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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Photo of Fatima Almatar

I’m a bilingual writer, poet and artist. I write to understand and paint when language fails me.

I sought asylum in the United States in late 2018 after facing prosecution in my home country Kuwait due to my political opinions and social activism. As a law professor, a lawyer, and a feminist, I strongly believe in democracy, freedom of speech, and gender equality, but I couldn’t live by my beliefs in Kuwait.…

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It is Bonnie’s hope that her art will connect with viewers in such a way that they, too, will become more aware of the natural environment and become inspired to do whatever they can, even in the smallest ways, to support efforts to care for the environment on which we all depend.

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CAN Triennial Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Cleveland Ohio 2022
Solo Art Exhibitions Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland Ohio 2021

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Tom Balbo


Tom’s earliest work was primarily in ceramics and printmaking. As his interest in papermaking grew, his work turned increasingly towards expressing his artistic creativity in this area. Over the past 40 years, Tom’s work has been exhibited and shown in a large number of shows and galleries and he has garnered numerous awards and critical attention for his work.

     In 2008, Tom along with other local artists, founded The Morgan Art of Paper Conservatory and Educational Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Presently, Tom continues to work in paper, printmaking, and ceramics. Dividing his time between creating in his studio/gallery and as the  Artistic Director at the Morgan Conservatory.  

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William Brouillard

Professor Emeritus

William Brouillard



Nationality: American, born in Madison Wisconsin 

Education:   BA, State University of Wisconsin, Stout, at Menomonie, WI.

Post Baccalaureate studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI. 

M.F.A., Ceramic Art, SUNY, at Alfred, NY,


Professional Practice:

Studio Potter, Brouillard Studios, Cleveland, OH

Resident Craftsman at Penland School, Penland, NC, 1976-1978



Professor of Art, Ceramics, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, From 1980


I began my work in clay, studying with John Perri at the State University of Wisconsin, at Menomonie, Wisconsin.…

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John Burroughs

Editor / Publisher

Burroughs is the U.S. National Beat Poet Laureate for 2022-2023 and previously served two years as the Beat Poet Laureate for Ohio. His recent books include Rattle & Numb: Selected and New Poems, 1992 – 2019 [2019, Venetian Spider Press] and Loss and Foundering [2018, NightBallet Press]. Burroughs moderates the Cleveland Poetics blog and literary calendar at and has curated several reading series across the north coast of Ohio. Since 2008, he has served as the founding editor of Crisis Chronicles Press, publishing over 100 titles by authors from around the world.

Photo of J Inky Lorain Cantrell

Inky’s World showcases art through the lens of experience, observation, and femininity. Art takes on a expressionist-surrealist quality that is influenced by illustration and graphic art. The artistic process involves creative restraint in a domestic goddess studio revolving around the roles of artist, creator, wife, mother, maker of kitchen delights, and educator.

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Though a traditionally trained graphic designer, Debbie is a self-taught artist. Her original drawings and paintings use no rulers, compasses, or masking tape, giving every line a rhythmic, kinetic, and powerful pulse. She began honing her freehand style at nine and hasn’t stopped since. Geometric patterns are a fundamental tenet in Debbie’s work, and she is constantly exploring how to create implied symmetry through asymmetry.

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Hadley Conner


Hadley K Conner is a Cleveland based artist, educator, musician, and occasional mad scientist. She holds a BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art and a MAAE from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. A veteran art educator in the public and private sector, Hadley has been exhibiting her photographically-based artwork primarily at the local and regional level for over 30 years.

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Cheryl Craver


I attended the University of Cincinnati and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in Art Education. While studying Fine Arts, I majored in fiber arts and minored in photography. In the late 80’s and 90’s my weavings were featured at a furniture store in the Cincinnati area. After moving back to the Cleveland area to attend Kent State University, I received a Master in Education and began working in jewelry design, including stone setting.…

Photo of Susan Danko

Susan is a contemporary landscape painter and installation artist based in Cleveland, Ohio. The pieces that she creates are informed by her responses to the state of our contemporary natural environment as it grapples with climate change. Constructed from both memory and observation, her works arise from real and imagined environmental scenarios. With them, she examines the power and fragility of nature caught in a state of flux between destruction and renewal. Her goal In creating the work is to raise awareness, and inspire a greater respect for the environment that we all share.

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JoAnn DePolo

Independent Professional Artist, Author, Speaker, Teacher

JoAnn DePolo is an artist, author, speaker, teacher, and visionary. Her unique paintings of cityscapes, water scenes, and bold abstracts have gained recognition from art collectors internationally.

Photo of Bob Drake

Bob Drake is a sound artist, musician, and electro-acoustic luthier from Cleveland Ohio. His performance work spans free and structured improvisation, new music composition, noise, and minimalist “lowercase” musics; he also produces sound sculptures, installations, and soundtracks. He is an adjunct faculty member at Cleveland Institute of Art. Most recently, he has been working as a pipe organ technician, repairing and tuning pipe organs across at various northern Ohio churches.

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Alexander Elerian

Digital Image Maker

Alex Elerian is a photographer and digital image maker with both a creative and an educational background.

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Brittney Esther

Graphic Designer +Communications Specialist

As an experienced graphic designer with a rich eight-year background spanning both corporate and non-profit sectors, I embarked on my creative journey after earning my undergraduate degree from Kent State University in 2016. Since then, I have ardently contributed to the realms of art and design. Amidst the rigors of my professional responsibilities, I take great pleasure in cultivating my artistic talents within the confines of my home studio.…

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Tom Evert

Executive and Artistic Director

I have enjoyed a world-class career as a dancer, but my art beginnings were as a visual art student in high school.   I found that as a dancer I could be both an athlete and an artist. I received Fine Arts degrees in both Painting and Dance from Ohio University. I have enjoyed an award-winning career choreographing dances and teaching. My work ranges from highly produced theatrical works to creating educational programs in schools. As a visual artist, my painting and  sculptural work is primarily figurative, and celebrates the expression of the human spirit through representational and abstract approaches to the figure. 

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Patty Flauto

Abstract Painter

Ms. Flauto has exhibited nationally. Her work has appeared in The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Butler Institute of American Art and countless galleries. She is an active exhibitor and supporter of the arts in Northeast Ohio.   EDUCATION M.F.A. from Kent State University, OH M.F.A. Study, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, TN B.F.A.…

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Allen Friedman



Beyond the usual, beyond the ordinary. This is Maverick Artistic.

Maverick Artistic is a creative haven where cosmic energy is transformed into captivating art, fashion, and music. From mesmerizing stainless steel sculptures to cutting-edge cosmic space art and apparel that ignites your spirit, Friedman’s creations will transport you to a realm of celestial bliss.…

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Michael Gill

Aetist / Editor / Publisher

Michael Gill is a writer, editor, woodcut and letterpress printer, and a maker of artist books. He studied at Hiram College (BA, English) and Eastern Washington University (MFA, Creative Writing / Poetry). He has had solo exhibitions in Ohio and internationally. He was born in Cleveland, and lived in Washington State, Washington DC, Wales, and Ecuador before returning to his home town. He is founder, editor, and publisher of CAN Journal, the quarterly print and online magazine of art in Northeast Ohio.

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