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Hudson Winter Walk – Fireworks, Santa, Eggnog

 

Fireworks on Warren Street, HudsonDavis Orton Gallery’s, Mark Orton, donned beard (mega beard) and costume to the delight of many dozens of kids at the BeLo3rd tent at Hudson’s 15th Annual Winter Walk (organized by the Hudson Opera House). Karen Davis ladled Vico Restaurant’s eggnog in the gallery in the Eggnog Challenge BeLo3rd. Hudson resident Rachel Samuels sports a frothy mustach after sampling. (“Got Eggnog?”). Santa returned to the gallery in beard so as not to break the spell of believers.

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Mark Orton as SantaMark Orton Off to the North Pole


Vico's Eggnog at Davis Orton Gallery, Satisfied Customer,

Santa Returns to the Davis Orton Gallery

 

About

The Davis Orton Gallery, established in August, 2009, is located on historic Warren Street in Hudson, NY – an architecturally rich street famous for its antique shops, galleries and restaurants.

The Davis Orton Gallery exhibits photography, mixed media and trade and artist-published photobooks. The goal of the gallery is to present a wide range of contemporary artists – from emerging to mid-career to established.

Gallery view - toward warren st

gallery view towards prison alley

Transplants from Cambridge, Massachusetts, Karen Davis and Mark Orton’s lives have revolved around photography and art for almost two decades.

Karen is a teacher, gallerist and photographer. For over 15 years she taught Photography Atelier, a portfolio development course and Marketing for Fine Art Photographers in the Boston area at Radcliffe Institute, Lesley University and, most recently at the Griffin Museum of Photography.

Karen is co-owner and curator of the Davis Orton Gallery. She has been an invited reviewer of portfolios at the Griffin/CAA Portfolio Reviews, Photolucida in Portland OR, FotoFest in Houston TX and Critical Mass (online/Photolucida) and Magenta Foundation’s Fence project.

Her photographs are in the collections of the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, the Lishui Museum of Photography (China) and the Houghton Rare Books Library, Harvard University and can be seen at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).

Mark, a business coach and consultant, has developed multi-media presentations and websites for artists, helping to convert and expand their vision to an electronic platform.  He and Karen present workshops for artists who wish to design and maintain their own websites.

Married for 39 years, Karen and Mark have collaborated on limited edition, self-referential photo books including “Pretension, All About Us,” which takes a satirical look at the contemporary art world.