s recent trip to Zion National Park rekindled her love for the woods and other natural places. Langhorst treats her canvas as a kind of tapestry, weaving bits and pieces of oil paint into a recognizable image. Though she still enjoys figurative work, her current focus is communicating the depth and beauty of the wilderness, mostly independent of humans.
Steven Lapcevic is an independent animator who specializes in creating shorts that are surreal in nature. His films eschew a narrative approach and are experimental in their structure and execution, creating a dreamlike progression of visual ideas. Originally from Staten Island, New York he now resides in Northeast Ohio where he continues to create his work.…
I was born and raised on the Southside of Columbus, Ohio, east of German Village. Graduate of South High School and The Ohio State University. The colorful history of Grandpa Smokey Brown, Aminah Robinson, Gilda Edwards, Richard Duarte Brown, Elijah Pierce and Queen Brooks peppered my formative years though programs that enriched my life and affinity to creativity.
Adapting the principles of Sankofa and Wabi Sabi allow me to flow between tradition and innovation. In doing so, I have mastered a process with a unique aesthetic and mastery; flowing between 2D collage and 3D assemblage using self-made images, curated medias, and found objects assigning value to each element. Respectively, the connectedness of each element requires the same process. I have developed 17 categories that outline a range of commonalities, that allow me to arrange found medias with self-made images. Through this process I seek and explore possibilities in relation to materials and application. An important aspect of my work rests in the details, where commonalities are highlighted.
By utilizing multiple disciplines, I create mixed media assemblages, collages and drawings that explore form and color unified by the spirit of black life. Art that recovers the past, secures the present and expects the future.
My name is Pavel Layer, I became interested in photography as a hobby when I was in high school in Russia. Now I call Columbus home and have continued to pursue my old time hobby on and off for almost 40 years.
I switched to digital photography 9 years ago, but was unable to fully accept it as the only tool to use, and about 7 yrs ago I came back to film and, more specifically, to medium format.
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.…
Born Rachel M.B. Renish, youngest of ten, Rae Sunshine Lee is a singer, actress, science fiction novelist and poet. In the 1960s, she was a child model in the Sears/Roebuck magazine for four years, even appearing on the cover. She also appeared in commercials such as Chatty Cathy: This Is Mattel’s Family of Chatty Dolls (1962) with Maureen McCormick, and made appearances on Bonanza (1959) and Bozo the Clown (1959).…
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.
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.
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.…
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.
He has a BS in Education degree from Lake Erie College, Painesville 1971
He has a Masters Degree (Studio Painting) Edinboro University, Pennsylvania 1975
Department Chair Mentor High School, Secondary Art Co-coordinator Mentor Public Schools
(1985 till retirement in 2000)
Art Instructor Lake Erie College 1976-1980
Art Instructor Lakeland Community College 1974 to 2017
The Bates Gallery
Edinboro, Pennsylvania One Man Show
The May Company
Mentor, Ohio. …
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.
Lipps grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated Moeller High School in 2001. Lipps attended the school of visual arts at Kent State University from 2001-2005. After leaving Kent State, Lipps joined the Hamilton County Sheriff’s department in July of 2005 and became a corrections officer, and attended the Sheriff’s Police academy in 2007. While working for the Sheriff’s office Lipps continued to practice painting and rented out a studio space at Essex Studios.…
Artist & Professor
Gregory Little is an American artist, teacher, and writer living and working in Oberlin Ohio. His projects have been exhibited in international venues and presented at numerous conferences and on-line forums in the US, Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia. Exhibitions and screenings include at the Van Der Plas Gallery, New York (2021); Lemmon Gallery, Kent State University (2021); Oberlin College Conservatory of Music (2019); Olympia Fine Arts Association, Guwahati, India(2016); Langkawi Art Biennale, Langkawi Kedah, Malaysia(2014); RE/Mixed Media Festival IV, the New School, New York, NY (2014); Artsphere, Arlington Virginia (2014); Work: Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan(2014); and the National Institute for Experimental Arts, University of New South Wales, Australia (2103).
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.…