Calls for Entries September 2019

“Great Sand Dunes #4”, 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 September 2019. Things are starting to pick up again this 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 John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship is accepting applications until September 5th (today!) for its $3,000 scholarship geared towards emerging photographers.

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

The Southeast Center for Photography has their next call posted, entitled “Forgotten” and due September 8th.

The Soho Photo Gallery has their next call up, the 2019 Alternative Process Competition, with entries due September 8th.

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has two upcoming calls…”Photo Shoot 2019″ due September 10th and “Framed: Portrait Photography” due October 10th.  This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

Monson Arts is accepting applications for their Winter 2020 residencies, with entries due September 15th.

The 14th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers is accepting entries until September 15th for their annual contest.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “Women at Work” due September 16th and another entitled “Childhood” due October 14th. 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 September 22nd, as well as “Patterns and Shadows” that is due November 10th.

The A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX is accepting entries for their next call, entitled “unique: alternative processes 2019”, until September 23rd.

Lensculture Magazine has their next call up, the Black & White Photography Awards. You can submit free single image entries until September 25th, and can submit a series of images (for payment) until October 16th. Lensculture does give a free short review of each paid submission, a nice perk.

The Center for Creative Photography has an interesting call up now, entitled “The Qualities of Light”, with entries due September 30th.

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 October 7th.

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation is offering (for Maine visual artists) both project grants of $5,000 and a direct fellowship of $25,000, both due November 15th.

Calls for Entries August 2019

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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.

Calls for Entries July 2019

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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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

Calls for Entries June 2019

“Chiricahua, Massai Point #9”, 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 June 2019.

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 Fort Collins, CO, has their next calls open, one entitled “Black and White 2019” due June 9th and the other their annual “Center Forward 2019” call with entries due June 30th.

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has two upcoming calls…”Field Work: Landscape and Architecture” due June 11th and “Black and White: 2019” due July 11th.  This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

The Print Center has their 94th Annual International Competition coming up, and entries are due June 14th.

Lensculture has their annual art photography awards up now, with entries due June 19th. All applications receive a free written review by a juror.

The Maine Arts Commission has is now accepting applications for Maine Artist Fellowships (due June 20th).

The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next call up, entitled “From Dusk to Dawn” and due June 23rd. They have another call for later in the summer entitled “Secondary Colors” that is due August 25th.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “Being Human” due June 24th and another entitled “Personal Narrative” due July 22nd. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

The Somerville (MA) Toy Camera Festival seeks entries for its annual celebration of toy and lo-fi photography, with entries due June 24th.

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.

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.

May 2019 Full Moon

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

May’s full moon is coming up over the weekend, with the moment of the full moon coming at 5:11 pm on Saturday, May 18th (all times here based on midcoast Maine). There should be good photo opportunities (weather permitting) on Saturday morning for moonset at 5:15 am (just after sunrise at 5:06), Saturday night for moonrise at 7:48 pm just before sunset at 7:59 pm.

The full moon of May 2019 is also considered a “blue moon” by some standards as well. The most common definition of a blue moon is the second of two full moons in the same month, but another traditional definition is a moon that is the third of four full moons in a season (in this case, between the spring equinox and the summer solstice).

Milk Moon, Flower Moon, and Planting Moon are some of the most common names for May’s full moon, but I also love names from other cultures such as the Dragon Moon, Buddha Moon, and Bright Moon. I’ve included a few May full moons here, and you can see my full Adventure in Celestial Mechanics project here.

Happy viewing!

“Bright Moon”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Dragon Moon II”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Dragon Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Buddha Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Milk Moon”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Buddha Moon III”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Calls for Entries May 2019

“Skagafjörður, Drangey #1”, 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 May 2019.

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 Fort Collins, CO, has their next call for entry open, entitled “In Relation to Land” and juried by Dr. Rebecca Senf, with submissions due May 1st as well as another call, entitled “Black and White 2019” and due June 2nd.

The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next call up, entitled “Trees” and due May 5th.

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has one upcoming call…”Color Burst: A Picture Show” due May 10th.  This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

The San Francisco Bay International Photography Exhibition (part of the SF Bay Month of Photography) is accepting entries for its annual exhibition, with entries due May 15th.

The Daylight Photo Awards are now accepting entries for their 2019 awards, with entries due May 15th.

KlompChing Gallery has their annual Fresh 2019 exhibition coming up, and is accepting submissions until May 22nd.

Lenscratch has their next free online exhibition running now, entitled “Photographs in Conversation” and with entries due May 23rd.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “Water 2019” due May 27th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

The Aaron Siskind Individual Photographers Fellowship Grant is accepting applications for its $15,000 grant, with entries due May 31st.

The Photo Review has their 35th Annual International Photography Competition coming up, and entries are due May 31st.

The Print Center has their 94th Annual International Competition coming up, and entries are due June 14th.

The Maine Arts Commission has is now accepting applications for Maine Artist Fellowships (due June 20th).

The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next call up, entitled Dusk to Dawn, and with entries due June 23rd.

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

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.