Portfolio Showcase

2 Deadlines: November 11, 2018
Show Dates: December 1-23, 2018

9th Annual PHOTOBOOK 2018 entry instructions
1 call, 2 exhibits:
Davis Orton Gallery & 
Griffin Museum of Photography,
Jurors: Paula Tognarelli
Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum
Karen Davis
Curator and Co-Founder
Davis Orton Gallery

1st Annual Books and Readers
Group Show entry instructions
Accompanies Photobook Exhibition

Juror: Karen Davis

*See chart below for ALL 2018 calls for work

Portfolio Showcase: In each of six 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:
    camera: film, digital, phone, scanner, b/w, color, collage/montage, alternative processes
  • Calls for Work are open to all photographers internationally over the age of 18.
  • If your entry is not selected and is relevant to another, later call for work, it will automatically be included in that call’s jurying.
  • The Davis Orton Gallery promotes both gallery exhibitors and portfolio showcase exhibitors through its website, press releases, banner and other forms of marketing.

You may enter any call for work at any time up to deadline

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

All 2018 Calls for Entries


• 4th Annual GROUP SHOW – open theme

• 1st Annual Books and Readers – GROUP SHOW


Theme 2018 Deadlines Exhibition Dates  
Portfolio Showcase 1: Memories of Childhood
Fond? Difficult? Yours, Your Children’s, Others’
March 18 April 7 to
May 6
Portfolio Showcase 2: In the Garden
Private, public, urban, country; Personal, community, spiritual
April 22 May 12 to June 10  
Portfolio Showcase 3: Landscapes: Abstract, fractured, suggested; from details to vistas May 27 June 16 to July 12  
4th Annual Group Show entry instructions, Theme: Open
Photo-based works and videos, Juror: Paula Tognarelli,
Executive Director & Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography
June 17 July 14 to
August 12
Portfolio Showcase 4: Picturing Mental Health: portraits, still lifes, interiors, landscapes; series that visually communicate issues related to mental health July 29 Aug 18 to Sept 16  
Portfolio Showcase 5: Over the Photograph –
Paint, Text, Stitches, Other
(one of a kind or rephotographed)
 Sept 2 Sept 22 to
Oct 21
 Portfolio Showcase 6: Moved to Act: Demonstrations, Marches, Political Actions. (In U.S., related to U.S. issues)  Oct 7  Oct 27 to
Nov 25
 Books and Readers: Group Show entry instructions
Accompanies Photobook Exhibition
 Nov 11  Dec 1 to
Dec 23
9th Annual PHOTOBOOK 2018 entry instructions
1 call, 2 exhibits: Davis Orton Gallery & Griffin Museum of Photography, Jurors: Paula Tognarelli, Karen Davis
Nov 11 Dec 1 to
Dec 23

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 1 week 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 clear bag or sleeve. It is recommended (not required) that you add a 2 or 4 ply backboard or no more than 1/8″ foamcore for firmness. 

•   Artist Statement in first person

•   Artist Bio in 3rd person

•  Artist Resume

•   Image List including:  title of portfolio, image titles, dates, medium, size, edition, price, other sizes available, medium, 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 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.