Show Me Gourd Art Festival 2018

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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.

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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.






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