Gourd Art Enthusiasts

Dedicated to Gourd Crafters, Artists and Gourd Art Fans

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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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Cynthia Russell commented on Cynthia Russell's photo

Glitter vase

"Hi Linda, Thank you for the compliment!  I entered that gourd in the competition at Bates Nut farm and won 2nd place.  I was really surprised!  I didn't enter any gourds last year except a bird house gourd at the San Diego County…"
5 hours ago
Diane Bruder commented on Barbara Ward's photo


7 hours ago
Diane Bruder posted a photo

dragonfly Vase

Commissioned Vase. Stands 19" tall from top to base.
7 hours ago
Alice Pawlowski posted an event

Indiana Gourd Society State Show at Boone Co. Fairgrounds

May 1, 2015 to May 3, 2015
Indiana's state show is filled with gourd opportunities...join us for a day or weekend with gourd friends.  Enjoy our competition area, take a workshop, fill up on raw gourds & art essentials for your craft. There is an auction held on Sat & Sun. at 1:00, along with a wonderful display of gourd art that will be raffled off to the lucky winners. We also offer seeds, starter plants, kids patch, &  fellowship dinner.See More
8 hours ago
Linda Prince commented on Nancy J Overmyer's photo

gourd art pin

"Very contemporary!  Lovely!"
11 hours ago
Linda Prince commented on heru prastyo's photo


"Wow!  There's a lot of work!  Pretty!"
11 hours ago
Linda Prince commented on Cynthia Russell's photo

Glitter vase

"Awesome!  So vibrant!  That's where I get my glitter too!"
11 hours ago
Linda Prince commented on Fran Elliott's photo


"That's such a cute one!  Lovely! "
11 hours ago
Fran Elliott commented on Fran Elliott's photo


"Thank you Hellen Martin."
12 hours ago
Hellen Martin commented on Fran Elliott's photo


"I like!"
18 hours ago
Fran Elliott posted a status
"Recently took a class from Arturo Ramirez. It was great. What a great guy to share his art. Thank You Art....."
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