Past Art Shows
June 2005 -" A Long Way Home". Black and White Darkroom Photography Exhibit. Idyllwild, CA. I submitted portraits and compositions which I photographed, developed, printed and matted personally for show.
April 2012 - "Three Artists: Finding Your Place". Acrylic Paintings and Mixed Media Collaboration Show. Astoria, Oregon. KALA art gallery. I submitted several original acrylic and collage art works, and presented with two other local artists, Eva Kirk and Lulu Quinn.
November 2013 - "Astoria Dark Arts Festival". Astoria, Oregon - Ft. George Lowell Room. I submitted several acrylic and mixed media art works, and presented them amidst a variety of performances and other artist presentations.
October 2014 - "Tim Kennedy of the Blind Moses Woodworking Collective and Natalie Orr - A Collaboration Show". Tim Kennedy and the Blind Moses Woodworking Collective presented handmade wooden art pieces, and I submitted several acrylic art works to hang on the walls. Astoria, Oregon - Ft. George Lowell Room
September 2015 -"Coffee House Collaboration Show" with Alex Trevino. Together, Alex and I worked on artwork and submitted the joint show of mixed media and abstract acrylic art. Three Cups CoffeeHouse & Columbia Coffee Roasters. Astoria, Oregon. (Pictured Below)
In 2004-2005, I studied at Idyllwild Arts Academy. There, I was introduced to little huts in a big snowy forest with just a few potting wheels and a window. I fell in love with pottery and dark room photography that winter of 2004, and showed at the year's end gallery exhibition.
From those experiences, I gathered the courage to live my dream and paint full time. That choice was a major one, and it was not without great challenges that I came to understand what a brave move it is to follow one's own dream.
So I primarily work with dream images and soul material to grapple with the constraints of a societal worldview that : (a) prioritizes the individual against others, (b) makes limitations or boundaries that choke or amputate free expression, and (c), obliviously disposes of human connection as a means of some material gains.
These challenges are why art is my tool - because if the artist's interpretive viewpoint exists on a spectrum of interpretation that is on the same level as the viewpoint of the audience's interpretation, this connection presents radical formulas for new possibilities on a creative plane, breaking limitations of static spaces with a fresh and creative birth.
Since that time of first determining my own route of creative self-discovery, I had a great opportunity afforded by Roger Hayes, KALA gallery, Blind Moses Woodworking Collective, and Ft. George -- with their support, I was given a chance to share my work with the public.