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

Grace Summanen



Euclid, OH

Artist Statement

Everyone is made up of pieces and parts; psychologically from experiences or people we know, biologically from cells and atoms, as well as historically how we fit into a culture or society. Our personal history makes us who we are and allows for connection. I am interested in what connects us yet lets us be different. As an artist I explore my world by using materials from my life transformed through paint. My work blurs the lines between high and low art by using everyday objects and materials.