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

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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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Dale Shields


Dale Ricardo Shields is a 2017 winner of The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award®, 2017 and 2015Tony® award nominee for the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, the 2017 AUDELCO/”VIV” Special Achievement Award, 2020, 2021, and 2022 ENCORE AWARD / The Actors Fund.…

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Leslie Shiels (1950) Ohio, full-time painter, graduated University of Cincinnati (DAAP)with a BFA
1974. Exhibited in USA, Bermuda & France. Represented in numerous corporate and private
collections including commissions for Cincinnati Childrens Hospital and The Mercy Hospital
Group. Represented in the collections of The Masur Museum of Art, LA; the Alexandria Museum
of Art, LA; The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, WI; The Customs House Museum, TN;
Masterworks Museum, Bermuda; Canton Museum of Art, OH; Huntington Museum of Art, WV;
Zanesville Museum of Art, OH; & Richmond Art Museum, IN. Featured in various publications
including the Artist Magazine and on set of ABC’s Nashville for seasons 1- 4. On advisory
boards of The Art Academy of Cincinnati & Weston Art Gallery at the Aronoff Center as a
regional artist liaison. Awarded numerous residencies including at the Weir Trust, CT; Anderson
Ranch, CO; and South Hampton, Bermuda; Maintains a studio in the West End, Cincinnati, OH

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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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Following high school and a 5 year Navy tour Ed attended Ohio University in 1977 where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography in 1980, advised by photography professor Arnold Gassan.

His current photographic methodology comprises medium format image film capture, high quality digital scanning and intermediate processes utilizing the latest ink jet technology.

After a 40+ year career in television production and engineering, Mr. Shrider now resides semi-retired in Lancaster, Ohio. 

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Nancy Shuler


Nancy Beth Shuler has been a native of Ohio since 1972. She is a full-time working artist since graduating with her BFA in 2018. She has exhibited in Dayton, Ohio, at The Dayton Art Institute and Front Street Galleries; and in Troy, Ohio, at Arbogast Performing Arts Center and Hayner Cultural Center. She paints landscapes, abstracts, and figurative work. Her mission is to live the artistic life making visual art.

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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


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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Annette Simon earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Ohio University and
worked as a freelance designer and fine artist from Studio 7.5 until joining Studios on High Gallery
in Columbus, OH in 2018. Her work has won several awards as well as
being juried into many exhibits including the Columbus Ohio Museum of
Art – Saying Goodbye to the Russel Page Garden, Springfield Museum of
Art – Plein Air and the Ohio State Fair.…

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AJ Skelly

Author; CEO

AJ Skelly is an author, reader, and lover of all things fantasy, medieval, and fairy-tale-romance. And werewolves. She has a serious soft spot for them. As an avid life-long reader and a former high school English teacher, she’s always been fascinated with the written word. She lives with her husband, children, and many imaginary friends who often find their way into her stories.…

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Mary Skrenta


Mary Skrenta is a multi-media artist and craftsperson. She holds three degrees in art, and creates and teaches in the Columbus community.

She uses a combination of experimental and traditional media to create work that provokes thought, reflects on human metaphysical evolution, and questions notions of value. She is influenced by nature, philosophy, and ageism in contemporary society.

She is equally passionate about teaching, making, and living mindfully. She believes each practice informs the other, and that sharing the gift of creativity is a vocation, not a job.

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Cory Skurdal


My plays, including Abundant Life, Catspaw, Sticks & Stones, The Body Politic, and Adeste Fideles have been produced/developed by Original Productions Theatre (OPT), Evolution Theatre Company, CATCO, The Tipping Point Theatre Company, Curtain Players, MadLab, and the Jewel Box Theatre. I received the CATCO/Greater Columbus Arts Council Playwriting Fellowship and the Jewel Box Theatre Playwriting Award. I am a member of The Dramatists Guild and the Central Ohio Theatre Roundtable.

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Maxx Slater

Visual Artist

Real human emotion in the age of social media and AI, is the main focus of Maxx Slater’s work.  

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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:

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Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, Gaynelle Sloman is an award-winning artist, graphic designer, filmmaker and writer. Her unique acrylic and mixed media work is primarily abstract impressionistic, but she is also expressionistic in style. She also sometimes works in colored pencils and pastels, using a more illustrative style.

She studied art at West Virginia University and the Columbus College of Art & Design, holding BA degrees in both art and psychology from UC.…

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After successfully catching them all, Meg Smallwood left her secluded forest home to explore the rest of Ohio. She found it lacking in fantastic, bright, colorful things, and thus took on the quest to bring color to as many surfaces as she could. Joined in her quest is her partner Dan and together they spawned two somewhat helpful offspring. 

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I have been interested in photography for as long as I can remember. When I was a child of 8, my family emigrated from Germany at the beginning of WWII. We had to leave everything behind, and during all of my childhood, I wished I could see baby pictures of myself as well as pictures of my family.…

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I grew up in Dayton, flew with the USAF and retired to Dayton where I pursue landscape photography. I chase sunsets/twilights. I also create images using Evidence-based design (EBD) principles. EBD is an approach where researchers realized that people feel relaxed, heal faster, and become more productive when surrounded by certain calming images of nature. I hope these vibrant prints bring you a few moments of peace and solitude.