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

Jen Knox

Writer, Writing Coach Unleash Creatives


The co-owner of Unleash Creatives, Jen Knox is a storyteller who teaches writing, leadership, and meditation. Her books include the short story collections The Glass City (Hollywood, CA: Winner, Prize Americana for Prose), After the Gazebo (New York City, NY: Rain Mountain Press), and Resolutions: A Family in Stories (AUXmedia). 

Most recently, Jen was the 2020 Editor’s Choice recipient for the Flash Fiction Magazine’s competition. Her writing has been nominated for the Pen Faulkner, The Best of the Net, and a Pushcart. Her short stories have been featured in textbooks, classrooms, and both online and print publications around the world. Her fiction appears in The Best Small Fictions 2017 (Braddock Avenue Books), The Adirondack Review, Sivana East, Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row, Chicago Quarterly Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, Crannog, Cutthroat Magazine, Elephant Journal, Fairlight Books, Fiction Southeast, Juked, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, MJI News, Poor Claudia, The Saturday Evening Post, The Santa Fe Writers Project Quarterly, NPR, Short Story America, and Sequestrum, among over a hundred other publications. Read many of her stories here.

Jen has had the pleasure to read her work for Gemini Ink in San Antonio, Texas; Eastfield College near Dallas, Texas; Otterbein University in Ohio; Busboys and Poets in Washington DC; Columbus Arts Festival in Ohio; KGB in New York; Cervena Barva Press in Massachusetts; AWP in California and elsewhere.

Artist Statement

I write to explore. I teach to empower. Storytelling is about exploring the nuances of life, the anguish within beauty, and the wisdom within pain. When we hold our stories inside, they weigh us down. When we release them, we find not only voice but also perspective. I am an educator and storyteller who teaches leadership, writing, and meditation – sometimes all at once. Every day, I write with the aim of asking new and better questions. I teach with the aim of helping others to do the same. My vision is to continue on, words to page, and to provide creativity coaching and mind-body services that enable you to break blocks, create the life you want, and make the art you were meant to make.