Welcome to the Kentucky Gourd Society
The Gourd Show Is Coming!
A message from Janet:
We hope that you will be able to join us May 17th - May 19th for the KY Gourd Society’s annual Gourd Art Show. Our theme will be Doodlin' Around With Gourds. You might need to give some thought for your project. I guess everyone does some of this when they are on the phone, in a meeting or for lack of something to do. Hope you have fun with this years theme.
Once again there will be three Artist’s challenge classes. Those are Doodlin' Around Themed Gourd, Doodlin' Around Jewelry, Doodlin' Around I Did It My Way. There will be $15 prize for the first place winner in each of them so start doodling!
Check our website periodically for inspiration, some doodling techniques, book reviews, and links to informative websites.
- At the end of the show, we will be using a “check-out” system, similar to the state fair, to make sure you receive all your entries. When you check in your gourds, be sure to keep the stub at the bottom to claim your pieces after the show.
- For adult entry classes, we will be awarding ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places this year. No ribbons will be given in adult divisions for 4th and 5th places. Also, we will be giving large rosettes instead of plaques. These are measures we are taking to help us keep up with expenses for the show, based on your inputs.
- Judging for the show will follow the guidelines set by the American Gourd Society; see details at www.americangourdsociety.org.
- If you would like to display your work in a non-judged exhibit, contact Janet Barnett. There will also be a non-judged display area for pieces created in our workshops, if not entered in competition. Pieces in these exhibits should remain there until the end of the show so that everyone can enjoy them.
- To help you locate the appropriate entry classes for your pieces, this booklet is arranged as follows:
- Dried gourds are divided into sections for lagenaria, cucurbits and miscellaneous.
- In crafted gourds, entry classes with the primary emphasis on a technique (beading, carving, weaving, wood-burning, etc.) are at the beginning, with techniques arranged alphabetically. Entry classes with emphasis on a theme (e.g. holiday) or an end product (e.g. jewelry), which can use any techniques, follow them, arranged alphabetically by sub-category. Miscellaneous entry classes are at the end of the crafted category.
- General notes and definitions are at the beginning of each category (dried, crafted, etc) to which they apply and are listed in alphabetical order. Specific notes and definitions are above the subcategory (for example, colored gourds) to which they apply.
- This year, we have 27 new entry classes. They are marked above the entry class. Entry classes with cash awards are marked with above the entry class. Check them out!!