Art from the Vine III Coming to a Gallery Near You!
We are very excited to announce that we will once again hold a gallery art show for gourd art. Our first 2 shows that we had in 2008 and 2009 were tremendous successes, and we think that this one will be even better. The show will be October 10th through the 18th, at 400 Gold SW, a site famously featured in the popular “Breaking Bad” TV series. (now THAT should bring in a crowd of people!) There will a reception on Friday, October 10th, from 5 to 8pm. We will be inviting members from other AGS chapters to participate this time, and we are pleased to announce that our Guest Artist will be Robert Rivera, who will be bringing all new work. More information will be forthcoming about how to enter your pieces, so get busy and create some wonderful art. We hope that all NMGS members will participate. We will also need people to help staff the gallery, and to help with the reception. If you are interested in helping with this show, please contact Kitty Riordan at 505-890-1828 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This truly will be a show of gourd art at its finest!
July 5th Embossing on Gourds
Bill Tarlton will demonstrate how to use embossing powders (both cloisonné and pigment) on gourds. He will also show how to apply heat activated glue to create a finish with the pigment embossing powders. The embossing powders are great for creating borders, adding dimension to designs, and are an alternative or compliment to ink stains.
August 2nd Lumps and Bumps
Jan Ward will demonstrate some of the many ways to create texture on gourds. She has developed some truly fun and unique methods to add distinction to gourds.
September 6th Now Cut That Out!
Dar Stone will demonstrate how to cut various shapes for gourd rims and how to cut and fit lids of various shapes. She will discuss which tools to use to achieve the best effects.
November 1st It’s all about Christmas!
This will be a fun hands-on event where members can make holiday gifts or ornaments. Enjoy our community of fun and sharing.