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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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Fiesta Weekend at Starry Night

Fiesta Weekend was a blast! Our current Artists In Residence, Shelly Hanan and Aline Mare joined us on the streets of  Truth or Consequences to celebrate the town’s 56th annual Fiesta. After watching the parade, the festivities carried on well into the night. Aline went back to Starry Night after the parade and started working on some of her graphic […]

Sunshine and Studio time at the Residency

This week at the Residency, our artists have been making great use of the studio. Here are Artists In Residence Caitlin Glennan, Libbet Loughnan & Amanda Martinez, fast at work in the studio. The spring has begun in the desert. We’ve been enjoying each others company around the fire pit at night and working outside in the warm sun during […]

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 […]

What’s Nuevo at the Residency?

With all the excitement around our upcoming Exposure programs and ART School, it’s really nice to enjoy the peaceful and productive environment on the grounds of Starry Night. Things really come full circle when you put together a show, such as our Exposure program, and the residency is at the heart of it all. This is where our programs all […]

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 […]

Happy New Beginning From Starry Night

“Every day is a chance to begin again.” — Catherine Pulsifer We are welcoming 2015 with optimism and anticipation, and reflecting on a great year in 2014. Here is our collection of our year in photos, at the Residency, Exposure New York, Exposure Los Angeles, and Exposure Miami. Music by Music For Painters and Pela. Join the ongoing conversation in […]

Finding Inspiration in the Desert: Gem Hunting

Nothing inspires like the beauty of our natural world. One of the most exciting ways to interact with nature in New Mexico is to try your hand at rock hounding for the many precious gems and minerals found throughout the desert.  We’ve been lucky enough to go on many such excursions, including bringing along a few Starry Night residents to […]

Starry Night “Cartists” in Residence?

 The visual art genre contains such a broad spectrum of creations, not limited to the elusive Art Car. Most car artists have no formal training, but trained artists do work within the medium, also known as “Cartists.” I don’t consider myself a Cartist, but each time I see one cruisin’ through town my motivation seems to increase. Art cars got […]

How to Break Free of “Creators Block” with a Residency

Ever get writers block? Creators block? We have inspiration! Starry Night Residency Program has a lot to offer those who seek a unique experience to encourage their creativity.  Reflection The quiet days in the desert can offer a tremendous relief from the hustle and bustle of city life. It can provide you with time to reflect on your surroundings. In […]