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Ohio Artist Registry 2022 Exhibition postcard

30 Ohio Artists Featured in Statewide Art Exhibition at Columbus Metropolitan Main Library

A woman’s place was in the home by Judi Krew. Vintage hand-embroidered fabric sculpture.The works of 30 Ohio artists are on view at the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library's Carnegie Gallery (96 S. Grant Ave., Second Floor) as part of the Ohio Artist Registry 2022 Juried Exhibition, a collaboration between the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), the Columbus Metropolitan Library, and Friends of the Library. The show is open to the public during library hours until March 31, 2022.

An annual exhibition, the Ohio Artist Registry show features work from Ohio-based visual artists who are listed on the Ohio Artist Registry—a free, non-juried registry launched by the OAC in May 2021. The registry contains images, videos, audio samples, and literary works from more than 300 artists.

Artwork was selected for the 2022 Ohio Artist Registry exhibition by three jurors: Elizabeth Emery, a professional artist from Cleveland; Eddie Woda of the Columbus Metropolitan Library; and Tia Ramey of Friends of the Library.

The artists in this year’s show hail from 22 Ohio cities and work in a variety of mediums. Those selected for the exhibition include:


Philip Arnold, New Albany
Kirsta Benedetti, Columbus
Jennifer Brown, Reynoldsburg
Bob Bruch, Oberlin
Donna Coleman, Oberlin
Clifford Darrett, Dayton
Anita Dawson, Columbus
Randy DePuy, Columbus
Sarah Dugger, Dover
Rae Faba, Ravenna
Craig Fisher, Toledo
Bev Goldie, Columbus
Judi Krew, Canton
James Leslie, Akron
Amy Lewandowski, Shaker Heights
Beth Lindenberger, Akron
John Matuszak, Painesville
Lynda McClanahan, Columbus
Kathy McGhee, Galloway
Charles Mintz, Cleveland
Maureen O’Keefe, Sidney
Evangelia Philippidis, Grove City
Marc Pitman, Dayton
Jesse Rhinehart, Cleveland Heights
Yani Sheng, Dublin
Jennifer Sowders, Fostoria
Rachel Stern, Columbus
Gwen Waight, Peninsula
Mark Wiesner, Cincinnati
Gina Wolfrum, Hicksville

Faces in the Time of COVID by Yani Sheng. Linoleum, ink and wood.Two juror’s choice awards, $500 prizes sponsored by the OAC, were presented to Judi Krew’s “A woman’s place was in the home,” a dress made from vintage, hand-embroidered towels, table runners, and dresser scarves; and Yani Sheng’s “Faces in the Time of COVID,” an installation of 48 carved linoleum, ink, and wood portraits of individuals wearing face masks.

To view an online photo album of artwork included in the show, visit

The Ohio Artist Registry features work by artists from around the world, and it is used by art collectors, designers, architects, curators, journalists, juries, gallery owners, and arts enthusiasts of all kinds. Explore the registry at:

The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Connect with the OAC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website at


Article by Amanda Etchison, Communications Strategist

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