Our Approach

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Our Story

The Starving Artist opened in July 2010 and has been serving the artists of Hendersonville and the rest of Western North Carolina ever since.

We would like to think of The Starving Artist as a one-stop-shop for artists of all levels.  Think of us as your support team.

We offer a large variety of art materials so you can get exactly what you need.  From paints, canvases, and brushes, to printmaking and mixed media materials we trust that you'll find The Starving Artist one of the most diverse and well stocked art supply stores in Western North Carolina.  We like to say we have canvases from 2" x 2" up to 48" x 60" and most sizes in between.

For the not-so-common requests, we also offer a fully stocked web-store offering over 45,000 items.  We can ship direct to your door, or we offer free shipping for  in-store pick-up.  So, if you only need one brush or color of paint, you won't have to worry about shipping costs or meeting high minimums for freer shipping from other on-line retailers.

When it comes to framing your piece, we're happy to do as much or as little work as you need.  Of course you have a full service custom frame shop at your disposal.  Our framing department is experienced with a wide variety of mediums and framing techniques including; pastels, needlework, shadowboxes, antiques, and just to name a few.  But for the do-it-yourselfers, we also offer frame molding, either assembled and ready to go or in lengths if you want to cut and join it yourself.  We also offer a full assortment of Crescent and Bainbridge mats and backing boards by the sheet or custom cut.  If you need any of the little bits of hardware to finish your piece, we've got that too.

We also offer a wide range of custom printing.  If you are looking to promote yourself and your art, we can print business cards, post cards, rack cards, brochures and banners just to name a few.  If you are looking to reproduce your art to, we also offer a Giclee printing service.  We offer 3 different types of canvas and 3 different finishes of paper available most in any size up to 40" x 60".  To go with these printing services we also offer a graphic design and photography services.  Whether you need fliers for an upcoming show, or photos for your website, we'll be able to help out when you need us.

Above all, The Starving Artist is focused on meeting the needs of our local arts community and more importantly you, the artist.

Meet the Team

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Matt Smith


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Deborah Chase


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Chris Curtis

Frame Shop Manager

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Rachel Vera

Assistant Manager

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Next Steps...

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