Update I received 4 first place (blue) ribbons this year. Our group gourd received a 2nd (red). And those from our Sunflower Patch did awesome – 3 best in division winners.
Excited for the upcoming Annual Show Me Gourd Society Art Show. It’s their 20th year so it should be special. I am entering 4 pieces.
April 7, 8, 2018 -Theme: Show Me Missouri -Ozark Empire Fairgrounds – 3001 N. Grant Ave. Springfield, MO
Here are the categories I am entering. I am now in the advanced division. The competition is crazy but fun to enter. Challenges me.
2018 Theme “Show-Me Missouri” – Gourd that focuses on the festival theme for the year. Any combination of techniques and any embellishments allowed. Since the channel cat is the state fish this was my inspiration.
My Way! – Your unique gourd crafting that fits no other competition class. This Class will be judged on: the unique character/design of the crafted gourd; use of new/unusual techniques or combination of techniques and natural accessories or embellishments; artistic impact; and skilled workmanship. My favorite gourd from 2017. Has many sides which I’ve shown her on FB before.
Wearable – Jewelry, hats, purses, etc. Any combination of techniques. Sets (such as jewelry) MUST be displayed in a box, case, on a board or stand, but the method of display will not be judged. This should be a great category for me but now that I’m in the advanced class and purses are in this category I don’t have a chance.
Wall Hanging/Masks – Any techniques and embellishments allowed. Must be ready to hang on the wall or have a display stand. May be mounted on a board, canvas, or in a frame. Masks without a display stand MUST have a hanger so they can be hung for display at the show. Don’t laugh I know it’s weird just looking for new categories to enter.