It seemed like every time I turned on the TV last week there was a commercial for the Starving Artists sale being held this weekend at some local Pittsburgh hotels. The last time I went to one, the so-called art was pretty pitiful, but I'd gotten a couple of decent paintings in the past, so I thought I'd try it again.
I spent about thirty minutes looking at paintings at the Holiday Inn and the nicest thing I can say is that the paintings were colorful. Most of them looked like someone passed out a bunch of paint by number canvasses to a sixth grade art class.
When I Googled "Starving Artist Sale" I found one site that stated the art was mass-produced for next-to-nothing in China. From the looks of it, it doesn't surprise me a bit.
Gives a whole new meaning to the term "Starving Artist."