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 or 614-728-6140.

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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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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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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.

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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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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

sculptor artist


Allen J. Friedman is a prolific Artist whose work spans the disciplines of Music and Sculpture. As an innovative designer, he absorbs all that is around him, interprets it and creatively reinvents it. 

SCULPTURE: The beauty of the ocean has inspired many a creative artist. Allen J.…

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Nicholas Hartman

Artist Painter

Nickolas Hartman graduated from Full Sail Orlando with a degree in Digital Media Arts as well as a vocational diploma from Lakewood High in traditional graphic design. He has lived between Cleveland Ohio and Sarasota Florida for the past decade, though he lives in Cleveland full time. He has spent the last fifteen years developing his unique style of abstract painting. He is represented by Leonides Arts New York.

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Lee Heinen


Lee Heinen was born and received her early education in New Jersey.  She began university on a full scholarship at Douglass, the Women’s College of Rutgers University and finished her BA (cum laude) at Ursuline College in Cleveland, Ohio.  She has studied painting and drawing at the Cleveland Institute of Art and art history at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. …

Photo of 2164969100 Larry Kasperek

Originally from a small town in Western New York, Larry lives in Bay Village, Ohio, his tenth state of residence. He photographs in a variety of styles, but his work now is primarily film-based and his images are straightforward, striving to tell a story in pictures.

Photo of Mona Kolesar

Exploring sculpture thru a wide variety of materials has been her main focus since coming to Cleveland for Graduate school. Combining such materials as metal, marble, slate, wood, (primarily cold bend wood), both for wall pieces and freestanding sculpture, has given her many opportunities to experiment and explore ideas.
In addition to making her own art, she started an art consulting firm in Cleveland: selecting, commissioning and installing art primarily in public spaces. Before art consulting, Mona was an art instructor in Germany, Chicago and Cleveland

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Charlotte lees transforms and translates the elements of nature to express a personal vision of her environment. Beauty matters and her goal is to create lasting images that connect man to his surroundings.
For more information about Charlotte Lees please visit her website at

Photo of Amy Lewandowski

I am a Northeast Ohio watercolor artist who began painting with watercolors as a youth in a class at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C.  This led to my interest in pursuing a BFA in Illustration, graduating with honors from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. I paint almost exclusively with watercolors and am a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society.…

Photo of Christine Mauersberger

Christine Mauersberger is a multi-disciplinary artist in Cleveland, Ohio who produces complex mark-making narratives in multiple media: Prints, paintings, embroidery, and installation works. 

Photo of Linda McConaughy

Linda McConaughy returned to the Cleveland area after a career as an art educator and visual arts supervisor in Baltimore Maryland. She works in many media including wood, fiber, paint, and found objects. Much of her recent work reflects a desire to attend to and decode the intricacies of place and time, particularly within the natural world.…

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Dana Oldfather is a painter who has exhibited internationally and nationally in galleries and museums including Library Street Collective, Detroit, Zg Gallery, Chicago, Kathryn Markel Fine Art, New York, The McDonough Museum of Art in Youngstown, The Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, and The University of Southern Queensland, in Australia. She was awarded the William and Dorothy Yeck Award for Young Painters, two Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards, and most recently, a Satellite Fund Emergency Relief Grant from SPACES Gallery, The Warhol Foundation, and The Cleveland Foundation.

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