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


Executive Director Paper Circle
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Barbara Ery is a visual artist an educator and non profit administrator.  Her paintings are called snapshots and are based on family photos. Born in Clifton Forge, Va. her roots are in Appalachian. She received a BFA in Photography from Ohio University, and later received a Masters of Art Education from University of Central Florida. She had her first  solo show at the Orange County Regional History Center, and has exhibited in numerous group shows. Having moved every year in high school she can relate to the outsider.  She understands people who need more time to process, share, participate and connect. She shares her talent working with a large diverse group of people. See  more of her work at the Sharon Weiss Gallery, 20 E. Lincoln in Columbus, Ohio or barbara

Artist Statement

Artist Statement  2023

Art is made by ordinary people.

My purpose and intent is to work with / in these constructs.

  1. Memory
  2. Time
  3. Engagement
  4. Process
  5. Muse 
  6. Mindfulness
  7. Discovery