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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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

December Newsletter

Another year comes to a close and we are so excited about all the wonderful experiences and great people we have encountered this year. Last month we took time to remember all that we are thankful for, and this month we are closing a fine year with gratitude and high spirits as we welcome in 2015!   There are two […]

Giving Thanks!

Taking a moment to share with you some reflections of gratitude and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Mostly – We are so grateful for all of you! We are grateful for all the great times we’ve shared with residents at Starry Night this year, it has been so much fun! We are thankful for all of the exciting experiences we […]

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 […]

Gratitude in November

Grateful As we head into November, we are reminded of how much we have to be grateful for. Our Artists In Residence have been humming along in the studio, making new connections, embarking on new collaborations and creating new bodies of work.  It has been a pleasure to have these wonderful artists working with us. We were even able to […]

How To Know When to Quit Working on A Piece of Art

“When is my work of art complete?”   This is perhaps the most important question for any artist, of any medium! I once started a sketch that was my best ever. Then I changed the eyes of the subject to be farther apart. Next, I changed them to be closer together. That action affected the nose and made it look […]