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Douglas C Orr

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20161020000720-the_landing
The Landing, 2016 Acrylics 36" X 48"
20110721114255-carmens_birthday_present
Carmens Birthday, SOLD Acrylic on Canvas
20110721114643-duck
Hidden, $2500 Acrylic on Canvas 6x5
20110721115138-giraffe
She's Watching, $1500 Acrylics 18x24
20161020003004-friends_on_a_mission
Best Friends for Life, 2013 Acrylics 18" X 24"
20110721121806-truth___justice
Truth & Justice, $250 Acrylics on Wood 1.5x3.5
20161020001212-fallen_angel
Fallen Angel, 2016 Acrylics 24" X 36"
20161020002815-loss_of_innocence
Loss of Innocents, 2015 Acrylics 24" X 36"
20150815162439-songs_of_loss
Loss, 3/13/2013 Acrylics 18x24 © $500
20161021032702-dan_graphite
Beach Bum, 1986 Graphite 18" X 24"
20161021032732-starving_boy_graphite
Mud Pies for Dinner Graphite 24" X 18" © 1984
20110721121634-thor_ceiling
Thor ceiling, SOLD Acrylics on Plaster 8x8
20160309015959-gabriel_1
Gabriel, 2012 Acrylics on Canvas 18x24 © $300
20160309022941-crown_of_thorns
My Way is the Right Way, 2014 Acrylics & Mixed Media Assemblage 40" X 40"
20110721120024-learning_from_my_herops
Learning from my Hero, SOLD Acrylic on Canvas
20160309021258-forgiveness
Forgiveness, 2012 Acrylics on Canvas 45"x60" © $1100
20110721120925-sacrifice_of_innocence
Sacrifice of Innocents, $500 Acrylics 18x20
20110721115352-in_his_name_we
In His Name We..., SOLD Acrylic & Mixed Media 4x5
20110721121137-spill-proof_profits
Spill Proof Profits, 2013 Mixed Media/assemblage & Acrylics 4' X 5' © $1500
20110721113027-ascent_to_the_heavens
Ascent to the Heavens, $2100 Acrylic on Mixed Media 2.5'x4'
20110721113049-2nd_at_2cc_09_members_exhibt
Detail of inside "Ascent to the Heavens"
20161020005617-guide_me_father_by_douglas_c_orr
Was Jesus Gay?, 2013 Acrylics & Mixed Media Assemblage 36" X 36"
20110721120129-mix_of_faiths
Mix of Faiths, SOLD Acrlics & Mixed Mediua on Wood
20110721115605-inheritiing_the_world_-_mixed_media_collage
Inheartiting the World, $500 Mixed Media
20110721115926-lady_and_child_cabinet
Lady & Child cabinet, $600 Mixed Media & Acrylics
20161020060651-dancing_
Celebration of the Dead, 2016 Acrylics on Canvas 48" X 30"
20161020002751-virgin_de_gatita
Mother, 2016 Acrylics/ Mixed Media 24" X 36"
20110721120810-prey_to_your_saint
Prey to your Saint, $1100 Mixed Media & Acrylics
20110721114842-gabriel
Gabriel Alter, $1300 Acrylic & Mixed Medium 2x4
20110721122315-what_we_prey_for
What We Prey For Alter, $1200 Acrylic & Mixed Media 2x4
20161020003144-the_centinal
Guardian, 2012 Acrylics on Cardboard 12" X 12"
20110721112851-angel_de_los_muertos
Angel of Death, $1200 Acrylic & Mixed Media on Wood 2.5x3
20110721120650-nikon_11-7-10_122
Starbucks, SOLD Acrylics & Mexed Media
20160309022653-supersize_me
Super Size Me, 2012 Acrylics & Mixed Media Assemblage 24: X 36"
20161020000750-gerbera
Gerbera, 2016 Acrylics 24" X 36"
20161020001339-nasturtum
Nasturtium, 2016 Acrylics 28" X 36"
20160309022518-nasturtions2
Nasturtiums, 2011 Acrylics on Canvas 36" X 48"
20161020002756-seeds_of_tomorrow_copy
Solders, 2011 Acrylics on Board 36" X 36"
20161020002847-cactus_flower
Night Bloomers, 2010 Acrylics 18" X18"
20110721121238-srawberry
Strawberry, SOLD Oil on Canvas 3x4
20161020060638-alder_grove
Stuart Creek Alder Grove, 2015 Acrylics 36" X 48"
20160309022608-washington_winter
Washington Winter, 2015 Acrylics on Canvas 48"x48"
20110721115819-koi_pond_sold__500
Koi Pond, SOLD Acrylic on Canvas
20110721121905-underwater_family
Underwater Family, SOLD Acrylics on Canvas 6x3
20161020003015-harbor_tide_flats
Grays Harbor Showers, 2016 Acrylics 24" X 36"
20161020002659-11-30-09_008
Lone Tree, 1987 Prisma Pencil 18' X 18"
20110721121013-seattle_lighthouse
Seattle Lighthouse, SOLD Acrylics
20110721115452-indoctrinating_the_natives
Indoctrinating the Natives, $1500 Acrylic on Canvas
20110721114538-dream_house
Dream Home, $600 Acrylic on Canvas 18x24
20161020002230-imperial_beach_laguna_beach
Victoria Beach, 2010 Acrylics 36" X 48"
20160309022800-profits_today__to_hell_with_tomorrow
Profits Today, To Hell with Tomorrow, 2010 Acrylics 24" X 36"
20110721114731-floating
Floating, SOLD Oil on Canvas
20160309023005-abstract__3
20160309022622-to_much_base
20160309023011-abstract__2
20160309022628-stick_dancing
20160309022704-two_as_one
Two as One, 2012 Acrylics 18" X 24"
20110721115241-he_was_kind_of_heart
He was Kind at Heart, $300 Clay 5"x8"
20120813183848-dressed_to_kill_028
Queen for a Night, 08/12/2012 Paper & Mixed Media 5' Tall © $600
20161020004252-hands___history_mural_2_finished
Hands & History Mural, Aberdeen, 2016 Acrylics 150' X 30'
20161021042405-bubbles_mural
Bubbles Mural, 2016/2017 Acrylics 120' X 55'
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Aberdeen, WA
Birth year
1959
Lives in
Aberdeen, WA
Works in
Aberdeen Art Center
Schools
Grays Harbor Community College, 1986, AA
California State University Long Beach, 1989
Representing galleries
Statement

 

Douglas Orr Aberdeen, WA

Douglas Orr was raised in Grays Harbor, living in

Westport, Grayland, Hoquiam and Aberdeen.

 

At the age of 7 Douglas was first exposed to art by a young lady in his 1st grade class who taught him the idea of actually “seeing” instead of “perceiving” the world around him. At 14 he was given an oil painting set for his birthday and taught himself how to paint.

 

In his 20s while working at JCPenney as an Advertising and Display Specialist Doug opened Orr Gallery in downtown Aberdeen and began teaching young people basic drawing and painting.  In an effort to advance his career at JCPenney he started taking classes at Grays Harbor College where he earned an Associate of Arts Degree before transferring to JCPenney in Long Beach California in 1986 where he began working on a Bachelor’s of Graphic Arts degree at California State University.

 

After 25 years, Doug left JCPenney and opened Four Olives Café, an upscale restaurant in Bixby Knoll’s. There he introduced many musicians and artists to Bixby Knolls by showcasing their talents in his restaurant.

 

During his six years as a restaurateur, he also served as Vice President of the Long Beach Shakespeare Company where he designed and built the lobby and theater space of the Richard Goad Theater, as well as contributed to the design and construction of many of the Shakespeare Company’s sets.

 

Then, what started out as an idea, ended up becoming a reality, as Doug began creating an arts center in 2008 in a vacant 25,000 square foot furniture store. Eventually the building would house two 1500 sq. ft. art galleries, two theaters, rehearsal spaces, a 3000 sq. ft. and a 5000 sq. ft. event halls. EXPO Arts Center now plays host to thousands of guests monthly as the center piece for the First Friday Long Beach Art Walk and some of the larger users of the space include the Long Beach Opera, the National Hot Rod Association and The National Veterans’ Museum of Chicago.

 

While Managing the EXPO Arts Center, Doug also owned and curated monthly exhibits at his own gallery, Gallery Expo, where he showcased local emerging artists and artists from across the country.

 

Doug is a Board Member of the Harbor Art Guild and a member of South Beach Arts, and Associated Arts of Ocean Shores and has painted The Hands & History mural in Aberdeen and is currently painting the Bubbles Mural on the D&R Theater in Aberdeen set to be completed in Summer 2017.

 

Douglas now lives in Aberdeen Washington where he bought a 16,500 sq. ft. old Eagles Hall in downtown and is actively working on creating an arts center. When complete The Aberdeen Art Center will feature

a class room, two art galleries, working artist studio spaces, a conference room free for arts organizations to meet and much more. Alder Grove Gallery, the conference room and class room in the Aberdeen Art Center are now open.