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

Gaynelle Sloman


Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, Gaynelle Sloman is an award-winning artist, graphic designer, filmmaker and writer. Her unique acrylic and mixed media work is primarily abstract impressionistic, but she is also expressionistic in style. She also sometimes works in colored pencils and pastels, using a more illustrative style.

She studied art at West Virginia University and the Columbus College of Art & Design, holding BA degrees in both art and psychology from UC.

While in Charleston, Gaynelle was commissioned to design and create the personal Christmas cards for then Governor and Ms. John D. Rockefeller IV, for their entire eight year term.

Her collage, “Reflections” was selected from a museum exhibit to be hung in the American Embassies in both Haiti and Ceylon, as representative of American art, for a period of four years each.

Sloman was also owner of an award-winning full-service advertising and design agency in both Charleston and Dublin, OH, where she continues to do freelance work.


Additionally, Gaynelle is also an award-winning filmmaker and produced and executive produced the feature film “Hungry Hearts”. The film, shot in LA, received 9 awards, appeared in 23 film festivals and had it’s World Premiere at the Hollywood Film Festival in 2002. She was also chosen as a media arts finalist by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, for her work on this film.


This past spring, Sloman’s art was selected by the United Nations Environment Program, to be made into a flag, along with others, that flew around the iconic skating rink at Rockefeller Center, in NYC!