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 Zach Van Horn

Zach Van Horn was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio where he currently resides. He earned his BFA in Drawing and Painting from The Ohio State University in 2013 and earned his MFA from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 2018. He has shown work in Philadelphia and New York City. Though primarily a painter, he also plays in other mediums including sculpture, writing, music production, and video. Zach has also run five marathons (the Columbus Marathon twice and the Philadelphia Marathon three times).

My studio practice resembles the night sky where each star represents an idea I am interested in exploring. Among these ideas include but are not limited to consciousness, alchemy, technology, memories, and dreams. After studying these stars more closely, I can begin to draw connections between them, forming constellations. My work is the visual representation of these constellations. As the universe expands towards infinity then hopefully my work will grow towards infinity. 

Photo of Dan Vance

Lots of degrees, none matter for painting. That comes from someplace I only exist in for short periods of time.

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John Vanek

Author

John Vanek is a physician by training, but a writer by passion.  While practicing medicine for a quarter century, his interest in writing never waned.  Medicine was his wife, but writing became his mistress and mysteries his drug of choice.  He began honing his craft by attending creative writing workshops and college courses.  At first writing solely for himself and his family, he was surprised and gratified when his work won contests and was published in a variety of literary journals, anthologies, and magazines.…

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Hector Vega

Artist

Hector Vega, the use of bold colors and geometric shapes that artist Hector Vega uses to craft his abstracts is by no means an accident. For him, many of the stylized elements, that make his work so instantly recognizable, have a much deeper meaning.

Photo of Margarita Vilshanetskaya

Born in Tiraspol, Moldova, Margarita Vilshanetskaya is a fiber/mixed media artist living in Columbus, Ohio. Vilshanetskaya received her BFA in Two Dimensional Studies and Art Education from Bowling Green State University in 2012. She has exhibited work all over Ohio and internationally from OAC’s Riffe Gallery in Columbus, OH to a group exhibition in El Bruc, Spain. What started as a love for colorful, textured fiber, led to experimentation with non-conventional weaving materials and a more meaningful process that allowed Margarita to connect to her Eastern European roots. She enjoys the versatility of fiber art and the creative freedom that comes with all of the endless possibilities. In 2020, she launched her small business Too Cool 4 Spool where guests can browse vibrant, bold, and unique home décor, wall hangings, and jewelry. More information about Margarita and her work can be found at http://www.mpvartist.com.

Photo of Vivian Visser

I have been creating sculptural works exploring our spiritual relationship with Nature since the early ‘90’s. I have attempted to share my ideas about our need to create a better relationship with Nature as a way to find peace within ourselves and each other. Works include a commission of interpretive public art work for the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve, an environmental sculpture for the Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival in Taiwan and completed three trees for the Chicago Tree Project.

Photo of Barbara N Vogel

Vogel has earned a BFA in painting and a MFA in photography from The Ohio State University. She has received an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council and awards through the Greater Columbus Arts Council. She has exhibited in the Southern Ohio Museum, the Zanesville Museum of Art, and the Springfield Museum of Art.…