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

Sydney Shahan



Artist in Northeast Ohio who loves to recreate portraits, specializes in water color and colored pencil media. Sydney works in non profit and is getting her masters in Social Work & Non profit administration. Sydney paints with youth in her spare time and loves to show how art can heal. 
Sydney started doing art at a young age when she was inspired by her father who is also an artist and her great aunt Juanita who had a love for painting. 
Sydney is also a survivor of domestic violence and her artwork has helped her heal while learning to navigate this world with PTSD. 

Artist Statement

I believe art is the most important way to feed the soul, through love and healing. 
Everyone is an artist.


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    September 25, 2023