News

Off to Santa Fe

 Copyright 2015 Jim Nickelson. White Sands, New Mexico

Copyright 2015 Jim Nickelson. White Sands, New Mexico

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.

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

Iceland Residency in July

 Rock Study #1, Garrapata State Park, California

Rock Study #1, Garrapata State Park, California

I'm heading to Iceland in July! I'm ecstatic to have been awarded an artist residency at the Baer Art Center in July, and I'll be in Iceland (and out of my studio) from July 9th through the 26th. I know Iceland has become incredibly popular with photographers of late, but I can't wait to see it (and photograph it) for myself for the first time.

Spring Break

 Cosmographia #10

Cosmographia #10

I'll be away from my studio the week of April 16th on a family trip. I'll still have email access so feel free to contact me with any questions.

Environmental Fundraiser Results

 Chaste Moon I

Chaste Moon I

The results are in from my environmental fundraiser, and thanks for all who participated or considered doing so! Together we raised $850 (17 prints) for the cause of the protecting the environment in these challenging times.

I've done quite a bit of research in deciding how best to distribute the money, and below I'll list each organization I chose and why. I'll of course include a link, too, if you'd like to check them out yourself or support them directly, too. All of these charities are very highly rated and 94% or more of contributions go to their efforts rather than marketing and administrative costs.

First up is Earthjustice ($250) -- which I somehow had never heard of before. They had me at their slogan - Because the Earth Needs a Good Lawyer - and they serve to support other environmental organizations by providing free legal services from their 100+ lawyers. Lawsuits are such an important tool in the environmental fight, and Earthjustice is fighting the good fight.

Two of the best general purpose environmental advocacy organizations are the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Defense Fund ($200 each). The NRDC works internationally to help combat climate change and providing clear air, clean water, and preserved lands. The EDF works in similar areas with a science focus, and both of these organizations are heavily engaged with partnerships with other organizations and local forces.

The Sierra Club Foundation ($100) provides funding for other environmental organizations, including the Sierra Club. As a public charitable organization they can efficiently raise funds for other organizations.

Last but not least, I chose The Conservation Fund ($100) for its focus on emphasizing mutually beneficial and collaborate solutions with local governments and corporate interests, such as their big project with Apple and the state of Maine (and many others) to help protect over 32,000 acres of working forests in northern Maine.

Thank you again to all who participated, and I encourage you to learn more about these organizations by following the links if you are interested.

Fundraiser Sale for Environmental Causes

 The Tarn, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

The Tarn, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

I've decided to offer a selection of my prints as a fundraiser for environmental organizations that will be helping to fend off the coming assaults on the environment. Here's how it works: each print is offered for $50 (domestic shipping included) as a signed open edition, and I'll donate 100% of the proceeds to a variety of environmental organizations.

You can find and order the photographs (and find more information) here. Thank you for considering this, and please let me know if you have any questions.