Starving Artists' Show • 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 sold is 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 Alumnae Association. With the entrance fee, the Alumnae Association is able to support Mount Mary students.

Follow the Show

Facebook Icon  Instagram Icon

Application Information

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.
  • Mount Mary does not collect commission from an artist's sales.
  • Over 5,500 patrons attend each year.

Thank you to all of the artists who applied to the 2021 show. Jurying will take place in the middle of April. If you have any questions or are still interested in applying, please contact the Mount Mary Alumnae Relations Office at or (414) 930-3025.

Information for Show Attendees


Artwork Sales


Show Traditions