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Interview with Greg Lundgren

Recently, we had the pleasure of putting a microphone in front of artist, entrepreneur, curator and agitator, Greg Lundgren. Greg recently closed the Out Of Sight art fair in Seattle, a project that he spearheaded into existence in three manic months this past summer. Prolific in all avenues he pursues, he has curated spaces and engaged unknowing pedestrians in art […]

Interview with Christie Blizard

We recently caught up 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 academic ladder. She talks about defining goals, even […]

Interview with Heather Rupp

We sat down to talk with Starry Night’s favorite bookkeeper and finance go to person, Heather Rupp. We talked about her experiences and insights over her many working in accounting and finance. In this interview she touches on some of the best ways to track finances, how to avoid overpaying on taxes, and advice for anyone who is thinking of […]

Gail Marlene Schwartz of Gail Writes

The following post was written by former Artist In Residence, Gail Marlene Schwartz. Most artists I know struggle with money. I think it’s safe to say most of us have worked outside of our profession to pay the bills. In my case jobs included cleaning houses, waiting tables, babysitting, petsitting and, yes, during one especially dry spell, even telemarketing. Grants […]

Interview with Christopher Stout

We were recently graced with the presence of Christopher Stout, an artist and think tank operator based in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. We talked solo shows and how that worked for him, both in New York and in California. In this interview, we touch on finding where you belong, taking on big projects, the art of being […]

Legal 101 For Artists

In case you missed our blog post and interview with arts advocate and attorney, Cinnamon Stephens, we wanted to recap it here, and include her Legal 101 Cheat Sheet for Artists below for you. To give some context, in the interview you will learn some insights from her 20+ years of experience on the mysterious, and sometimes daunting world of […]

Interview with Cinnamon Stephens

Here we interview 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 starting a relationship with a lawyer, as well as low […]

Interview with Robb Nanus

In this interview, we talk with Robb Nanus, an accomplished producer and grant writer. Robb gives light to his background and career in producing. We also touch upon topics ranging from success, grant writing, what he looks for in grant applications, and the process of creating work that is impactful – and how he defines that for his own work […]

Interview with Michael Spivack

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Michael Spivack, musician and audio engineer, in his studio. We touched on topics including, his background in music, his creative process, genres that inspire him, and the album he created for artists, Music for Painters. He also dives into his personal philosophies on meditation as it relates to music, and shares his […]

Interview with Ehren Clodfelter

We got a chance to chat with Brooklyn based artist and former Artist In Residence, Ehren Clodfelter, over a glass of wine. 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 keeps going back to the […]