Welcome to the Idaho Gourd Society. We were first organized in 1998 and we are celebrating our eighteenth anniversary, this year, 2016.
The purpose of the Idaho Gourd Society is to create a fun, friendly, and relaxed environment where gourd enthusiasts in Idaho can get together and create gourd art. We are dedicated to the education and instruction of those interested in gourd history, cultivation, painting, crafts, and fine gourd art. We offer you an opportunity to participate in classes, festivals, shows, and competitions. From beginner to expert, we have something for everyone.
Alan Sweeney First Place winner of the Jim Storey Award
He is now eligible for the national contest.
Good Luck Alan!!
Liz Meyer’s entry in the General Competition. Expert Division
Look at all those ribbons!!
Corlis Kent - Peoples Choice Award
This was entered in the Theme Gourd category “Thank Heaven for Little Gourds” Although you can’t see it in this picture, there is a nativity scene made with little gourds in the cut out in the side of the gourd.
Sid Freeburg - 1st Place
Teresa Vasquez - First Place - Novice division Mixed Media
Her first entry in competition- Way to go Teresa!
First place in My Way Division
Cecile Garrison (AGS President)
A few pictures from the 2015 Festival
IAW - Artistry in Gourd & Wood Show will be held on Saturday, February 27th and Sunday, February 28th , 2016 at the Wyndham Garden Boise Airport Hotel & Conference Center, 3300 Vista Avenue, Boise, Idaho. Click for IAW webpage http://idahoartistryinwood.org
More details available by clicking on the IAW tab (above). The prospectus can also be downloaded from that page.