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

Amanda Lewis

Poet, Artist, & Community Organizer Trillium Project
Home County: Scioto
Portsmouth Ohio 45662 United States
Cell Phone: 7403524498


Amanda is a poet, artist, and community organizer. She is Founder & Executive Director of Trillium Project, a small arts and culture nonprofit in Portsmouth, Ohio. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Shawnee State University with a concentration in watercolor painting and ceramics. Amanda works to promote the arts through community-created initiatives that provide opportunities for marginalized creatives and their communities. 

Amanda grew up on a 280 acre farm in Schultz Creek – a rural farming area in Greenup County, Kentucky. She has an unending appreciation for Appalachian tenacity; a theme referenced in many of her creative non-fiction and poetry works.

Projects Include:

The Wandering Journal Project: a creative journaling initiative that encourages participants to record the effects of COVID-19 through shared journal experiences

Portsmouth Street Art Project (PSAP): a local artist collaborative promoting street art and graffiti in Southern Ohio

Appalachian Visual Poetry: a series of public murals co-created by partnering local artists with local poets. Murals explores themes of culture, identity, sexuality, self-expression, and more.

Afterword: An informal 6-8 week poetry workshop for individuals in recovery, culminating in a open mic event for the public

VIBE: Youth-led Public Art