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.
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About Me When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them I am an artist. It’s what makes me get out of bed in the morning, it’s in my blood. I paint something every day that makes me happy and usually it makes others happy. From old to new, on wood or canvas, I paint, and I draw, and I will often bring out my camera.…
As a child I don’t know that I was driven to be artistic, but I do remember as a six year old in the 1970s, I would watch the TV show “Bewitched” The star of the show Samantha was married to Darren. Darren had a job as an Advertiser. He would create artistic renditions that he would try to sell to his clients. I vividly remember saying to myself. I would like to have a job like that.
Artist / Curator
Noel Maghathe is a queer, mixed Palestinian-American performance installation artist. Maghathe creates and performs with queer functional tools to navigate the world. Their practice focuses on their Palestinian heritage and the occupation of Palestine, their love and pride for their country, and sharing the pain of occupation and their longing for their country to educate their audience. Connecting with other Palestinian artists in the diaspora is vital to the work Maghathe creates.
Anita Maharjan is a local Columbus-based artist, originally from Nepal. She came to the
United States in 2008 to pursue higher education in art. She is proud to be the first
woman in her family to hold a college degree. Anita earned her Bachelor’s degree in
Fine Arts from the University of North Texas, and holds a Master’s degree in Fine Arts
with a teaching certificate from the Columbus College of Art and Design. Anita has
taught at Columbus College of Art and Design as an adjunct professor, and
taught art at Fugees Academy, a school for refugees.
Anita has exhibited her work in many cities in Texas and Ohio, including the Columbus
Museum of Art. She received the 2017 Creative Women’s Award at The Ohio Art Fair,
and has been featured in Dallas Morning News, Columbus Underground, Columbus Alive, Broad and High
and Columbus Dispatch. She has received several Best of Show awards, and has
presented solo shows in Dallas and Columbus.
Cat Mailloux is an artist and educator based in Columbus, OH. She earned an MFA in Sculpture in 2018 from The Ohio State University and a BFA in Sculpture and Certification in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin, Eau-Claire in 2014. Currently, she serves as an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. Her creative work is based in textiles, which she views as a practice of layered and labored drawing. Shaped by geometric abstraction, traditional quilt making, and the logic of stained glass, their shifting patterns infer large and seemingly infinite expanses of space-—bodies of water meeting the horizon, trees on a mountain fading into the distance, and the color of the sky at midnight.
Juniper Mainelis is a Visionary painter, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, and poet. She often writes songs and poetry to accompany her paintings, giving the viewer a deeper dive into her gnosis. Some refer to her work as medicine painting, as each piece is infused with her healing thoughts and intentions. Using a technique called Intentional Creativity, in which she is also a certified teacher, Juniper creates layered landscapes of her imaginary visions.…
Norman is a mixed-media artist living & working in Akron, Ohio. He was raised in the mid-1900s in Norfolk, Virginia, and has spent his working career as an Art Director and Graphic Designer. Now (mostly) retired, he is concentrating on his lifelong love of collage. He works from his basement studio, where his hoarding can be contained.
Artist & Writer
Jackie Mantey is a writer and artist based in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Jackie’s visual art practice includes embroidery, painting, and mixed media. She hand-embroiders new stories onto found and historical photographs — a practice she began in 2016 while in early addiction recovery. Since then, visual art has been a meditative, healing, and joyful act she prioritizes while working as a writer.…
We are all full of magic and we are all deeply connected to the natural world. I hope to evoke that knowing in you through my art. Nature is a wonderful healer and the natural world waits to embrace you. My work intends to brighten your life by celebrating that magic and joy that Nature brings us.…
Valerie Marek received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her MFA from Kent State University in 2017, where she is part-time faculty in Foundations Drawing.
She has exhibited at the Oak Park Art League in Chicago, The Wasmer Gallery at Ursuline College in Cleveland, Yellowstone Art Museum in Montana, Malone University in Canton, Ohio, The Summit Art Space in Akron, as well as the Prama Gallery in Cleveland.
Her abstract environments, primarily on paper, depict the aura of place and history, an overlapping of tense invested in revelation, rather than realization.
A native of Wisconsin, MP was introduced to fine art hand papermaking while in graduate school at the University of Wisconsin. After working as an art educator in the Racine Public Schools, MP decided become a self-employed artist and sell her artwork at art fairs throughout the country. As an early practitioner in the revival of HPM, she has always been aware of and respectful of the long traditions of HPM, and seeks to continue those traditions through her constant experimentation, image-making and teaching.
Mat Marrash is a man in love with film photography. In the spring of 2010, after two years of dragging through the mediocrity of the digital lifestyle, Mat picked up a Hasselblad 500C and never looked back! Mat likes playing with all sorts of cameras, all the way from his handy-dandy Olympus Trip 35 all the way up to his mammoth Tachihara 8×10” field camera (see Barbershops).…
Janet Marsano earned both a BFA and an MFA from the Ohio State University. Her MFA was earned under the direction of Don Duncan in Jewelry and Metalsmithing with an emphasis on cloisonne enamels.
Greg Martin is a Cleveland based artist who, for the past 20 years, has been exploring the historic photographic medium of wet plate collodion (and other alternative photographic processes) as the primary tools in his creative practice. A 1989 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, Greg’s works have been widely collected, exhibited in numerous shows throughout the state of Ohio and the US, as well as internationally, and have twice earned him the OAC Individual Excellence Award.
Julie Martin is a contemporary artist living in Northeast Ohio drawn to portraiture and figurative subjects. With a background in graphic design, the Denver, Colorado born artist also pursued a passion of painting. By rearranging pieces of images using a variety of mediums, she expands the visual creating a final product with an ironic twist calling this a fragmented style.
Angela Mascolino, Watercolor Artist
Mascolino’s watercolor paintings are primarily inspired by the unique shapes and textures that nature offers. She usually begins by taking several photographs of a location or subject, drawing the composition and choosing a limited palette. The artist states that she “seeks to create impressions of the environment and enjoys working with the luminous, fluid characteristics that watercolor offers.”
My name is Amber Mason and I was born in Columbus Ohio. I work with a variety of mediums. I currently work for Columbus City Schools as a Substitute Teacher. I first became interested in art in elementary school. My teacher noticed that I had a gift for drawing. I earned a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University. …
Mariam Massoud is a visual artist born in Egypt, raised in Alabama, and living in Columbus, Ohio. Her drawings create a visual diary, full of the stories of moments, places, and events that hold personal significance. Since moving to Columbus in 2021, she has exhibited at Blockfort in the “Death, Taxes, 83 Gallery” show and at the Cultural Arts Center in “Centered 2022.”
Cleveland based artist, photographer, educator, curator, and musician.
In 2015 started studying Graphic design finished with a degree. Bringing order to chaos I began to love creating again. I and my wife and a few friends moved into a Studio on the front street. Started painting again seriously in 2017. I started paint figuratively again.