John Nichols opened the John Nichols Gallery.com in 1984 in downtown Santa Paula, California. The gallery specializes in vintage, vernacular and contemporary photography. John is one of the founders of the Ag Art Alliance, a member of the Ag Futures Alliance and the Art Acquisition Committee of the Santa Paula Art Museum. He is a cookie judge at the Ventura County Fair and a stage manager at the Monterey Jazz Festival. His book on the St. Francis Dam Disaster was published in 2002. In addition to gallery exhibits he has also designed and curated numerous exhibits for museums around Ventura County.