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.

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