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 or 614-728-6140.

2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Artist by Last Name
Photo of Sven ARTBYSVEN

       I am a painter from Northwest Ohio. My training and formal education is in the Sciences. But my passion has always been in the Arts. Music and Literature were omnipresent in my childhood. Albums and poetry, stories and (black and white) cinema made me who I am.

       I started dabbling with common household objects to make my first art compositions.…

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Sherry Arthur

At First Sight Art Gallery llc

Sherry Arthur is a professional artist, author, and illustrator. 
She was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She spent a great deal of time, as a child, with her grandmother, who was the first person to introduce her to paint; she made quilts and encouraged artistic expression. Sherry was an only child and feels she developed her vast imagination from spending large chunks of time alone.…

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Jay Ashrafi

Mixed Media Artist

After years of practicing architecture, I became more interested in artistic aspects of architecture. At some point I started adding the actual materials over my architectural renderings to create three-dimensional images. I started exploring different materials to create 3D artwork and gradually added found objects such as used auto parts. It always fascinates me to see each object in a different way and bring the hidden beauty into life and make it visually attractive.

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Pamela Ashton

Visual Artist

Her art has been featured on a local PBS television show called Broad & High. You could find her portrait ( painted by local artist, Aaron Thomas ) on a mural called “Every Piece Is Important” at Donatos located inside the John Glen Columbus Airport. The mural is sponsored by The Greater Columbus Arts Council and Donatos. It was also featured on a local morning television show called Good Day Columbus. She currently resides in Columbus, Ohio

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Alysha Auerbach received her Bachelor of Fine Art’s degree with a concentration in ceramics and sculpture from the University of Central Florida. Upon graduation, she apprenticed with Logan Wannamaker in Taos, New Mexico. Alysha currently resides in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Dylan. When not in the studio, she enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors. 

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Jeanie Coy Auseon has made art in one way or another throughout her life. An undergraduate degree in Art Education and a masters degree in Education from Truman State University, as well as a Ph.D in Art Education from the Ohio State University, plus formal studies in Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design, and Surface Design inform her artistic-thinking and art-making.…

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Mary Avalos-Miller: Fine Artist

Mary has lived in Columbus, OH most of her life. She has a degree in graphic communication and always enjoyed her painting classes at Columbus College of Art & Design. Mary worked in a digital photo lab, restoring photos and manipulating images for various photographers, before working as a graphic designer.…

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Ruth Awad


Ruth Awad is a 2021 NEA Poetry fellow and the Lebanese-American author of Set to Music a Wildfire, winner of the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize and the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. Alongside Rachel Mennies, she is the co-editor of The Familiar Wild: On Dogs and Poetry.

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Nancy Azara is a sculptor who works in wood and whose scroll rubbings and tracings are collaged on mylar and paper.
Her work has been shown extensively, most recently in a solo show “Crow and Sandal Series and Other Works” at Kaaterskill Gallery, Hunter Village, NY (Aug 24–Oct 6, 2019), “Labyrinths of the Mind” at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild in Woodstock, NY (May 17-Jun 30, 2019), “Nancy Azara: Nature Prints” at Saint John’s University, Queens, NY, and “Crossing Boundaries: Material as Message” at (RoCA), West Nyack, NY. CURRENT: Solo show “High Chair and Other Works” at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Jul 2 – Aug 1, 2021). She is the author of Spirit Taking Form: Making a Spiritual Practice of Making Art available through Red Wheel/Weiser. She has taught many workshops and classes.

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I am a Columbus, Ohio-based photographer and former librarian’s assistant, a musician, and a mom of two young adult creatives. 

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Laney Baby


I am tapped into the flow of creativity, constantly jotting down new ideas and having visions of future projects.

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Barbara Bachtell grew up in NE Ohio, Pittsburgh, and New Mexico. She has a BA in art from Wesleyan University (CT), and a BFA in painting from Cleveland Institute of Art. She has incorporated both text elements and organic forms into her work for many years, and is a published poet and writer as well as a visual artist. She has shown her drawings and small sculptures around Ohio and in Wisconsin, most recently in group shows at MOCA, Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Waterloo Arts and YARDS Projects. Her work is in local individual and corporate collections, including The Cleveland Clinic, the Dalad Group, MetroHealth Medical Center, and Jones Day.

Photo of Mr Thomas A Baillieul

Tom holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Earth Science from the University of Massachusetts, and hs worked in such diverse areas as: mineral exploration around the world; preparing environmental impact studies for the U. S. Government; and leading the clean-up of retired nuclear facilities. As an undergraduate he also engaged in music performance, theater (stage management), was student manager of the University Bands (Marching, Concert, Symphonic), and participated in the University’s Concert Association which brought world-class musicians and groups to campus. In recent years he has become an award-winning visual artist, and has participated on the boards of the Ohio Art League, and the Clintonville Arts Guild. Currently, Tom works part-time as the Exhibitions Coordinator for the Columbus Cultural Arts Center.

Photo of Lawrence Baker M.F.A.

CAN Triennial Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Cleveland Ohio 2022
Solo Art Exhibitions Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland Ohio 2021

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Tom Balbo


Tom’s earliest work was primarily in ceramics and printmaking. As his interest in papermaking grew, his work turned increasingly towards expressing his artistic creativity in this area. Over the past 40 years, Tom’s work has been exhibited and shown in a large number of shows and galleries and he has garnered numerous awards and critical attention for his work.

     In 2008, Tom along with other local artists, founded The Morgan Art of Paper Conservatory and Educational Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Presently, Tom continues to work in paper, printmaking, and ceramics. Dividing his time between creating in his studio/gallery and as the  Artistic Director at the Morgan Conservatory.  

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Cristal Baldwin is an accomplished illustration artist living in central Ohio. She enjoys creating works in color pencil, graphite and watercolor. Her work ranges from children’s book illustration to fine color pencil fantasy portraits.

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Brian Ballenger


I paint by building up oil paint on the surface of the canvas. The brushstrokes are the true subject of painting.; they extend fully across the canvas, collecting color from the brush and the surface, to blend and redistribute the material. Varied brush widths and pressures are utilized to come together as a new work. These are paintings whose depth changes with perspective and whose sense of light and shading and understanding adjust with examination.

Photo of Michael Laurence Bankhead II

Michael Bankhead

owner, songwriter, artist, podcaster

Dayton Ohio’s Mike Bankhead is an artist’s artist in every sense of the word. While most know him as a bass player and songwriter, Bankhead has unlimited reach and talent. All of this is wrapped up in a man whose raw passion for the art bleeds through everything Mike Bankhead does. Humble enough the Ohio artist has experience writing music for full band compositions, guitar rock,  and multilingual accompaniments.…

Photo of Veena Bansal

Veena Bansal, a resident of Columbus, Ohio for 50 yesrs, is an experienced artist creating a blend of figurative, landscapes and floral paintings with abstract influences, her mixed media work is the result of her past experienc-she was an avid art student growing up in India. Exhibits her work in Marcia Evans gallery in short north district.…