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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.