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 email@example.com or 614-728-6140 or Katie Davis, artist programs coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-728-4421.
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.
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.”
Christine Mauersberger is a multi-disciplinary artist in Cleveland, Ohio who produces complex mark-making narratives in multiple media: Prints, paintings, embroidery, and installation works.
“AS AN ARTIST, I STRONGLY BELIEVE ART HAS THE CAPACITY TO TOUCH THE SPIRIT, ENGAGE, EDUCATE, AND HEAL IN WAYS THAT WORDS ALONE CANNOT.”
— CAROLYN L. MAZLOOMI
Lynda McClanahan is a self-employed artist and musician living and working in Columbus Ohio. When not making art, Lynda maintains a large urban garden where she grows her own food and makes her own wine.
Is a mother of three children who has often been inspiration for subject matter along with Grandson.
“The Vibrations of Life is the key to my inspiration.”
Noted for “her clear, focused sound,” mezzo-soprano Kira McGirr performs regularly in the Cleveland area, including as frequent soloist and member of Cleveland Chamber Choir; alto soloist and section leader with Trinity Chamber Singers and Cathedral Choir at Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland; as part of Trinity Cathedral’s BrownBag Concert Series; in the opera chorus and for outreach events with Cleveland Opera Theater; as part of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Creative Fusion: Composers Series; and has been featured as alto soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes, and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.
Educated in graphic design and visual communications at The Ohio State University, McLymont’s career as a self-taught, multi-disciplinary artist started in 2009, and includes forays into drawing, painting, sculpture, and jewelry design, letting the inspiration found through research lead her process.
Rev Leo Better known as “Unkle Poet” is a PhD. Ministry Graduate. His Poetry has been published several times in differing Generes’. One of his poems hung in President George W Bush’s white house during His tenure.
Leo also studied Pain management at Painedu.org in Palliative Care Pain Management out of respect for his Mother whom had Cutaneous Lupus and his Sister whom survived Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.…
Lisa Merida-Paytes holds a M.F.A. from the University of Cincinnati 1997 and B.F.A. from the
Art Academy of Cincinnati 1991. Her work has been featured in exhibitions and publications nationally and internationally for 23 years.
She has taught all levels and served in professional positions, Gallery Director at FUNKe FIRED ARTS 2007-11 and Art Director/Founder of the Kennedy Heights Art Center 2004. Appointed as Co-Liaison for NCECA Conference held in Cincinnati 2021, she served as NCECA Board Member 2020-2021.
She published her own curriculum on Paperclay. Her work is featured in Ceramics Ireland Issue 45 2021 & Issue 39 2017, 500 Figures in Clay Volume II 2014, Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade Clay 2012, Studio Ceramics: Advanced Techniques, (Cover artist) 2010, Pottery Making Illustrated, July 2009 (Cover artist), Raku, Pit & Barrel 2007, Ceramics Monthly October 2006, 500 Raku 2010 and 500 Animals 2006
Photography is Chuck’s third career the result of a passion acquired in Maine many years ago. Most of his work is done on large format film. Becoming full time in 2008 changed the work in profound ways. Previously, the people were anonymous and aimed at showing the public space. In this new time, the work has become intensely personal – often involving portraiture. Each project comes out of a story – someone’s Precious Objects, the steel houses in Lustron Stories, Andrew Carnegie and his Carnegie Libraries. Though the story is the framework, the meaning comes from what the subjects show us. For example, the people in their homes in Lustron Stories tell us about themselves, how they feel about their home, who they are. People in small towns and large, all living in pretty much the same house, bound to each other by their homes uniqueness and by contemporary culture. Stronger and more universal ideas bind them to us.