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About Me

Artist Statement    -   Monty Orr

 

    While making photographs in the field, I often find myself suddenly stopped in my tracks, with awe and wonder, struck by content that is visually stunning, unique in form, lines, patterns, or color. Focusing on initial impact and improvising throughout the edit process, I explore in depth the inconspicuous, so that subjects surface unforeseen, strangely pleasing.

     Total involvement, complete immersion, becoming a part of the circumstances and outcome motivate me with powerful force. Losing myself in this universe, in this creative process becomes my entire world.

     My final fine art print is a personal narrative that goes beyond the literal, creating a new reality - to provoke a reaction.

     Based in Houston, Texas and Ennis, Montana, I am a travel and nature photographer, having photographed worldwide for many years.

      Since 1999, I have been an active member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), becoming a Certified Professional Photographer in 2015, a Certified Master Photographer in 2021. Additionally, I am an active member of the Texas Professional Photographers of America and the Professional Photographers Guild of Houston.

www.montyorrphotography.com

 

 

2021 Exhibitions and Awards

3Square Art, Fort Collins, CO [Juried Exhibitions] Link: www.3saart.com

 

  • Non-Objective Abstract Art 3rd Annual Exhibition Finalist
  • Art in B & W, 2nd Annual National Exhibition
  • A New Horizons Landscapes 2021 Exhibition, Silver Award
  • COLOR 2021, 4th Annual International Exhibition

 

Pairings Art Gallery, Colfax WA

  • Bannack and Palouse Curated Exhibition

 

Outdoor Photography Magazine

  • American Landscape 2021, Juried Exhibition, Finalist

 

Lawndale Art Gallery, Houston TX

  • The Big Show, Curated Exhibition, Curator:

Texas Professional Photographers of America

  • Annual Juried Print Competition, Silver and Distinguished Image Awards

Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA [Juried Exhibitions]

  • 2nd Annual Still Life Exhibition, Honorable Mention and Finalist
  • 5th Annual Skies Exhibition, Honorable Mention
  • 5th Annual Cityscapes Art Exhibition
  • 6th Annual International Landscapes Art Exhibition, 3 Best in show and an Honorable Mention.
  • 5th Annual Black & White Online Art Exhibition   
  • 5th Annual Colors Art Exhibit, Honorable Mention

 

New York Center for Photographic Art

  • Wandering Curves Exhibit, Juried Exhibition

LightSpaceTime Online Art Gallery, Palm Springs, CA 

  • 11th Annual “Cityscapes” Art Exhibition, Special Merit

Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA

 

  • APG to ATL, Airport, Juried Exhibition. Juror: Amy Miller
  • Member’s Choice Exhibition, Curated Exhibition

 

Grey Cube Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

  • Faces Art Show, Honorable Mention and Finalist
  • Modern Art Show, Merit Award and Finalist
  • Waters Art Show, 2 Merits
  • 2021 City Art Show, 3 Merit Awards
  • 2021 Nature online art show. Merit Award
  • 2021 Botanicals online art show. 2 Honorable Mentions
  • 2021 Black & White online art show. Finalist

 

Art Room Gallery, Online

  • Skies Art Exhibition, First Place
  • Contemporary Art, 4 Merits
  • Colors international art exhibition.  Image “Light Falling”.
  • Nature international art exhibition, 2 Merits
  • Abstracts international art exhibition, Honorable Mention

 

Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO), Wilmington, DE

ALL Cityscape Art Theme, Best in Show

 

Camelback Gallery

Shades of Green 2021, Bronze Award

 

2020 Exhibitions and Awards:

New York Center for Photographic Art

     +  Honorable Mention, International Open Call for Entry “Decay Corrosion Rust” Juror – Darren Ching.  

    +  Honorable Mention International Open Call for Entry “From a Seed…A World of Botanicals” Juror – Aline Smithson

Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA

     + Inclusion in the 5th Annual Animal Kingdom Online Juried Art Exhibition

    + Inclusion in the 2nd Annual Lines, Shapes and Objects Online Juried Art Exhibition

     + Inclusion in the 5th Annual Waterscapes Online Juried Art Exhibition, Image:

Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR 

    + Curated into the Color: The Visual Spectrum exhibition at the Black Box Gallery and selected to be exhibited in the On-Line Annex gallery and published in the full exhibition catalog.

    + Curated into the Camera Work: Landscape and Architecture Exhibition at the Black Box Gallery and selected to be exhibited in the On-Line Annex gallery and published in the full exhibition catalog.

12th Holland International Image Circuit 2020 Alkamaar, Netherlands 

     + Curated into international exhibition and catalogue.

Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, Georgia

     + Curated into the Director’s Cut Exhibition, virtual platform.  Juror Judy Pishnery, 4 Images

Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO), Wilmington, Delaware 

    + Curated into the all Photography/Digital Art Exhibition 5 Images

Testimonial:

"I visited your website and the beauty and aesthetic quality of the photographs created a very serene and tranquil emotional response as I viewed them.  I eagerly look forward to seeing more of your work."  Jim Still