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Freedonia Marxonia: Art Contest

Example of Freedonia Marxonia art submission

Painting of Groucho Marx

Groucho from Horsefeathers by Roderick Martinez
ca 1988

Art Contest information

Using any medium (including items found around the house or in nature), creative renditions of one of more of the Marx Brothers are welcome in the Freedonia Marxonia art contest.  Artwork can be realistic, stylized, caricatured, etc.  It can be drawn, painted, sculpted, constructed, or formed in any original way.

Entries will be displayed as part of the Freedonia Marxonia exhibit in Reed Library at the State University of New York at Fredonia from October 1 to October 18, 2020. 

All ages and skill levels are welcome to participate.  The art contest in intended as a fun activity to increase awareness about the Marx Brothers and their role in Fredonia's history.  Entrants will be eligible for prizes:  $100 first prize, $75 second prize, $50 third prize.

Artwork is due by September 28.  Please submit to Cindy Yochym in Reed Library.  For questions, contact Cindy at

Entries can be made of anything

This photo shows two of the Freedonia Marxonia 2015 art contest submissions.  One is made of pinecones found in a person's yard and the other is a converted t-shirt.

T-shirt and pine cones

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