August 2019 Full Moon

“Dog Days Moon IV”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

August’s full moon is nearly upon us, with the moment of the full moon about 8:30 am tomorrow morning (all times herein midcoast Maine). There should be great viewing and photographing opportunities tonight (moonrise 7:37 pm), tomorrow morning (moonset 5:38 am), and tomorrow night (moonrise 8:08 pm). Each of these is near the time of sunrise/sunset, providing for interesting photographic potential.

August has been one of my better months over the years for my long-term full moon project, and I’ve included a few of my favorites here. Happy viewing!

“Moon When Cherries Turn Black I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Moon of the Ripening I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Cutter Moon IV”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
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Photography in Maine August 2019

Please find below a list of photography exhibits in the state of Maine for August 2019. For Boston and greater New England, I recommend the What Will You Remember blog for exhibit lists and reviews. If you have an exhibit you’d like me to publicize please let me know as well.

Kingman Gallery in Deer Isle continues Lynn Karlin’s “Making the Ordinary Extraordinary” through August 4th, but switches to the next exhibition of my own work starting August 6th (if you’ll excuse the self-promotion!). My exhibit, entitled “Iceland”, extends until September 8th. There is an opening reception on Sunday, August 11th, from 2-5 pm, and I hope to see you there!

The Thos. Moser Gallery in Freeport (of handmade furniture fame) is exhibiting the work of a group of photographers in an exhibition that extends until November 3rd. Besides myself, photographers also include Gifford Ewing, Nina Fuller, Lynn Karlin, Olga Merrill, Sarah Szwajkos, Joyce Tenneson, David Wade, Amy Wilton, Mary Woodman, and Jane Yudelman.

The very popular Melt Down exhibition that recently ended at the CMCA in Rockland heads south down to Portland very soon. Opening this Friday, August 2nd, from 6-8 pm at the Lewis Gallery (at the Portland Public Library), I highly recommend this exhibit of climate change-related work by ten Maine photographers (including myself). The exhibition will be on view through September 21st.

The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts is exhibiting the work and collection of Barbara Morris Goodbody through October 30th at the USM Glickman Library. It looks to be a wonderful show and I look forward to checking it out soon.

Cove Street Arts, a new space from the new owners of Greenhut Galleries, has opened at 71 Cove Street in Portland. They have a website now and the current exhibitions look good, particularly the one with the work of Ian Trask that goes until September 13th — I can’t wait to seeing this new space.

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art has one exhibition in August with photography, entitled “Art Purposes: Object Lessons for the Liberal Arts”. The exhibition extends until November 10th, 2019.

The Colby Museum of Art has what looks to be a very interesting exhibit entitled “Theaster Gates: Facsimile Cabinet of Women Origin Stories” and extending though September 8th.

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Calls for Entries August 2019

Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

It is time for my monthly summary of upcoming calls for entries for photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England, so please find below my list for August 2019. This is a quiet time of year, but there are still some good ones out there.

This list is certainly not exhaustive and usually reflects ones of particular interest to me, but hopefully it will be helpful to many of you as well.

Good luck!

The Southeast Center for Photography has their next calls posted, with “Flora” due August 4th and “Forgotten” due September 8th.

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has two upcoming calls… “WHAT: Cars and Dogs” due August 9th and “Photo Shoot 2019” due September 10th.  This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

The Garrison Art Center in Garrison, NY, has their annual call for PHOTOcentric 2019, with early bird entries due August 9th and final entries due September 6th.

Lensculture Magazine has their next call up, this one being their annual Emerging Photographers contest. Entries are due August 14th. Lensculture does give a free short review of each submission, a nice perk.

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO, has their next call up, which is entitled “Self and Family” and due August 18th.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “The Contemporary Landscape” that is due August 19th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next call up, entitled “Secondary Colors” and due August 25th.

The Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY, has a long line-up of upcoming calls for entries, ranging from group exhibitions to photobook competitions, and I encourage you to take a look at their many options. Next up is an open call due August 29th.

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Photography in Maine July 2019

Please find below a list of photography exhibits in the state of Maine for the month of July 2019. For Boston and greater New England, I recommend the What Will You Remember blog for exhibit lists and reviews. If you have an exhibit you’d like me to publicize please let me know as well.

Kingman Gallery in Deer Isle opens Lynn Karlin’s “Making the Ordinary Extraordinary” on July 2nd, with an opening reception on Friday, July 5th, from 2-5 pm. The exhibit continues through August 4th. I’ve included the poster for this exhibition below. I highly recommend checking out Lynn’s exhibit as her work is quite beautiful. I am biased on this front as I print Lynn’s work and also am represented by Kingman, but it really should be great.

The Thos. Moser Gallery in Freeport (of handmade furniture fame) is exhibiting the work of a group of photographers in an exhibition that extends until November 3rd. Besides myself, photographers also include Gifford Ewing, Nina Fuller, Lynn Karlin, Olga Merrill, Sarah Szwajkos, Joyce Tenneson, David Wade, Amy Wilton, Mary Woodman, and Jane Yudelman.

The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts is exhibiting the work and collection of Barbara Morris Goodbody from June 27th through October 30th at the USM Glickman Library.

The Granite Gallery in Tenants Harbor, Maine (68 Main Street) is exhibiting the photography of Elizabeth Root Blackmer in an exhibition entitled “Ephemera” that extends from June 12th-17th, with an opening reception July 12th from 5-8 pm.

Cove Street Arts, a new space from the new owners of Greenhut Galleries, has opened at 71 Cove Street in Portland. I haven’t seen it yet, but one of the first shows is “Photographing Coastal Maine”, curated by Bruce Brown and including 10 photographers. I can’t seem to find details online about the space in terms of hours and such, though.

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Calls for Entries July 2019

Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

It is time for my monthly summary of upcoming calls for entries for photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England, so please find below my list for July 2019. Things usually quiet down a bit this time of year, but there are still some good ones out there.

This list is certainly not exhaustive and usually reflects ones of particular interest to me, but hopefully it will be helpful to many of you as well.

Good luck!

The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next call up, entitled “From Dusk to Dawn” and due July 7th. They have another call for later in the summer entitled “Secondary Colors” that is due August 25th.

The Southeast Center for Photography has their next calls posted, with “Women by Women” due July 7th, “Flora” due August 4th, and “Forgotten” due September 8th.

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has two upcoming calls…”Black and White: 2019″ due July 11th and “WHAT: Cars and Dogs” due August 9th.  This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

Submissions will be open until July 15th for the 2019 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portaiture. The award includes a $20,000 prize.

Critical Mass, which I consider to be a particularly important call, is accepting submissions for this year with entries due July 15th. I’ve had a number of reviewers tell me that this contest is one that helps them quite a bit in finding new work.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “Personal Narrative” due July 22nd. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

The Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY, has a long line-up of upcoming calls for entries, ranging from group exhibitions to photobook competitions, and I encourage you to take a look at their many options.

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Upcoming Time Away

“Pyrotechnic #141”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

I’ll be away and Nickelson Editions will be closed from July 4th-14th. I’ll be back to normal operations on July 15th. Between now and then I’ll have some, but limited, availability because of workshops this week and early next week.

I’m speaking about my photography at Rockport Opera House tonight at 7:30 pm if you are in the area — the presentation is open to the public.

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Exhibition and Opening at Thos. Moser Gallery in Freeport

“Pyrotechnic #185”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

I’m honored to be included in an exhibition at the beautiful Thos. Moser Gallery in Freeport, Maine throughout the summer. The exhibition includes a number of wonderful photographers and friends — besides my Pyrotechnic work, the exhibition includes work from Gifford Ewing, Nina Fuller, Lynn Karlin, Olga Merrill, Sarah Szwajkos, Joyce Tenneson, David Wade, Amy Wilton, Mary Woodman and Jane Yudelman.

The opening reception is this Thursday from 6-8 pm, but I’ll unfortunately be able to make it because of obligations to my workshop in Rockport this week. I’ve seen the show already (it is up now!) and I definitely recommend checking it out.

 

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Presentation of my work in Rockport on Tuesday Night

“Gold Coast, Woods Study”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday night, June 25th, I’ll be presenting my work in a free, public presentation at the Rockport Opera House (through Maine Media Workshops as part of their Arnold Newman Master Lecture Series). The presentation goes from 7:30-8:30 pm. I’ll be presenting brand new work as well as selected photographs from earlier projects. Hope to see you there!

I’m teaching my newish workshop, The Sense of Wonder, next week at Maine Media so I’ll be a bit slow in responding to communications as well.

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June 2019 Full Moon

“Summer Moon IX”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Today is June’s full moon, and the best viewing opportunity for moonrise will be tonight at about 8:45 pm (all times Midcoast Maine), just after sunset. As a special bonus tonight, Jupiter will be visible pretty close the to moon

My favorite June full moon photographs that I took were all from the same night years ago while camping in Cobscook Bay State Park, a group I’ve named the Summer Moon.

The Strawberry Moon is probably the most popular name for the June full moon in North America for areas where it comes during the strawberry harvest (which is definitely not yet here in Maine this year), and the Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon were all popular European names for the June full moon.

Happy viewing!

“Summer Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
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Photography in Maine June 2019

“Jasper Beach Surf #8”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Please find below a list of photography exhibits in the state of Maine for the month of June 2019. For Boston and New England, I recommend the What Will You Remember blog for exhibit lists and reviews (the June update is here). If you have an exhibit you’d like me to publicize, please let me know as well, including

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. Melt Down opened March 23rd and features ten photographers (including myself) who have photographed in the Arctic and Antarctic and whose work relates to climate change — it really is a wonderful show. The exhibition extends through June 9th, so you have this Friday night during the art walk and this weekend as your last chance!

The Thos. Moser Gallery in Freeport (of handmade furniture fame) is exhibiting the work of a group of photographers in an exhibition that extends until November 3rd. There is an opening reception Thursday, June 27th, from 6-8 pm, but the work is already on the wall if you are in the area. Besides myself, photographers also include Gifford Ewing, Nina Fuller, Lynn Karlin, Olga Merrill, Sarah Szwajkos, Joyce Tenneson, David Wade, Amy Wilton, Mary Woodman, and Jane Yudelman.

Portland Museum of Art, Portland. The big photography show is Richard Avedon: Portraits, 1952-1970, which is a must-see (that I haven’t yet seen!). You and I both have until June 16th to see it.

The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts is exhibiting the work and collection of Barbara Morris Goodbody from June 27th through October 30th at the USM Glickman Library. There will be an opening reception June 27th from 6-8 pm.

The Colby Museum of Art in Waterville has an exhibition of seventy self-portraits by Zanele Muholi, entitled “Somnayama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness”, that continues through June 9th. In addition, Theaster Gates’s “Facsimile Cabinet of Women Origin Stories” opens March 12th and extends through September 8th. Both of these exhibitions look to be quite interesting.

“Lost + Found”, an exhibition of photographs by Susan Metzger, is exhibition at the Common Street Arts gallery in Waterville through June 29th.

Cove Street Arts, a new space from the new owners of Greenhut Galleries, has opened at 71 Cove Street in Portland. I haven’t seen it yet, but one of the first shows is “Photographing Coastal Maine”, curated by Bruce Brown and including 10 photographers. I can’t seem to find details online about the space in terms of hours and such, though.

Kingman Gallery in Deer Isle is open for the season, featuring photography from a wide range of Maine photographers.

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