Waterway Arts Festival
APRIL 14-16, 2023
Named one of the top five art festivals in the world, Fidelity Investments The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival features artwork from nearly 200 juried artists from across the country. Shop for fine art and enjoy live music, local food, beer and wine, and children's art activities for a fun family experience. Set in Town Green Park and along the scenic banks of The Woodlands Waterway, it continues to be one of the premier and most highly anticipated events of its kind in the area.
The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is presented by The Woodlands Arts Council, Inc., a non-profit organization with a Board of Directors, an Advisory Committee, and more than 500 community volunteers. The mission of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council, Inc. is to provide regional cultural enrichment opportunities that encourage, support, and promote the performing and visual arts.
The 2023 Featured Artist is Cathra-Anne Barker, a self-taught potter with 50 years of experience. Initially a painter and a drawer, she was not satisfied with the flatness. Eventually, she threw her first pot and the wheel just kept on turning.
Her work is practical and personal. There is no production work and she does everything from building kilns to mixing glazes. She is inspired by plants (the major miracle of the earth), travel, hunks of fabric, song, and on and on. In the winter she forgets that something is coming and every spring a pattern emerges that surprises her.
When she is in her studio, especially when glazing, she often wonders who she is making that piece for and loves that she gets to find out.
Cathra-Anne has a great affection for the people who want to live with her pots and she hopes that when they see them they feel that along with a smile.
She and her former apprentice, now Husband, Richard Meyer share a studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico.