Calls for Entries July 2017

“Pyrotechnic #185”, 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.

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 call for entry entitled “Other Worlds” due July 9th and another (jurored by Joyce Tenneson) called “The Intimate Portrait” and due September 1st.

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has three upcoming calls… “Shades of Gray” due July 10th, “Portraiture” due August 9th, and “Photo Shoot: 2017” due September 8th. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

The SohoPhoto Gallery has their 2017 Alternative Processes Competition open for entries now, with submissions due July 14th.

The Aaron Siskind Foundation has their annual Individual Photographer’s Fellowship open for submissions and due July 14th, with available grants of up to $10,000.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “The Quiet Landscape” due July 24th and another entitled “iPhone Imagery” due August 21st. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO, has their next call open, entitled “Portraits 2018” and due July 26th.

Lensculture magazine has their annual Street Photography Awards due August 1st. They include a free submission review as part of the application fee, too, which is a good addition in my experience.

The Griffin Museum will be managing the John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship, with entries due between August 1st and September 5th, 2017.

Maine Media is managing the Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, with submissions being due by September 15th. This award now includes a $20,000 prize.

The Still Point Art Gallery now has free submissions for its calls after moving to on-line only shows. You can see their calls here, starting with The Art of Structure due October 1st.

The excellent Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY has a whole list of calls for the year up, with entries due ranging from very soon until October 24th.

My Printing Book is Now Available!

My printing book (Fine Art Inkjet Printing: The Craft and Art of the Fine Digital Print) is now available in all forms — I just received copies in the mail (and I love how it came out). Obviously it is intended to help people with printing, but I do sneak in many of my photographs as well.

If you’d like a signed version, please contact me and we’ll work out the details. You can also get an e-book or purchaser from the publisher, Rocky Nook, or the normal online retailers.

June 2017 Full Moon

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

It is that time again – June’s full moon is overnight tonight (technically the moment is tomorrow morning), so there will be good viewing (and photographing) of it tonight, tomorrow morning, and tomorrow evening. Moonrise tonight is at 7:22 pm (with sunset at 8:18 pm, all times for midcoast Maine), moonset tomorrow is 5:15 am, and moonrise tomorrow is 8:16 pm.

Looking back through my files, I was surprised to see I only had one really good June for photographing for my Adventures in the Celestial Mechanics series. I’ll share 4 photographs from June 2013 here in this post of the Summer Moon. Other popular names for the June full moon are the Rose Moon and Flower Moon, for reasons that are likely obvious if you are in North America.

Good viewing!

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

Calls for Entries June 2017

Painted Hills, Oregon, Copyright Jim Nickelson

Every month I summarize some of the upcoming calls for entries for photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England.

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 two upcoming calls…”Focus: Narrative Photography” due June 7th and “Shades of Gray” due July 10th. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

The Southeast Center for Photography has a call for entry entitled “Landscape: Grand or Personal” due June 11th and another entitled “Other Worlds” due July 9th.

Focus photo l.a. has a call for entries up due June 11th, with possible prizes including an exhibition at the Elizabeth Houston Gallery in NYC.

The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next call up, entitled “Glass” and due June 11th (note the link works now but it looks wrong, so it might change).

The Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA has their annual Juried Exhibition with entries due June 14th (though the price is steep when you consider the required membership).

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “Portals” (jurored by Aline Smithson) due June 26th and another entitled “The Quiet Landscape” due July 24th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO, has their next call open, entitled “Water”, and due June 28th.

The Multiple Exposures Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia has their annual call up, with entries due June 30th.

The Photo Review has their prestigious 33rd Annual Photo Review competition, with entries due June 30th.

The Still Point Art Gallery now has free submissions for its calls after moving to on-line only shows. You can see their calls here, starting with The Art of Structure due July 1st.

The SohoPhoto Gallery has their 2017 Alternative Processes Competition open for entries now, with submissions due July 7th.

The Aaron Siskind Foundation has their annual Individual Photographer’s Fellowship open for submissions and due July 14th, with available grants of up to $10,000.

The excellent Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY has a whole list of calls for the year up, with entries due ranging from very soon until October 24th.

Calls for Entries May 2017

“Ouroboros #2”, 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.

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 call for entry entitled “Forsaken” due May 7th and another entitled “Landscape: Grand or Personal” due June 11th.

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

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO, has their next calls, with “Photography as Response” due May 10th, “Small Works” due May 31st, and “Water” due June 28th.

Maine Media + College has an open call for their Book Artist in Residence program, with entries due May 15th.

The Tilt Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ has a call for entries entitled “Infinite Possibility” due May 15th.

The 2017 Daylight Awards are open now, too, and are due May 15th (extended deadline).

The Magnum Photography Awards for 2017 are now up, with entries due May 16th. Run by LensCulture, they do offer a review of your submitted work as well.

The ACCI Gallery in Berkeley, CA has a call for entries up for The Art of Living, with entries due May 18th.

Don’t Take Pictures, the online website, has their next free call for entries for cyanotypes, entitled “Beyond the Blue”, with entries due May 21st.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “Black and White” due May 22nd and another entitled “Portals” (jurored by Aline Smithson) due June 26th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

Klompching Gallery in NYC has their annual “Fresh” call for entries up, with submissions due May 27th.

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops has their annual contest going now, entitled “Portraits” and with entries due May 31st.

Diffusion Magazine has a call open for submissions to the upcoming Diffusion IX, with submissions due June 1st.

The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next call up, entitled “Glass” and due June 11th (note the link works now but it looks wrong, so it might change).

The SohoPhoto Gallery has their 2017 Alternative Processes Competition open for entries now, with submissions due July 7th.

The excellent Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY has a whole list of calls for the year up, with entries due ranging from very soon until October 24th.

Calls for Entries April 2017

Untitled #3, East of the Sun, West of the Moon, Copyright Jim Nickelson

Every month I summarize some of the upcoming calls for entries for photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England.

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 Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, Maine has their annual Art 2017 call for entries (jurored by Corey Daniels), with entries due April 1st.

The Flagstaff Arts Council is accepting entries for their annual NightVisions exhibition celebrating the night sky, with entries due April 4th.

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has their annual Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 competition, with entries due April 7th (midday, BST – British Standard Time).

The Southeast Center for Photography has a call for entry entitled “The Contemporary Nude” due April 9th and another entitled “Forsaken” due May 7th.

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has two upcoming calls… “Shadows: Darkness and Light” due April 10th and “Color: The Visual Spectrum” due May 10th. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

 The Fence 2017, which creates giant, well, fence installations based on the winning photographic series, is accepting entries for 2017, with a final deadline of April 11th.

The ViewPoint Gallery in Halifax has their annual International Photography competition up, with entries due April 15th.

Lenscratch, the popular blog, has their next free online exhibition, entitled the “Earth Day Exhibition”, with submissions due April 15th.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “In Honor of Trees” and due April 24th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO, has their next call for entry posted, entitled “Photography as Response” due April 26th.

The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next calls for entries up, the first entitled  “Wandering Curves” due April 30th.

The 2017 Daylight Awards are open now, too, due May 1st.

The SohoPhoto Gallery has their 2017 National Competition open for entries now, with submissions due May 1st.

The ACCI Gallery in Berkeley, CA has a call for entries up for The Art of Living, with entries due May 18th.

The excellent Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY has a whole list of calls for the year up, with entries due ranging from very soon until October 24th.

March 2017 Full Moon

“Moon When Eyes Are Sore From Bright Snow I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

The full moon for March 2017 is coming up tomorrow morning! You’ll have a good chance tonight with moonrise at 4:47 pm and sunset at 5:37 pm, as well as tomorrow morning’s moonset at 5:01 am. Tomorrow’s moonrise at 6:51 pm, just after sunset at 6:38 pm, might even be better (all times for midcoast Maine). (N.B. Note the times are much later because of the time change!).

March has been a great month for me in year’s past, and I’ve included some of my favorites here. The March full moon is of course known by many names across different cultures, and one of my favorite names is from the Dakota Sioux, who called it the Moon When Eyes Hurt from Bright Snow. Other popular names for this moon include the Algonquin names Full Worm Moon and Sugar Moon, as well as the English Chaste Moon and the Colonial American Lenten Moon.

“Chaste Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Chaste Moon V”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Lenten Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Lenten Moon IV”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Moon of Wakening II”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Your Favorites of 2016

At long last, here are your favorite photographs of 2016. Each year, I ask readers to submit their own favorite photograph that they took last year. I’ve always loved this annual tradition (here is last year‘s). I’ve added a link to a website when available, too, if you’d like to see more (and you should).

Thanks for everyone who submitted, and enjoy!

Copyright Lisa Vietze

Lisa Vietze

Copyright Cally Peaco
Copyright Laurie McGowan
Copyright LeeAnne Mallonee

LeeAnne Mallonee

Copyright Angela Brown. All Rights Reserved.
Copyright William Ash. All Rights Reserved.

William Ash.

Copyright Terry Hire. All Rights Reserved.

Terry Hire.

Copyright Susan Guthrie. All Rights Reserved.

Susan Guthrie

Copyright Ann Krumrein. All Rights Reserved.

Ann Krumrein

Copyright Dave Clough. All Rights Reserved.

Dave Clough

Calls for Entries March 2017

“Mourning Moon II”, 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.

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 calls for entry posted — first is “Black & White 2017” due February 28th (today!) and next is their annual “Center Forward” due March 29th.

The Maine Farmland Trust has a Visual Artist Residency that looks intriguing with applications due March 1st.

Center in Santa Fe has their annual set of awards, including the juried Review Santa Fe, with a final deadline of March 3rd. This is always a great one to submit to if your work is a good fit for it.

Hewnoaks Artist Colony on Kezar Lake in Maine has applications open for their 2017 artist residencies, with applications due March 4th.

Lensculture, the big online magazine, has their annual Portrait Awards call out with entries due March 7th. They offer feedback on the submission, as well.

The 10th annual Julia Margaret Cameron Awards (open to women photographers) has entries due March 7th.

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has one upcoming call… “Taking Pictures: 2017” due March 8th. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

The Southeast Center for Photography has a call for entry entitled “Alternative Processes” due March 12th and another entitled “The Contemporary Nude” due April 9th.

The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next calls for entries up, the first entitled  “Liquid” and due March 12th and the next entitled “Wandering Curves” due April 30th.

The Fence 2017, which creates giant, well, fence installations based on the winning photographic series, is accepting entries for 2017, with early bird submissions due March 14th and a final deadline of April 11th.

The Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA, has the call open for their 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition, with entries due March 17th. Always a good one for New England photographers…

The Monhegan Artists Residency is accepting applications (from artists with significant ties to Maine) until March 17th for their 2017 residencies. I wish I spend five weeks on one of these residencies!

The Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery has a call for entry entitled“Intimate Portraits”, jurored by Joyce Tenneson and due March 27th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

The Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, Maine has their annual Art 2017 call for entries (jurored by Corey Daniels), with entries due April 1st.

The Flagstaff Arts Council is accepting entries for their annual NightVisions exhibition celebrating the night sky, with entries due April 4th.

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has their annual Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 competition, with entries due April 7th (midday, BST – British Standard Time?).

The SohoPhoto Gallery has their 2017 National Competition open for entries now, with submissions due May 1st.

The ACCI Gallery in Berkeley, CA has a call for entries up for The Art of Living, with entries due May 18th.

Fundraiser Sale for Environmental Causes

“The Tarn”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

I’ve decided to have a sale of six of my photographs to help raise money for environmental causes, with 100% of the proceeds going to a group of non-profit environmental organizations. These organizations are going to be essential to help fight the coming onslaught on environmental regulations and protected lands.

You can see and purchase the six photographs from my photography website if you are interested. All six photographs were created on public lands. I’ll be taking orders until this Sunday, March 5th, at midnight Eastern. Thank you!