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…

Calls for Entries July 2018

Untitled #34, East of the Sun, West of the Moon project, Copyright Jim Nickelson.

Every month I summarize some of the upcoming calls for entries for photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England, so please find below my list for July 2018. This tends to be a pretty quiet time of year. And I’m actually a few days early this time!

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 “Wonder”, with submissions due July 1st.

Lensculture Magazine is teaming up with Aperture to run their first LensCulture Art Photography Awards, with entries due July 3rd. A free submission review is also part of the package for all entries, a nice little perk.

Monson Arts (in Monson, Maine, a gorgeous and remote area) has opened up this year and is offering artist residencies in the fall, with applications due July 7th. I saw an early version of their facilities and I think it should be great.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “Still Life: Elevating the Mundane” due July 9th and another entitled “Open Call 2018” due August 18th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has one upcoming call… “Grayscale: A Picture Show” due July 11th. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

The popular Lenscratch website has their next free call for entry called “Road Trip”, with submissions due July 18th. This exhibition is juried as part of their new trend, but submissions remain free.

The Southeast Center for Photography has a call for entry entitled “The Altered World” due August 5th.

June 2018 Full Moon

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

June’s full moon is almost upon us, with the time of the full moon being tomorrow night (technically just after midnight on Thursday morning, all times Eastern and in Maine). Moonrise on Wednesday, July 27th will be at about 7:55 pm, about 30 minutes before sunset, so moon viewing (and photographing) should be good. In scenarios like this with moonrise coming well before sunset, we’ll get the more pastel colors rather than the colors of night (like we’ll get Thursday night).

I’ve been surprisingly unsuccessful with June full moons, though my Summer Moons included in this post from an earlier June are some of my favorites. Other years have been a bit of a washout because of weather, travel, and myriad other reasons. Other common North American names for this moon are the Flower Moon, Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon, and Green Corn Moon, all representative of early summer.

You can see my full moon project on my website if you’d like to see more…

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

Cosmos Exhibition at PhoPa Gallery

I’m incredibly excited about my upcoming exhibition at Portland’s PhoPa Gallery that opens next week. The exhibition, entitled Cosmos, will have over twenty framed pieces from multiple of my bodies of work.

The exhibition goes from June 13th through July 28th, with an opening reception on Thursday, June 14th, from 5-7 pm. I’ll give an artist talk on Wednesday, June 27th, from 5:30-6:30 pm. Hope to see everyone there!

Calls for Entries June 2018

“Painted Hills #11”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Every month I summarize some of the upcoming calls for entries for photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England, so please find below my list for June 2018. And sorry it is a few days late!

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!

Critical Mass, one of my favorite calls in terms of effectiveness, has early bird entries due June 5th (tomorrow!) and final entries due June 25th.

The popular Lenscratch website has their next free call for entry called “Good Manners”, with submissions due June 6th. This is the first juried one I’ve seen from them (though I may be forgetting some older ones).

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has two upcoming calls… “Camera Work: Landscape and Architecture” due June 7th and “Grayscale: A Picture Show” due July 11th. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next call posted, which is titled “Humans” and due June 10th.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “Environmental Portraits” due June 11th and another entitled “Still Life: Elevating the Mundane” due July 9th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

The Print Center in Philadelphia, PA has their 93rd Annual International Competition open now, with entries due June 12th. This is a very good one, and it seems very competitive as well.

The Maine Arts Commission has their annual call for grant applications open now, with applications due June 14th. So if you are a Maine artist looking for grant money…

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO has their next call posted, entitled “Wonder”, with submissions due July 1st.

Lensculture Magazine is teaming up with Aperture to run their first LensCulture Art Photography Awards, with entries due July 3rd. A free submission review is also part of the package for all entries, a nice little perk.

Monson Arts (in Monson, Maine, a gorgeous and remote area) has opened up this year and is offering artist residencies in the fall, with applications due July 7th. I saw an early version of their facilities and I think it should be great.

The Southeast Center for Photography has a call for entry entitled “The Altered World” due August 5th.

May 2018 Full Moon

 

“Buddha Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Today is May’s full moon – moonrise tonight should be a great viewing and photography opportunity if you are so inclined. Here in midcoast Maine, moonrise will be at 8:11 pm and sunset at 8:10 pm.

Photographs from my Adventures in Celestial Mechanics series of previous May full moons are included here. Enjoy!

“Milk Moon”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Bright Moon”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Calls for Entries May 2018

“Pyrotechnic #35”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Every month I summarize some of the upcoming calls for entries for photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England, so please find below my list for May 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 SohoPhoto Gallery is accepting submissions for their 2018 National Competition, with entries due May 1st.

Lensculture has their 2018 Street Photography Awards up now, with entries due May 1st. They provide a written submission review, too, a nice perk.

The Southeast Center for Photography has a call for entry entitled “Memory of Place” due May 6th and another entitled “Color” due June 3rd.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry titled “Black & White 2018”due May 7th and another titled “Environmental Portraits” due June 11th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

The San Francisco Bay International Photo Show is having an open submission, with entries due May 10th. This looks pretty interesting and I haven’t heard of it before, so I think it is new.

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has three upcoming calls… “Color Space: Contemporary Photography” due May 10th, “Camera Work: Landscape and Architecture” due June 7th, and “Grayscale: A Picture Show” due July 11th. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

The Daylight Photo Awards (from Daylight Magazine) have their annual contest up, with entries due May 15th.

Klompching Gallery in NYC has their annual FRESH Summer Show open now, with entries due May 18th.

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2018 Individual Photographer’s Grant ($10,000 each), with submissions due May 18th.

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO has their annual Center Forward Exhibition posted now, with submissions due May 20th.

The Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA, has their 2018 Members’ Juried Exhibition open for submissions now, with entries due May 25th.

The Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY is accepting submissions for their various exhibitions throughout the year, with the next one up being “Portfolio Showcase 3” due May 27th.

Applications for the 2018 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography will be accepted until May 31st. The grant amount this year is $35,000.

The popular Lenscratch website has their next free call for entry called “Good Manners”, with submissions due June 6th. This is the first juried one I’ve seen from them (though I may be forgetting some older ones).

The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next call posted, which is titled “Humans” and due June 10th.

 

 

Cosmographia & Spring Break

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

I’ll be away from my studio the week of April 16th and will be returning April 23rd, so please let me know if you need any printing completed before that time as soon as possible.

I recently posted on my photography website a new project called Cosmographia, which is part of a broader landscape project called Terra Incognita. The nice thing about a website is that it can be open even when I’m away, so please take a look at my newest project if you’d like!

Calls for Entries April 2018

“Cosmographia #10”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Every month I summarize some of the upcoming calls for entries for photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England, so please find below my list for April 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 CMCA in Rockland, ME is accepting entries for the next Biennial for all of you out there with Maine connections…entries will be accepted until April 2nd.

Boston’s PRC (now in Cambridge) has their 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition open now, with entries due April 8th.

The Southeast Center for Photography has a call for entry entitled “Home” due April 8th and another entitled “Memory of Place” due May 6th.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “Water” due April 9th and another entitled “Black & White 2018”due May 7th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

The Fence has their annual outdoor photography exhibition call up, with entries due April 10th.

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has two upcoming calls… “Focus: Shadow and Light” due April 11th and “Color Space: Contemporary Photography” due May 10th. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

The Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY is accepting submissions for their various exhibitions throughout the year, with the next one up being “In the Garden” due April 22nd.

The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next calls posted, one entitled “Urban/Suburban/Rural” due April 23rd and another entitled “Humans” due June 10th.

The Griffin Museum of Photography is soliciting submissions for their annual members juried show now, with submissions due April 23rd.

The SohoPhoto Gallery is accepting submissions for their 2018 National Competition, with entries due May 1st.

The Daylight Photo Awards (from Daylight Magazine) have their annual contest up, with entries due May 1st.

Lensculture has their 2018 Street Photography Awards up now, with entries due May 1st. They provide a written submission review, too, a nice perk.

The San Francisco Bay International Photo Show is having an open submission, with entries due May 10th. This looks pretty interesting and I haven’t heard of it before, so I think it is new.

Klompching Gallery in NYC has their annual FRESH Summer Show open now, with entries due May 18th.

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2018 Individual Photographer’s Grant ($10,000 each), with submissions due May 18th.

The Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA, has their 2018 Members’ Juried Exhibition open for submissions now, with entries due May 25th.

Applications for the 2018 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography will be accepted until May 31st. The grant amount this year is $35,000.

Blue Moon, March 2018

“Blue Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Tomorrow is the second Blue Moon of 2018, and the last such one until 2020. Here in midcoast Maine, you can see moonrise at 7:18 pm tomorrow night just after sunset at 7:02 pm. The moon doesn’t actually appear blue, of course, but it is the common name for either the second full moon in a month (or fourth in a season).

This moon is also called a Paschal Moon as the first full moon of Spring.

Whatever it is called, enjoy the viewing!

You can see my full moon project at my website here.