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Starving Artists' Show

Always the Sunday after Labor Day! This annual outdoor art show features local and national artists who work in all mediums and sell original artwork for $100 or less.

THANK YOU to our guests, volunteers, and partners for a great 2015 Show! SAVE THE DATE for next year: Sunday, September 11, 2016.

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divider2015 Featured Artists

Fred Philip Fischer  Destined to become a photographer, Fischer provides exclusively black and white photos full of mystery, a flashback in this modern world of technicolor. He defines his art as “the expectation and anticipation of something new and unseen, or old and unexplained”.

Joyce Eesley  A retired teacher inspired by Dutch still life artists, Eesley combines her passion in watercolor by teaching and painting everything she experiences in realistic details. From the first thoughts to the final brushstroke, her excitement comes from seeing the development of a piece of art.

Dagmara Costello  Studying art in her home country of Poland, Costello came to America and pursued her dream of making jewelry. She combines various contrasting materials to give her jewelry a truly unique style, all while being lightweight and comfortable to wear.

Theresa Brunson  Inspired by the earthy tones and textures of South Africa, Brunson has made beads, stones, and buckles from her travels into a career. Her self-established company TABBY showcases her passion for both sewing and working with fibers.

Steve Baughman  Eccentric and inspired by the world around him, Baughman defies tradition with his radiant use of spray paint. Whether it is inspiration from images from his travels, or simply pages in National Geographic, his pieces always pop. 

Nick Bowers  Through his fascination with glass, Bowers has transformed his passion into a career. His original ideas of beautifully blown glass bubbles are merged to create high quality indoor and outdoor glass art. Every day he strives to translate his dreams into reality through his constantly evolving art. 

See the entire 2015 Artists Line-Up.


Information for Artists

Artist application form
Artist registration form

Each year, the Show welcomes local, regional, and national artists to participate in the show. Selection for the show includes a juried process; a timeline for the Show process is outlined below.

  • 2015
    —Application to participate becomes available online.

  • 2016
    —Application to participate begin to be accepted.
    March 1—Application deadline; jury process begins.
    April—Artists are notified of acceptance. A limited number of artists in each medium are accepted. Previous participation in the Starving Artists’ Show does not guarantee participation in a future show.
    September—The Starving Artists’ Show is always the first Sunday after Labor Day. Accepted artists may set up Saturday, September 10, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 11, 7:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Check-in for all accepted artists is Sunday after 7:00 a.m.

How to Apply

Application to the 2016 Starving Artists’ Show will begin in December 2015.  For updates and application deadlines, we invite you to join our mailing list, or like our Starving Artists’ Show Facebook page. To join our mailing list, provide your name, medium, phone number, and mailing address to the Alumnae Relations to be added to the mailing list.

Sponsorship and Volunteers for 2016

The Starving Artists' Show is sponsored by the Mount Mary University Alumnae Association.  Proceeds of the show benefit Mount Mary University and the Alumnae Scholarship Endowment. The success of the show can be attributed to the 200 volunteers—Mount Mary alumnae, students, staff, and families—who make it possible. We welcome you to get involved! To find out more about volunteering for the show, contact the Alumnae Relations