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The Beginning is Always Today

Happy New Year to all of you from Starry Night Programs! With a new year comes new resolutions, goals, work and opportunities. If you want this year to be your best year ever, we have a resource that can help! The Starry Night Programs Best Year Ever Workbook just got revamped with a new calendar that you can fill in whenever […]

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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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Plan Out Your Best Year

I usually have two speeds of operation.  One is sit on my hands and design the thing, think about every angel, every aspect of what I want to make.  The other one is run like hell at it and make the plan a reality.  So when I’m really quiet, or seemingly inactive, it’s just that I’m in the design phase. […]

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5 Ways to Build Your Resume

In my studio, I have a sign that reads, “Failure is not the enemy. Boredom is.” It helps me to remember to keep applying for new opportunities and to keep putting myself and my work out there. Even when it means I get told no. Because I have an end goal in mind, and that is to: 1.) Have as […]

Attention Artists! Full Scholarship Available!

It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that we are announcing a totally FREE opportunity for artists: the ART School Scholarship Fund The best thing about having an online, professional practices program for artists is that we are able to give a full scholarship, valued at $995, away to an amazing artist in need. Are you ready to polish up […]

And Then our Director Went on a Rant

I don’t think making a living as an artist has to be a mystery. I just don’t. This may be a just a bit of a rant, but… It doesn’t have to be a mystery. This is my 15th year that I have dedicated myself to being an artist and I want to inspire you never give up either. My […]

Deadline Extension for Frieze Week NYC

We’ve extended our Exposure application deadline to come to New York during Frieze week to April 10th at Midnight The Exposure program has partnered with SELECT Fair to curate our fifth exhibition and we are excited to return to New York May 13th – 17th. We invite all to join us and encourage visual artists to apply! Will you be […]

The Birth of ART School

After spending years working with artists in our Residency and Exposure programs, we continually saw the same questions and stumbling blocks popping up for artists. No matter if they were basking in the desert sun and making work in our quiet hot springs town of Truth or Consequences, or exhibiting their work at a bustling, international art fair like Art […]

How to Create a Great Application

We posted this a little while back, but it bears repeating. Our How to Create A Great Application video is already helping a lot of the artists who are currently in our programs, and we want to make sure you see it too, so we can help you get to where you want to go.  But first, a little back […]

Winter at the Residency

January 15th – Residency Our January 15th residency application deadline is fast approaching, and we have had a lot of interesting applicants! With a few days remaining to apply and still receive our 2014 rates, we encourage you to apply before the deadline. A few of you have asked whether or not you may continue applying past the deadline. We […]