Portfolio Showcase

2015 Calls for Work: Portfolio Showcase

Current Call for Portfolios

Deadline: April 15, 2015

The Experience of Newcomers to the US – 
Immigrants, Refugees, Workers, Students.
Self-portraits, portraits, interiors, still lifes – All processes and approaches to image construction are welcomed. 

(see below for other showcase opportunities)

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:
    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 (2012) (bottom row) Robin Dana and Stephen Strom portfolios (2012).

2015 Calls for Entries: PORTFOLIO SHOWCASE and PHOTOBOOK 2015

Theme 2015 Deadlines Exhibition Dates
Night Photography
From cities to towns to way beyond
March 10 April 4 to May 10  
The immigrant experience 
The experience of First Generation/Newcomers to US:
can be portraits, self-portraits, interiors, still lifes.
April 15 May 16 to June 22  
Watery Landscapes
From oceans to lakes to rivers; ponds to streams. 
May 27
June 27 to July 26  
The Plural “I”: First Annual Group Show
Photo-based works and videos
An exploration of queerness
June 28 Aug 1 to  Aug 30
TBA August 5 Sept 5 to  Oct 11  
TBA  Sept 13 Oct 11 to Nov 15  
1 call, 2 exhibits: Davis Orton Gallery &
Griffin Museum of Photography
See PHOTOBOOK 2015 page for  instructions
October 20 Nov 21 to Dec 21

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. 

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 an information document that includes:

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email
  • Theme (or Themes) for which you wish to be considered
  • Numbered titles
  • Photo process
  • Website
  • How you heard about this call for work
  • Artist Statement for this portfolio

File Specifications* for Online Submissions:

1)  7 to 12 jpgs, 72 ppi, sized to 1200 pixels on the longest side and saved to the highest quality possible.

Title each jpg as follows:

  • two digit number, 01 02, etc, based on order you would like images viewed
  • your last name
  • title or part of title depending on length

For example: 01-Smith-TheRedAuto.jpg

2) Information document (MSWord or Page format) titled with your last name

To Submit an Entry:

Entries may only be submitted online using hightail.com, formerly yousendit.com.

If you do not already have YouSendIt account, Click here for a free Hightail Lite Account. If you already have “YouSendIt Lite Account” it will redirect you. The Davis Orton Gallery will not accept images on CD or by email.

Hightail/YouSendIt Instructions for submission:

  • Prepare your files per the specifications*
  • Create a single compressed file of all your jpgs and your information document (in zip or sit format)
  • Title this file with your name
  • Access your hightail.com or yousendit.com Lite account
  • Use portfolio@davisortongallery.com as the recipient address in Hightail/YouSendIt.
  • Include your name in the subject header

Submission Fees and Payment:

Submission fee for each portfolio is $35 (7 to 12 photographs from a single series/portfolio.) Please pay for submissions immediately before or after uploading your file.

Click here to pay online using PayPal. You can pay with your Paypal account or with any credit card. You do not need a Paypal account to pay via credit card.


For each Theme, selected artists will be announced on the Davis Orton Gallery website one week after deadline.  Email notifications will not be sent.

Selected Artists

(Please follow these directions carefully.)

Accepted work will include the 7-12 jpgs sent for submission.

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

•   Fine art prints of the same jpg images 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.