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

Madelaine Smith


Madelaine is a ceramicist and painter finishing her BA in Studio Art at Cedarville University. She will graduate in the spring of 2024 with additional minors in History and Biblical Studies. Madelaine works as a Gallery Assistant and Barista at Cedarville University, even helping to redesign the logo of the campus coffee shop in 2023. Her work focuses on relationship with others. Whether it be sibling, peer, generational, romantic, or spiritual relationships. In ceramics, she takes functional forms and puts them in a new setting or adds something to them that renders them useless, causing the viewer to pay attention to them in a different way. Oftentimes her ceramics take on a sculptural role, but she also works with wood and metal to create sculptures that explore relationships in different ways. Madelaine interned at K12 Gallery & TEJAS in Dayton OH for the summer of 2023, helping teach school-aged kids wheel throwing, painting, sculpting, and digital art. In 2022, she worked at Hollowed Earth Pottery in Greenville, SC, helping run their kids camp as well as manage the daily needs of the studio. She hopes to attend graduate school and receive her MFA in ceramics, with the end goal of teaching in higher education.