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 kathy.signorino@oac.ohio.gov or 614-728-6140.

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Kate Stewart

Illustrator

Kate Stewart is an Illustrator, Designer, Crafter, and Photographer – among other things – from North Canton, Ohio. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2020 with her BFA in Illustration. She also has additional concentrations of study in Creative Writing, Graphic Design, and Art Education. She hopes to pursue a career path that includes her pursuit of artistry but that is also rooted in community involvement and the development of arts and culture programs both in schools and for communities.…

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P31 ART & DESIGN is a Christian, family-run art and design company that was developed as a means to uplift our family’s entrepreneurial spirit. Located in Akron, OH, our team is comprised of a mother-daughter duo with occasional contributions from her sons. We produce handpainted goods including greeting cards, earrings, shopping bags (totes), journals, mugs and art prints. All of our original paintings are also available for sale.

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Michelle Stitzlein maintains a studio in a former grange hall in the community of Baltimore, Ohio. Her large scale sculptures and installations created with repurposed materials have been shown nationally in solo exhibitions. She has been an AIR at Shenandoah National Park, VA, Denali National Park, AK, and the Millay Colony of Arts, NY, and has been awarded two Individual Excellence Grants from the Ohio Arts Council.

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Byproduct Studios is a collaboration between artists and designers Molly Jo Burke and Nathan Gorgen. The collaboration centers on artmaking processes that allow the studio to utilize excess material from the artist’s respective practices and domestic life together to create new artworks. The creations play with perceptions of a material’s purpose, quality, and value, as waste remnants and the byproducts of our life are transformed through the process.

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Nita Sweeney is the award-winning wellness author of the running and mental health memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink and co-creator of the writing journal, You Should Be Writing: A Journal of Inspiration & Instruction to Keep Your Pen Moving. A long-time meditator, three-time marathoner, and former assistant to writing practice originator Natalie Goldberg, Nita founded the Facebook group Mind, Mood, and Movement to support mental well-being through meditation, exercise, and writing practice. She also publishes the writing resource newsletter, Write Now Columbus. Nita lives in central Ohio with her husband, Ed, and their yellow Labrador retriever, Scarlet. Go to Nita’s website to download your free copy of Nita’s eBook Three Ways to Heal Your Mind.

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Shannon Tackett was born in Frankfurt, Germany and raised in Fairborn, Ohio. He has always enjoyed the arts and being creative. He enjoys drawing, painting, and building things. Shannon has a passion for music and the creative arts and has painted stylized portraits of the like of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, KISS, and Chester Bennington to name a few. He has also been known to build websites, loves graphic design and woodworking, and also enjoys digital music production in his free time.

During the pandemic Shannon created a nonprofit organization called the Art is Love, LLC that provides artists with art supplies to keep them creating artwork and spur creativity during difficult times.

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Anthony Taddeo

Band Leader

Alla Boara seeks to bring recognition and new life to Italy’s diverse history of regional folk music. With modern arrangements variously surprising, playful, mournful, tender, and bewitching, Alla Boara’s dynamic songs move contemporary audiences of all ethnic heritages to treasure their musical roots and consider historical songs’ contemporary cultural relevance.

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Regarded by international critics and audiences as an artist of extraordinary musicianship and rare sensibility since his acclaimed solo recital debut at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., American pianist Gerardo Teissonnière brings to the concert stage an exciting amalgam of the diverse and important musical traditions he represents.

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Misty Thomas-Trout

Assistant Professor

Misty Thomas-Trout is an assistant professor in graphic design at the University of Dayton. She holds a BFA in visual communication design from the University of Dayton and an MFA in graphic design from Ohio University. She was a 2018 Design Incubation Fellow. Her recent graphic design research, Atlas of Dayton: A City in Progress won an Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Excellence Award for FY 2021.…

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Zoe Thompson

Assistant Professor

Zoë Brigley (also Zoë Brigley Thompson) is originally from Wales, but has lived in Ohio for 10 years. She is a writer in many genres, an editor, and teacher, and she works as Assistant Professor (0.49) of English at the Ohio State University.

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Attended CCAD Columbus Ohio approx. 10 years part time. Started Conservator business 1987. Specialize currently in restoration of antique collectible smalls, mostly bird automatons and Victorian Era toys including mohair toys.

Public display of my bronze sculpture permanent at the Columbus, Ohio Zoo of a goat on fossilized limestone.

Major is sculpture and mixed media conservation.

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Judy Trautman

Founding Chair

Judy Lee Trautman has done art since she could hold a crayon.  Since 2019, it has been a near daily respite from intensive nonprofit work. Professionally, she was a classroom educator for over 40 years, first as a high school French teacher, and then as a part-time technology mentor.  She co-founded the MultiFaith Council of NW Ohio in 2003 with her late husband Woody Trautman.…

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Ohio born and raised, Kerry Trautman’s poetry and short fiction have appeared in various journals, including Midwestern Gothic, Alimentum, The Coe Review, Mock Turtle Zine, Gasconade Review, Slippery Elm, The Fourth River, and Third Wednesday. Her poetry books are Things That Come in Boxes (King Craft Press 2012,) To Have Hoped (Finishing Line Press 2015,) Artifacts (NightBallet Press 2017,) and To be Nonchalantly Alive (Kelsay Books 2020.)

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My studio practice typically involves representation of actual observed spaces through analytical and objective questioning. My subjects include figuration, interior scenes, and urban landscapes.

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Zach Van Horn was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio where he currently resides. He earned his BFA in Drawing and Painting from The Ohio State University in 2013 and earned his MFA from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 2018. He has shown work in Philadelphia and New York City. Though primarily a painter, he also plays in other mediums including sculpture, writing, music production, and video. Zach has also run five marathons (the Columbus Marathon twice and the Philadelphia Marathon three times).

My studio practice resembles the night sky where each star represents an idea I am interested in exploring. Among these ideas include but are not limited to consciousness, alchemy, technology, memories, and dreams. After studying these stars more closely, I can begin to draw connections between them, forming constellations. My work is the visual representation of these constellations. As the universe expands towards infinity then hopefully my work will grow towards infinity. 

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John Vanek

Author

John Vanek is a physician by training, but a writer by passion.  While practicing medicine for a quarter century, his interest in writing never waned.  Medicine was his wife, but writing became his mistress and mysteries his drug of choice.  He began honing his craft by attending creative writing workshops and college courses.  At first writing solely for himself and his family, he was surprised and gratified when his work won contests and was published in a variety of literary journals, anthologies, and magazines.…

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Hector Vega

Artist

Hector Vega, the use of bold colors and geometric shapes that artist Hector Vega uses to craft his abstracts is by no means an accident. For him, many of the stylized elements, that make his work so instantly recognizable, have a much deeper meaning.

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Barbara Vogel received her BFA and MFA from the Ohio State University. Vogel is a member of Spring Street Studios in Columbus and is represented by Sherrie Gallerie, also in Columbus.