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. A listing in the OAR does not confer an endorsement, approval, or verification by the Ohio Arts Council.
For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at or 614-728-6140.

2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

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gwen waight


Gwen Waight/ found object assemblage:

Gwen has been a collector of found treasures for many years.  She creates unique assemblages with these found objects often using boxes, ephemera, rusty metal and coveted old hardware.  Gwen has been an active artist since her early years working in her father’s pottery studio where she learned her appreciation of 3D space.  …

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Christina Wald specializes in illustration, toy and giftware design, and product design. She has illustrated over 60 children’s books and done artwork for many other books, comics, magazines, packaging, and products. 

She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Industrial Design.

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Completed master’s in art education 2011 from the University of Toledo.  Free lance artist and substitute teacher during acedemic school year and teach art through Upward Bound at the University.   

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Lijun Wang, a self-taught artist with over two decades of experience, fuses her Chinese heritage with her American immigrant experience to create art that celebrates the enchantment of nature and life’s ever-changing beauty. Settling in the United States as a homemaker, Lijun’s dedication to her craft remained unwavering, and her dream is to ascend to the heights of artistic accomplishment.…

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Yufeng Wang


As an ink and wash brush painting artist, my love of traditional Chinese art was inspired by renowned artists Sun Qifeng and Fan Zeng in Tianjin, China, since my teenage years. My artwork desires to transmit a sense of peace and harmony in nature and humanity.

Through Chinese brush painting and calligraphy, I attempt to convey the inner spirits and outer beauty of our surroundings. I use the fine-tipped Chinese brush with ink and color on paper, silk, canvas and ceramics, creating a rhythmic synchronization of stroke variations and texture expressions to form a mind reflection of the subject. The goal of my brush painting is not to merely reproduce the appearance of the subject but to capture its soul.

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Joel Washing


Joel R Washing is an award winning sculptor and welder living in Toledo, Ohio.

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Gina Washington

Artist/ Educator/ Entrepreneur

My approach to life has always been nurturing and healing and all of these things are tools I pull from when I make art. Ultimately I hope to make visible the lines that connect us. Like my ancestors, before me, I have no choice but to create. And I do it “by any means necessary.”

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Sarah Waters

DUOMA Percussion Duo

Duoma, a percussion duo, is based out of northwest Ohio. Duoma aims to bring relatable and accessible classically-oriented music to all audiences with a focus on performing original works and arrangements. Duoma’s approach is to appeal to audiences of all ages and experiences and provides a refreshing and honest form of musical expression.…

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Kristina Weaver graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing.

She is currently an associate member at Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative and has shown work at the Urban Arts Center and Wild Goose Creative.

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Melissa Wehrman

Creative Director / Designer / Artist

I moved to the Toledo-area 12 years ago from New York City to start my own design studio in my Whitehouse, Ohio home. Originally from Urbana, Ohio, I am a 2001 Graphic Design graduate from the University of Cincinnati. I have been the graphic designer for over ten years for the Toledo Opera’s annual season poster series.…

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Weiting Wei


Weiting Wei (b.1984) is a Chinese-born artist who immigrated to the USA in 2014. Currently residing in Columbus, OH, she holds a Bachelor of Education from Fujian Huanan Women’s Vocational College and an MFA from Columbus College of Art & Design. Weiting’s work explores the intersection of motherhood, caregiving, and artistry, utilizing materials and processes reminiscent of domestic life. Her recent works delve into the paradox of parenting, offering viewers an invitation to discover hidden intricacies within her monochrome surfaces.

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Selene is Mr. Weind’s first book. He attained an Associate of Arts at Columbus State Community College, and a Bachelor of Arts at Ohio State University. At each, his curriculum was centered around Classical Studies, including but not limited to mythology, and philosophy. Other areas of interest are esoterica, and theology, and some of this gets sprinkled into his writing, as well.…

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“If we are talking rock and roll, Tina Turner was a national treasure, country has Dolly Parton and in the world of storytelling we have Kim Weitkamp.” Steve Perry, Highway 89, Sirius XM. 

Singer, songwriter, storyteller, funny human. Just a few of the titles used to introduce Kim Weitkamp to her audiences.

“A voice like warm honey. …Kim studs her storytelling performances with bits of music Americana that match the sweet tones of her narratives.”The Oregonian

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John Weller’s passion for photography began quite by accident when he purchased a digital camera for his wife’s birthday in 2004. Largely self-taught, he has supplemented his education attending workshops by Stephen Johnson and John Paul Caponigro. After nearly 30 years working in the technical fields of engineering and network administration he decided to pursue photography as a full time endeavor in 2012.…

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Andrea Chenoweth Wells, DMA, is an Ohio based soprano, opera director, and educator.   She has appeared on the operatic and concert stage around the country and is an avid supporter and performer of new works. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Dayton, where she teaches voice, aural skills, opera, and a course of her own design, Music and Faith On Stage. 

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Lauren Wells


Lauren Wells is an artist who lives and works in Dayton, Ohio. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the University of Texas in Austin. Her work focuses on narrative oil painting. She is also active in the Cincinnati and Dayton area Urban Sketchers groups.

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Linda Wesner, a realistic landscape artist living in Delaware County, Ohio, works in colored pencil, oil and acrylic, and collage. She grew up on a farm in Upstate New York and earned Master’s degree in Art from SUNY at Oswego.

Her award-winning work is featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, including The National Art Club, Manhattan; The College of Notre Dame, Baltimore; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Memphis; The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse; Academy of Art College, San Francisco; and Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago.…

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Designer of adornments,

Delver of semi-conscious concepts,

Explorer of seams.

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I graduated from Hiram College in 1966 with a BA in German Literature and Art History.  My wife finds my German skills handy in completing crosswords.  While at Hiram I completed a twelve week sabbatical studying the art of Europe.  The art of toasting in multiple languages being among other skills learned. After a stint covering the geography of Vietnam for two years I returned to the US to begin as the fourth generation of Wheelers to become a metal worker, as owner and operator of the Evening Star Forge, in 1971 in Vermilion Ohio.…

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Joel Whitaker is an artist and educator living in Dayton, Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in Art from the University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama and a Master of Fine Art in Studio Art from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. He has remained active in photography through his teaching, ongoing study of the medium, development of photographic projects, and the pursuit of exhibition outlets.…

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