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 kathy.signorino@oac.ohio.gov or 614-728-6140.

2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

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Photo of Jyotsna Sreenivasan

My new book is These Americans, a collection of short stories and a novella published by Minerva Rising Press. The novella in this collection, “Hawk,” was a finalist for the PEN/Bellwether Prize.

My novel And Laughter Fell From the Sky was published in 2012 by HarperCollins.

My short stories have been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies.…

Photo of Christopher Michael St. John

Christopher has work in the permanent collections of both the Museum of the North in Fairbanks, Alaska, and the Hawaii State Art Museum. He is always at home in a forest. 

Photo of Melanie Stanley

I love color. Color makes me happy. I love its ability to communicate emotion and mood. To transport people. How a dab of blue here or a smudge of yellow over there can suddenly give a painting life.

There is no agenda when I paint. Inspiration comes from a feeling or emotion that I try to convey on the of a canvas or paper. I want to see what happens when paint dribbles down the surface or when two colors come together and mix. I like to layer colors and play with space, I try to let the painting be what it wants to be. 

I paint intuitively and adapt to the painting as it shifts and changes. I stay as flexible and as open as possible so that the painting can have its own life. I try not to interfere too much, because whenI do, the painting becomes overworked and unloved. Then I have to start over again. 

I am drawn to more organic shapes when I paint-no straight or true lines just letting the paint and shapes flow from whatever mood or mode I am in at the time. I like art to say something to the viewer about the artist and maybe a little bit about themselves.

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Tylur Starks

Vocalist

Tylur Starks is from Columbus, OH. Growing up Tylur loved listening to Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Janis Joplin and other, which reflects in her writing and vocal style.  Listening to Etta James and other greats, one would say she is an old soul. Tylur has been singing her whole life and being a 90’s baby she loved Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, and all the greats of that time.

Photo of Craig Staufer

Craig Staufer grew up on a farm in Medina County and currently lives in a restored 1834 Western Reserve home near Lodi, Ohio. Art has been a pursuit of Craig’s his entire life. He studied at Kent State and the University of Akron as well as expanding his skills with many other artists over the years.…

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Katrina Steele

photographer

Katrina Steele is a photographer in Knox County, Ohio.  She dabbles in many genres but is particularly drawn to images portraying the natural world.  Katrina has placed in numerous local competitions, was a 2020 Bryn Du Artist, a 2021 VOICE competition finalist and 2022 VOICE honorable mention, a 2023 Ohio Artist Registry Exhibition artist and is a current Click Pro Elite.  Her work has been published in breed industry magazines, humane society newsletters, and state park calendars, and she has volunteered countless hours photographing events for local non profits.  

Photo of Susan Steiner

Susan is a self-taught artist from the Columbus area.  Her paintings range from abstract, to abstracted realism.  In the last three years, since she began concentrating on her painting, her art has been included in multiple gallery shows, including, The Modern Visual Art Gallery in Bethlehem, PA, The Alpharetta Arts Center, The Zanesville Museum of Art, Gateway to the Arts, and the Pennington Gallery.

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Stephanie Steinline

Visual Artist

I am a chronic illness warrior queen visual artist based out of Toledo, Ohio. I have been drawing/painting/etc since I was 12 years old, and find it my best means of self expression.

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Artist Experience

Rachel Stern – Artist
rach4art@att.net
Mobile: 614-361-8120

Exhibitions:

Solo: 2012, 2009, 2004: Sharon Weiss Gallery, Columbus, Ohio,

2011: Decorator Show House – Columbus Museum of Art, Women’s Board, Columbus, Ohio

2010: Union County pARTnership Exhibit, Doc’s Bakery &
Cafe, 211 East Fifth Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040

Selected Group Juried Exhibits:

2020: Bryn Du Mansion Art Exhibit, Granville, Ohio

2020 – 2019: An Evening with Art, Columbus Museum of
Art, Women’s Board

2019 – 2021: Art for Life Auction, Sponsored by Columbus AIDS Taskforce, Columbus, Ohio

2019, 2013, 2009: The Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition,
Professional Division, Columbus, Ohio
2013 – Peggy R.…

Photo of Mike Stevens

Mike Stevens

Co-Owner

Mike Stevens is a glass artist living and working in Toledo, OH. He holds a BFA cum laude in Three Dimensional Studies from Bowling Green State University. In 2012 he opened Gathered Glassblowing Studio, in downtown Toledo, which he operates with partner Adam Goldberg.

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Kate Stewart

Illustrator

Kate Stewart is an Illustrator, Designer, Crafter, and Photographer – among other things – from North Canton, Ohio. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2020 with her BFA in Illustration. She also has additional concentrations of study in Creative Writing, Graphic Design, and Art Education. She hopes to pursue a career path that includes her pursuit of artistry but that is also rooted in community involvement and the development of arts and culture programs both in schools and for communities.…

Photo of Stephanie Stewart

P31 ART & DESIGN is a Christian, family-run art and design company that was developed as a means to uplift our family’s entrepreneurial spirit. Located in Akron, OH, our team is comprised of a mother-daughter duo with occasional contributions from her sons. We produce handpainted goods including greeting cards, earrings, shopping bags (totes), journals, mugs and art prints. All of our original paintings are also available for sale.

Photo of Ax Stinnett

An Emmy Award winning composer, with a background in music theory.
A multi-instrumentalist, with a passion for collaboration.
Runs his own graphics business and has managed several fundraisers for local and national organizations.

Photo of Michelle Salrin Stitzlein

Michelle Stitzlein maintains a studio in a former grange hall in the community of Baltimore, Ohio. Her large scale sculptures and installations created with repurposed materials have been shown nationally in solo exhibitions. She has been an AIR at Shenandoah National Park, VA, Denali National Park, AK, and the Millay Colony of Arts, NY, and has been awarded two Individual Excellence Grants from the Ohio Arts Council.

Photo of Byproduct Studios

Byproduct Studios is a collaboration between artists and designers Molly Jo Burke and Nathan Gorgen. The collaboration centers on artmaking processes that allow the studio to utilize excess material from the artist’s respective practices and domestic life together to create new artworks. The creations play with perceptions of a material’s purpose, quality, and value, as waste remnants and the byproducts of our life are transformed through the process.

Photo of Nick Stull

Nick Stull is an artist, muralist, and designer living in Columbus, Oh. Nick has exhibited his experimental portraits nationally and is represented by Sarah Gormley Gallery. Nick also owns an art & design firm called Day Blink Creative, where he produces a variety of large scale murals, custom painting and portraiture, and branding & design projects.

Photo of Grace Summanen

Grace Summanen was born in Ashtabula, OH, and currently lives and works in Euclid, OH. Her artwork pushes traditional definitions through material exploration and systematic approaches to abstraction. She works in various media including relief painting, installation, and works on paper. She received her MFA in painting from Kent State University in 2011 and her BFA in painting, drawing, and printmaking from Carnegie Mellon University in 1996. Grace has shown at numerous locations in Northeast Ohio including Abattoir Gallery, Zygote Press, Spaces, Waterloo Arts, and Yard Projects. She has shown nationally in group exhibitions including To See Is To Have: Navigating Today’s Art Ecosystem at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, TX; Big Idea at the Painting Center in New York City; and surface/material at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Grace is a faculty member at Lake Erie College and Lakeland Community College.

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Yan Sun

Professor of Art

Yan Sun, Distinguished Professor of Art, Chair of Art Department, and Gallery Director at Muskingum University. With an M.F.A. from Texas A&M University-Commerce, Yan Sun’s artistic journey spans expressive landscapes to portraiture, showcasing his exploration and expertise. He is a signature artist of Oil Painters of America and a signature artist of American Society of Marine Artists. Zanesville Museum of Art named a gallery in his honor. Hayden Museum of American Art published his paintings in books. His diverse exhibitions include esteemed museums and galleries, and his works are in museum and private collections.

Photo of Destiny Surber

I would rather create than sleep. Unfortunately I am human, and don’t have many hours in the day but when I do, I am working on an original acrylic painting, cross stitch or embroidery, and trying to learn how to crotchet. I am an artist based out of east Columbus near Whitehall, where I create my art as well as work full-time as a Peer Recovery Supporter supporting others in early addiction recovery and attempting to bring creative coping skills to my clients and the recovery community.…

Photo of Michael Wayne Surber

As an award-winning Ohio-based artist, Michael Surber has carved out a unique niche in the art world, one that honors the legacy of painting while pushing its boundaries. His artwork continues to inspire and captivate, securing his place as a significant contemporary artist whose work resonates with a wide audience, inviting us all to find our own stories within the vibrant hues and bold textures of his creations.