Harmony of the Spheres Exhibition at NESOP in Boston

“Ouroboros #2”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

A solo exhibition of my Harmony of the Spheres project just opened at the Garner Center for Photographic Exhibitions at the New England School of Photography in Waltham, MA. Next Tuesday, November 6th, is the opening exhibition from 6-7:30 pm. So if you’d rather avoid hitting refresh on your browser on election night as you agonize about the future of our country, consider joining us as we ponder the mysteries of the cosmos instead.

But make sure you vote first!

The exhibition extends until December 7th.

…and don’t forget to check out Elin Spring’s list of New England photography exhibitions in November…and thank you to Elin for giving my show a shout-out! I’m hoping to catch many of these exhibitions myself on my journeys back and forth to Boston over the next few weeks…

Calls for Entries November 2018

Great Sand Dunes, Colorado, 2018. 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 November 2018.

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 a few upcoming calls, with The Natural Nude due November 4th, Monochrome due December 2nd, and their Members Show due November 18th.

Panopticon Gallery in Boston has their First Look 2019 call up, with entries due November 8th.

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has two upcoming calls… “Color Photography” due November 9th and “Focus: Landscape and Architecture” due December 6th. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

The Photographic Center Northwest has their 22nd Annual PCNW Juried Exhibition open now, with entries due November 9th.

Lenscratch has their next free call for entries up, with the jurored exhibition entitled “Seeing is Believing” due November 14th.

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO has their next call posted, the 12th incarnation of their Portfolio Showcase exhibition, with submissions due November 14th, as well as a call entitled “Contemporary Portraiture” due November 14th.

Don’t Take Pictures Magazine has their next free call for entries, entitled “Seeing Red”, with entries due November 18th.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “Self-Portrait: A Two-Way Mirror” due November 19th and another entitled “Sanctuary” due December 17th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

The Perspective Gallery in the Chicago area has their 10th Annual Lens 2019 juried competition open now, with entries due January 14th, 2019.

The SoHo Photo Gallery has their annual portfolio contest coming up, with entries due January 15th, 2019.

Bostick & Sullivan is having their first ever call for entry, jurored by Alt Pro guru Christopher James, and with entires due February 28th, 2019.

Santa Fe here I come…

Copyright Jim Nickelson. White Sands, New Mexico, 2015.

Next week I’ll be in Santa Fe for the juried portfolio reviews at Review Santa Fe. I’m very much looking forward to this — this one has been a challenge for my work to resonate with the jury in past years, but apparently the eighth time is the charm! I look forward to getting comments on my work and to seeing the work of all of the other photographers that were selected.

I’m going for a little extra time, too, to photograph some of that gorgeous New Mexico scenery. I’ll be back in my studio on October 29th.

If you are in the Santa Fe area and want to check out all of the work from the full list of photographers, there is a portfolio walk open to the public featuring all of the photographers on Friday night, October 19th, from 6-8 pm. Those events are always an excellent chance to see a wide variety of work up close and personal. Hope to see you there!

Calls for Entries October 2018

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 October 2018. (Technically, it is a well past time for this, but better late than never!)

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 BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has three upcoming calls… “Portrait:Photography” due October 11th, “Color Photography” due November 9th, and “Focus: Landscape and Architecture” due December 6th. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

Lenscratch has their next free calls for entries up, with “In the Dead of  Night” due October 15th (this one is un-jurored) and the jurored exhibition entitled “Seeing is Believing” due November 14th.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled“Fictional Narrative” due October 15th and another entitled “Self-Portrait: A Two-Way Mirror” due November 19th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

Lensculture Magazine is running their first annual Black & White Photography Awards, with entries due October 31st. A free submission review is also part of the package for all entries, a nice little perk.

Black & White Magazine has their annual submissions open for their various special issues, with entries due October 31st.

Panopticon Gallery in Boston has their First Look 2019 call up now, with entries due November 8th.

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center has their NXNE 2019 Open Call up, with entries due November 12th.

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO has their next call posted, the 12th incarnation of their Portfolio Showcase exhibition, with submissions due November 15th.

Bostick & Sullivan is having their first ever call for entry, jurored by Alt Pro guru Christopher James, and with entires due February 28th, 2019.

September 2018 Full Moon

“Harvest Moon”. Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

September’s full moon is almost upon us, with the moment of the full moon happening on Monday, Sept. 24th, at 10:52 pm (all times midcoast Maine). The best viewing of moonrise of the full moon should be Monday night, with moonrise occurring at 6:43 pm just after sunset at 6:29 pm. Moonset at 6:41 am on Tuesday should be a good opportunity, too, occurring just after sunrise.

I’ve had more success in September than pretty much any other month with photographing the full moon, and I’ve included a few examples here in this post. You can find a wider selection of my full moon photographs in my Adventures in Celestial Mechanics portfolio here.

This year (as happens 2/3 of the time) the September full moon is the Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is considered to be the moon closest in time to the autumn equinox and usually falls in September. Other common names for the September Moon I’ve used are the Autumn Moon, the Chestnut Moon, Dancing Moon (from the Klamath in the Pacific NW), the Moon of Plenty, and the Rice Moon.

“Blood Moon”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Harvest Moon II”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Chestnut Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Rice Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Rice Moon II”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Dancing Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Calls for Entries September 2018

“Illuminations #147”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

School starts for my daughter tomorrow, but today 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 September 2018. This tends to be a pretty quiet time of year.

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 Griffin Museum is managing the John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship, with entries due September 5th. The winner gets a solo exhibition and a grant of $3,000.

Lensculture Magazine is teaming up with Aperture to run their annual Emerging Talent Awards, with entries due September 5th. A free submission review is also part of the package for all entries, a nice little perk.

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has two upcoming calls… “Poetics of Light” due September 6th and “Portrait:Photography” due October 11th. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

The SoHo Photo Gallery has their next call up, entitled the “2018 Alternative Processes Competition”, with entries due September 7th.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “Travel: Places and Faces” due September 10th and another entitled “Fictional Narrative” due October 15th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

Maine Magazine is having an open call to their annual guide with entries due September 17th. This is a new thing (I believe) for a magazine that has had some recent struggles, but it is worth investigating if you are a Maine artist.

The Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA has their 2018 International Juried Exhibition up, with submissions due September 23rd. I will note that this one is more expensive than the typical submission.

The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next call up, entitled “Summer”, and submissions are due September 23rd.

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO has their next call posted, the 12th incarnation of their Portfolio Showcase exhibition, with submissions due September 30th.

The Southeast Center for Photography has a call for entry entitled “Fauna” due October 7th.

 

 

August 2018 Full Moon

“Moon When Cherries Turn Black I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

August’s full moon is tonight – hopefully you were able to see the lovely almost-full moon last night. Here in midcoast Maine, you’ll see moonrise right after 7:16 pm and sunset right around 7:24 pm, so it should be a great viewing and photographing opportunity. Moonset tomorrow morning at 5:45 am should also be a great opportunity.

August has been one of my best months for photographing the full moon , with some of my favorites coming from this month. Some of the names are quite wonderful, too — Moon of the Ripening, Moon When Cherries Turn Black, and Dog Days Moon I particularly like. I’ve included a few photographs from my series here, and enjoy the real thing tonight and tomorrow!

“Moon of the Ripening I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Dog Days Moon IV”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Cutter Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Corn Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

A Sense of Wonder Exhibition at Pascal Hall

I’m back from Iceland now (much more on that soon) and I’m very excited to announce a new solo exhibition coming up very soon — next week, in fact! “A Sense of Wonder” includes a wide variety of my work (really, some of almost everything, including Iceland prints fresh off the printer). The exhibition will be at the beautiful Pascal Hall in Rockport, Maine, a place I’ve always thought would be perfect for my work.

The exhibition starts next Wednesday, August 8th and extends through August 19th. I’ll be manning the gallery myself during the gallery hours of Wednesday-Sunday, 1-5 pm. We’ll have an opening reception on Friday, August 10th, 5-7 pm, and I’ll give an artist talk on August 16th at 5:30.

I can’t wait to see how it all comes out, and hope to see you sometime during the show!

Calls for Entries August 2018

Svinafellsjokull Glacier, Iceland, 2018. Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

I’m back from my Iceland residency now, and much more on this very soon. Today it is time, though, 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 2018. This tends to be a pretty quiet time of year.

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 Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO has their next call posted, entitled “Abstract”, with submissions due August 5th.

The Southeast Center for Photography has a call for entry entitled “The Altered World” due August 5th and another entitled “The Contemporary Portrait” due September 2nd.

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has three upcoming calls… “Photo Shoot: 2018” due August 9th, “Poetics of Light” due September 6th, and “Portrait:Photography” due October 11th. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “Open Call 2018” due August 13th and a second entitled “Travel: Places and Faces” due September 10th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

The SoHo Photo Gallery has their next call up, entitled the “2018 Alternative Processes Competition”, with entries due August 27th.

Lensculture Magazine is teaming up with Aperture to run their annual Emerging Talent Awards, with entries due September 5th. A free submission review is also part of the package for all entries, a nice little perk.

The Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA has their 2018 International Juried Exhibition up, with submissions due September 23rd. I will note that this one is more expensive than the typical submission.

The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next call up, entitled “Summer”, and submissions are due September 23rd.

 

 

 

Iceland Residency

It is a bit of tradition now for me to post this sign from my daughter’s classroom of a few years ago when I’m about to head out…so in case you didn’t see my other references to this, I’m heading out for my residency in Iceland tomorrow (!) and will return to my studio on July 27th.

I should have email while I am away so that will likely be the best way to contact me if you need to do so. If all goes well I’ll post things on Instagram, too, while I am there…