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 or Katie Davis, artist programs coordinator, at katie.davis@oac.ohio.gov or 614-728-4421.

Artist by Last Name
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y
Photo of Gerardo Teissonnière

Regarded by international critics and audiences as an artist of extraordinary musicianship and rare sensibility since his acclaimed solo recital debut at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., American pianist Gerardo Teissonnière brings to the concert stage an exciting amalgam of the diverse and important musical traditions he represents.

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Zoe Thompson

Assistant Professor

Zoë Brigley (also Zoë Brigley Thompson) is originally from Wales, but has lived in Ohio for 10 years. She is a writer in many genres, an editor, and teacher, and she works as Assistant Professor (0.49) of English at the Ohio State University.

Photo of Mrs. Shirley M. Tisdale

Attended CCAD Columbus Ohio approx. 10 years part time. Started Conservator business 1987. Specialize currently in restoration of antique collectible smalls, mostly bird automatons and Victorian Era toys including mohair toys.

Public display of my bronze sculpture permanent at the Columbus, Ohio Zoo of a goat on fossilized limestone.

Major is sculpture and mixed media conservation.

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Judy Trautman

Founding Chair

Judy Lee Trautman has done art since she could hold a crayon.  Since 2019, it has been a near daily respite from intensive nonprofit work. Professionally, she was a classroom educator for over 40 years, first as a high school French teacher, and then as a part-time technology mentor.  She co-founded the MultiFaith Council of NW Ohio in 2003 with her late husband Woody Trautman.…

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Ohio born and raised, Kerry Trautman’s poetry and short fiction have appeared in various journals, including Midwestern Gothic, Alimentum, The Coe Review, Mock Turtle Zine, Gasconade Review, Slippery Elm, The Fourth River, and Third Wednesday. Her poetry books are Things That Come in Boxes (King Craft Press 2012,) To Have Hoped (Finishing Line Press 2015,) Artifacts (NightBallet Press 2017,) and To be Nonchalantly Alive (Kelsay Books 2020.)

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My studio practice typically involves representation of actual observed spaces through analytical and objective questioning. My subjects include figuration, interior scenes, and urban landscapes.

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John Vanek

Author

John Vanek is a physician by training, but a writer by passion.  While practicing medicine for a quarter century, his interest in writing never waned.  Medicine was his wife, but writing became his mistress and mysteries his drug of choice.  He began honing his craft by attending creative writing workshops and college courses.  At first writing solely for himself and his family, he was surprised and gratified when his work won contests and was published in a variety of literary journals, anthologies, and magazines.…

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Hector Vega

Artist

Hector Vega, the use of bold colors and geometric shapes that artist Hector Vega uses to craft his abstracts is by no means an accident. For him, many of the stylized elements, that make his work so instantly recognizable, have a much deeper meaning.

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Barbara Vogel received her BFA and MFA from the Ohio State University. Vogel is a member of Spring Street Studios in Columbus and is represented by Sherrie Gallerie, also in Columbus. 

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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.”

Photo of John Weller

John Weller’s passion for photography began quite by accident when he purchased a digital camera for his wife’s birthday in 2004. Largely self-taught, he has supplemented his education attending workshops by Stephen Johnson and John Paul Caponigro. After nearly 30 years working in the technical fields of engineering and network administration he decided to pursue photography as a full time endeavor in 2012.…

Photo of Linda A Wesner

Linda Wesner, a realistic landscape artist living in Delaware County, Ohio, works in colored pencil, oil and acrylic, and collage. She grew up on a farm in Upstate New York and earned Master’s degree in Art from SUNY at Oswego.

Her award-winning work is featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, including The National Art Club, Manhattan; The College of Notre Dame, Baltimore; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Memphis; The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse; Academy of Art College, San Francisco; and Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago.…

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 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.…

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Gina Wolfrum

Artist

Gina Wolfrum is an award winning, mixed-media artist who returned to her artistic roots after leaving the stressful 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.  …

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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.

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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.…