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Freebie Friday: Artist Resume Template

It’s Freebie Friday! If you have been getting our Freebie Fridays for a while now, you will have seen that we have talked about writing your artist statement. This week we are talking about your artist resume. This a key component of getting your work in galleries or submitting your art for any opportunity, it shows that you are an […]

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Freebie Friday: Social Media Strategy

Happy Freebie Friday! Social media can be a great way to get your art practice noticed, without even leaving your studio. It is also a fickle creature. Knowing what, and when to post is key to getting the most engagement. There are a few tricks that we have learned to keep a growing audience on social media. Download the pdf […]

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Freebie Friday: Interview with Ehren Clodfelter

You know what day it is! For today’s Freebie Friday, we wanted to share an interview we did with Brooklyn based artist, and former Artist In Residence, Ehren Clodfelter. We talked about what it means to be a “real” artist, what type of work he creates, the relationship between art and self, and why, no matter what new ideas pop up, he […]

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Freebie Friday: Artist Statement

It’s Freebie Friday! Writing about yourself and your work can be tricky. We often just want to let the work speak for itself. But, having an artist statement gives the viewer, reader or listener a chance to understand what the themes or methods are behind your work. This Friday we have a list of tips to help you create your best artist […]

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Freebie Friday: Image Description Sheet

Hello again for another Freebie Friday! Today we have a guide to help you create a description sheet to accompany your artwork. We see a lot of applications come in, whether it be for the Residency or the Exposure Program, and we always ask for samples of your work. It is so important that anytime you send samples of your […]

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Freebie Friday: It Takes Courage

Happy Freebie Friday! We thought you could use a friendly reminder from Matisse this week. “Creativity takes courage.” So, be kind to yourself. Download it, print it out, hang it up, and pass it along to a friend! What’s happening at Starry Night? We are so glad you asked! The summer session at the Starry Night Residency is in full swing. If you […]

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Freebie Friday: Interview with Cinnamon Stephens

You know what day it is! Today’s freebie is an interview we did with Cinnamon Stephens, an attorney and arts advocate, whose 20-year career in working with artists legal issues provides us with a bounty of advice and resources. She imparts some tips on the mysterious, and sometimes daunting world of Art Law, including, the importance of contracts, copyrights, having or […]

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Freebie Friday: Planning Calendar

It’s Freebie Friday! Todays freebie is a calendar that we made up for you all, to fill in all the important deadlines coming up. The calendar is blank so you can fill it in for whatever months you want. We have also listed some of our favorite sites to check for art opportunities. So be sure to check out those websites […]

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Freebie Friday: Interview with Christie Blizard

Welcome to another Freebie Friday! Todays freebie is an interview we did 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 […]

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Freebie Friday: Your Big Why

It’s Freebie Friday! Today we have an exercise to share with you, called your “Big Why.” Sometimes it’s good to check in with your self and remember all the reasons why you love what you do. Especially with a creative practice, you can easily find yourself in a downward spiral if things aren’t going the way you hoped they would. We […]