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

Philip Arnold

Writer, Visual Artist
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Philip Arnold is an artist who creates across several mediums, exploring creative possibilities at the junction of image and text. He is a recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for his writing. His creative nonfiction and poetry appear in Arts & Letters, Southern Humanities Review, The Iowa Review, Rattle, Gulf Stream, Midwest Quarterly, and North Dakota Quarterly. He is the author of The Natural History of a Blade (Dos Madres Press, 2019), and has work selected as notable in Best American Essays.

His photography has appeared in Atticus Review, Fugue, Compose, Cerise Press, Apeiron Review, and Gravel Magazine. He has award-winning images in Black & White magazine’s 2018 & 2020 contests in the Pinhole/Plastic Camera category. His work has exhibited at the A Smith Gallery (Texas), Nave Gallery (Mass), Brickbottom Gallery (Mass), ArtsEye Gallery (AZ), and Santa Clara University (CA), and the 11th Biennial PhotoMidwest Festival in Madison, WI.

His documentary, “Into the Distance,” screened at eight festivals, including DocUtah International Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival, The Film Festival of Colorado, and Twin Rivers Media Festival. His recent feature-length documentary, “Hollywood in the High Country” was selected for the Longleaf Film Festival, UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival, Franklin International Independent Film Festival, and Northeast Mountain Film Festival.