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A Featured Local Artist

April 26, 2012

Katy was ready to turn her passion for art into a profitable endeavor. Instead of diving in blindly, she reached out to the SBDC for guidance. Her advisor, set her on the right path…

Katy Ward Fine Art

Owner/Managers : Katy Ward
Nature of Business : Art
City : San Angelo
SBDC Business Advisor : Paul Howard


Katy has been an instructor at Angelo State University in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department for about two years. She loves her work but she is also an artist. Katy is passionate about painting. She has found that San Angelo is rapidly becoming a very popular place for the artisan community.

Katy decided it was time to start her own small business and met with Advisor Paul Howard of the Angelo State University • Small Business Development Center. Paul suggested Katy work on a business plan and also discussed how to register her business and where to obtain a sales tax permit.

Katy says, “The SBDC helped me with starting my business and learning about the Comptroller, bank accounts, taxes, websites and setting goals.”

Katy Ward Fine Art is a new business in San Angelo. Katy is able to show some of her paintings in the Kendall Gallery and at Vino Dipinte. One job was created due to the start of her business.


Impact on the Community:

  • Business Start 
  • One Job Created


  • Katy Ward - Katy Ward Fine Art
    Katy Ward - Katy Ward Fine Art


ASU Small Business Development Center
 San Angelo, TX
Phone: (325) 942-2019