The 2020 show has been canceled!

Save the date for next year's show on 
Sunday, September 12, 2021!


Founded in 1968, the Starving Artists' Show is annually hosted on the Mount Mary University campus, the Sunday after Labor Day. It features local and national artists who work in pottery, fiber, photography, painting, sculpture, glass and more. All artwork is original and priced at $100 or less. Each artist is selected by a jury of experienced Mount Mary alumnae as the show is sponsored by the Mount Mary University Alumnae Association. With your entrance fee, the association is able to support Mount Mary scholarships.

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See the list of Artists at the 2019 Show

Information for Show Attendees



Artwork Sales


Show Traditions

Apply to the Show

Each year, local, regional, and national artists are invited to apply to the Starving Artists' Show. Below are a few things to note about the show.

  • This is a juried show. 
  • Artwork must be sold for $100 or less.
  • Neither the Alumnae Association nor Mount Mary University collect commission from an artist's sales.
  • Over 5,500 patrons attend each year.

Applications for next year's show will be available in January 2021. If you have any questions, please contact the Mount Mary Office of Alumnae Relations at or (414) 930-3025.