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

Elisabeth Murphy


American Realist artist in drawing and painting; oil, watercolor, charcoal, pencil, alkyd, ink; have been bought, sold, exhibited, framed and buried.

Certified drafter, using both drawing board and CAD (Computer Aided Design).

Jewelry designer for P.J. Rone Company, including “24 Hour Camel” pin; “Let Go, Let God” butterfly coin.

Bell Laboratories President’s Silver Award, Technical Contribution.

Portrait of Emily Dickinson and Family selected for the Columbus, Ohio Main Library exhibit.

Solo Exhibit, Ohio University, twelve selected works of the Women’s Historical Portrait Series.

Artist Statement

Whether the art is portraiture, still life, vignette, marine or landscape, my intent is to draw the viewer quietly and contemplatively into the work. Two-dimensional art allows the viewer to control the speed and saturation of awareness, whether by immediate sight or memory. This immersive experience can provide the viewer a feeling of serenity, nostalgia, curiosity, or inspiration. Visual art presents the viewer with a conscious form of dreaming, and lucid dreaming introduces us to the marvelous mechanisms of the human psyche. Art is created for the masses, but its ultimate effect is intended for the unique interpretation of one individual.

Thus does she, when from individual states

She doth abstract the universal kinds;

Which then re-clothed in divers names and fates

Steal access through our senses to our minds.     

–Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Biographia Literaria


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