A display of “creative brassieres” designed and created by University at Buffalo staff and members of the Western New York community, to be auctioned to raise funds for the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research.

2013 Artful Bra Project Entries

Click each image to see the bra larger and in more detail.

A Touch of Heart by Allison Young

A Touch of Heart

Artist: Alison Young (age 9)

Winning Bid: $25.00

Winner: Most Appropriate Breast Cancer Awareness Message

Scrabble for a Cure by Diane Kizer

Scrabble for a Cure

Artist: Diane Kizer

Winning Bid: $35.00

Winner: Best Use of Materials

Fifty Shades of Pink by Deb Strassburg

50 Shades of Pink

Artist: Deb Strassburg

Winning Bid: $25.00

BRAces (align with good health) by Deborah C. Sawyer

BRAces (align with good health)

Artist: Deborah C. Sawyer

Breast Friends by Courteny Strassburg

Breast Friends

Artist: Courteny Strassburg

Winning Bid: $25.00


Fix “Her” Upper

Artist: Diane Kizer

Winning Bid: $50.00

Winner: Best Workmanship

Butterfly Kisses by Julia Lewis

Butterfly Kisses

Artist: Julia Lewis (age 6)

Winning Bid: $55.00

Winner: People’s Choice

Stomp Out Breast Cancer by Diane Kizer

Stomp Out Breast Cancer

Artist: Diane Kizer

Winning Bid: $35.00

Target Cancer by Deb Strassburg

Target Cancer

Artist: Deb Strassburg

Winning Bid: $25.00

You Are the Light of the World by Mary-Camille Schwindler

You Are the Light of the World

Artist: Mary-Camille Schwindler

Dreaming of a Cure by Nena Swackhamer

Dreaming of a Cure

Artist: Nena Swackhamer

Winning Bid: $25.00

Winner: Most Creative

Fighting for a Cure by Sharon Ferro

Fighting for a Cure

Artist: Sharon Ferro

Winning Bid: $30.00

Stamp Out Cancer by Mary-Camille Schwindler

Stamp Out Cancer

Artist: Mary-Camille Schwindler

Winning Bid: $25.00

The Healing Power of Chocolate by Mary-Camille Sdhwindler

The Healing Power of Chocolate

Artist: Mary-Camille Sdhwindler

Last updated: March 26, 2017 3:31 am EST

We’d like to thank the following individuals and businesses for helping make the Artful Bra Project so successful: Katherine Trapanowski, Center for the Arts | Wally Sharry & Caitlin Hliwa, Great Lakes Graphics & Printing | Mary Henesey, Office of Web Services | Justin, Tour City Merchandising | Sarita Schwindler