Art by Your Friends & Neighbors 2020

The 19th annual Art by Your Friends & Neighbors exhibit was sidelined because of COVID-19, but we are still celebrating our local talent. This virtual gallery is your chance to view more than 60 works of art by artists, photographers and sculptors from Marion, Iowa. Many of the works are offered for sale (NFS = Not For Sale). If you’d like to purchase a piece of local art, please contact the Marion Heritage Center at (319) 447-6376.

This exhibit is made possible thanks to the sponsorship of Hills Bank and a grant courtesy of the McIntyre Foundation. Marion-area artists interested in exhibiting at future shows may contact the Marion Heritage Center.

© All artwork is copyright of the respective owners.

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In 2012, about 35 members of the group Creative Artists inaugurated an annual event they call Repeat, Repeat and Repeat Again. The idea is that each participating artist is given a black and white reproduction of a color photograph and challenged to create a work of art depicting any or all of it in the medium of their choice. Thus, the image is repeated as many times as the number of participants. Then on a specified evening, all of the resulting art is gathered in one place for viewing by the artists and invited guests. While refreshments are served, attendees compare and vote for their favorite. The artist receiving the most votes is acknowledged as being the “People’s Choice.”

We are pleased to display the SIX top vote-getters from this year’s competition.

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