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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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Interview with Greg Lundgren

Recently, we had the pleasure of putting a microphone in front of artist, entrepreneur, curator and agitator, Greg Lundgren. Greg recently closed the Out Of Sight art fair in Seattle, a project that he spearheaded into existence in three manic months this past summer. Prolific in all avenues he pursues, he has curated spaces and engaged unknowing pedestrians in art […]

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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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Privilege begetting privilege, it’s nothing new.

An open letter from our Director, Monika Proffitt. I read the article linked below several years ago and I have been hunting it down on the internet for a while now. It is about why so many Columbia graduates are represented – quite early in their careers – by galleries in Chelsea, and it is a topic that has really […]

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Interview with Christie Blizard

We recently caught up 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 academic ladder. She talks about defining goals, even […]

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Scholarship Applications Close August 21st, 2015

Attention artists! We are dedicated to making ART School as accessible as possible with the ART School Scholarship program, but applications are closing very soon. Applications close Friday, August 21st, at midnight PST.  Click here to apply. Scholarship recipients will be announced on September 5th, 2015, just before the next guided session begins on September 7th, 2015. The Starry Night […]

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Interview with Heather Rupp

We sat down to talk with Starry Night’s favorite bookkeeper and finance go to person, Heather Rupp. We talked about her experiences and insights over her many working in accounting and finance. In this interview she touches on some of the best ways to track finances, how to avoid overpaying on taxes, and advice for anyone who is thinking of […]

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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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Interview with Christopher Stout

We were recently graced with the presence of Christopher Stout, an artist and think tank operator based in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. We talked solo shows and how that worked for him, both in New York and in California. In this interview, we touch on finding where you belong, taking on big projects, the art of being […]

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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 […]