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.
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.
Saving the world one painting at a time, Judy Takács is best known for the painterly realism and message of female empowerment of her traveling portrait series, Chicks with Balls: Judy Takács paints unsung female heroes, which opened at the Zanesville Museum of Art as her first solo museum show in early 2020. Her current series, The Goddess Project re-imagines mythological characters from all religions via a contemporary feminist lens and takes on women’s rights in jeopardy here in the United States and in Ohio.
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.
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.…
Simon may best be known for winning a landmark case in 2017 that helped expand civil liberties for minorities, unanimously, at the Supreme Court of the United States (Matal v. Tam). He is the founder and bassist of The Slants, one of the first all-Asian American dance rock bands in the world, and also leads The Slants Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides resources and mentorship for artists that incorporate activism into their work.
As an untrained artist working in the folk tradition, I use recycled materials. I am grateful for the example set by people who are surviving and creating art through the use of local resources. Their inventiveness has challenged me to create works that contrast with our own “throwaway society”.
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.…
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.
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.…
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.
Vee is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She spreads the spirit of community and the power of hope through her writing.
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.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Sam Toland is an artist, designer, and educator based in Oxford, OH. His artwork explores 3D printing in both ceramic and plastic mediums, aiming to create novel forms and surfaces that are inherent to the printing process. In developing this work, he uses original coding in Rhino3D and Grasshopper to aid in generating surface texture as well as for producing the instructions for the printing.
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.
I am a Cincinnati native. With the exception of my years studying in Chicago, I spent my career as an Art educator in Cincinnati. My teaching experience was diverse and driven by my own love of making Art and sharing my passion of the creative process. It was always important for me to remain active as an artist in the local community by participating in shows as much as I could while teaching.
Retired from teaching, I am now fully immersed in my own work and exhibiting. I have been engaged in Encaustic painting and Coldwax painting for more than 30 years. I am a member of the Encaustic Art Institute of New Mexico.
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.…
Ohio born and raised, Kerry Trautman’s poetry and short fiction have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Her poetry books are Things That Come in Boxes (King Craft Press 2012,) To Have Hoped (Finishing Line Press 2015,) Artifacts (NightBallet Press 2017,) To be Nonchalantly Alive (Kelsay Books 2020,) Marilyn: Self-Portrait, Oil on Canvas (Gutter Snob Books 2022,) and Unknowable Things (Roadside Press 2023.)
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.…