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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Photo of Shannon Lawrence Tackett

Shannon Tackett was born in Frankfurt, Germany and raised in Fairborn, Ohio. He has always enjoyed the arts and being creative. He enjoys drawing, painting, and building things. Shannon has a passion for music and the creative arts and has painted stylized portraits of the like of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, KISS, and Chester Bennington to name a few. He has also been known to build websites, loves graphic design and woodworking, and also enjoys digital music production in his free time.

During the pandemic Shannon created a nonprofit organization called the Art is Love, LLC that provides artists with art supplies to keep them creating artwork and spur creativity during difficult times.

Photo of Stephen Takacs

Stephen Takacs is an artist, educator and professional photographer based in Columbus, Ohio. Takacs holds a BFA from the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts and an MFA from The Ohio State University Department of Art. His artwork often combines an interest in history, portraiture and a fascination with the natural world with his passion for alternative photographic processes.

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Talle Bamazi

Father of Flying Calabashes

Born in Kara, Togo, West Africa, Talle Bamazi can best be described as an artist who uses canvas as a site for activism. He began his artistic career as an apprentice to his uncle, a traditional Togolese artist. Although he went on to study architecture in Lomé, he favorably transitioned to painting.

Photo of Gerardo Teissonnière

Regarded by international critics and audiences as an artist of extraordinary musicianship and rare sensibility since his acclaimed solo recital debut at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., American pianist Gerardo Teissonnière brings to the concert stage an exciting amalgam of the diverse and important musical traditions he represents.

I was born in Boston, Mass and moved to Brooklyn, NY to attend Pratt Institute and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design . I spent all my free time in the darkrooms developing and printing photographs. Since retiring a few years ago, I have time to pursue art photography and enter some competitions.…

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Demetrius Thomas

Hip-Hop Artist

The man known to the world as “Nova The Rebel” from the big stages to the classrooms, has become a powerfully positive force of knowledge and learning to his communities and beyond.

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Misty Thomas-Trout

Assistant Professor

Misty Thomas-Trout is an assistant professor in graphic design at the University of Dayton. She holds a BFA in visual communication design from the University of Dayton and an MFA in graphic design from Ohio University. She was a 2018 Design Incubation Fellow. Her recent graphic design research, Atlas of Dayton: A City in Progress won an Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Excellence Award for FY 2021.…

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Zoe Thompson

Assistant Professor

Zoë Brigley (also Zoë Brigley Thompson) is originally from Wales, but has lived in Ohio for 10 years. She is a writer in many genres, an editor, and teacher, and she works as Assistant Professor (0.49) of English at the Ohio State University.

Photo of Veronica Veronica D Thornton Thornton

Vee is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She spreads the spirit of community and the power of hope through her writing.

Photo of Mrs. Shirley M. Tisdale

Attended CCAD Columbus Ohio approx. 10 years part time. Started Conservator business 1987. Specialize currently in restoration of antique collectible smalls, mostly bird automatons and Victorian Era toys including mohair toys.

Public display of my bronze sculpture permanent at the Columbus, Ohio Zoo of a goat on fossilized limestone.

Major is sculpture and mixed media conservation.

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Alsace Toure

Owner

I am Alsace-Lorraine Touré. I am a self-taught artist with twelve years painting experience. My mission is to create art that is thought-provoking, inspiring, and visually stimulating. I try to find meaning in all aspects of life, and love painting with bright, bold colors, especially blue. I enjoy using soft acrylic and fluid paints, resin, and wood. Words used to describe my art are tranquil, bold, and innovative.

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Judy Trautman

Founding Chair

Judy Lee Trautman has done art since she could hold a crayon.  Since 2019, it has been a near daily respite from intensive nonprofit work. Professionally, she was a classroom educator for over 40 years, first as a high school French teacher, and then as a part-time technology mentor.  She co-founded the MultiFaith Council of NW Ohio in 2003 with her late husband Woody Trautman.…

Photo of Kerry Trautman

Ohio born and raised, Kerry Trautman’s poetry and short fiction have appeared in various journals, including Midwestern Gothic, Alimentum, The Coe Review, Mock Turtle Zine, Gasconade Review, Slippery Elm, The Fourth River, and Third Wednesday. Her poetry books are Things That Come in Boxes (King Craft Press 2012,) To Have Hoped (Finishing Line Press 2015,) Artifacts (NightBallet Press 2017,) and To be Nonchalantly Alive (Kelsay Books 2020.)

Photo of Jessica Travis

I am a wife and mother of two rambunctious boys who inspire and support my creativity. I am a self taught artist but my mom helped nurture and grow my artistry.

I specialize in acrylic pour paintings. Mainly acrylic paint on canvas. Being a black women. My favorite type of paintings are when I create paintings of black women in (my opinion) our strong, supportive and royal roles while also creating works of art to fit all lifestyle.…

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Thomas Trusty

Visual Artist

I’ve been making photographs since the 70’s when I studied photography and printmaking at The Ohio State University. I work almost exclusively with black and white film using a variety of cameras. I do all my own darkroom work producing silver gelatin prints on fiber-based photographic papers. Each print is processed to exacting archival standards, then mounted and matted using museum quality materials.…

Photo of Mia Turi

Mia Turi is an Ohio-born painter working in oils who recently relocated back to her home state after living in Nevada for over 25 years. Those years were critical in her growth as a plein air artist as she painted the dramatic desert expanses, mountains and explored extreme atmospheric perspective. She is now focusing on retooling that experience to paint the geography and geology of Ohio.

Photo of Todd Turner

Primarily I am a landscape photographer, though I love including people in my work enjoying the natural world around them, as well as street photography when I am in new or exciting locations. I also enjoy night photography, so I try to find places where light pollution is minimal to better bring out the majesty of the night sky.…