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.
BFA in Painting and Printmaking, Miami University
MBA, The Ohio State University
39 year career in business at The Andersons, Inc. in Maumee, OH
16 year side career as volunteer firefighter/EMT
Former board member at Toledo School for the Arts
Married, three adult children + two adult step-children + five grandchildren
Retired, transitioned from part-time artist to active art practitioner
I have been an artist for several years, This includes dancing since age 5 to the present in the areas of tap, jazz, tumbling, trampoline, ballet, adagio. Present I dance with adult tp class called off broadway studio. I have taught in various area studios over the years and coached gymnastic teams, even becoming a gymnastic judge. …
Debra Buchanan’s keen observational skills, attention to detail, and compositional acumen infuses her work with aesthetic ingenuity. Exquisite rendering is the hallmark of this accomplished artist. Whether in oils, pastel, graphite or charcoal, her technique is extraordinary. She ardently carries on the still life and portrait traditions established by seventeenth century masters imbuing her own modern spin into her work. She carries her work into the contemporary realm of design sensibility while mastering old world techniques. Buchanan’s works have been exhibited in numerous galleries such as The Toledo Museum of Art’s Collector’s Corner as well as being awarded a plethora of awards nationally, regionally, and locally including Best of Show, Roots of Diversity Multicultural Exhibition, Toledo, Ohio, Third Award, Purchase Award, and the Molly Morepeth Award for Painting at the Toledo Area Artist Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, First Place Works on Paper, 71st Annual Ohio Exhibition, Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, Ohio to mention a few. Debra Buchanan earned a Master’s in Education degree from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio and a B. F. A. degree from Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio. She studied in Italy for a summer and with renown painter Patrick Betaudier.
Caitlin Fitzgerald is an artist and muralist based in Toledo, Ohio. She has worked with The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo in the Young Artists At Work Program, The Toledo Museum of Art and most recently, The Friends of the Children Fundraiser in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Timothy Geiger is the author of the poetry collections Weatherbox, (winner of the 2019 Vern Rutsala Poetry Prize from Cloudbank Books), The Curse of Pheromones (Main Street Rag, 2008) and Blue Light Factory (Spoon River Poetry Press, 1999) and ten chapbooks, most recently Holler (APoGee Press 2021). He is also the proprietor of the literary fine-press Aureole Press at the University of Toledo, where he is a professor in the Department of English Language and Literature teaching creative writing, poetry, and letterpress printing.