Articles from the Village Life about Live Painting in El Dorado Hills,
Rinconart is featured in the Folsom Telegraph's article about the Second Saturday Event held once a month in Folsom, California. This event features street performers every month and this historic area is in the process of being renovated to bring many more shops, galleries, and music venues.
Check out the latest Verizon Wireless Phone Book, the cover features Ana's painting called " Tucson Glowing ." Over 500,000 copies are being distributed in the Tucson Area.
Microbusiness Advancement Center
MAC Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 1 July 2007
Ana Rincon is living the dream any artist would aspire to. She's traveled the world, practiced an array of techniques for her craft and now owns Rinconart-a gallery in Tubac which features paintings, drawing, photography and provides other services like murals and sells gifts. In her Artist Statement, Ana writes, "Generally, my art reflects a phase I am going through in life, or a current interest. In Art, I like to feel free." Her passion for the arts has taken her into different academic and career paths while also fueling her interest to learn more. It seemed only natural to eventually gravitate toward owning a gallery and working studio. She was referred to the Microbusiness Advancement Center (MAC) and took the 12-week Business Planning Class. "I wanted to have my own business," she muses while strolling through Tubac. "I wanted to learn and at least have an understanding of the process." Coupled with her drive and dedication, MAC's class helped Ana understand fundamentals of owning and operating a business. The course involves being educated on the financials of a business in addition to marketing and industry analysis.
"I think she's put together a really exciting gallery," MAC's Client Services Manager Deborah Knox smiles. "She's not only displaying her own work but the work of other artists. It's a great way to grow a business because you're building community at the same time you're promoting and supporting other people."
As happy as Ana is at where her business is now, she's very excited for it to grow and progress. "It would be great to grow," says Ana. "I'd like to have a school and a cultural center at some point. I've learned people want to support artists."