Ceramicist Gregory Story has been selected as the featured artist for Richardson’s 55th Cottonwood Art Festival, to be held May 4-5. Known for his colorful “wall ball” sculptures (including his signature smiley face series), Story plans to bring his “Ridiculous” clay collection to the festival including whimsical tissue box covers and vases. Story’s vast array of work also includes colorful tiles and platters, with many prepared ready to hang. 

Story has been exhibiting at the Cottonwood Art Festival for 17 years. This year, images of his work will be showcased on the festival’s promotional materials and official merchandise including T-shirts, tank tops, posters and more. 

Since 1969, the semi-annual, juried Cottonwood Art Festival has taken place in Cottonwood Park. The 2024 spring festival will offer the museum-quality work of more than 190 artists from around the world, and include live musical performances, numerous food and beverage options and children’s art stations. 

Website: www.cottonwoodartfestival.com