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
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Monica Vega


I’m Monica Vega! I am a professional artist and founder of Gallery 18 LLC.

Gallery 18 specializes in acrylic visual art created designs, and representational portraiture. Gallery 18 collaborates with local entrepreneurs and community platforms to enhance awareness.

As an artist I started exhibiting in 2002.…

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Alyson Veit is a self-taught artist, specializing in abstract and fluid art. Her background in the arts grows from the fine art of dance & choreography and she currently owns/operates a large dance studio in central Ohio. Alyson loves the peace and tranquility that painting brings her busy life as a business owner, wife, and mom of four.

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Elizabeth Veldey is a Midwesterner, having lived in IA, IN, MI, IL, and now Columbus, OH.  After a forty-six year career in banking where there was no time for creative pursuits, she retired to paint.  The McConnell Art Center has been her art educational hub.  There, she built foundations in drawing and painting under the guidance of many central Ohio artists before going her own way. …

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Born in Tiraspol, Moldova, Margarita Vilshanetskaya is a fiber/mixed media artist living in Columbus, Ohio. Vilshanetskaya received her BFA in Two Dimensional Studies and Art Education from Bowling Green State University in 2012. She has exhibited work all over Ohio and internationally from OAC’s Riffe Gallery in Columbus, OH to a group exhibition in El Bruc, Spain. What started as a love for colorful, textured fiber, led to experimentation with non-conventional weaving materials and a more meaningful process that allowed Margarita to connect to her Eastern European roots. She enjoys the versatility of fiber art and the creative freedom that comes with all of the endless possibilities. In 2020, she launched her small business Too Cool 4 Spool where guests can browse vibrant, bold, and unique home décor, wall hangings, and jewelry. More information about Margarita and her work can be found at

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Jennifer Vincik

Abstract Artist

Jennifer Vincik is an emerging artist based in the art scene of Northeast Ohio.  While she may consider herself an emerging talent, her artistic journey has already taken her to exciting places.  In May, Jennifer completed an enriching artist residency at Kent State University, where she honed her skills and her creative spirit.  

Jennifer’s artistic path is a blend of self-discovery and formal guidance. …

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I have been creating sculptural works exploring our spiritual relationship with Nature since the early ‘90’s. I have attempted to share my ideas about our need to create a better relationship with Nature as a way to find peace within ourselves and each other. Works include a commission of interpretive public art work for the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve, an environmental sculpture for the Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival in Taiwan and completed three trees for the Chicago Tree Project.

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Vogel has earned a BFA in painting and a MFA in photography from The Ohio State University. She has received an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council and awards through the Greater Columbus Arts Council. She has exhibited in the Southern Ohio Museum, the Zanesville Museum of Art, and the Springfield Museum of Art.…

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gwen waight


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.  …

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Christina Wald specializes in illustration, toy and giftware design, and product design. She has illustrated over 60 children’s books and done artwork for many other books, comics, magazines, packaging, and products. 

She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Industrial Design.

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Completed master’s in art education 2011 from the University of Toledo.  Free lance artist and substitute teacher during acedemic school year and teach art through Upward Bound at the University.   

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Lijun Wang, a self-taught artist with over two decades of experience, fuses her Chinese heritage with her American immigrant experience to create art that celebrates the enchantment of nature and life’s ever-changing beauty. Settling in the United States as a homemaker, Lijun’s dedication to her craft remained unwavering, and her dream is to ascend to the heights of artistic accomplishment.…

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Yufeng Wang


As an ink and wash brush painting artist, my love of traditional Chinese art was inspired by renowned artists Sun Qifeng and Fan Zeng in Tianjin, China, since my teenage years. My artwork desires to transmit a sense of peace and harmony in nature and humanity.

Through Chinese brush painting and calligraphy, I attempt to convey the inner spirits and outer beauty of our surroundings. I use the fine-tipped Chinese brush with ink and color on paper, silk, canvas and ceramics, creating a rhythmic synchronization of stroke variations and texture expressions to form a mind reflection of the subject. The goal of my brush painting is not to merely reproduce the appearance of the subject but to capture its soul.

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Joel Washing


Joel R Washing is an award winning sculptor and welder living in Toledo, Ohio.

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Gina Washington

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.”

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Sarah Waters

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.…

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Kristina Weaver graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing.

She is currently an associate member at Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative and has shown work at the Urban Arts Center and Wild Goose Creative.

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Melissa Wehrman

Creative Director / Designer / Artist

I moved to the Toledo-area 12 years ago from New York City to start my own design studio in my Whitehouse, Ohio home. Originally from Urbana, Ohio, I am a 2001 Graphic Design graduate from the University of Cincinnati. I have been the graphic designer for over ten years for the Toledo Opera’s annual season poster series.…

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Weiting Wei


Weiting Wei (b.1984) is a Chinese-born artist who immigrated to the USA in 2014. Currently residing in Columbus, OH, she holds a Bachelor of Education from Fujian Huanan Women’s Vocational College and an MFA from Columbus College of Art & Design. Weiting’s work explores the intersection of motherhood, caregiving, and artistry, utilizing materials and processes reminiscent of domestic life. Her recent works delve into the paradox of parenting, offering viewers an invitation to discover hidden intricacies within her monochrome surfaces.

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Selene is Mr. Weind’s first book. He attained an Associate of Arts at Columbus State Community College, and a Bachelor of Arts at Ohio State University. At each, his curriculum was centered around Classical Studies, including but not limited to mythology, and philosophy. Other areas of interest are esoterica, and theology, and some of this gets sprinkled into his writing, as well.…