Competitions

California Gourd Society Gourd Art Competitions and Shows

The purpose of the CGS Gourd Art Competition is to challenge CGS members to create new art and develop new ideas for gourd art which fulfills the requirements of a show category. 

We are very pleased that all the hard work over the years has grown into a partnership with our patches and other art and woodworking organizations and well as several CA County Fairs and the CA State Fair.

For 2017 we have several competitions throughout the state. Each is open to all members and non members we encourage you to participate in all them, you will need a new gourd entry for each of the competitions that you plan to enter in.

Entering is a great opportunity to display your expertise, your love of gourd art, and to stretch your imagination to new heights.  Review the rules and categories from the links below and find the category that speaks to you and ENTER!  It's just that easy!

Click for details for the Northern - Orangevale Competition September 30 – October 1, 2017. Hosted by the Folsom and Amador Gourd Artists at the Orangevale Community Center in Orangevale, CA.

New - Click here for details for the CA Bay Area Gourd Art Competition and Gourd Exhibit - October 7-8 - Hosted by  The Calabash Club of Silicon Valley - 6th Annual Gourd Festival - Uesugi Farms, San Martin, CA

Click for details for the Southern - Gourd Art Competition and Gourd Exhibit October 14-15 - Hosted by the Orange County Gourd Society in collaboration with Orange County Carvers Guild - Elk’s Lodge, Santa Ana, CA

Check back for more in the coming weeks updated 062117