Portfolio Showcase

In the wake of Covid-19, we hope your friends, family and community remain safe and healthy during this uncertain time. Davis Orton Gallery will not open, as scheduled on April 11. The date will be determined by events over the next several weeks.

Important Submission News

Our first Portfolio Showcase call, River Towns, River Valley Landscapes, has been moved. The show will now be October 17 to November 15, Deadline: September 27.

Those who wish to apply to Portfolio Showcase 2 or 3, please DO submit your work but DO NOT pay the fee.  If the planned show is “on”, we will contact you for payment, then jury the showcase.

*See all 2020 gallery calls for entry below

Portfolio Showcase: In each of five 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 in Gallery (top left: Angie Wilkerson and Michael O’Shea; right: David Curtis and Amy Shapiro, bottom left: Teresa Meier and Carol Erb; right: Jean Schnell and Caudia Ruiz Gustafson


All 2020 Calls for Entries

2020Deadlines Exhibition Dates  
Portfolio Showcase 1: moved. See Portfolio Showcase 5   March 22 April 11 to May 10  
Portfolio Showcase 2:
Abstract expression – Found or Created

  April 26 May 16 to June 14  
Portfolio Showcase 3: Alternative visions of the natural world   May 31 June 20 to
July 19
6th Annual Group Show Theme: Open
Photo-based works and videos, Juror: Paula Tognarelli,
Executive Director & Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography
  June 22 Aug 1 to August 30  
Portfolio Showcase 4: At the Movies – real or imagined: celebrity, imagined scenes (stills) or behind the scenes    August 16 Sept 5 to October 4  
Portfolio Showcase 5: River Towns, River Valley Landscapes
any river town AND/OR any river valley landscape
  Sept 27 October 17 to Nov  15  
3rd Annual Books and Readers: Group Show
entry instructions
Selected photographs accompany Photobook Exhibition 
  Oct 19 Nov 21 to Dec 20 
11th Annual PHOTOBOOK Exhibition entry instructions
1 call, 2 exhibits: Davis Orton Gallery & Griffin Museum of Photography, Jurors: Paula Tognarelli, Karen Davis
  Oct 19 Nov 21 to Dec 20 

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 completed online submission form that includes a minimum of 7 to a maximum of 12 jpg images from a series/portfolio related to the theme. 

To portfolio showcase entrants: DO submit your work but DO NOT PAY the fee.  If the planned show is “on”, we will contact you for payment, then jury the showcase.

>>>>> Submit Your Entry Here 2 Steps >>>>>

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.