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.

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.

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.

Photography in Maine May 2019

“Snæfellsjökull #2”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved. On exhibit at the CMCA’s Melt Down exhibition through June 9th.

Please find below a list of photography exhibits in the state of Maine for the month of May 2019. For Boston and some of 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, 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 and there are a number of artist talks scheduled as well (I’m in the Sunday Salon on May 19th, 3-5 pm).

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 Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago exhibit also includes photography and extends until May 5th.

The Maine Jewish Museum in Portland has a solo exhibition of Lynn Karlin‘s work, entitled “The Art of the Vegetable”, that extends through May 10th.

The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts is exhibiting the work of Greg Shattenberg through May 24th. The exhibition, entitled “Rewinding Romanticism”, is at the USM Glickman Library. There is an artist talk scheduled for April 25th from 6-8 pm as well.

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.

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art has a photography exhibition featuring the work of Irving Penn and Robert Freson up now and extending through June 2nd.

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

Photography in Maine April 2019

Snæfellsjökull, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

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

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 and there are a number of artist talks scheduled as well.

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 Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago exhibit also includes photography and extends until May 5th.

The Maine Jewish Museum in Portland has a solo exhibition of Lynn Karlin‘s work, entitled “The Art of the Vegetable”, that extends through May 10th.

The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts is exhibiting the work of Greg Shattenberg through May 24th. The exhibition, entitled “Rewinding Romanticism”, is at the USM Glickman Library. There is an artist talk scheduled for April 25th from 6-8 pm as well.

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.

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art has a photography exhibition featuring the work of Irving Penn and Robert Freson up now and extending through June 2nd.

Melt Down Exhibition Opens This Weekend

Svínafellsjökull #1, Iceland, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

I’m honored to be included in the new Melt Down exhibition at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) in Rockland. The exhibition, curated by curator emeritus Bruce Brown, brings together ten Maine-based photographers who have photographed in the Arctic, Antarctic, or Iceland and that are concerned about climate change. The opening is this Saturday, March 23rd, from 5-7 pm, and the show extends through June 9th.

I have six large-scale photographs in the exhibition, all from my trip last year to Iceland. I absolutely love how they come out at 30″x30″ as exhibited — and I can’t wait to see all of the other work in the show as well!

Hope to see you Saturday night!

Photography in Maine March 2019

Copyright Lynn Karlin. All Rights Reserved.

This is the third in my new series of monthly posts that cover photography exhibits in the state of Maine. For Boston and some of greater New England, I recommend the What Will You Remember blog for exhibit lists and reviews (here’s the March post). If you have an exhibit you’d like me to publicize, please let me know as well. Onward to the list for March…

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. Melt Down opens March 23rd and features ten photographers (including myself) who have photographed in the Arctic and Antarctic and whose work relates to climate change. The opening reception is Saturday, March 23rd, from 5-7 pm, and the show extends until June 9th. It looks to be a wonderful show (though I might be a bit biased) and I hope to see you at the opening!

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 Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago exhibit also includes photography and extends until May 5th.

Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. Peter Turnley: Refugees through March 23rd, photojournalism of refugees throughout world. Anthropocenic: Art About the Natural World in the Human Era, also through March 23rd, includes a variety of artwork (including work by a number of photographyers) focused on nature and the effect of mankind upon it in the 21st Century.

The Maine Jewish Museum in Portland has a solo exhibition of Lynn Karlin‘s work, entitled “The Art of the Vegetable”, coming up this week. The exhibition opens March 7th (5-7 pm) and extends through May 10th.

The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts is exhibiting the work of Greg Shattenberg through May 24th. The exhibition, entitled “Rewinding Romanticism”, is at the USM Glickman Library. There is an artist talk scheduled for April 25th from 6-8 pm as well.

The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland has one photography exhibit up right now, “Changing New York: Photographs” by Berenice Abbott. This exhibition extends until March 24th.

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.

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art has a photography exhibition opening up on March 28th, featuring the work of Irving Penn and Robert Freson.

 

Photography in Maine February 2019

“Barrett’s Cove, Dusk”. Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

This is the second in my new series of monthly posts that cover photography exhibits in the state of Maine. For Boston and some of greater New England, I recommend the What Will You Remember blog for exhibit lists and reviews (here’s the February post). If you have an exhibit you’d like me to publicize, please let me know as well. Onward to the list for February…

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 Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago exhibit also includes photography and extends until May 5th.

Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. Peter Turnley: Refugees through March 23rd, photojournalism of refugees throughout world. Anthropocenic: Art About the Natural World in the Human Era, also through March 23rd, includes a variety of artwork (including work by a number of photographyers) focused on nature and the effect of mankind upon it in the 21st Century.

162 Russell, Rockport. I definitely recommend checking out the extended pop-up exhibition at 162 Russell Ave in Rockport (the old CMCA building. The exhibit takes advantage of the beautiful space with collected works from Paul Caponigro, Ni Rong, and Dirk McDonnell. The show extends until February 2nd (that is tomorrow!) and is open Fridays and Saturdays 1-5 pm. You can hear an interview with them about the show here.

Portland Media Center, Portland. “The Way Life Is — Maine Working Families and Communities” has moved to this new location at the Portland Media Center until February 22nd. There is an opening reception I think tonight (!) from 5-8 pm at the Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery at Portland Media Center at 516 Congress St. There is a good article about the exhibition here. This should be a great show if you are in the area and can check it out.

Photography in Maine January 2019

Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

I’m starting a new series of monthly posts that cover photography exhibits in the state of Maine. Let me know if you find it useful — I hope so, as I haven’t found a site yet that does this. For Boston and some of 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. For January, this is what I’ve found so far…

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 Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago exhibit also includes photography and extends until May 5th.

Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. Peter Turnley: Refugees through March 23rd, 2019, photojournalism of refugees throughout world. Anthropocenic: Art About the Natural World in the Human Era, also through March 23rd, includes a variety of artwork (including work by a number of photographyers) focused on nature and the effect of mankind upon it in the 21st Century.

162 Russell, Rockport. I definitely recommend checking out the extended pop-up exhibition at 162 Russell Ave in Rockport (the old CMCA building. The exhibit takes advantage of the beautiful space with collected works from Paul Caponigro, Ni Rong, and Dirk McDonnell. The show extends until February 2nd and is open Fridays and Saturdays 1-5 pm. You can hear an interview with them about the show here.

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. The 2018 Biennial is up through March 3rd, and includes work from photographers such as Sal Taylor Kidd and Rachel Sieben (among much other work!).

2019 Printing and Photography Workshops

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

I’m pleased to announce my three 2019 workshops, all provided through Maine Media Workshops. I’m teaching one session of A Sense of Wonder and two separate sessions of my printing course. I’ve included the course descriptions below, and please follow the links to find out more information and to register. Feel free to contact me with any questions as well.

A Sense of Wonder, June 23rd-June 29th, 2019, Maine Media Workshops

Find new avenues for creative expression as you explore the mysteries of the natural world. Through a combination of lectures, image and portfolio reviews, demonstrations, discussions, and photographing as a group in the field, you’ll learn how to better appreciate the wonder in the natural landscape all around you, and to learn tips and techniques necessary to capture it in your photographs.

Ranging from sea to mountain to lake and to forest, you’ll get to explore intimate details of the landscape and learn how to capture natural processes such as tides and winds. You’ll have the opportunity to photograph the night sky (even experimenting with hooking your camera to a telescope) to explore the cosmos and, on the other end of the spectrum, you’ll be able to capture smaller aspects of nature with macro lenses and a microscope.

Discovery and experimentation are at the heart of this workshop.  You’ll find joy in discovering the Maine landscape in new and creatively exciting ways.

Participants may work in any medium and in color or black & white.

The Craft and Art of the Fine Digital Print, April 8th-12th and September 8th-14th, 2019, Maine Media Workshops

In this course, students will learn a workflow for creating fine digital prints. The workflow includes digital capture, establishing an artistic intent, digital processing in Adobe Photoshop and/or Lightroom, printing on an inkjet printer, and handling the finished print. Digital processing and printing topics include maximizing image quality at capture, color management, sharpening and noise reduction, black & white printing, proofing, matching screen and print, and making local and global edits to color and tonality.

Throughout the course, we will work through images as a class by making a print, evaluating the print, making modifications, and ultimately producing a final print.

We also discuss the qualities and characteristics of a fine print, the many options for inks and papers available to today’s printers, and how best to produce a print to realize an artistic vision, including choosing the best paper for a particular project.

Students will also have ample opportunity to shoot in the field and to apply all of the techniques learned on their own images.