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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Photo of Barry Wheeler

I graduated from Hiram College in 1966 with a BA in German Literature and Art History.  My wife finds my German skills handy in completing crosswords.  While at Hiram I completed a twelve week sabbatical studying the art of Europe.  The art of toasting in multiple languages being among other skills learned. After a stint covering the geography of Vietnam for two years I returned to the US to begin as the fourth generation of Wheelers to become a metal worker, as owner and operator of the Evening Star Forge, in 1971 in Vermilion Ohio.…

Photo of joel whitaker

Joel Whitaker is an artist and educator living in Dayton, Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in Art from the University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama and a Master of Fine Art in Studio Art from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. He has remained active in photography through his teaching, ongoing study of the medium, development of photographic projects, and the pursuit of exhibition outlets.…

Photo of Iris White

Education
University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts -foundation
Northumbria University – BA (Hons) fine Art
Selected exhibitions
The Affordable Art Fair London
The London Hilton, Park Lane. London
Sosho, Shoredtich. London
The London Art Fair, Chelsea
The Affordable Art Fair Bristol
The Affordable Art Fair NYC
Selected Media Features

Financial Times The Economist Art World News
Evening Standard Homes and Gardens Radio 4
Harpers and Queen The Western Post The Independent
Iris wishes to remain anonymous so no dates have been given.…

Photo of Dixie Whitlatch Carrier

As an award-winning artist and alumni of CCAD, Dixie has many years creating stories through representational drawing ~ whether it’s Children’s Book Illustrations, Portraits, or creating 3D, Painted Wood Illustrations. She enjoys working in pastels, charcoal, pencil, acrylic and wood, and approaches every project with joy.

Photo of Jennifer Whitten

Jennifer Whitten is a Cleveland based artist who uses assemblage and fiber art techniques.  Her work has always focused on the intricate.

Photo of Jan Jan R Wiesner

Jan Wiesner

Sculptor

Jan Wiesner, a sculptor, grew up in Paradise, Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, DAAP where she received her BFA. She served as an Art Teacher for the King & Low-Heywood Thomas School in Stanford, Connecticut as well as teaching at the Seven Hills School here in Cincinnati. She completed her teaching career at The Summit Country Day School where she was the recipient of the school’s Schilderink Family Chair Award for Outstanding Teaching Award in 2013 and in 2015 she received the State Elementary School Art Teacher of the Year Award from the Ohio Art Education Association. She was also an adjunct professor of Art Education at Xavier University.

Jan shares a studio at the Pendleton Art Center with her husband Mark, who is also a sculptor. She is represented by Caza Sikes Gallery, Cincinnati.

Photo of Mark Mark T Wiesner

Mark Wiesner

Sculptor

Mark Wiesner, a sculptor, is a native Cincinnatian. He is a graduate of Edgecliff College in Cincinnati where he received his BA with a concentration in Art and he went on to receive a Masters from the Athenaeum of Ohio in Religious Studies. Mark shares a studio at the Pendleton Art Center with his wife Jan, who is also a sculptor. He is represented by Caza Sikes Gallery, Cincinnati, Gallery 708, Cincinnati and by Singulart, an international online gallery based in Paris, France.

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Paul D. Wilbur Fine Arts Photographer, Central Ohio

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Tony Williams

Fiber Artist

Cleveland-based artist Tony Williams has been displayed at countless local and national juried exhibitions. His most recent works include “Artist in Residency Exhibition” Morgan Conservatory Cleveland Oh, “Paper on Skin and Paper off Skin 2022,” exhibit Tasmania, Schweinfurth Art Center “Excellence in Fiber”, “15th Annual African American Fiber Arts Exhibit” Charleston, SC, “OAC Biennial Juried Exhibition” 2021 Riffe Gallery Columbus, Oh “OAC Biennial Juried Exhibition” 2021, Medici Museum of Art, Warren Oh and “Black Creativity,” Chicago, IL, “Sankofa” at the 14th Annual African American Fiber Arts Exhibit in Charleston, SC, and “About Body, About Face,” Cleveland Oh, and “Contemporary Fibers”, National Juried Textile Exhibition in St. Augustine Historical Society St Augustine, FL, “Paper on Skin” 2018, exhibit Tasmania, Australia, “A Dialogue in Black and White”, exhibit Charleston, SC.

Among the public art projects are The Anson Street African Burial Ground Project with the Gullah Society of Charleston, SC, the Year of the Horse and Sheep sculptures in Asia Town Cleveland, Oh, and Waterways to Waterways. A former artist-in-residence 2021 at the Morgan Conservatory, working with indigo on paper, and Karamu House-Room in the House resident 2020.

Photo of Mikolaj Mikolaj Wlodarczyk

Born in 1983, in Poznań, Poland, where he later then studied philosophy at Adam Mickiewicz University.

In 2010 he started a career as a tattoo artist, and in 2015 started the brand ISa ta2 and has been working under this name since.

After spending several years traveling around Europe, he came to the USA and now lives in Columbus, Ohio.…

Photo of Ms. Shari M. Wolf

Using her training from the Rhode Island School of Design and her early work as an illustrator with American Greetings Corporation, Shari’s art continues to evolve as a work in progress.

Working exclusively in her home studio, she likes to explore different media, painting, drawing, collage, artists books, textile arts, and recently, digital artwork.  Her style is whimsical, happy and colorful.…

Photo of Gina Wolfrum

Gina Wolfrum

Artist

Gina Wolfrum is an award winning, mixed-media artist who returned to her artistic roots after leaving the corporate world and relocating to a farm in rural Ohio.  She instinctively transitioned back to the fine arts training she had received in her youth when an interior designer pulled her into the world of decorative art and murals.  …

Photo of Mr Clinton Charles Wood III

I am a lifelong Cincinnati resident working primarily in oil on wood panels. My paintings reflect a Precisionist influence depicting the urban, suburban and rural landscapes of the Midwest. I show and exhibit regularly
throughout the region.

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Derrick Woodham

Professor Emeritus

I was born and educated in Great Britain, graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1966, and have represented contemporary trends in British sculpture in many group exhibitions, which traveled extensively in Britain, Europe, the United States and Japan. I moved to the United States in 1968, teaching at The Philadelphia College of Art, The Universities of Iowa and Kentucky, and the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at the University of Cincinnati, retiring in 2001 as Professor of fine art, having taught sculpture and electronic art, and investigated multi user interactive networked virtual environments.…

Photo of Amy Yosmali

Amy Yosmali

Artist

Amy Yosmali, much like a musician who expresses emotion while playing a musical note, expresses emotion through vibrant color and brush strokes on canvas. Amy enjoys sharing her artistic works with others, an in particular helping individual’s find that special artwork for their space that speaks uniquely to them.

Photo of Alice Pixley Young

Alice Pixley Young is a multimedia installation artist born and raised in Washington DC. Her work examines the interrelationship of landscape, environment and technology. Young has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, KY; AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; The Print Studio, London, UK; 21c Museums; Governors Island Art Fair, NY; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY; UICA, Grand Rapids, MI; Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH; Currents International New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM and most recently at Poliglota Gallery at Proyecto’ace in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Photo of Chris Young

Chris Young

Artist, Educator, Small Business Owner

I am an artist, educator and small business owner. As an artist I express myself through acrylic paint, mixed media, 2D and 3D works inspired by everyday life. As an educator, my work inspires imagination and sparks ideas to help people through a creative journey of their own. My business allows me to combine the art that I love with the teacher in me.

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Rachel Yurkovich

Interpretive Media Coordinator

Rachel Yurkovich was born in South Carolina, but lived most of her developing years in Skopje, North Macedonia and Prague, Czechia.

She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2014. With an interest in living things and their movement as a medium, her work often ends up as video.…

Photo of Maria Alejandra Zanetta

BRIEF BIO & ART STATEMENT I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I studied Fine Arts at the National School for the Arts. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, I moved to the United States to pursue interdisciplinary studies and the relationship between painting and literature. After receiving my doctorate in comparative literature and art at the Ohio State University, I joined the University of Akron, where I am currently a Distinguished Professor.…