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.

Artist by Last Name
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Photo of Susan Susan Schubert

Located in Columbus, Ohio, I create art and curate exhibitions.

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Leni Schwendinger

Public Artist

Leni Schwendinger is an artist, designer and urbanist with more than 20 years of worldwide experience
creating illuminated environments. Her innovative interdisciplinary practice focuses city districts’ darkened
hours and includes innovative community involvement methodologies such as the “NightSeeing™,
Navigate Your Luminous City” program and evolved technologies. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the
London School of Economics and a Design Trust for Public Space Fellow (NYC).

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Don Scott

Visual Artist

As a Virginia native, Don grew up surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, treasuring the natural beauty of his home state. Later moving to North Carolina and then Ohio, Don advanced his professional career while continuing to create and exhibit his original mixed media art, pigment prints, and image transfers. Now, as he further develops his personal work, Don experiments with various mediums and tools to express his artistic vision.

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Craig Screven is a 1989 graduate of Dunbar High School and a 1993 graduate of the Ohio State University where he majored in drawing and painting. While at the Ohio State University, he had the opportunity to take classes under nationally known African American Artist, Pheoris West. He had his art accepted in 2011 and 2013 Black Creativity National African American Art exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois.…

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Grant Segall

writer of fiction, journalism, essays, and biography

Harvard grad. Spent 44 years on daily newspapers, mostly Cleveland Plain Dealer. Won three national journalism prizes and many statewide ones. Freelanced for Washington Post, Daily Beast, Time, Boston Globe, American Education, Children’s Television Workshop, Black Issues in Higher Education, Philadelphia Magazine, The Land, Freshwater Cleveland, SHAD (Shaker Area Development) Connection, Shaker Life, & other outlets. Published 12 shorts and flashes in college journals and other outlets. Honorable mention, Whiskey Island contest, Cleveland State. Wrote “John D. Rockefeller: Anointed With Oil” (Oxford, 2001), published in U.S., Korea, and China.

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Tod Seitz

Executive Star Wizard

A one of a kind Artist and Teacher.

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Anne Katrine Senstad was raised in Singapore and Norway, today she lives and works between New York and Oslo, Norway. She received her art education at Parsons School of Design and The New School for Social Research in New York 1994 and 1999. Senstad’s practice lies in the multi disciplinary intersections of installation art, photography, video, neon sculpture, immersive installation, landart and site specificity, with a focus on the phenomena of perception and the cognitive system in response to the properties of light, sound and color. Senstad is concerned with sensorial aesthetics, perception and the transformative, – the transcendental ideas of art and philosophical practices. Through advanced in depth research she has examined spatial, topological and scientific phenomena of light, sound and color since the mid 1990’s, a foundation for her explorations in the experiential, participatory and experimental. In her ongoing field work, she engages in cultural, social and political interactions through active, organic and personal involvement for a wider educational and collaborative platform between diverse ideologies, developing a new folklore and amalgamation between post-modern individualism and internationalism. Senstad created the central public art work for The Wolfe Center for the Arts at BGSU in Bowling Green, OH that opened in 2010, and designed by Snohetta Architects.

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Yani Sheng (b.1982)

Born in Taiwan, raised in Belize, and educated in Canada, transplant Yani Sheng has recently taken roots in Columbus, Ohio. She received her B.F.A. in Visual Art and her Bachelor of Education from Memorial University.  Having exhibited in several galleries abroad, including Image Factory Gallery, JL Gallery, and SWGC Gallery, Yani has now found herself immersed in the Columbus local art scene.

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Faye Sholiton

Playwright, Screenwriter and Founding Artistic Director

Faye Sholiton is a Cleveland playwright whose work over the past 25 years has been produced around the U.S. and honored with five OAC Individual Excellence Awards. A longtime advocate for the arts, she served seven years as Ohio’s Regional Representative to the Dramatists Guild. In 2011, she founded Interplay Jewish Theatre, to revive a beloved cultural tradition in Cleveland and feature work by playwrights from around the world.

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Adrian Sibley

Adrian Sibley Profile

I paint to put the viewer of my work in a different frame of consciousness. My ultimate goal is to open your subconscious. If my abstract forms can make you feel slightly uneasy my “magic” is doing it’s job. When I name my pieces several ideas come to mind. Most of it is music, all of it is color, quite a bit is pain/illness and a portion is hurt.…

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Ann Corley Silverman pursued the study of hand papermaking in New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Southeast Asia, and the University of Iowa. Her artwork has been displayed in juried, solo, and invitational shows in New York, Chicago, Ohio, and North Carolina, among other national venues. She currently works from studios both in Columbus, Ohio and in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

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Scott Simler

Artist

Scott creates paintings that have been coined “Masters Mash Ups”. For a “Master’s Mash Up”, Scott combines elements inspired by artworks created by master artists, and then he adds his own creativity, resulting in a unique and original artwork. Colorful, playful and entertaining, his paintings reveal a magical mashed up world that bursts onto the surface with unique fervor. Sometimes Scott’s “Master’s Mash Ups” pay clever homage to the artworks that brought him inspiration, and sometimes you can barely see any tangential references. Regardless of his approach, however, the unique character of his own creativity emerges and makes the artwork clearly his own.

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I have increasingly developed my large scale artworks in collaboration with engineers and architects. My most recent art practice interests are reflected in my artworks concerning individual American individualism, isolationism, and romantic naturalism.
I also have developed a body of personal artworks including drawings, cast aluminum flowers and weeds, suspended cats,
A catalog of my recent work may be downloaded at my website:

Photo of Jeffrey M. Smith

I grew up in Dayton, Ohio, graduated from Wright State University with a degree in Geology, and flew with the U.S. Air Force for 24 years.  I often muse that the Air Force commissioned me based on my degree of studying rocks, and later as a tanker navigator, paid me to avoid these same rocks.  After a fun career, I moved back to the Miami Valley where I’m pursuing my second passion…photography.…

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Rachel Suzanne Smith is an artist, metalsmith, and educator. She is currently working as the Fabrication Lab Supervisor at Oberlin College. She received her undergraduate degree at Miami University in Art Education with minors in 3D Media Studies (jewelry/metals) and Spanish. She received her MFA in Crafts (Jewelry Metals Enameling) at Kent State University. Smith maintains a solo studio practice as well as one in collaboration with Jennifer Ramirez. 

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Susan Snipes is a mixed media painter. She creates richly textured paintings about personal transformation using abstract organic forms. Susan’s paintings have won multiple awards and have been exhibited nationally. Her art is in private collections across the United States. Susan received a B.A. in Art History from Case Western Reserve University. She was born in Toledo, Ohio and lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Jeannette Sorrell

Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra

Named for the classical god of music, healing and the sun, Apollo’s Fire is a GRAMMY®-winning ensemble. The period-instrument orchestra was founded by award-winning harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell, and is dedicated to the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts or passions in the listeners. Apollo’s Fire is a collection of creative artists who share Sorrell’s passion for drama and rhetoric.…

Photo of Benjamin David Sostrom

Ben Sostrom is a woodworker and mixed-media sculptor based in Columbus, Ohio. His work focuses on blending his scientific background with the dramatic forms of the natural world. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University’s Departments of Theatre and Astronomy. His sculptural work was the subject of the shows “beingnonbeing” (2019) and “These Are Not For You” (2021); he is represented by Studios on High Gallery.

Photo of Jennifer Sowders

Jennifer is a nationally-winning, Northwest Ohio painter. She specializes in watercolor landscapes on Yupo or acrylic. She is a Signature member of the Ohio Watercolor and an Associate of the American and National Watercolor Societies; on the board of the Fostoria Area Arts Council, a member of the Ohio Art League as well as many local arts organizations. Jennifer is a 1994 BFA graduate from the Columbus College of Art and Design.  

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Kate Spencer

owner

Having settled in Cincinnati 25 years ago after a lifetime of moving around the US from border to border and coast to coast, Kate is a retired college professor of English who has taken up a second career as a quilter, making miniature patchwork quilts for wall hangings and table runners. I have been inspired by the example of my maternal grandmother, Georgia, who also took up quilting in later life and who designed many of her own quilts, and by her mother, Pearle, who created many beautiful works in a variety of textile crafts-quilting, sewing, embroidery, crocheting, and lace-making.