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About  the Artist

Kate N Orr is a 22 year old artist based in Central Indiana. She has always loved to draw, and began seriously pursuing a career when she was 14. She entered library art shows and won awards in high school art competitions, doing drawing commissions on the side.

Following other artists' advice against attending art school, Kate elected to take the unconventional path and not attend a college or atelier. Although mostly self-taught, she has received training under the tutelage of today's masters. Since 2017, I have taken workshops with internationally recognized artists like Robert Liberace, Alicia Ponzio, Daniel Keys, Michelle Dunaway, Tina Garrett, and Sherrie McGraw. 


Kate's artwork has been displayed in exhibitions regionally and nationally, including the Indianapolis International Airport, the Indiana State Museum, the Parsons School of Design, and the Salmagundi Club in NYC.  Kate's art has been featured in art magazines, regional shows, and international exhibitions.

Kate is a member of the Indiana Artists Club, American Artists Professional League, Women Artists of the West, and an ambassador for 


Shows, Exhibitions, Competitions, & Events

- 2022 - 


• Finalist in the Art Renewal Center

• Featured Artist for the Frankfort Library Art Show

• "Excerpts From Europe" Solo Show at Vining Gallery

• 'Excerpts From Europe' Article for the Cecilia Beaux Forum

• Delphi Opera House Gallery Annual Invitational

• 'Best in Show' for the Richmond Art Museum

• Guest on Justin Vining Podcast Episode 3

• Vining Gallery Invitational 2022

• BoldBrush Fave15% for August 2022

• Artwork displayed in the Neidhammer Coffee Co.

​• 2nd Place in the 98th Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibition

​• Women Artists of the West 'The Heat is On!' Virtual Exhibition

​• Hoosier Salon 98th Annual Exhibition

​• Indiana Heritage Arts 44th Annual Exhibition & Sale

• Hoosier Women in Art Exhibition: Identity

• American Artists Professional League Spring Members Online Show

• 2nd Place in "The Future Generation Competition"

•Indiana Artists Club 90th Annual Exhibition

•1st Annual Midwest Juried Art Exhibit - Honorable Mention

•"More Than Face Value" Indiana Portrait Society Member Show



Sep. 25th Live Portraits at the Delphi Opera House Gallery for the DPS Home Tour

"The Messiah" Art Show and Studio Tour 

Aug. 28th Live Portraits at the  Delphi Opera House Gallery  for Baconfest

121st Philadelphia Watercolor Society's "Works on Paper" International Exhibition

NOAPS Online Associate Member Annual Exhibition

97th Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibition

"SEMBLANCE" Show with Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati

"Black and White" Colors of Humanity Online Show



Nov. 14th Live Portraits at the Delphi Opera House Gallery

Delphi Opera House Gallery Annual Show

Palette Project 2020 Scholarship 

"When the Storm Passes/Champion" accepted in the Allied Artists of America Annual Exhibition

"Crescendo" and "Autumn Reverie" accepted in the Hoosier Salon 96th Annual Exhibition

21 Under 31 Young Artists to Watch in 2020



“Crescendo” accepted in the Allied Artists of America Annual Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in NYC


“Juliet” accepted in the Hoosier Salon’s 95th Annual Exhibition at the Indiana State Museum.


“Close Encounters” Show with Charlene Brown and Susie Byerley at the New Harmony Hoosier Salon Gallery


Received the Gordon Whetmore scholarship for the Portrait Society of America Conference in Atlanta, GA.

Delphi Opera House Annual Exhibition


"A Quiet Elegance" accepted in the Hoosier Salon's 94th Annual Exhibition at the Indiana State Museum.


“Portrait of Jose” won 1 Gold Medal for the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, displayed at the Sheila C Johnson Design Center


2 Regional Gold Keys for the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for Central and Southern Indiana



1 Regional Gold Key for the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for Central and Southern Indiana, 

the Gold Key drawing was also selected for the Regional Tour, and was displayed at the Indianapolis Arts Center, the Indy Arts Garden, and the Indianapolis Airport.



One Regional Gold Key and Best in Grade for the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for Central and Southern Indiana


Frankfort Public Art Exhibition


Fishers Arts Crawl


Plainfield Library Art Show




Frankfort Public Art Exhibition


Delphi Library Art Show



3rd place in the Right to Life Art Contest

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