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

John Butterfield

Home County: Franklin
Worthington Ohio 43085 United States


I had a career in public relations and organization management, both of which provided me with opportunities to photograph people and groups. I have a master’s degree in journalism from Ohio State University where I took photography courses. I was editor of the Miami University yearbook in 1967-68 and reviewed many photographs for publication.  I edited the Songs of Worthington book, a composite of a photography exhibit in 1992 designed to celebrate cultural diversity in the Worthington community and reinforce the belief that diversity enriches life.

Now retired, I am a member of the Westbridge Camera Club where I am learning from professional and fellow amateur photographers about how to improve my skills and understanding of photography.

I am an avid hosta grower and had won several awards from the American Hosta Society for my photographs of hostas. My wife and I enjoy international travel, and I like to capture the experiences of people in their every-day lives and the natural beauty of their surroundings.