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. For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at email@example.com or 614-728-6140.
I’m an artist from Youngstown, Ohio.
I graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2003, with a degree in Graphic Design. As many of my fellow graduates I struggled to find a job in my field, as it was a weird time when things were moving from print to the web, from Zip Disks to thumb drives. I entered the 9-5 world and have struggled with finding my niche ever since.
I moved to Columbus, Ohio around 2007 and attempted to get into web design. After many false starts, I found a passion for the analog arts (painting, drawing, sculpting, crafting, etc…) I was fortunate enough to get jobs in various Artists’ supplies stores and met some really cool and talented people along the way.
I found my way back to Youngstown in 2013, unsure on what to do with myself. I took the first desk job available (gotta pay the bills). I am now getting back in to my art more than ever. My hope is to one day support myself solely through my art ventures and build a team of artist friends who share the same passion for making cool stuff.