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The theme for the Sunday morning Gourd Exchange will be HATS. Inspired by the lovely Leanna and her stunning fascinator in 2022, we will wear, parade, and exchange hats on Sunday, June 11, 2023. Any type of gourd(s) can be used. You must be able to wear your hat during the exchange. (Chin straps optional.) Prizes will be awarded for popular vote, committee vote, and “selection by important people”.
The theme this year is ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL. If it walks, swims, or flies, it can be an entry. It can be a real or imaginary creature.
At a minimum, categories will be novice, intermediate, and advanced. Within each of the categories, entries may be functional, fantasy, or multiple gourds/gourd pieces. AGS judges will be used.
All Creatures Great and Small entries will be auctioned off in a Silent Auction on Saturday. This is a fund raiser to raise funds for the next Gourd Gathering and an opportunity to take home a great piece of art. We encourage and greatly appreciate your participation! Your entries and purchases make the gathering possible.
*Entries for both competitions are due by NOON on Friday. Paint must be dry by Friday at noon (not mentioning any names).