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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Find Your Inspiration in the Heart of the Desert

The desert calls to you! It beckons you to look deeper into your psyche and find yourself in its vastness! The desert that surrounds the grounds of Starry Night is enormous. The desert changes its hue with the passing of juicy thunderclouds and the movement of the sun, seemingly by the minute.   Starry Night Residency Program It’s not just […]

Our Little Oasis in the Desert: Starry Night Residency

How the desert is imagined, how it is, and how it can be at places like Starry Night… This is the surrounding area of Starry Night Residence Retreat in Truth or Consequences, there is vegetation and enough room to let your imagination open up.  Here are some perspectives of the city-scape, just outside the fence at Starry Night. Inside the gates On […]

Nesting Your Creativity at Starry Night

Come build your nest with us at the Starry Night Residency When new residents come to Starry Night, they are given their own space in our studio. Locations and landscapes are important for everyone, sure, but each artist needs to create a sense of their own space.  A haven, an attic, a hiding place, a tree fort? Maybe that too! […]

Cooling Down at Starry Night Retreat

Enjoy a cool nights sleep, or even your own climate-controlled private work area, in your residency suite at Starry Night Artist in Residence Program! Your studio space is also air conditioned to keep the environment a productive one for all who choose to apply for our program.