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Freebie Friday: Starry Night Residency

It’s another Freebie Friday! Today’s freebie is a video we like to share with our incoming artists in residence, so that they can get an idea of what the Starry Night Residency grounds look like. Residencies come in all shapes and sizes, so we think it’s interesting to take a look into the kind of environment where you will be […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Friezing” February!

Frieze week in New York is only a few months away, which means that the deadline for Exposure NYC is also coming up fast.  March 15th to be exact. And, why should you care? This is a huge opportunity for emerging visual artists. To Learn More, Click Here:   Here are some reasons to apply for Exposure NYC: Receive end to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Best Year Ever Workbook

Do you want to really shine as an artist in 2015? Do you have big dreams and goals that you want to accomplish in the coming year? Stay on track and get where you want to be with our Best Year Ever workbook and planner. Have you been making great work all year long but haven’t had a big show of it yet? Have you […]

The Brain on Art: Neuroesthetics

A whole new field called neuroesthetics is devoted to understanding how and why people appreciate art and music, and define beauty. Before neuroscience, master painters sought to give viewers an intense experience, activating senses and stirring emotions. Today, we are beginning to look into the mechanism by which these responses occur. Primitive humans needed to be aware of predators around […]

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 […]