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


Multimedia artist Michelle Droll was born and raised in upstate New York and moved to Akron, OH as a newlywed in 1995. She earned a BS in Construction Management from Utica College in Utica, NY, a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in painting and MFA from Kent State University in painting. Her mixed media work has been exhibited in Ohio at several venues including MOCA Cleveland, Akron Art Museum and SPACES in Cleveland. She has also shown at galleries in New York and Pennsylvania. She taught painting and drawing at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Kent State University before developing a vision disability. She currently works full-time as a project manager at Dominion Energy. Her studio is located in her home in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.

Artist Statement

I am a recycler and collector, and within the vernacular of recycling, I find lots to work with. My work is based on landscape nd my  landscapes comprise discarded items like styrofoam, chicken wire and packing materials, contributing to what I call the “Archaeology of the Future.”

I don’t think the world needs more art, it needs good artists, and I think that good artists can make good art out of anything.


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