NMGS MEMBER GOURD ARTISTS
The New Mexico Gourd Society is honored to have so many members that are amazingly talented gourd artists. Many members show their work at galleries throughout the West, create and enter artwork in American Gourd Society competitions, State Fairs, local art and craft festivals, home and garden shows while still finding time to teach gourd technique classes at our regular meetings and at gourd festivals everywhere. We often hear people say that they “are amazed by what people can do with gourds.”
NMGS Members' have a gallery page to share their artist statement and the journey to being inspired by gourds as an artistic medium. The New Mexico Gourd Society is proud to present gourd artwork created by our members and share their incredible gourds beyond the borders of New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment.
Enjoy our Enchanted Gourds!
I LOVE GOURDS! I was introduced to gourds in 2013 when a girlfriend came back to Albuquerque after wintering in Arizona. She said, “I have something exciting to show you”. Exciting indeed!!! . She showed me how to clean and cut a gourd open. Hmmm. Interesting! I had been looking for “something new”. She opened my eyes to a “whole new art form”.
I was a Nail Tech for 25 years. I like “detail”. And I found that in my gourds. I think my favorite technique is wood burning. I have challenged myself to try carving (still learning) and my goal in 2019 is to become a better painter.
So much to learn, so much to love with gourds. And…… so many wonderful people I have met with the same passion!
I moved to New Mexico from Alabama. I have been doing gourd work since 2007. I served as a leader of the Huntsville Gourd Group and was elected to several offices in the Alabama Gourd Society. I love all kinds of gourd work and am glad to be a part of the NMGS.
I also love gourds and was introduced for the first time to them when I attended a show at the NM Fair Grounds. I couldn't believe how unique and beautiful this type of art was. So they referred me to Welburn Gourd Farm where I attended the last festival that they would be having. I took three days of classes and bought every thing and more that I would need to get me started on my new craft. I have had so much fun and met so many wonderful gourd crafters on the way. Thank you to all the teachers and classes that have been afforded me. I've learned so much.
For NMGS members: The artist gallery webpage is for you to exhibit your gourd artwork and establish contacts with other artists. If you wish to be included, please send your Artist State-ment (200 words or less) and a maximum of six photos (JPEG format only 30-60K file size) to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to have your personal website linked to your art-ist gallery page, we will be happy to do so. If you wish to be con-tacted about your artwork, please include your contact informa-tion. Reminder: This is a non-commercial site as mandated by our non-profit, tax-exempt status.