Author Archives: Skylar Carfi

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Freebie Friday: Artist Statement

It’s Freebie Friday! Writing about yourself and your work can be tricky. We often just want to let the work speak for itself. But, having an artist statement gives the viewer, reader or listener a chance to understand what the themes or methods are behind your work. This Friday we have a list of tips to help you create your best artist […]

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Freebie Friday: Image Description Sheet

Hello again for another Freebie Friday! Today we have a guide to help you create a description sheet to accompany your artwork. We see a lot of applications come in, whether it be for the Residency or the Exposure Program, and we always ask for samples of your work. It is so important that anytime you send samples of your […]

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Freebie Friday: It Takes Courage

Happy Freebie Friday! We thought you could use a friendly reminder from Matisse this week. “Creativity takes courage.” So, be kind to yourself. Download it, print it out, hang it up, and pass it along to a friend! What’s happening at Starry Night? We are so glad you asked! The summer session at the Starry Night Residency is in full swing. If you […]

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Freebie Friday: Success Tracking Guide

You know what day it is! Today we have a fun worksheet to help you look at what success means/looks like to you, and your creative practice. Knowing what success looks like to you personally, and tracking your progress, is essential to staying on course. It’s vital not only for our work, career, and relationships, but, most importantly, for the […]

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Freebie Friday: Interview with Cinnamon Stephens

You know what day it is! Today’s freebie is an interview we did with Cinnamon Stephens, an attorney and arts advocate, whose 20-year career in working with artists legal issues provides us with a bounty of advice and resources. She imparts some tips on the mysterious, and sometimes daunting world of Art Law, including, the importance of contracts, copyrights, having or […]

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Freebie Friday: Upcoming Show Checklist

It’s another Freebie Friday! If you are in the midst of getting ready for a show, we have just the freebie for you today. We have put together an Upcoming Show Checklist to help keep yourself organized and on track for all the aspects of getting ready to show your art. Preparing for such a task can be overwhelming and a […]

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Freebie Friday: Planning Calendar

It’s Freebie Friday! Todays freebie is a calendar that we made up for you all, to fill in all the important deadlines coming up. The calendar is blank so you can fill it in for whatever months you want. We have also listed some of our favorite sites to check for art opportunities. So be sure to check out those websites […]

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Freebie Friday: Your Website About Page

Welcome to another Freebie Friday! Today we are sharing with you tips to create your website’s “about you” page. We’ve given you an awesome website checklist already, but there are so many important components to making sure your website is top notch. Everyone should have an “about the artist” page where anyone who visits your site can get a sense of […]

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Freebie Friday: Interview with Christie Blizard

Welcome to another Freebie Friday! Todays freebie is an interview we did with former Artist In Residence, Christie Blizard. Christie is a tenured teaching artist, and we talked about the strategic steps, and the lucky breaks, that got her to where she is today. In this interview she shares her experiences of going through traditional art school and climbing the […]

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Freebie Friday: Your Big Why

It’s Freebie Friday! Today we have an exercise to share with you, called your “Big Why.” Sometimes it’s good to check in with your self and remember all the reasons why you love what you do. Especially with a creative practice, you can easily find yourself in a downward spiral if things aren’t going the way you hoped they would. We […]