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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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.…

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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!

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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.

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Magda Parasidis

Visual Artist

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.

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Hasu Patel

Director/Founder

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.…

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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.

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DONALD PEARSE

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.

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Dawn Petrill

Art At Dawn LLC

Dawn is the founder and owner of Art At Dawn LLC. She has a thriving business where she paints and exhibits her work both locally and nationally.  She also teaches children and adults out of her home studio and has a bi-monthly drawing Zoom class with adults of early onset dementia through the Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association. She lives in Dublin, OH with her husband, 3 kids, and rescue pup.

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Ilenia Pezzaniti

Freelance photographer and videographer

Ilenia Pezzaniti is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus in documentary storytelling. She earned her BA in communications and photojournalism at Kent State University and is a Postbacc at the University of Akron for Studio Art. She is based out of Akron where she works as a freelance photographer and videographer. She specializes in natural lighting and storytelling.

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Eric Pfeffinger is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Writers Guild of America east.  His plays have been produced by the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Denver Theatre Center, the Geva Theatre Center, the Phoenix Theatre, the InterAct, the 16th Street Theatre, the Source Festival, City Theatre of Miami, the One-Minute Play Festival, and elsewhere.…

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Marsha has been making art for more than 40 years. She believes in the power of visual art: in her case, creating colorful, textural collages addressing issues like immigration, climate change, the power of light, and the necessity of visual beauty.

She holds a BFA from Ohio Northern University and a Master of Humanities from Wright State University. Through Central State University, she completed independent coursework with local artist and educator Bing Davis, now a close friend and mentor.

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p Policy

CEO/Producer/DJ/Multi-Instrumentalist/Engineer

Policy is an accomplished drummer/percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, studio session player, actor, recording engineer, producer, DJ and music business consultant. Mark has studied drums with Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth, Ringo Starr), Anton Fig (The David Letterman Show), Dave Weckl (Chick Corea) and attended the Los Angeles Community College Arts program. Following in his family’s footsteps, Mark has recorded and toured all over the U.S.…

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Tim Prentice

president

With a background in architecture, Prentice has been involved with public art as a kinetic sculptor for over forty years both in this country and abroad. Since 2012 he has been in partnership with his long time associate David Colbert as Prentice Colbert, Inc. Their work has been installed in many civic, educational and healthcare institutions as well as in transportation hubs and corporate settings.