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"Everybody notices the phases of the Moon, but to most people every full Moon is alike - the rising or setting Moon looks large due to perspective's playing tricks on the eye, but surely the full Moon high in the sky is always the same, right? Wrong."

From John Walker's fascinating Web page Inconstant Moon


Our Juried Online Exhibits are open to all night photographers. Submit your best shots and for inspiration, take a look at what our talented participants have done in the past:

December 1-31, 2012: "The Nocturnes 2012"

A Little History
at Night

© Paula Hardin

Online Exhibits

Our Exhibit Schedule
To be expanded, early 2013! Juried by top NPrs (Night Photographers) and Art professionals, and curated by members of The Nocturnes, these shows offer artists an opportunity to investigate in focused examinations of current themes in Night Photography, and Art in general. Obtain detailed information, download entry forms to submit your entries and send us your images - available SOON!

The Best of the Nocturnes Online - An Online exhibition of the Best of our Night Photography Shows, from the first five years.

To see all of our previous shows go to our Online Exhibit Archives

Other Exhibits with The Nocturnes:

Open Studios 2012: Studio Nocturne

Studio Nocturne returned for the tenth year to Fort Mason Center for San Francisco Open Studios, October 13-14, 2012 - with a Preview Reception on Friday, Oct. 12. This year, ten intrepid Night Photographers (NPrs) again participated in the event (PLUS twenty Bay Printmakers!) once again showing in the huge "Fleet Room" in Landmark Building. 'D' (ground level).

Night/Light: Bay Area Photographers Take Aim After Dark

San Francisco Arts Commission presents Night Photography by 28 Artists, including this year's Studio Nocturne artists Linda Fitch, Mark Jeremko, and Greta & Manu Schnetzler: along with past Studio Noctune artist Lena Tsakami, as well as Lenny Greenwald, Andy Frazer, and Shawn Petersen - all distinguished members of The Nocturnes community. Oh-h . . . and Chief Nocturne, Tim Baskerville served as a Juror
for the Exhibit!
Exhibition Dates: 9/16/10 – 1/14/11
Location: San Francisco City Hall, ground floor

Darkness Darkness

Darkness, Darkness - an exhibit of Contemporary Night Photography (NPy) at Harvard University's Three Columns Gallery. Includes many of the "usual suspects" - curated by our own Lance Keimig!

"Nocturnes . . . in Berkeley?"

Tim Baskerville, Photographer/Educator and Founder/Director of The Nocturnes Night Photography Group, gathered together a few of what he calls "the usual suspects" to explore, interpret, and reveal the seldom-seen nocturnal beauty of Berkeley and neighboring East Bay locales, in the 2008 exhibit: "Nocturnes . . . in Berkeley?"

Summer Nights at Blue Plum Gallery

In 2006, seven Alumni of our various programs had work shown as part of Summer Nights at Blue Plum Galery, 41 Arkansas, in San Francisco's Potrero Hill district -

Embarcadero Nocturne

One of our best . . . The Nocturnes presented Embarcadero Nocturne at three different venues along San Francisco's waterfront recently. Bay Area Nocturnists and Alumni of our various programs contributed their best Night Work to this show! The exhibit explored the latest nocturnal imagery of the Embarcadero with a wide variety of images, subjects, and techniques, covering the area from the Ball Park, north to the Ferry Building, and on to Pier 35, at the northern end of the Embarcadero. We asked only that your images be taken from, looking at, or be about the Embarcadero - you could have photographed the Bay Bridge from the Ferry Building dock, or a palm tree on the Embarcadero, or the F-line cars as they enter the northern waterfront terminus, or the Bow and Arrow ("Cupid's Span" by Claes Oldenburg/Coosje van Bruggen), etc. . . .

Other 'Offline' Shows we have presented in the past few years:

Interiors, The F-Market Line
- Fort Mason, January 2 - Febraury 16, 2007
Open Studios 2006 - Studio Nocturne at Fort Mason Center, October 21-22, 2006
Interiors, The F-Market Line
- Photography of Historic Streetcars, May-August 2006
Interiors, An E-Line Preview
- San Francisco's Historic Streetcars, Oct/Nov. 2005
Open Studios 2005 - Studio Nocturne at Fort Mason Center, October 15 - 16, 2004
A Night on the Hill
- Night Photography at Farley's in San Francisco, May 2005
Embarcadero Nocturne
- Venues along the Embarcadero, January/February 2005
Recent Nocturnes by Tim Baskerville - South Beach Cafe, Nov/December 2004
Open Studios 2004
- Studio Nocturne at Fort Mason Center, October 16 - 17, 2004
Open Studios 2003
- Studio Nocturne at Fort Mason Center, October 18 - 19, 2003
Fort Mason Nocturne - October 8 - December 28, 2002
Night Light - UC Berkeley Extension, November 18 thru December 19, 2002
Night Songs - UC Berkeley Extension, April 8 - May 2, 2002
Presidio Nocturnes - December 20, 2001 - January 31, 2002

Other Resources - Call For Entries

Access Arts' ArtDeadline.Com

And don't forget to check our Night Photogrpahy Blog for periodic announcements of interest to Night Photographers everywhere!