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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Michelle Arnold Paine is a contemporary painter with a unique freshness in her approach to representational painting. Her subjects of landscape, figure, and architecture draw on medieval texts, art historical images and observation of the nature and the built environment.
While she living and working for a study abroad program in Italy for three years, she became fascinated by the shapes and forms of medieval architecture and art which are the context of daily life there.…
Bernard Palchick is both an accomplished watercolorist and oil painter who works in a variety of styles including abstraction and magic realism. He obtained Bachelor of Arts at Purdue University and a Master of Fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design. In addition to being a painter and sculptor Palchick’s career includes being a professor of art, an arts administrator, and a college administrator all at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI. …
Rocks are a particular focus of mine, the large expanse of rock exposed in the deserts of Arizona, California, and Utah. Multicolored, etched with nature’s designs, they provide me with a palette of color and line that I incorporate into my quilts. Trees, their bark, their growth pattern add to the possibilities. These elements come together through the use of the computer which allows me to slice and dice my images, layer them, adjust them, blend them, piece them, and manipulate them in myriad ways. What fun I have!
Photographer & Documentary Filmmaker
Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker with a decade working as a daily newspaper photographer, produced five film in ten years and travels around the state capturing Ohio landscapes.
The photography of Bill Pappas features studies of people from a visually enhanced perspective, as well as scenic vignettes from a wide variety of domestic and international locations.
Magda Parasidis is a visual artist, designer and cultural worker, born in Athens, Greece. Parasidis received a B.A. in Art History and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University, followed by engagements with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Walters Art Gallery and the Guggenheim Collection, Venice. She holds a graduate degree in Advanced Artistic Studies from the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. She received a 2018 and 2019 Greater Columbus Arts Council grant, and a 2021 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. The monograph Magda Parasidis: Ghosts in Sunlight was published in 2021 in conjunction with an exhibition at Otterbein University. Her work has been recognized in statewide juried exhibitions and is held in both private and public collections.
I enjoy mixing different styles that I relate to the most and make my own thing. I enjoy the contrast between darkness and brightness and how they play off of each other.
Lori Park grew up in New England, Australia, and Dayton Ohio. As a teenager she worked as a wilderness guide and during college, on salmon fishing boats in Alaska. She started making sculptures at an early age, learning to cast metal as a teenager, later working in large-scale bronze, as well as in mixed media, wire, installation, textural panels, assemblage, kinetic works, and also cyanotypes and printmaking.…
Zinsmeister Parker Studio
1973 B.F.A. Kent State University
1975 M.A. K.S.U.
1981 M.F.A. K.S.U.
1978-1998 Adjunct professor The University of Akron, The School of Art
HASU PATEL, composer, performer, and educator, is one of the few world-class female artists performing Classical Music on the sitar, the most popular string instrument of India. Hasu plays Sitar in a very special style known as Gayaki Ang (vocal style), where the sitar replicates the fluidity and subtle nuances of the human voice.…
Dan Patterson; fascinated with flight his entire life employs his skills and talents as a designer and photographer to look at aviation in a different light. Over 30 books published which have been met with international acclaim and honored in 2003 as the National Aviation Hall of Fame’s first winner of the Harry B. Combs Award for Excellence in the Preservation of Aviation History.
Artist & Graphic Designer
Daniel Peace is a graphic designer and artist in the Cleveland area. With a BFA from the University of Michigan, his personal art experiments with abstraction in multiple mediums but most often soft pastels.
Joe Pearce Fine Artist and Writer
Award winning fine artist and writer Joe Pearce was born in Albuquerque, NM, and raised in Indianapolis, IN. He holds a B.S. degree in Secondary Education, Social Studies from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and has studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and with private art instructors. A long time Cincinnati resident, he occupies a studio at the Pendleton Art Center in the Pendleton neighborhood of Cincinnati and creates art and writes from his home and there.
Professionally trained painter find printmaking and freedom of expression. A very talented printmaker once taught me “art is all process”. I’ve been enjoying the journey and process of printmaking ever since.
Stuart Pearl is a local artist who was raised in Cleveland, OH. The strong connection to his hometown translates into Stuart’s photographs of Cleveland’s skyline and industry. His work has been exhibited at FAVA, Dayton’s Rosewood Gallery, and also the Erie, Zanesville and Butler Museums. He received “Best In Show” in the 2008 Butler Midyear Exhibit and his photographs have been included in publications of the Cleveland Museum of Art.…
RETIRED TECHNICAL MANAGER
I have a BEEE and a masters in Management. I have taken a multitude of art classes over the years including stained glass, fused glass, ceramics, glass enameling, and precious metal clay. I have my own kiln, glass tools, and woodworking equipment. I have been retired for many years.
Art is as important to me as is breathing. It is so important to be creative in as many areas of my life as is possible.
I have degrees in fine art and art education and a Master of Public Administration degree. I oversee the areas of art and education in my work life.…
Rooted in formalism, my paintings are an exploration of color and composition. I tend to start with a minimal palette and allow it to expand as the painting progresses. I do not use studies or sketches for my paintings but rather allow them to develop based on images that exist only in my mind.
Cynthia Penter is a media artist who teaches filmmaking, photography, etc at Hiram College. She received her MFA in Cinematography with a minor in Photography from Kent State University.
Cynthia is Director of the Standing Rock International Shorts Film Festival, Kent, Ohio. She has received artist fellowships twice from the OAC, an OAC/OHC Fellowship, and an American Film Institute Regional Media Arts Fellowship.
She has practiced film and video production and fine arts and events photography for over 40 years,
Visual Storyteller, Artist
My creative focus and passion is visual story telling: capturing and creating photos that represent the inextricable connection to all and to highlight the innate essence of God/Divine Spirit in all beings. My style is casual yet professional in nature, welcoming and real. Nature is my biggest teacher, and I am continually surprised, amazed, and enthralled by the Earth’s resiliency and beauty and what she teaches. …