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Carole Joy Orr Edit Profile


Carole Orr, American artist. Recipient Professional Best Annual Competition Art Instruction Schools, Minneapolis, 1965; named Best-Selling Artist of Year, 2001, Paintings DIRECT, New York City, 2001, 03, Art on 5th, Austin, 2005, Diamond Domani Galleria, Houston, 2005, T. Symington & Company Interiors, Texas, 2006.


Orr, Carole was born on June 10, 1933 in Alexandria, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Carl Victor and Marian Martha (Long) Coonse.


Certified, Famous Artist School, Westport, Connecticut, 1956. Certified, Art Instruction Schools, Minneapolis, 1962.


Assistant art director La Gallerie du Mall, Houston, 1975—1978. Freelance fine artist Lantern Lane Gallery, 1968—1981, assistant manager, design consultant, 1979—1981. Artist Artist Showroom, since 1982.

Participating artist Assistance Guild, Houston, 1968, Beaux Arts, Houston, 1968-1970, Houston Gamma Phi Gallery, 1971-1972, Houston Delta Gamma Foundation, 1978-1981, Glassell School of Art Houston, 1983. Art instructor children's art Houston Park and Recreational Programs, 1964-1968.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Nobler Gallery, Houston, 1967, Art Gallery, Pasadena, Texas, 1968, Gallarie La Rue, Austin, Texas, 1971, Gallery 12, Houston, 1972, Main St., Houston, 1974, La Galerie de Mall, Houston, 1976-1978, Triumvirate Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1980, Houshang's Gallery, Dallas, 1980-1982, Battle Horn Galleries Limited, Santa Fe, 1984, New Trends Incorporated, Santa Fe, 1985-1988, Horizons Galleries, Houston, 1990-1993, Houston Community College, 1992, Heinen Theatre, 1992, Windsor Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1994. Exhibited in group shows at Motorola Invitational, Houston, 1964, Assistance Guild Houston, 1968, American General Building, Houston, 1968, Beaux Arts, Houston, 1968-1970, Gamma Phi Gallery, Houston, 1971-1972, Lantern Lane Gallery, Houston, 1971-1972, Delta Gamma Foundation, Houston, 1978-1981, Glassell School Art, Houston, 1983, New Trends Gallery Incorporated, Santa Fe, 1985-1988, Pasadena (Texas) Art Invitational, 1988, Double Tree Hotel, Houston, 1990, Horizons Gallery, Houston, 1990-1993, Windsors Gallery, Dania, Florida, 1993, 2003, Magnolias Art Gallery, Town and Country Center, Houston, 2003-2006, Bakery of the Poets, since 2005. T. Symington & Company Interiors, Brenham, Texas, 2006.Haven Gallery Fort Lauderdale, 2009-2010.


Art instructor adults Church of the Advent, Houston, 1968-1970. Adult education instructor arts Church School Conference, Department Christian Education, Trinity Church, Diocese of Texas, Houston, 1969.




  • Other Interests

    Self-study in psychology, music, dance.


Married Larry D. Ribble (deceased July 1953). Married Thomas LeRoy Orr, November 10, 1950 (divorced October 1979). Children: Karen Sue, Terri Ribble, David Thomas.

Married Lev C. Hamblet Junior, February 5, 1982 (divorced October 1998)

Carl Victor Coonse

Marian Martha (Long) Coonse

Larry D. Ribble

Thomas LeRoy Orr

Lev C. Hamblet Junior

Karen Sue Orr

Terri Dianne Symington

David Thomas Orr