Next WSGS Board Meeting:

Saturday, October 28th, at 11:00 a.m., and will be at Sparta's Pizza! Sparta's Pizza is located at 17630 Highway 99 in Lynnwood, WA.

The meeting will be available to "attend" via phone using an app called "Zoom" at 11:15. The length of the meeting will not exceed 40 minutes. We hope for great attendance.

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The 2017 NW Gourd Art Workshop

Do you have photos from the Workshop you would be willing to share on the web? Just send your photos to I will post as many as I can. Thanks, Kathryn (Webmaster)

The 2017 NW Gourd Art Workshop has wrapped up for another year, and was a rousing success! Here are just a few memories from our Saturday night pizza dinner and brief meeting.

Workshop participants enjoying a Pizza Party
Workshop participants enjoying a Saturday night pizza party.

Workshop participants enjoying a Pizza Party
Pizzas, salad, watermelon, and soda pop to feed the group.

Pizza Dinner
Pizza dinner organized by WSGS Pres. Bev Lavdas.

(Notice our Patch Challenge display in the background! The theme this year was "Gourd Totems.")

Note: Be sure to keep checking back often to see more photos of people and completed class gourd projects from the workshop displayed here.

WSGS Mission:
As a non-profit organization, the purpose of the Washington State Gourd Society (WSGS) is to promote interest, share ideas, learn from others, and teach to all who are interested in the culture, use, history, and craftsmanship of gourds. The WSGS was formed in October of 2007 by a small group of local gourd artists who wanted to promote the craft of gourding in Washington State. The Washington State Gourd Society does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, education, financial status, height, marital status, national origin, political beliefs, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, weight, or whether you craft in big, small, round, or skinny gourds; this applies to all our activities or educational opportunities.






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