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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gwen waight

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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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Lijun Wang

Former Landscape Planning

Now Focusing on paintings, including oil paintings and acrylic paintings.

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Joel Washing

Sculptor

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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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 a Lecturer in Voice 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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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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Education
University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts -foundation
Northumbria University – BA (Hons) fine Art
Selected exhibitions
The Affordable Art Fair London
The London Hilton, Park Lane. London
Sosho, Shoredtich. London
The London Art Fair, Chelsea
The Affordable Art Fair Bristol
The Affordable Art Fair NYC
Selected Media Features

Financial Times The Economist Art World News
Evening Standard Homes and Gardens Radio 4
Harpers and Queen The Western Post The Independent
Iris wishes to remain anonymous so no dates have been given.…

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Jennifer Whitten is a Cleveland based artist who uses assemblage and fiber art techniques.  Her work has always focused on the intricate.

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Jan Wiesner

Sculptor

Jan Wiesner, a sculptor, grew up in Paradise, Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, DAAP where she received her BFA. She served as an Art Teacher for the King & Low-Heywood Thomas School in Stanford, Connecticut as well as teaching at the Seven Hills School here in Cincinnati. She completed her teaching career at The Summit Country Day School where she was the recipient of the school’s Schilderink Family Chair Award for Outstanding Teaching Award in 2013 and in 2015 she received the State Elementary School Art Teacher of the Year Award from the Ohio Art Education Association. She was also an adjunct professor of Art Education at Xavier University.

Jan shares a studio at the Pendleton Art Center with her husband Mark, who is also a sculptor. She is represented by Caza Sikes Gallery, Cincinnati.

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Mark Wiesner

Sculptor

Mark Wiesner, a sculptor, is a native Cincinnatian. He is a graduate of Edgecliff College in Cincinnati where he received his BA with a concentration in Art and he went on to receive a Masters from the Athenaeum of Ohio in Religious Studies. Mark shares a studio at the Pendleton Art Center with his wife Jan, who is also a sculptor. He is represented by Caza Sikes Gallery, Cincinnati, Gallery 708, Cincinnati and by Singulart, an international online gallery based in Paris, France.

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Paul D. Wilbur Fine Arts Photographer, Central Ohio

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I am a retired nurse with a small photography business in Columbus, Ohio.

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