Team & Experience

Stephen Canneto

Stephen is dedicated to creating art that beautifies the environment, celebrates life and the human spirit – by instilling feelings of meaning, identity and connection to each other.

Stephen's relationship to sculpture is rooted in a love of nature, constructing things, and a fascination with the tension between nature, humanity and technology.

From 1994 - 2010 Stephen was the Founding Director of ArtSafe; a Service Media foundation which used the arts as a vehicle to transform and save lives of young people. Its programs enabled youth in prisons and inner-city schools to heal from the impact of violence, discover their talents and vocational identities empowering them to become productive community members.

Stephen's works are in collections in the US, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Russia and Spain. They include art for corporations, institutions and residences, inspirational public spaces, functional furnishings, and architectural detailing. 

Judith Canneto

Judith holds a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University. She has been designing public and private residential spaces since 2001 and has painted since childhood.


M. Ed., Counseling, University of Toledo
M. L.A., The Ohio State University

Recent public projects include:

2017/18  Poesis Graceworks
2016 Perpetual Illumination, Northeast Medical University, 
2016 Whitehall Triangle Garden
2016 Wind and Wings Children’s Hospital
2016 Currents, Dayton Metro Library
2015 In Your Backyard, Akron Children’s Hospital
2015 Waters of Creation, Graceworks
2014 Fitting the Pieces, Entry Plaza design, Cols. Police Dept Crime Lab
2012 Entryway design, United Church of Granville

David Johnson

David holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art and Technology at The Ohio State University and has studied Jazz at Capital University.

Selected Commissions:

2017/18  Poesis Graceworks

2016 Perpetual Illumination Studio Assistant

2016 Wind & Wings Studio Assistant

2016 Currents Studio Assistant

2015 In Your Backyard Studio Assistant

2014 Fitting the Pieces Studio Assistant

Selected Exhibitions:

Senior Exhibition 2014 Artist

The Museum for Insects 2014 Artist

Stochastic Resonance 2013 Artist

Action Potential 2013 Artist

Extract 2012 Artist

Future Photon 2011 Artist

Grants & Awards

Canneto Studios

2017   Ohio Arts Council

2017 Greater Columbus Arts Council

2005 Rotary Centennial Service Award for Professional Excellence

2004 Ohio Senate Outstanding Achievement Award

Ohio House of Representatives Artistic Achievement Award

2003 Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction – Gold Star Award

2001 Ohio Arts Council/Ohio Dept. of Education Public Art Competition Winner

2001 Arts Freedom Award

2000 University of Toledo Public Art Competition Winner

Rockville, Maryland Public Art Competition Winner

1999 Ohio Arts Council - Project Grant

1996 American Society of Landscape Architects, Honor Award

Ohio Arts Council Public Art Competition Win

1995 Ohio Arts Council, Artist's Projects Grant

1986 Greater Columbus Arts Council, Technical Support Assistance Grant

1980 Cabin Creek Center for Environmental Research.

Art for a Child’s
Safe America

2002-10 Office of Criminal Justice Services – Program Grants

2004 Ohio Commission on Minority Health – recognition for outstanding minority health education publication “A Caged Bird”

USDOJ, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Grant

2001-04   Ohio Dept. of Rehab. & Correction, Art Resiliency Program Grant

Alien Grant – Ohio Dept. of Rehab. & Correction, Art Resiliency Program

2002- 04 Office of Criminal Justice Services – InSide Out Program

2003 Ohio Arts Council–Operations Grant

2001 Greater Cincinnati Common Grant –

KnowledgeWorks Foundation

2000 Alien Grant – Ohio Dept. of Rehab. & Correction, Project Support

Office of Criminal Justice Services, Memorial Project Support

1999 Office of Criminal Justice Services, Memorial Project Support

Ohio Arts Council - Sudden Opportunity Grant

1998 Office of Criminal Justice Services, Project Support

1997 Ohio Arts Council, Technical Assistance Grant

1994 Ohio Arts Council, Technical Assistance Grant

Public Service


Invitational Arts Incorporated, Trustee

ArtSafe Foundation, Founding Director

Operation Hope and Health, Trustee

Rotary, Committee Chair

State of Ohio Department of Education, Arts Education Advisor

Columbus Public Schools Arts and Career Center, Mentor

Columbus Center for Architecture and Design, Member

Ohio Center for Law Related Education, Member

United States Air Force

1978 Paris, Prix de Paris

1973 Columbus, Ohio, Beaux Arts Liturgical Award

1970 Israel Prize, International Diamond Design

Keynote Addresses


1999 Ohio Art Educators Conference

1999 Ohio Youth for Justice Conference

1998 Harvard School of Public Health, Survivors of Violence Conference,

Selected Commissions

Contact 2018

Vorys, Sater Seymour and Pease LLP


Poesis 2017/2018

Graceworks, Bethany Lutheran Village

Wind & Wings 2016/17

Dayton Children’s Hospital

Perpetual Illumination 2016

North East OH Medical University,

Currents 2016

Dayton Metro Library


Waters of Creation 2015

Graceworks, Bethany Lutheran Village

In Your Backyard  2015

Akron Children’s Hospital


Fitting the Pieces 2014

City of Columbus, OH


ColorPlay 2013

City of Coral Springs, Florida

Faithful Caring 2010

Graceworks, Bethany Lutheran Village


City of Beachwood, Ohio

Balance of Life 2009

Graceworks, Bethany Lutheran Village


I Give You Peace – 2008

Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve


Lucasville Prison Riot Memorial – 2006

State of Ohio


Recovery- 2006

Southeast Inc, Columbus, OH


Quest - 2003

Ohio Department of Education

ColorPlay - 2002

City of Rockville, Maryland


Integrity – 2000

State Teachers Retirement Association


Crossroads -1999

Ohio Chamber of Commerce


Contact - 1998

Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio


Homage - 1994

Mount Carmel Health


Intersect  - 1992

Huntington, Columbus, OH


NavStar - 1991

City of Columbus, Ohio

Spiral of Life - 1989

Graceworks, Bethany Lutheran Village

Selected Exhibitions

2014 William Thomas Gallery, Columbus, OH

2013 Columbus Cultural Art Center

2004-1997 Memorial to Our Lost Children, touring exhibition, Ohio

2000 Franklin University, Columbus Ohio – A Retrospective

1980-2000 Beachwood Center for the Arts, Sculptures of the Millennium Exhibit

Holter Museum of Art, ANA 29 Show

Greater Cincinnati Memorial to Our Lost Children, touring exhibition

1996 Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio

1995 Taylor's, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Sculpture on the Green, Worthington Arts Council, Worthington, Ohio

Columbus Art League, Columbus, Ohio

1991-92, 95 Columbus Art League Invitational,

1994 Pearl Conrad Gallery, The Ohio State University, Mansfield, Ohio

Cleveland Sculpture Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Gallery V, Columbus, Ohio

1993 Beachwood Center for the Arts, Beachwood, Ohio

Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Invitational, Columbus, Ohio

1990 Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center, Portsmouth, Ohio

Construct Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

1981-0  Soufer Gallery, New York

1988 Park Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

1985 Columbus Museum of Art

1984 Beachwood Museum, Cleveland, Ohio

1982 Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio

1980 Artreach Hawaiian Exhibit, Honolulu, Hawaii

1979 International Sculpture Fair, New York

1978 Galleries Raymond Duncan, Paris

1973-77 Jaro, New York

1976 Headly Museum, Lexington, KY

1975 Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, Florida

1974  Smithsonian, Renwick Gallery Invitational

1974 Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian, Invitation