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.
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.
Simon may best be known for winning a landmark case in 2017 that helped expand civil liberties for minorities, unanimously, at the Supreme Court of the United States (Matal v. Tam). He is the founder and bassist of The Slants, one of the first all-Asian American dance rock bands in the world, and also leads The Slants Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides resources and mentorship for artists that incorporate activism into their work.
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.
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.…
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.
Vee is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She spreads the spirit of community and the power of hope through her writing.
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.
I am Alsace-Lorraine Touré. I am a self-taught artist with twelve years painting experience. My mission is to create art that is thought-provoking, inspiring, and visually stimulating. I try to find meaning in all aspects of life, and love painting with bright, bold colors, especially blue. I enjoy using soft acrylic and fluid paints, resin, and wood. Words used to describe my art are tranquil, bold, and innovative.
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.…
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.)
My studio practice typically involves representation of actual observed spaces through analytical and objective questioning. My subjects include figuration, interior scenes, and urban landscapes.
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.
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.…
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.
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.
Gwen Waight/ found object assemblage:
Gwen has been a collector of found treasures for many years. She creates unique assemblages with these found objects often using boxes, ephemera, rusty metal and coveted old hardware. Gwen has been an active artist since her early years working in her father’s pottery studio where she learned her appreciation of 3D space. …
Joel R Washing is an award winning sculptor and welder living in Toledo, Ohio.
Artist/ Educator/ Entrepreneur
My approach to life has always been nurturing and healing and all of these things are tools I pull from when I make art. Ultimately I hope to make visible the lines that connect us. Like my ancestors, before me, I have no choice but to create. And I do it “by any means necessary.”
DUOMA Percussion Duo
Duoma, a percussion duo, is based out of northwest Ohio. Duoma aims to bring relatable and accessible classically-oriented music to all audiences with a focus on performing original works and arrangements. Duoma’s approach is to appeal to audiences of all ages and experiences and provides a refreshing and honest form of musical expression.…