Gourd Art Enthusiasts

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Take some time to explore - we have forum discussions about gourd growing, crafting, products and embellishments, how to use this website, and much more.  Our event section features upcoming festivals and our photo section has thousands of gourd art photographs!  Drop by the chat section for quick answers to gourd questions and friendly gourd and off-topic conversations.  OUR SITE IS NON-COMMERCIAL.  PLEASE NO BUYING/SELLING/ADVERTISING. 


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Cindy McFarland commented on Barbara Ward's photo


"alright! Will have to check out your website. I have a shop on Etsy.com-HawaiigourdCreations. Have you ever considered selling on there? If you should sign up under me, we would both get several free listings."
4 hours ago
Barbara Ward commented on Barbara Ward's photo


"Thank You, Cindy!  My work can be seen at my facebook site, Gordonville Gourdworks, contact info mashallaha@aol.com."
5 hours ago
Cindy McFarland commented on GAE Challenge's photo


"Again, love your horses!"
6 hours ago
Cindy McFarland commented on Judy Richie's photo

Explosion of Color

"Wowie! Love the colors and the way they look like mottling or bubbles on the gourd. Must have been a fun piece to do!"
6 hours ago
Cindy McFarland commented on Barbara Ward's photo


"Love this and have always had a passion for Arabians! Beautiful work."
6 hours ago
Cindy McFarland posted photos
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Marlies Schmitt posted an event

Idaho Gourd Festival at Boise Hotel and Conference Center

November 1, 2014 to November 2, 2014
The Idaho Gourd Society will be hosting their annual Gourd Festival on Nov. 1& 2, 2014. Every year it keeps getting bigger and better! We will again have Vendors, amazing Raffles, Classes, Demonstrations, Judged Competition, wearable gourd art and music parade, Saturday Buffet. This year we are adding a special surprise activity!! Stay tuned to find out what it is!See More
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Barbara Ward posted a photo
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Judy Richie commented on Judy Richie's photo

Explosion of Color

"Thanks, Laurie. "
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Robert Horton posted photos
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laurie rothberg commented on Judy Richie's photo

Explosion of Color

"Very pretty!"
14 hours ago
Patti Quinn commented on Gary Kvalheim's photo


"Great work and attention to detail"
15 hours ago


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