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.
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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

David Griesmyer

Home 1252 Front St County: morgan
Malta Ohio 43758 United States
Home Phone: 850-508-8430 Website:


David Griesmyer hasn’t a history of art schools and art classes. He went to a welding school to learn the different types of welding. While practicing a specific process, He let off the foot pedal that controls the heat. That caused the metal to solidify vertically and he had an epiphany. He didn’t need to stay flat but could go vertical in every direction with his welding. He then made a little hand coming out of the metal plate. Then a foot that led to a knee and up. A week later a sculpture of a man welding, holding a welding torch and wearing a welding mask, was in front of him, made entirely out out of steel. This was the start of his journey making sculptures.