Portfolio Showcase

Portfolio Showcase – Deadline September 9
Theme: Identity – Race in America

Deadline October 20
1 Call, 2 Exhibits
Davis Orton Gallery and Griffin Museum of Art

~ See chart below for all 2016 calls for work~

Portfolio Showcase: In each of five shows, the gallery features the portfolios of two photographers selected through a call for work.  The theme of each call is directly related to the scheduled exhibition. Portfolios of up to 12 images are shown in two ways:  prints (up to 22″ on longest side) are displayed on a stand; above, an HD monitor presents a continuous slide show of the two portfolios.

  • All processes, capture techniques and approaches to image construction are welcomed:
    film, digital, scanner, b/w, color, collage/montage, alternative processes
  • Calls for Work are open to all photographers internationally over the age of 18.

The Davis Orton Gallery promotes both gallery exhibitors and portfolio showcase exhibitors through its website, press releases, banner and other forms of marketing.

portfolio showcase(top row) Laura Noel and Terri Garland portfolios (bottom row) Robin Dana and Stephen Strom portfolios

2016 Calls for Entries
and 7th Annual PHOTOBOOK show

Theme 2016 Deadlines Exhibition Dates
Plant Life
Native, indigenous, invasive. Leaves, vines, branches and bramble
March 17 April 9 to May 8  
Word and Image
Found or constructed. The print/page must have letters, words or text as part of the composition.  May be any style, any topic.
April 15 May 14 to June 19  
Street photography and the urban scene. What’s new? May 27
June 25 to July 24  
A range of realities. Ups & Downs. Savoring it. Dealing with it.
July 1 July 30- Aug 28
Second Annual Group Show, Photo-based works and videos
Theme: Open       Juror: Paula Tognarelli,
Executive Director & Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography
July 29 Sept 3 – Oct 2  
Identity: Race in America?  Sept 9 Oct 8 – Nov 13  
1 call, 2 exhibits: Davis Orton Gallery &
Griffin Museum of Photography
PHOTOBOOK 2016 instructions
October 20 Nov 19 to Dec 18

Portfolio Showcase Submission Guidelines

Entries are submitted online. You may submit for any theme anytime as long as it is before the deadline. If your entry falls into more than one theme –  if not selected, it will be considered for other themes. 

Submission fee for each portfolio is $35 (7 to 12 photographs from a single series/portfolio.)

A single entry is a compressed file that includes a minimum of 7 to a maximum of 12 jpg images from a series/portfolio related to the theme and completion of our online submission form.

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Notification of Acceptance:

For each Theme, selected artists will be announced on the Davis Orton Gallery website one week after deadline. All entrants will receive notification by email regarding their status.

Requirements for Selected Artists

(Please follow these directions carefully.)

Photographers selected for exhibition agree to provide the following ten days before exhibition:

•   Fine art prints of the same jpg images submitted,  no larger than 22 inches on longest side.
Each print must be sent in a see-through sleeve or clear bag. It is recommended (not required) that you add a 2 or 4 ply backboard or 1/8″foamcore for firmness. 

•   Artist Statement

•   Artist Bio or Artist Resume

•   Image list including:  title of portfolio, image titles, dates, medium, size, edition, price

•  Include pre-payed return label (UPS or USPS preferred) or a check to Davis Orton Gallery for return of your prints

Terms and Conditions

Sale Of Photographs

All photographs selected for exhibition must be for sale while in exhibition. All photographs are sold on consignment. The Gallery keeps 50% of the print sale price. The artist receives 50% of the print sale price. Sale proceeds will be paid to the artist within 30 days of the close of the show. NB: The print price should be the same price that your print is sold for in other exhibition venues.

Questions?? contact Karen

The Fine Print

IMAGE REPRESENTATION – The gallery reserves the right to withdraw an offer to exhibit if the jpgs provided by the artist do not accurately represent the prints.

LATE SUBMISSIONS AND LATE PAYMENTS – No submission without payment will be considered. No submission will be considered after the deadline.  Payments made after the deadline will be refunded at 80%.

SHIPPING – All shipping and shipping insurance costs for photographs to and from the Gallery are the responsibility of the artist. Complete instructions will be provided upon acceptance into the show.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE – The Gallery shall be responsible for the safekeeping of all   photographs while in Gallery’s possession. The Gallery shall be strictly liable to the artist for their loss or damage (except for damage resulting from flaws inherent in the  photographs), to the full value artist would have received from Gallery if the artwork had been sold.

AGREEMENT – By submitting to this show the artist agrees that images of photographs can be used to promote the show including publicity and web site promotions. Copyright credit will be given to the artist. Submission of entry constitutes agreement to all conditions in this Call for Entries and Entry Form.


Artist hereby represents and warrants to Gallery that she or he is the creator of the Artwork and is the owner of all rights to the Artwork and their use as granted to Gallery in this Agreement.