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Portal

Portal Portal is an aquatic lighting art installation in the Rio Grande river, created by Monika Proffitt. Glowing strands of light trail off the dock at River Bend Hot Springs in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.         Portal is a light based installation, created with submerged fiber optic cables, PVC, and enamel.   Meet the Artist Monika […]

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Scholarship Recipients Announced

It is with great pleasure that we announce the recipients of our ART School Scholarship. Giving back has been a big part of Starry Night from the very beginning, and since May of this year, we have given away over $15,000 in Scholarship awards to emerging artists and writers.  We do not take these awards lightly, and we love it […]

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My First Grant

The following post was written by our Director, Monika Proffitt. Had I never attended a glass school – and I wasn’t really wasn’t a glass artist – I would have never gotten my first grant.  Let me explain. It goes without saying that, especially if you’re first starting out, applying for grants is really intimidating.  I applied for my first […]

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Legal 101 For Artists

In case you missed our blog post and interview with arts advocate and attorney, Cinnamon Stephens, we wanted to recap it here, and include her Legal 101 Cheat Sheet for Artists below for you. To give some context, in the interview you will learn some insights from her 20+ years of experience on the mysterious, and sometimes daunting world of […]

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How I Paved a New Path (episode 5)

This is part five in a series about how I went went from emerging artist and residency director, to bringing countless of artists to Art Basel Miami and other big art fairs around the world, while giving them the best professional practices to show up confident. It may sound like a quick success story, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing. […]

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The Art of Demystifying Success (episode 4)

This is part four in a series about how I went went from emerging artist and residency director, to bringing countless of artists to Art Basel Miami and other big art fairs around the world, while giving them the best professional practices to show up confident. It may sound like a quick success story, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing. […]

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Overcoming Barriers in a Messed Up System (episode 3)

This is part three in a series about how I went went from emerging artist and residency director, to bringing countless of artists to Art Basel Miami and other big art fairs around the world, while giving them the best professional practices to show up confident. It may sound like a quick success story, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing. […]

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Which Came First, The Chicken or The Egg? (episode 2)

This is part two in a series about how I went went from emerging artist and residency director, to bringing countless of artists to Art Basel Miami and other big art fairs around the world, while giving them the best professional practices to show up confident. It may sound like a quick success story, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing. […]

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It Started With My Curiosity – and Maybe a Little Jealousy (episode 1)

This is part one in a series about how I went went from emerging artist and residency director, to bringing countless of artists to Art Basel Miami and other big art fairs around the world, while giving them the best professional practices to show up confident. It may sound like a quick success story, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing. […]

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Select was a Success

We had a wonderful turnout for Select Fair and are so thrilled to report thousands of dollars of sales at Exposure New York. The artists we represented this year were just outstanding and everyone was very please with the turnout. Here is a look at some highlights from our VIP Party: Kicking off the VIP party the right way.   […]