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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Valerie Marek

artist

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.

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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.

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Mat Marrash

Photographer

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).…

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Julie Martin

Artist

Julie Martin is a contemporary artist drawn to portraiture and figurative subjects. With a background in graphic design, the Denver, Colorado born artist also pursued a passion of painting. After graduating from The Colorado Institute of Art she was a graphic designer in Chicago, and then the Akron/Cleveland area. She continued to create artworks as a stay at home mom with 3 children. Currently living in North Eastern Ohio she’s completed commissioned artworks, and has become known through local galleries, also winning awards in juried exhibitions.

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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.”

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     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. …

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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.” 

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Brian Mathus

Artist

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.

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Born and raised in Cleveland and suburbs, attended Euclid and Mentor schools, managed to graduate. On the 10-year plan at Ohio University with degrees in English and journalism eceive in 1989. Worked in Athens and Columbus, Ohio and St. Joseph, Mich. as writer/editor/photographer, also dropped papers off at library.

Seems kind of skimpy.…

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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. 

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Carolyn Mazloomi

Fiber Artist

“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

Photo of Lynda McClanahan

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.

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Linda McConaughy returned to the Cleveland area after a career as an art educator and visual arts supervisor in Baltimore Maryland. She works in many media including wood, fiber, paint, and found objects. Much of her recent work reflects a desire to attend to and decode the intricacies of place and time, particularly within the natural world.…

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Tropes in Mary’s work spotlight environmental and cyber terrorism issues, but her characters’ focus is on breaking down barriers and saving themselves–and the earth. 

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Kathy L. McGhee,
works at the Columbus College of Art & Design.
There she a professor in fine arts, and Chair of Fine Arts and Craft.  She teaches introductory, intermediate and advanced printmaking. These include relief, serigraphy, lithography, and intaglio.  McGhee, who has shown her work both nationally and internationally, is a practicing printmaker who has had her work published in Printmakers Today.…

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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.”

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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.

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Jon McGregor

2D Entertainment Artist

A graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design with 12+ years of experience,  Jon has had had the pleasure of creating work for many different clients in many different industries, with a common thread of commercial art, often with a fun or whimsical nature or at times dark and eerie.

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Julia McLemore is an artist and educator, living and working in Columbus, OH. Her work is in a number of collections, including the Yale University’s Peter Palmquist Collection, the Columbus Museum of Art (Ohio), Scott’s Miracle Gro, Metro Health Systems (Ohio) and the Springfield Museum of Art (Ohio).

She holds a B.A. from Miami University, Ohio in English Literature. She also holds a B.F.A. degree from the Columbus College of Art & Design and an M.F.A. degree from The Ohio State University.

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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.

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