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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-728-6140.
Associate Professor of Music
Sebastian Birch (DMA Cleveland Institute of Music) teaches theory and compositions at Kent State Stark. His compositions have been performed at numerous festivals, and conferences including the Bowling Green New Music Festival. Detectio Sonoris was recently performed by flautist Mary Kay Fink and pianist Nicholas Underhill.
Artist Vicki Boatright, known as “BZTAT” (pronounced bee-zee-tat), is the preeminent pet portrait artist for the Contemporary Pet Lover. Animal loving art collectors worldwide have commissioned artworks by BZTAT to celebrate their relationships with their beloved pets. Vicki also creates murals and other artworks that address a variety of themes.
Tracy has known her husband since she was 12 years old and they were in art class together in high school.
David Kuntzman has been creating geometric paintings for 50 years, and is represented in the Columbus area by Marcia Evans Gallery. Exhibits and juried shows include Butler Institute of American Art, Canton Museum of Art, Dayton Art Institute, and Massillon Museum. Permanent collections include Canton Museum of Art, Kent State University Stark Branch, Massillon Museum, North Canton’s Little Art Gallery, and Walsh University.
Valerie Marek received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her MFA from Kent State University in 2017, where she is part-time faculty in Foundations Drawing.
She has exhibited at the Oak Park Art League in Chicago, The Wasmer Gallery at Ursuline College in Cleveland, Yellowstone Art Museum in Montana, Malone University in Canton, Ohio, The Summit Art Space in Akron, as well as the Prama Gallery in Cleveland.
Her abstract environments, primarily on paper, depict the aura of place and history, an overlapping of tense invested in revelation, rather than realization.
Zinsmeister Parker Studio
1973 B.F.A. Kent State University
1975 M.A. K.S.U.
1981 M.F.A. K.S.U.
1978-1998 Adjunct professor The University of Akron, The School of Art
As a kid, I was frequently in trouble at school because I preferred drawing on the back of my work papers rather than doing the task at hand. My degrees include a B.S. in Design from the University of Cincinnati and a B.S. in Art Education from the University of Akron. While teaching in the Canton City Schools, I earned National Board Certification in art. I have been employed as a commercial artist, an elementary art teacher and a university professor teaching studio classes and art history. I currently live on a farm with my husband and cats, where I paint in a converted barn/studio. Trained as an illustrator, I prefer watercolors, pastels and mixed media.
My artwork includes acrylics, watercolors, original art quilts, block prints, scratch art, digital paintings, photographs, ink drawings, gourd art, and various three dimensional art including hand felted wool head figures.