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.
Georgio Sabino III is the chief visionary and strategist for GS3 Inc. collaborative approach to the arts. Georgio was a 1999 graduate of Kent State University. He earned an M.A. in Art Education from Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Institute of Art in 2009. He is an advocate for art.
Leni Schwendinger is an artist, designer and urbanist with more than 20 years of worldwide experience
creating illuminated environments. Her innovative interdisciplinary practice focuses city districts’ darkened
hours and includes innovative community involvement methodologies such as the “NightSeeing™,
Navigate Your Luminous City” program and evolved technologies. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the
London School of Economics and a Design Trust for Public Space Fellow (NYC).
As a Virginia native, Don grew up surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, treasuring the natural beauty of his home state and making photographs as a way to express devotion to his beloved environment. Don broadened his experience and interest in art and photography while in college and after graduation worked briefly for the federal government, photographing in several locations across the country.…
Craig Screven is a 1989 graduate of Dunbar High School and a 1993 graduate of the Ohio State University where he majored in drawing and painting. While at the Ohio State University, he had the opportunity to take classes under nationally known African American Artist, Pheoris West. He had his art accepted in 2011 and 2013 Black Creativity National African American Art exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois.…
writer of fiction, journalism, essays, and biography
Harvard grad. Spent 44 years on daily newspapers, mostly Cleveland Plain Dealer. Won three national journalism prizes and many statewide ones. Freelanced for Washington Post, Daily Beast, Time, Boston Globe, American Education, Children’s Television Workshop, Black Issues in Higher Education, Philadelphia Magazine, The Land, Freshwater Cleveland, SHAD (Shaker Area Development) Connection, Shaker Life, & other outlets. Published 12 shorts and flashes in college journals and other outlets. Honorable mention, Whiskey Island contest, Cleveland State. Wrote “John D. Rockefeller: Anointed With Oil” (Oxford, 2001), published in U.S., Korea, and China.
Executive Star Wizard
A one of a kind Artist and Teacher.
Anne Katrine Senstad was raised in Singapore and Norway, today she lives and works between New York and Oslo, Norway. She received her art education at Parsons School of Design and The New School for Social Research in New York 1994 and 1999. Senstad’s practice lies in the multi disciplinary intersections of installation art, photography, video, neon sculpture, immersive installation, landart and site specificity, with a focus on the phenomena of perception and the cognitive system in response to the properties of light, sound and color. Senstad is concerned with sensorial aesthetics, perception and the transformative, – the transcendental ideas of art and philosophical practices. Through advanced in depth research she has examined spatial, topological and scientific phenomena of light, sound and color since the mid 1990’s, a foundation for her explorations in the experiential, participatory and experimental. In her ongoing field work, she engages in cultural, social and political interactions through active, organic and personal involvement for a wider educational and collaborative platform between diverse ideologies, developing a new folklore and amalgamation between post-modern individualism and internationalism. Senstad created the central public art work for The Wolfe Center for the Arts at BGSU in Bowling Green, OH that opened in 2010, and designed by Snohetta Architects.
Adrian Sibley Profile
I paint to put the viewer of my work in a different frame of consciousness. My ultimate goal is to open your subconscious. If my abstract forms can make you feel slightly uneasy my “magic” is doing it’s job. When I name my pieces several ideas come to mind. Most of it is music, all of it is color, quite a bit is pain/illness and a portion is hurt.…
I have increasingly developed my large scale artworks in collaboration with engineers and architects. My most recent art practice interests are reflected in my artworks concerning individual American individualism, isolationism, and romantic naturalism.
I also have developed a body of personal artworks including drawings, cast aluminum flowers and weeds, suspended cats,
A catalog of my recent work may be downloaded at my website:
I grew up in Dayton, Ohio, graduated from Wright State University with a degree in Geology, and flew with the U.S. Air Force for 24 years. I often muse that the Air Force commissioned me based on my degree of studying rocks, and later as a tanker navigator, paid me to avoid these same rocks. After a fun career, I moved back to the Miami Valley where I’m pursuing my second passion…photography.…
Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra
Named for the classical god of music, healing and the sun, Apollo’s Fire is a GRAMMY®-winning ensemble. The period-instrument orchestra was founded by award-winning harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell, and is dedicated to the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts or passions in the listeners. Apollo’s Fire is a collection of creative artists who share Sorrell’s passion for drama and rhetoric.…
Jennifer is a nationally-winning, Northwest Ohio painter. She specializes in watercolor landscapes on Yupo. She is a Signature member of the Ohio Watercolor and an Associate of the American and National Watercolor Societies; on the board of the Fostoria Area Arts Council, a member of the Ohio Art League as well as many local arts organizations. Jennifer is a 1994 BFA graduate from the Columbus College of Art and Design.
Having settled in Cincinnati 25 years ago after a lifetime of moving around the US from border to border and coast to coast, Kate is a retired college professor of English who has taken up a second career as a quilter, making miniature patchwork quilts for wall hangings and table runners. I have been inspired by the example of my maternal grandmother, Georgia, who also took up quilting in later life and who designed many of her own quilts, and by her mother, Pearle, who created many beautiful works in a variety of textile crafts-quilting, sewing, embroidery, crocheting, and lace-making.
The creative process is about instinct. I may walk to my easel with a basic idea of colors I want to use but I let my intuition fuel the engine. The elements and principles of design unintentionally adjust my intentions allowing me to create pattern, texture, balance and harmony. I never want to be limited in my expression. There are already so many boundaries in this world. I find art to be my refuge. I am most at peace when surrounded by paint and brushes.
My new book is These Americans, a collection of short stories and a novella published by Minerva Rising Press. The novella in this collection, “Hawk,” was a finalist for the PEN/Bellwether Prize.
My novel And Laughter Fell From the Sky was published in 2012 by HarperCollins.
My short stories have been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies.…
I love color. Color makes me happy. I love its ability to communicate emotion and mood. To transport people. How a dab of blue here or a smudge of yellow over there can suddenly give a painting life.
There is no agenda when I paint. Inspiration comes from a feeling or emotion that I try to convey on the of a canvas or paper. I want to see what happens when paint dribbles down the surface or when two colors come together and mix. I like to layer colors and play with space, I try to let the painting be what it wants to be.
I paint intuitively and adapt to the painting as it shifts and changes. I stay as flexible and as open as possible so that the painting can have its own life. I try not to interfere too much, because whenI do, the painting becomes overworked and unloved. Then I have to start over again.
I am drawn to more organic shapes when I paint-no straight or true lines just letting the paint and shapes flow from whatever mood or mode I am in at the time. I like art to say something to the viewer about the artist and maybe a little bit about themselves.
Nita Sweeney is the award-winning wellness author of the running and mental health memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink and co-creator of the writing journal, You Should Be Writing: A Journal of Inspiration & Instruction to Keep Your Pen Moving. A long-time meditator, three-time marathoner, and former assistant to writing practice originator Natalie Goldberg, Nita founded the Facebook group Mind, Mood, and Movement to support mental well-being through meditation, exercise, and writing practice. She also publishes the writing resource newsletter, Write Now Columbus. Nita lives in central Ohio with her husband, Ed, and their yellow Labrador retriever, Scarlet. Go to Nita’s website to download your free copy of Nita’s eBook Three Ways to Heal Your Mind.