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. A listing in the OAR does not confer an endorsement, approval, or verification by the Ohio Arts Council.
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 Christopher Mumma

Christopher Mumma


An avid practitioner of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “The Decisive Moment” dedicated to celebrating life through the camera lens while recognizing our shared humanity. 

Photo of Ms Elisabeth Murphy

American Realist artist in painting and drawing; oil, watercolor, charcoal, pencil, alkyd, ink; have been bought, sold, exhibited, framed and buried.

Photo of Mike Mustain

Mike Mustain


Mike is a self-taught potter from Southern Ohio and owner of Mike Mustain Pottery, where he teaches intro-level pottery classes. His work is a combination of unfettered technique and experimental processes, lending to the uncomplicated and playful nature of his ceramics. When he’s not working in the studio, he’s traveling the country collaborating with and learning from other artists.…

Photo of Benjamin Myers

Ben Myers is an art educator in NE Ohio who focuses on community engagement and art as an experience for his students. Ben studied art at Bowling Green State University where his focus was in ceramic decaling and atmospheric firing. His decals were collected from his film negatives he took with his photography. After receiving his BFA, Ben went on to work with k-12 schooling and start an Arts Council in Massillon, Ohio.…

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David Myers

Artist, Instructor, Mentor

You can feel the heartbeat of Westerville at the corner of State & Main in this classic art studio & gallery. Here you’ll find artists mentored by David creating their art and telling their story in the studio, and then see their artwork in the adjoining gallery.

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Rachel Nace

Executive and Artistic Director; President

Rachel began her study of dance in 1982. She danced for 11 years in pre-professional companies and has danced professionally for over two decades. She served as Ballet Mistress for Greater York Youth Ballet and has guest taught and choreographed at regional ballet companies. She completed master teacher John White’s Teaching Program in July of 2003.
Rachel began her “traditional” Pilates study in 1997 and earned her Teaching Certificate of Completion in 1999. In November of 2005 she earned her National Certification from the Pilates Method Alliance, one of the first 200 in the world to complete the test without
aid of the study guide. Rachel earned her certificate from the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program as well in 2006.

Photo of Pierre J Nagley

Pierre Nagley is an American artist currently living between Kyoto, Japan and Yellow Springs, Ohio. His works include illustration, painting, and sculpture. He is best known for his large mural paintings.

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Mary Pat Nally

Intuitive Artist

Mary Pat Nally was born in Youngstown, Ohio and grew up in Massillon, Ohio. She holds a MS in Experiential Education and a MA in Spiritial Psychology. She is a poet and a self taught intuitive artist based in Springfield, Ohio. Her work reflects the dichotomy between light and shadow in the human experience.

Photo of Cadine Louise Navarro

As a tri-cultural artist, teacher and entrepreneur – born and raised in Japan of an American mother and French father, Navarro has found home in seven countries across three continents, inspiring her to construct identity as ‘kin’ with all beings as a leitmotif and driving force behind the initiatives she takes to connect her work to persons and place.…

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JD Neely


My name is JD, I’m a self-taught artist from northeast Ohio and I’ve been doing art since childhood. Over 20 years ago I went on a journey to discover my own style of art and since that moment it has become a core part of my approach to creating art.

Everyone is unique and we must discover what makes us unique.…

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Ardine Nelson

Professor Emerita

Professor Emerita, OSU has exhibited nationally and internationally, received OAC and GCAC artist fellowships, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Photography. Her work is included in numerous public collections. Nelson’s practice includes traditional and non-traditional use of cameras and materials.

Photo of Mr Richard Alan Neuman

Ohio artist Richard Neuman’s career spans as a designer for two Fortune 500 companies to running his own C corporation marketing his traditional and whimsical art throughout the US. Over the last 10 years, my love of viewing the world up-close, architecture, technology, and worldwide adventures led to creation of Abstract Minimalist Photo Paintings. Mostly unseen, at 80, he has begun to share this art with the public.

Photo of Kostiantyn Nikitchenko

Kostiantyn is a bas relief artist who has worked in wood but prefers the fluidity of plaster. Already as a Russian boy of three, he loved to sketch beautiful bouquets of flowers for his Mother. As a young man in the Ukraine he used his God given talent to design and carve beautiful wooden boxes for gifts for special people in his life. Needing to enter the work force, he began working in construction and interior design. Left over plaster from jobs was not wasted but became bas relief floral designs on walls of friends. Continuing in construction and drywall work after moving to the US, Kostiantyn has worked in replacing and restoring walls and ceilings in museums, theaters, and homes, leaving behind final touches of beautiful bas relief plaster designs. He also enjoys creating smaller framed bas reliefs from plaster, and can work both from the heart creatively as well as from an actual request for a relief of specific design 

Photo of Leslie Norman

Leslie Norman


Leslie Norman is primarily a self-taught photographer. She draws inspiration from the world around her as well a from the early years of photography as an art form. Common themes include portraiture, dilapidated architecture, crumbling people, photograms, and experimental printing techniques.

Photo of Dr. Kathleen Zavacky Norris

Kathleen Norris


I live in Westerville, Ohio, with my husband, Gary. I retired in 2019 after serving for over 40 years as a teacher and school administrator. I then began a personal artistic journey that became my right of passage from retirement to a new era of exploration, transformation, and evolution into the visual arts.

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David Noss


My career as an artist has been about 60 years in the making. Here is a brief story: As a boy, my uncle lived on Long Island near New York City where we would visit several times each year. Coming from Northeast Pennsylvania where there were few opportunities, visiting my Uncle helped open my eyes to a much deeper, wider world.…

Photo of Mary Julianna Nott

Recent Exhibitions:

Solo Exhibition – Napoleon Armory Gallery, Napoleon, Ohio 2018

Group Exhibitions – Stola Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois 2021, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois 2021, Grosse Pointe Artists Association, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan 2021, The Wassenberg Art Center, Van Wert, Ohio 2020, Leslie Wolfe Gallery, Chicago, Illinois 2020, Artlink, Fort Wayne, Indiana 2020, The Wassenberg Art Center, Van Wert, Ohio 2020, Waterloo, Cleveland, Ohio 2020, The Art Center Highland Park, Highland Park, Illinois 2020, Grosse Pointe Artists Association, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan 2020, Frankfort Arts Association, Frankfort, Illinois 2020, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois 2020, The Black Box Gallery, Dearborn, Michigan 2020, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 2020, Artlink, Fort Wayne, Indiana 2020, The Art Center Highland Park, Highland Park, Illinois, 2020, The Box Factory 2019 Members Show, St.…

Photo of Gedion Nyanhongo

Gedion Nyanhongo


Stone sculptor Gedion Nyanhongo was born into an artistic family in 1967 in Nyanga, Zimbabwe, Africa. He was influenced from a very young age by his father, Claud Nyanhongo, a prominent artist among the “first generation” sculptors, the pioneers of the Shona Sculpture Movement (sculpture unique to Zimbabwe) that began in the late 1950s.
After an apprenticeship with the internationally acclaimed sculptor Joseph Ndandarika, Gedion embarked on a solo career in 1988, where his vision and technical skills have earned him international recognition as a sculptor of excellence.

Photo of Maureen T O’Keefe

Maureen O’Keefe is a portrait and figure painter living and working in mid-western Ohio. The process
for Maureen’s current body of work involves a return to the blind-contour drawing that is taught in
beginning art classes. The artist never lifts the pencil from the surface and never looks at the drawing;
only at the subject.…

Photo of Katherine O’Keeffe

Oil painter and children’s book designer.