This is an art show

If you’re in the Jacksonville area, I’d love for you to come out to This is an art show tonight at Nighthawks, presented by Bangarang Events!

I’ll be one of 19 artists there. Doors open at 7:00 pm and music starts at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $5 if you’re over 21, $10 for those under. Ticket fees, bar purchases and 10% of art sales all go to benefit the Kid’s Mural Project.

I’ll be there until 2 am and would love to see you!

I’ll have 5×7 and 11×14 prints, matted and loose. Here’s just a handful of what you’ll see from me tonight.

Follow me on instagram to see updates live from the show! @tourmalinenow

The Ultimate International List of Miniature Exhibits & Museums (140+ Locations)

All the mini worlds in our great big world, right here for your planning pleasure.

Looking for a place in the U.S.? Check out my previous list here.

Looking for somewhere outside of the U.S.? You’ve come to the right place! Check out the below list for mini displays near you. Don’t see one that should be here? Let me know in a comment below.

Click on the site name to be taken to more information.

Australia

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The Ultimate List of Miniature Exhibits & Museums (80+ U.S. Locations)

Alabama

Alaska

  • Aunt Claudia’s Dolls, a Museum, Juneau, Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Conneticut

  • Model train display, Danbury Railway Museum, Danbury, Conneticut
  • Abandoned Fairy Village, Waterbury, Conneticut

Florida

Georgia

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

  • Mini Village, Stonington, Maine
  • Miniature Mechanical Parables, Boothbay Railway Village Exhibits, Boothbay, Maine
  • Maine Central Model Railroad, Jonesport, Maine
  • Fawcett’s Antique Toy and Art Museum, Waldoboro, Maine

Maryland

  • Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, The Maryland Medical Examiner’s Office, Baltimore, Maryland
  • The Scarpetta House, Baltimore, Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

  • Grassy Point Railroad Bridge, Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Nebraska

North Carolina

  • Mary’s Gone Wild Folk Art and Doll Baby Museum, Supply, North Carolina

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

  • Thorn Rooms, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee

Texas

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

  • Rubber Chicken Museum, Seattle, Washington

Washinton, D.C.

Wisconsin

  • Toy Train Barn, Argyle, Wisconsin
  • National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Check out the international list here.

Recent Mini Adventures

Hi! I haven’t said that to you all in awhile. So here we are, a couple notes – my jennifernicholewells.com domain is expiring in the next couple weeks. For your challenge pingbacks and the like make sure to use tourmalinenow.com. Also, my facebook page and Google + are currently inactive/hidden, I’m working on figuring out a social media plan before returning to them – something I’m not very good at. In the meantime follow my over on instagram, twitter, youtube, and here of course! Also. I’ve finally removed those pesky ads from my site again, sorry if they’ve been an annoyance.

As soon as I get my thoughts together, I’ll be posting informational toy photography content on a new youtube channel as well. Subscribe if you’d like and be the first to hear about it when I begin posting.

Now let’s get into it – being submerged in a mini world is precisely my cup of tea. And I’ve had just that opportunity lately.

Via Variety/ Reid Chavis-A24 https://variety.com/2018/artisans/production/miniature-sets-hereditary-1202851611/

Hereditary

First off, Hereditary, a horror film that had the miniature world a buzz, was released a couple weeks ago. I say it the day after it came into theaters and wow, I was left speechless. It’s very real and in your face, and I was horrified, but that horror was manifested in my worry of the fate of the son. If you’ve seen it, you’ll know what I mean. The mother in the film, the main character, is a miniaturist, and while miniatures didn’t play as large of a roll as I had come to expect, the beginning scenes where mini rooms faded into their real counterparts was pretty cool to see.

I was curious who actually made the 1:12 scale models for the movie, and was interested to learn that Steve Newburn did. Interested to learn, because Newburn also created all the visual effects for the film.

If you’re a fan of horror – see this, if you’re a fan of miniatures, but not horror, just google image search it.

Via my sister/travel partner http://www.stylewise-blog.com/

D. Thomas Fine Miniatures

As you may have seen in a previous post, I’ve had the honor to have my 5 part series – Survival in the BadAss Miniatures show at D. Thomas Fine Miniatures in Yonkers, NY. While I couldn’t make it to the opening, my sister and I traveled up last weekend to see the show and gallivant around New York. We had the most wonderful time meeting Darren and Donald (pictured with me above) and seeing all the amazing talent featured in the show. Learn more about the show here.

 

Gulliver’s Gate

As part of that New York trip we of course had to check out Gulliver’s Gate – a huge HO scale trip around the world in Time Square. I was very much in my element (to quote my sister), trying to get realistic images of all the tiny details. This place is definitely set up with photos in mind. I do wish I could have gotten closer to some things like the ski lifts and carnivals, but such is the nature of tiny things.

Coming Soon: Welcome to Marwen

And finally, something I haven’t seen yet, but has been floating around the online miniverse this week – Welcome to Marwen, a film about Mark Hogancamp, starring Steve Carell. Mark Hogancamp began photographing toys in the early 2000s as a therapy of sorts. I spoke briefly about him in my History of Toy Photography post over on toyphotographers.com. Seeing mental health and toy phtography, combined with a great cast of actors in the spotlight makes me very excited for this release.


And that sums it up. What adventures have you gotten up to lately?

Around the Web

So some exciting things have been happening lately in regards to my images elsewhere on the web.

First up. I occasionally participate in Ted Forbe’s photo assignments (you should too). And to my delight, one of my photos was chosen to be featured for Photo Assignment #12. Find me at 2:03.

The image featured in this video is from a book cover I designed for my dad’s book Working Would be Great if it Weren’t for Managershere, find it .

Next, check out Anto Nova’s 1st 2 online shows – Grand Opening, and Black & White. Their next gallery – Geometric will be on view starting November 1 and you can submit now to the themes Nature and Sculpture.

And finally, if you’d like to learn more about me and my work, check out my interview on OmArtist.

Around the Web – AntoNova

Hi everyone,

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these! If you’d like to follow along with my art interactions outside of this space, here’s where to do so.

Most recently, I’ve become the first ever featured artist for the new online AntoNova Gallery! Click through here to see the rest of the gallery – https://www.antonovagallery.com/new-gallery. It will be on view through October. And go here to submit to their Grand Opening show. There’s only a few days left to enter. https://www.antonovagallery.com/grand-opening-prospectus

Back in May, Exclu hosted Star Wars week and graciously featured some of my images on their blog. You can see the post here: https://exclucollective.com/2017/05/26/celebrate-sw40th-week-with-jnw/. Exclu has also begun to offer their magazines in print form! I’m in issue 3, hint hint. They really are a great publication, jam packed with tons of toy photography from talented creators. Check it out here – https://exclucollectivestore.com/

I write weekly, on Thursdays for the Toy Photographers blog. Since I last checked in with you, the following have all been published there. Read them here: http://toyphotographers.com/author/jennifer-nichole-wells/

  • My One Photo that Changed it All
  • A Reflection
  • A Foggy Path
  • Leaving a Photo Be
  • On Times of Creative Discouragement
  • 6 Ways to Fix your Photo Funk
  • Kenopsia
  • Focusing on Toes
  • New Beginnings
  • The $5 Photograph
  • Making Toys for Toy Photography
  • Learning to Travel with Toys
  • Am I Creating Art?

Thanks for taking a look around.

Around the Web – Toy Photographers

The Toy Photographers blog graciously asked me to write a post about why I do what I do, and that post is now live! If you’re interested, I’d love for you to check it out!

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P.S. Exclu is announcing their issue 3 artists, and I’m one of them! Make sure to keep up with them on instagram for more announcements as the issue comes closer to release!

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Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer <3

 

Around the Web – Passporte & Instagram

A bit of me from around the web :)

–Passporte Gallery Built Environment Salon

I’ve had the honor of having one of my pieces chosen for an online gallery on the theme of Built Environment! Check out the gallery here.

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–Instagram features

As I’ve delved in further to the world of instagram, I’m happy to say I’ve been featured by a few wonderful accounts. If you photograph miniatures or toys, I’d highly suggest you check out the bottom 3 accounts below. If you photograph in general and want to get featured by fstoppers (the first account below) learn more here.

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPktJ1PAO2h/

 


Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer <3