Books and Readers Group Show

4th Annual “Books and Readers” Group Show

Call for Entries
photography, photo-based works

Books and/or Readers & Books (print or media)

Entry Fee: $25

Submit up to 5 images

Deadline to Submit: October 13, 2021 

Exhibition Dates: Nov 13 to Dec 19, 2021

Group Show Submission guidelines

Photography and photo-based works are eligible for the show.

SIZE: The maximum size for framed work is 20 inches on longest side.
(See note below in “Selected Artists” re available frames)

Three Steps for Submission

Step One – Prepare Images for Upload

File Specifications:

1)  Up to 5 jpgs

  • 72 ppi
  • sized to 1200 pixels on VERTICAL side
  • saved to low quality (for monitor display)

2) Title each jpg as follows:

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


Steps Two Complete Submission Information on form below, attach files then Submit/Send 

Submission Form

    (* - required fields)

    Contact Information

    *First Name
    *Last Name
    *Telephone Number (include country code if outside US)
    *Email Address



    *Street Address 1
    Street Address 2
    *ZIP/Postal Code

    Submission Information for Images

    Prepare JPGs as follows:
    Size - 1200 pixels on VERTICAL side
    Quality - Low 2-3 (this is perfect for our monitor, please, no higher quality)

    Remember: Title each jpg as follows:
    - Initials of your first and last name
    - two digit number, 01 02, etc, based on order you would like images viewed
    - title or part of title depending on length.
    For example: kd-01-TheRedAuto.jpg

    1. Image 1 file name:
    2. Image 2 file name:
    3. Image 3 file name:
    4. Image 4 file name:
    5. Image 5 file name:

    Upload Files:

    maximum file size 2mb
    Image file 1:
    Image file 2:
    Image file 3:
    Image file 4:
    Image file 5:

    Artist Statement for Books and Readers submission (written in first person) (not more than 150 words)

    Artist Bio (written in 3rd person) (not more than 150 words)

    How did you hear about the Books and Readers Group Show?

    *Select as many as appropriate


    Step Three – Submission Fees and Payment:

    Submission fee is $25 (Up to 5 jpgs) Please pay for submissions immediately before or after uploading your file. 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 Call for Entries, selected artists will be announced on the Davis Orton Gallery website one week after deadline.

    Selected Artists

    Accepted work will include 1 or more images from a submission.

    Photographers selected for exhibition agree to provide artist information and framed prints (or prints prepared for framing – see below) one week before exhibition.

    Please follow these directions carefully.


    • Fine art prints of the specific jpg images selected –  no larger than 20 inches on longest side.
    • Each print must be sent framed (no larger than 20 inches on longest side), Note: not required: glass/Plexi – and ready to hang OR you have arranged with the gallery to use one of our frames.*
    • Some Frames Are Available The gallery has a number of 16” x 20”,  20″x20″ and some smaller black matte Nielson-style metal frames available for artist use.  In this case, reserve frames by sending request email to Your prints must be prepared (matted or mounted) to fit properly in these frames.

    Artist Information

    Accepted artists will be sent a link to a Books and Readers Group Show Artist Information Form.  There you will be asked for the following.

    • Artist Statement (written in first person) – no more than 150 words
    • Artist Bio (written in third person) no more than 150 words
    • Artist Resume as pdf attachment
    • Image Info including:
      • title of series if applicable
      • image title(s)
      • dates
      • medium/process
      • print size
      • edition
      • price
      • other sizes available including edition and price
    • Return information including name, address, telephone number and whether you will be sending the gallery a pre-paid return label (UPS or USPS preferred) or check or if you wish to have the gallery return your print(s) via UPS and charge you for return.

    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 or video stills 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.