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Ann Trinca
Napa, CA
I am an art addict living in the wine country.
Interests: Ann Trinca is a photographer, independent curator, and artist consultant with degrees in Philosophy, Art History, and Arts Administration. Over the past ten years living in Napa she has founded a feminist art zine, established a hybrid gallery space, staged performance art and human draw-ins, and conspired in the inDIYpendent Culture Fair. Ann has over 13 years experience working with art organizations such as Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Bedford Gallery, Sonoma Valley Museum, and di Rosa. Her growing photography obsession has taken her across the globe to Indonesia, Buenos Aires, Myanmar, and recently Mexico City. Website:
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There are many reasons to be thankful living in the Napa Valley. Just one of them is the abundance of unique small businesses owned and operated by creative locals. Recently I was given the compliment of being a "good gift-giver"... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Flourish
Finding a home isn’t an easy task. Even if your well-connected, well-behaved, and well… creative. For the past 2 months I have been relying on the kind hearts of my friends and colleagues while looking for a roof to put... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at Flourish
Having been a Napa local for over a decade now, I’ve had countless conversations around, “What does Napa need?” “How can it renew itself?” I always thought Napa had soul… maybe it was dinged up a bit and needed polishing.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2013 at Flourish
What do Mustard, Mud, and Music have in common? Yes, they all start with M... but they also all happen in Calistoga in March. Flourishing among the bright gold mustard flowers, the Calistoga Music Festival has evolved into a hipper,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Flourish
Just wanted to give a shout out to the Slack Collective. This alternative art space in downtown Napa was partially the inspiration for ECHO gallery and they have jalready passed their one year anniversary. They've also just raised $3500 on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at Flourish
This Friday and Saturday are the drop-off days for the juried photo show at ECHO in Calistoga. Bring your photos ready-to-hang and enter the exhibition! Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2012 at Flourish
After a decade of living in Napa Valley and hovering around the Open Studios tour since my early days at the Arts Council, I finally made it up to the top of the map! Up valley, as its known -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at Flourish
Something told me it was time to visit Slack Collective…..actually it was a Facebook reminder for an exhibition on view there through August 18 called The Five Senses. The Slack Collective Gallery is now featuring changing exhibitions in addition to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2012 at Flourish
Hi everyone! Just wanted to let you know about 2 events this week at our new alternative art space in Calistoga called ECHO (Every Creative Hand Occupied). We need YOUR participation to activate and perpetuate this place. Hope to see... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at Flourish
After moving up valley a year ago, meeting my fabulous husband J Kirk, and joining the Arts Council Napa Valley Board...I am taking on a new challenge. A new pop-up exhibition space in Calistoga called ECHO-Every Creative Hand Occupied. J... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2012 at Flourish
I'm still out and about absorbing art in all its configurations. Besides being arty in the Napa Valley, I hit up galleries and museums all over the place. Last weekend I went down to L.A. to see my awesome brother... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2012 at Flourish
Come meet the group of photographers I traveled to Myanmar with in show at Yo el Rey Roasting in Calistoga at 7:00pm. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2012 at Flourish
Join us on March 10 at Ella Blu in Calistoga for a Blue Note Sidewalk Sale. Special prices on jazzy clothes and home accessories plus live music and champagne. Just down the street from the Calistoga Jazz Festival. Come see... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2012 at Flourish
Just back from an incredible two week photography journey to Myanmar with Solano College instructor Ron Zak. So many crisp memories: Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon fish market, the reclining Buddha at Chaukhtatgyi Paya, stupas in Bagan, the Snake Pagoda, Pindaya Cave,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at Flourish
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! from Ann Trinca Norma Quintana Nina Zaslove Thank you all for supporting Napa Nest this year at the Pop-Up shops and our personal projects. We hope you have a joyous year full of art and creativity! We are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2011 at Flourish
Last weekend I got an early dose of holiday spirit at our Napa Nest Pop-Up shop. Tons of feathered friends showed up to support our local artisans and Marie Ferrini offered her space to host a reunion of Nest artists.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2011 at Flourish
Time for a diversion...the season of holiday parties, family gatherings, and fancy beverages is upon us. While I enjoy all of the art activities springing up around Napa (see next post), I like to support our local mixologist at Solbar... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at Flourish
Remember my friends Clare Carver & Brian Marcy at Big Table Farm? About 6 years ago they escaped the hoighty-toighty wine industry in Napa and leapt into full-on farming and wine making in the Willamette Valley near Portland, Oregon. Clare... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2011 at Flourish
Along with Indra Fortney of life-style, I drove down to the Oakland Museum Women's Board's White Elephant Sale full of hope and anticipation. I have been hearing tales of the unbelievable deals and throngs of people for years and years.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2011 at Flourish
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Feb 7, 2011
This is an incredible time for artists and art lovers in the Napa Valley. As part of the Napa Valley Arts 2010, local painters, photographers, musician, actors, poets, singers, sculptors, and makers of all sorts are showing off and looking... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at Flourish
Finding cool contemporary art exhibitions in Napa used to be like looking for a needle in a haystack. But a few recent events have opened up new venues in the local scene. Artist Gordon Huether has moved his exhibition space... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2010 at Flourish
I couldn’t tell if I was going back in time or forward when I looked around at the 1915 Mission Revival Hacienda filled with art and hipsters at Scribe Winery last weekend. The light was near twilight, the garden in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at Flourish
And now it is time to sing the praises of my incredibly smart chic artist friend Nancy Willis. Not just because I recently won the “guest of honor” prize at her recent Fete Francois 2010 (fist pump), but because she... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2010 at Flourish
Uno momento. I'd like to pause a moment to recognize a somewhat hidden talent in our midst. Artist Amy Gallaher, who has been living and working in Napa for the past 10 years, draws little attention to her unique gifts.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2010 at Flourish