On April 6-7, 2019 the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, MO played host to the 21st Annual Show Me Gourd Society Gourd Art Festival. The variety of art created from gourds was astounding. Three Best of Missouri Hands artists who are masters in gourd art, showed multiple art pieces and took home numerous awards.
Artwork pictured above, left to right created by Sophia Delaat, Madonna Watermon, Bill Decker
You can see additional artwork by all three juried Best of Missouri Hands artists under 3D Mixed Media by visiting www.bestofmissourihands.org
Sophia's Gourds - The Stoned Gourd Collection
Madonna Watermon - Gourds by Madonna
Bill Decker - Decker Fine Art Gourds
The festival was open to the public on April 6 and 7
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Workshops and Live Auction
The Show-Me Gourd Society proudly hosts a weekend gourd art festival every year. Gourd workshops were scheduled all weekend starting on Friday April 5. These workshops were taught by some of the most talented gourd artists and crafters in the country.
A host of vendors sold their wares at the festival. They had raw gourds of all shapes and sizes, crafted gourds, patterns, books, tools, dyes, embellishments, and many other supplies. The SMGS also provides educational displays and informative handouts free to public.
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