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.
Maureen O’Keefe is a portrait and figure painter living and working in mid-western Ohio. The process
for Maureen’s current body of work involves a return to the blind-contour drawing that is taught in
beginning art classes. The artist never lifts the pencil from the surface and never looks at the drawing;
only at the subject.…
Oil painter and children’s book designer.
Individual Artist Programs & Percent for Art Coordinator
Chaz O’Neil is fascinated by space exploration, and this body of work reflects his interest in the messages that humans have sent into outer space in search of intelligent life. The repeated image in his Messenger Series is taken from the etched plaque designed by renowned astronomer Carl Sagan for NASA’s Voyager and Pioneer spacecraft.…
Dana Oldfather is a painter who has exhibited internationally and nationally in galleries and museums including Library Street Collective, Detroit, Zg Gallery, Chicago, Kathryn Markel Fine Art, New York, The McDonough Museum of Art in Youngstown, The Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, and The University of Southern Queensland, in Australia. She was awarded the William and Dorothy Yeck Award for Young Painters, two Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards, and most recently, a Satellite Fund Emergency Relief Grant from SPACES Gallery, The Warhol Foundation, and The Cleveland Foundation.
I received BFA and MFA degrees, both from The Ohio State University. I stopped making art for 25 years and only began again during the beginning weeks of the pandemic.
My focus since beginning again, is to look back on my life, creating mixed media collages that interweave very early experiences with those that have occurred throughout my life.
Artist / Educator
Omaitz lives in Kent, OH and works in Kent and Cleveland. She holds an M.F.A. in painting from Kent State University and a B.F.A (2009) in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art (2002). Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at The Sculpture Center, Cleveland; SPACE Gallery, Denver; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland. Omaitz is a 2019 Ohio Arts Council grantee for an Individual Excellence Award.
Suzanne Ondrus’ work explores gender issues, racism, cultures, and women’s sexuality. Her first book, Passion Seeds, won the 2013 Vernice Quebodeaux Prize. She was the 2013 Reed Magazine Markham Poetry Prize winner, a 2017 UNESCO World Book Capital featured poet in Guinea, Conakry, and a 2018-2019 Fulbright Scholar to Burkina Faso, West Africa. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and an M.F.A. from Bowling Green State University.
Jeff Ostrowski (born 1978) is a mixed media artist specializing in paintings that juxtapose ancient artifacts with graffiti and contemporary themes.. Influenced by the writings of Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung and the work of the Surrealists, he creates work that is thought-provoking and celebrates the diversity of world cultures.