About Jennifer Poleon

CMA's Digital Communications Manager, writer, artist, traveler, film fanatic and local foods lover, former magazine editor turned arts professional, and creator of the CMA Photo Hunt Project

Modern Dialect Photo Hunt Challenge 5: Still Life

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This next mobile photography challenge delves into yet another style featured in our Modern Dialect exhibition. Get inspired by this Modernist American art exhibition, then respond with your take on the fifth challenge in the series:

  • Capture something that reflects Still Life using Marsden Hartley’s Seashell painting as inspiration.
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt, and #Stillography
  • For this assignment you have until Friday August 8, 2014.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.
  • Also be sure to fill out the form below, so we can contact you if your work is selected, and keep you up to date on new challenges.

We’ll select our favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art in our 5th CMA Photo Hunt exhibition this fall.

Please help spread the word about the Photo Hunts, and follow mobile photographers you admire. This is very much about connecting, building, and supporting the talented mobile photography community around the world.

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges leveraging the power of social media and the smart phone. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more than 6,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers around the world. With our first exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Read more about the inception of the Photo Hunt project in stories in The Columbus Dispatch, Art Daily, and Clic France, and Columbus Alive, and see all the photos submitted so far in the CMA Photo Hunt Gallery.

Watch for additional biweekly Photo Hunt assignments here on our blog through August, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please fill out the below form to make sure we can contact you if your photos are selected, and keep you up to date on new events and challenges.

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(Above: Marsden Hartley, Seashell, Collection of John and Susan Horseman)

Modern Dialect Photo Hunt Challenge 4: Surrealism

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This next series of challenges is inspired by our new exhibition Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection, a striking exhibition showcasing American modernist paintings from some of the most respected American artists of the 1920s through the 1940s, and representing a wealth of styles and subjects.

Americans had their own unique take on Surrealism, as seen by many of the artists featured in Modern Dialect. There is a subtle excess in these works. Read more on American Surrealism in this latest blog post by CMA American Curator Melissa Wolfe, then get inspired and respond with your take on the fourth challenge in the series:

  • Capture something that reflects Surrealism using Arthur Osver’s Red Ventilator painting as inspiration.
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt, and #Surrealism
  • For this assignment you have until Friday July 25, 2014.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.
  • Also be sure to fill out the form below, so we can contact you if your work is selected, and keep you up to date on new challenges.

We’ll select our favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art in our 5th CMA Photo Hunt exhibition this fall.

We’re particularly excited to see what you come up with for this challenge! And please help spread the word about the Photo Hunts, and follow mobile photographers you admire. This is very much about connecting, building, and supporting the talented mobile photography community around the world.

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more than 6,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Australia. With our first exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Read more about the inception of the Photo Hunt project in stories in The Columbus Dispatch, Art Daily, and Clic France, and Columbus Alive, and see all the photos submitted so far in the CMA Photo Hunt Gallery.

Watch for additional biweekly Photo Hunt assignments here on our blog through August, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please fill out the below form to make sure we can contact you if your photos are selected, and keep you up to date on new events and challenges.

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(Above: Arthur Osver, Red Ventilator, 1945, Collection of John and Susan Horseman)

Modern Dialect Photo Hunt Challenge 3: Industrial

Gilbert, Robert - Industrial Composition

This next series of challenges is inspired by our new exhibition Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection, a striking exhibition showcasing American modernist paintings from some of the most respected American artists of the 1920s through the 1940s, and representing a wealth of styles and subjects.

Get inspired by the work of these American modernist masters, and respond with your take on the third challenge:

  • Capture something that reflects industrial using Robert Gilbert’s Industrial Composition painting as inspiration.
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt, and #industrial
  • For this assignment you have until Friday July 11, 2014.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.
  • Also be sure to fill out the form below, so we can contact you if your work is selected, and keep you up to date on new challenges.

We’ll select our favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art in our 5th CMA Photo Hunt exhibition this fall.

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more than 5,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Australia. With our first exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Read more about the inception of the Photo Hunt project in stories in The Columbus Dispatch, Art Daily, and Clic France, and Columbus Alive, and see all the photos submitted so far in the CMA Photo Hunt Gallery.

Watch for additional biweekly Photo Hunt assignments here on our blog through August, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please fill out the below form to make sure we can contact you if your photos are selected, and keep you up to date on new events and challenges.

CMA Photo Hunts

(Above: Robert Gilbert, Industrial Composition, 1932, Collection of John and Susan Horseman)

Modern Dialect Photo Hunt Challenge 2: Abstraction

CMA Photo Hunt Abstract Challlenge

This next series of challenges is inspired by our new exhibition Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection, a striking exhibition showcasing American modernist paintings from some of the most respected American artists of the 1920s through the 1940s, and representing a wealth of styles and subjects.

Get inspired by the work of these American modernist masters, and respond with your take on the second challenge:

  • Capture something that reflects abstraction using William Zorach’s Interior and Exterior, painting as inspiration.
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt, and #abstract
  • For this assignment you have until Wednesday July 2, 2014.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.
  • Also be sure to fill out the form below, so we can contact you if your work is selected, and keep you up to date on new challenges.

We’ll select our favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art in our 5th CMA Photo Hunt exhibition this fall.

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more than 5,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Russia. With our first exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Read more about the inception of the Photo Hunt project in stories in The Columbus Dispatch, Art Daily, and Clic France, and Columbus Alive, and see all the photos submitted so far in the CMA Photo Hunt Gallery.

Watch for additional biweekly Photo Hunt assignments here on our blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please fill out the below form to make sure we can contact you if your photos are selected, and keep you up to date on new events and challenges.

CMA Photo Hunts

(Above: William Zorach, Interior and Exterior, 1919, Collection of John and Susan Horseman)

Modern Dialect Photo Hunt Challenge Series

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We’re pleased to announce our next CMA Photo Hunt Challenge. This next series of assignments are inspired by our new exhibition Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection, a striking exhibition showcasing American modernist paintings from some of the most respected American artists of the 1920s through the 1940s.

Get inspired by the work of these American modernist masters, and respond with your take on the first challenge:

  • Capture something that reflects a rural landscape using Doris Lee’s The View, Woodstock painting as inspiration.
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt, #landscape and #rural
  • For this first assignment you have until Friday June 20, 2014.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.

We’ll select our favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art in our 5th CMA Photo Hunt exhibition this fall.

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more than 5,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Russia. With our first exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Read more about the inception of the Photo Hunt project in stories in The Columbus Dispatch, Art Daily, and Clic France, and Columbus Alive.

Watch for additional biweekly Photo Hunt assignments here on our blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please fill out the below form to make sure we can contact you if your photos are selected, and keep you up to date on new events and challenges.

CMA Photo Hunts

(Above: Doris Emrick Lee, The View, Woodstock, 1946, Collection of John and Susan Horseman)

Art in Bloom Photo Hunt Gallery

To celebrate Spring and our biennial Art in Bloom (where floral designers interpret museum masterpieces), we asked mobile photographers to give us their take on the theme witha  special Art in Bloom Photo Hunt. More than 250 photos were submitted in just six days.

Here are some of our favorites, as well as, a gallery of all the submissions.

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Missed the Art in Bloom hunt? You can still be part of the online gallery. Tag your photographic take on the Art in Bloom theme with #ArtinBloomCMA on Instagram. You can use the Kirchner as your inspiration, or another museum masterpiece (let us know which one!).

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more than 5,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Russia. CMA has presented four Photo Hunt exhibitions, and with our first Photo Hunt exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram.

Special Art in Bloom Photo Hunt

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Celebrate Art in Bloom with our special spring CMA Photo Hunt.

This special CMA Photo Hunt is inspired by our upcoming Art in Bloom, and this Kirchner work, one of the 20 + works floral designers will also be interpreting this weekend (April 25-27).

  • So for this hunt, capture something that reflects your photographic take of this Kirchner work, and the Art in Bloom theme.
  • Tag your photo on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt and #ArtinBloomCMA to be included in our online gallery.
  • Tag your work by Sunday April 27.
  • We’ll be selecting our favorites to highlight online.

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received nearly 5,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Russia.

Our biennial Art in Bloom, takes place April 25-27.

(Landscape at Fehmarn with Nudes (Five Bathers at Fehmarn) by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner).

4th CMA Photo Hunt Instagram Exhibition

4th CMA Photo Hunt Exhibition

You still have time to check out the fourth CMA Photo Hunt exhibition, now on view in the Community Gallery.

Work from than three dozen photographers was chosen for our fourth CMA Photo Hunt installation of mobile photography. Assignments for this round of Columbus Museum of Art Photo Hunts were inspired by hot contemporary photographer Matthew Brandt and our recently on view Matthew Brandt  sticky/dusty/wet exhibition, the first museum show for the Los Angeles based photographer. Brandt processes his photos using nontraditional materials such as bubble gum, honey bees, Pop rocks, and more, was recently named by Forbes the “Top 30 under 30 in art and design.” Our William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography selected her favorites from more than 1,000 photos submitted via Instagram in the six assigned categories: Soaked, Distressed, Sweet, Elemental, Embed, and Neon.

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CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received nearly 5,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Russia. With our first exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram.

The 4th CMA Photo Hunt exhibition will remain on view through April 13, 2014.

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Questions regarding CMA Photo Hunts? Contact the project head, CMA’s Digital Communications Manager, Jennifer Poleon.

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Hearts for Art for Valentine’s Day

Hearts for Art

Get into the spirit of Valentine’s Day and help spread your love of art with our HeartsforArt project, February 11-15.

o   Pick up a free felt/paper heart at the Admissions Desk
o   Place the heart on the floor in front of a work of art you love.
o   Take a picture of your heart placed next to a work you love, and post on Instagram or Twitter tagged with #heartsforart for your chance to win a Matthew Brandt catalogue and passes.

We’ll announce the winner next week on Twitter and Instagram.

Fun Fact: Four other museum crushes are playing along with us in some way:  Oakland Museum of California, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Philbrook Museum of Art, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.

(Please note: Hearts and photography are permitted in all CMA galleries except Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne, and works marked with a no photography sign).

6th Brandt Inspired Photo Hunt Challenge

The current round of CMA Photo Hunt assignments are inspired by our now on view Matthew Brandt: Sticky/Dusty/Wet, the first museum show for the hot Los Angeles based photographer. Brandt processes his photos using nontraditional materials such as bubble gum, honey bees, Pop rocks, and more, was recently named by Forbes the “Top 30 under 30 in art and design.”

BubblegumHere in an homage to a classic Ansel Adams shot, Brandt uses bubble gum in the processing. With that in mind, respond with your take on the sixth challenge:

  • Capture something that reflects  “Sticky” either in concept or process
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt and #Sticky
  • For this sixth assignment you have until Friday December 06, 2013.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.

Once again our William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography Catherine Evans will select her favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art. The third CMA Photo Hunt exhibition was on display July-October in our Community Gallery, and featured work inspired by our COLOR exhibition in the Big Idea Gallery.

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received nearly 5,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Russia. With our first exhibition last fall, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram.

Looking forward to seeing your visual response. Happy shooting!