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PHOTOBOOK 2013 Reception and DINE ART BeLo3rd

Photobook 2014 Reception at Davis Orton GalleryScenes from PHOTOBOOK 2013 reception. This is an exceptional international exhibition of 20 self-published photobooks with artists from the US, Spain, Portugal, Germany and England represented.  The books and prints exhibited (through Dec 22) are stellar. The weather was great – DINE ART was an added treat  (restaurant tastings at 7 galleries On Warren St. and Front St. below 3rd St) So nice to see exhibiting artists Erica Flood, Melissa Eder, Mireille Ribiere, Michael Hunold, Nikki Johnson, Dan McCormack, and Ellen Wallenstein.


Portfolio Showcase – Andi Schreiber and Shane Welch

photographs by Andi Schreiber and Shane WelchThe Davis Orton Gallery is pleased to announce that the portfolios of Andi Schreiber and Shane Welch have been selected for our upcoming show.  The theme of the exhibition centers on “family.” The exhibition dates which features the work of Carla Shapiro and Kate Sterlin is October 11 to November 10, 2013. Join us for the artists’ reception Saturday, October 12 from 6-8pm.


Congratulations to Andi and Shane.

Portfolio Showcase Call for Entries: Family Pictures

The Davis Orton Gallery announces a call for entries for Portfolio Showcase, deadline Sept 17.

Family Pictures
from snapshots to studio portraits to narratives to imagined scenarios.

Submit 7-12 jpgs.  Two artists will be selected.  Their portfolios will be displayed as prints and in a large hd monitor slide show.  All capture techniques, processes and approaches to image construction welcome.  more info

Portfolio Showcase – Stefan Petranek and Tony Bowen

We’re delighted to announce that the gallery will be exhibiting the portfolios of Stefan Petranek, the Genetic Portrait Project, and Tony Bowen, Scratch: Urban Palimpsests, September 6 to October 6, 2013 during the exhibition of photography and artist books by Charlee Brodsky and Ellen Feldman.  This call for portfolios was Word and Image – text within the frame including: found text, appropriated text, your text.”  The next Davis Orton Gallery portfolio showcase call for work is “Family Pictures”, deadline September 17.

Joe, Environmental Studies Student by Stefan PetranekJoe, Environmental Studies Student by Stefan Petranek

east-sussex-apology by tony bowenEast Sussex Apology by Tony Bowen

Portfolio Showcase: Pavel Romaniko & James Bellucci

We’re delighted to announce that the gallery will be exhibiting the portfolios of Pavel Romaniko, Nostalgia, and James Bellucci, Anecdotes, August 2 – September 1 during the exhibition of photography by Janet Sternburg and Barbara Kilpatrick.  This call for portfolios was “Staged – from theatrical to photographic fiction to store window mysteries.”  Both Romaniko and Bellucci, in very different ways, create sets that explore memory, history and belief systems.The next Davis Orton Gallery portfolio showcase call for work is Word and Image, deadline August 13.

Untitled, 2008 by Pavel RomanikoUntitled, 2008 by Pavel Romaniko

DO-Bellucci-PolyhedronETC600pxlPolyhedron of Creativity Carried Away By The Pest of Logic by James Bellucci

Karen Davis to Review Portfolios at FotoFest, Houston 2014

FotoFest Portfolio Reviews

Karen will be reviewing portfolios at FotoFest the third week, March 25 – March 28.  Last time there, in 2012, she saw much amazing work.  She discovered two of the artists exhibiting at Davis Orton Gallery this season, Benjamin Dimmitt and Tamara Staples, through the portfolio reviews. This is an amazing event for photographers. Besides the reviews and networking, there are forums, lectures and workshops and “Contemporary Arab Photography, Video and Installations” will be installed in galleries throughout the city.  Registration for The 2014 International Meeting Place Portfolio Reviews – four four-day sessions of reviews just opened.

Griffin Museum Juried Exhibition To Feature Avakian, Klavens and Kocol

The Guard Shack by Bob AvakianThe Guard Shack by Bob Avakian

Beach Colony by Stefanie KlavensBeach Colony by Stefanie Klavens

Morning Glories Celestial by Mary KocolMorning Glories Celestial by Mary Kocol

The 19th Juried Exhibition of the Griffin Museum, a highly competitive competition, this year juried by Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography, “New York Times Magazine,” has announced Ryan’s selections.  Among the artists are Bob Avakian who exhibited “Between Night and Day” to at the Davis Orton Gallery in April, Stefanie Klavens who exhibited “The Art of the Movie Theater: A Disappearing American Tradition” at the gallery in 2011 and Mary Kocol who exhibited “Gardens & Arboreta” at the Davis Orton Gallery in 2010. Kocol will exhibit three photographs, one of which has be selected for honorable mention.


Meg Birnbaum, her series Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in feature on Flat File blog

Travis (Sandra Musique) by megbirnbaumTravis (Sandra Musique) by Meg Birnbaum

Meg Birnbaum’s series, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, is wonderfully reviewed in a thoughtful and thorough presentation in Flat File blog. Krista Dix of Wall Space Gallery of Santa Barbara CA and Seattle WA, the voice of flat files, presents photographs, Meg’s descriptions and her own analysis of the project and the artist.  Meg exhibited at the Davis Orton Gallery in 2011 and 2009.

Fran Forman in Smithsonian Air and Space Exhibit, High Art

Flying Boy Over Truro Pond by Fran FormanFlying Boy Over Truro Pond by Fran Forman

Fran Forman’s “Flying Boy Over Truro Pond” will be included in High Art: A Decade of Collecting which presents 50 works acquired by the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum from 2003 to 2013. The show opens Friday, July 26.  The images cover a range of styles from realism, commercial advertisement, surrealism, and impressionism to abstraction. The Museum has six of Fran’s photographs in their permanent collection.  Fran exhibited Flying Boy and other works at the Davis Orton Gallery in 2012.