Sylvia Plachy’s “When Will it be Tomorrow” in Budapest

Jean Michel Basquiat by Sylvia PlachyJean Michel Basquiat by Sylvia Plachy

“Not since Robert Frank’s ‘The Americans’ have I experienced a body of work of such range and power. She makes me laugh and she breaks my heart. She is moral. She is everything a photographer should be.”–Richard Avedon

Through April 19, 110 photographs representing a half century of Sylvia Plachy’s work are on view at Mai Mano House in Budapest. The images are arranged by “mood, visual connection and by a rhythm.”  This is one of the wonderful things about any presentation by Plachy.  She invites a new way of seeing photographs through a carefully crafted arrangement of images. Read two reviews of the show: NYT by Rena Silverman and The Eye of Photography by Elizateth Avedon (L’Oeil de la Photographie)

We had the honor and pleasure of exhibiting photographs by Sylvia at the Davis Orton Gallery in 2010.


Great Night with Kenny, Draskoczy, Michals and Lyon

Reception for Kay Kenny, Miska Draskoczy. portfolios by Robin Michals and Mark Lyon

The weather turned warm(er), the wind quieted and Davis Orton Gallery was filled to capacity. A great reception with exhibitors Kay Kenny and Miska Draskoczy, and portfolios by Robin Michals and Mark Lyon.  It was also the first gallery stroll BeLo3rd with 11 galleries participating.

Rose Marasco at Portland Museum of Art – Maine

Rose Marasco from Tender ButtonsRose Marasco from “Tender Buttons”

ROAD TRIP-Not to be missed!! Congratulations to Rose Marasco.  An exhibition of four decades of her work, “Rose Marasco: index” will open at the Portland Museum of Art, April 24 and run through December 6, 2015.  The opening reception is Friday, April 24, 6pm.

As Chief Curator Jessica May says:  “Rose Marasco is perhaps Maine’s most-prolific living photographer, having lived and photographed in Portland and its surrounding communities for more than 35 years. The photographs in Rose Marasco: index are stunning and display extraordinary range, encompassing everything from……….

We had the privilege of exhibiting work from Rose’s “Tender Buttons” series at Davis Orton Gallery in 2010.


Deadline April 15 – Call for Portfolio Entries – US Newcomers

Thomas Holton and Edie BreslerCall for Entries
Portfolio Showcase
The Experience of Newcomers to the US – Immigrants, Refugees, Workers, Students.

May 16 to June 21, the Davis Orton Gallery will present two solo exhibitions: Thomas Holton, The Lams of Ludlow Street and Edie Bresler, We Sold a Winner. 

In conjunction with this exhibition, the gallery will present two portfolios selected through this call for entries,

Self-portraits, portraits, interiors, still lifes All processes and approaches to image construction welcomed.

Davis to Teach at NYU – Portfolio Development / Marketing

NYU - Professional Studies

Karen Davis will be teaching a 5 week workshop, February 17 to March 17, Tuesday evenings at NYU School of Professional Studies, “Portfolio Development and Marketing for Fine Art Photographers.  By the end of the class, photographers will have their bio, artist statement and portfolio in shape and a concrete plan of action for getting their work out.  This is a great class for jump starting a current project whether you are an exhibiting artist or just beginning to show your work. Extensive resource lists are provided.

As many of you know, Karen has taught marketing, portfolio development, and word and image classes in the Boston area at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Lesley University, Tufts University, Suffolk University and Radcliffe Seminars.  This is her first offering in New York.

PHOTOBOOK 2014 Reception

It was a great night on Warren Street last night. BeLo3rd galleries including Davis Orton Gallery were hoppin’. Photobook artists from Woodstock, Saugerties, New York City, Kingston and Boston were in the house for our 5th annual Photobook show with the spirit of all the artists from all over the US, Japan, Singapore and England represented.

Reception at Davis Orton Gallery for Photobook 2014

Hudson’s Hidden Gardens Tour plus a stop at Davis Orton Gallery

Sunday (weather report excellent) is Mrs. Greenthumbs Day in Hudson.  Visit some of the hidden gardens of Hudson and stop by Davis Orton Gallery for Mary Kocol’s “Ice Gardens”, Linda Stillman’s “Floribundi” (flower stain drawings including her Hillsdale Garden diary), Linda Morrow’s “Lumininous Bloom” and Pat Barry Levy’s “Adaptations.”

Mrs. Greenthumbs Tour Hidden Gardens of Hudson

Reception for Aline Smithson and Meg Birnbaum with Susan Copich and Caleb Cole

What a terrific turnout and what an appreciative crowd. Special thanks to Mark Kalan for capturing the group with his ricoh theta 360 camera.  Here’s a link to a “moving image” - move the image around (or let it move on its own) and you’ll see other early arrivers at the reception.

Aline Smithson, Mark Kalan, Meg Birnbaum, Paula Tognarelli and others

Aline Smithson, Mark Kalan, Meg Birnbaum, Paula Tognarelli and others

Here’s a link to Mark Kalan’s site with other images   Here’s a link to the Ricoh site about this incredible little camera.