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

Pamela Joy



Pamela Joy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photography & Cinema from The Ohio State University. She also studied literature and creative writing at the Columbus State Community College. While in Columbus, Pamela volunteered at the Thurber House Literary Center. There she served on the Author Visits Planning Committee, which brought in novelists including Amy Tan, Anne Lamott and Lawrence Block.

Starting out as a journalist, her writing moved into healthcare and nonprofit communications, and grant writing. She is currently working on her first novel after having returned to the Cleveland area. Her essay, Tolerance in the Time of the Coronavirus, was recently published by the University of Akron’s Rubbertop Review.

Pamela has attended Literary Cleveland’s Inkubator conferences and is an avid reader of Historical & Literary Fiction