1st Gourd Challenge 2016 - Valentine's Day

CGS - Northern & Southern Regional Rep Meeting     

Baskets and Gourds - Containers of our Culture VI 2016

Ventura County Gourd Artists - Gourd Art Festival

    Capital Woodcarvers and CGS Joint Competition

    The Calabash Club of Silicon Valley - 5th Annual Gourd Festival

    Davis Ranch Gourd Festival 2016 Check back for dates and details



                        1st Gourd Challenge 2016 - Theme Valentine's Day

We are very excited about the gourding year ahead of us! So we are ready to kick it off with a gourd challenge. We hope our first of many. We will be exploring the use of different Social Media and Live Streaming apps like Periscope to connect and grow our love of all things gourds. And continue to spread “The Gourd Glow”!

This 1st Gourd Challenge will be conducted on line using the
CGS Facebook page 
It is open to everyone that likes our page you do not have to be a CGS Member to participate. We hope you will join us online for some gourd fun!

January 15th - February 7th - To start and finish your challenge.
February 10 - 13 - Voting by "liking" the picture on the CGS Facebook Page they will be in an album 1st Gourd Challenge 2016 – Valentine’s Day
February 14th - Announce Winner 



                                          REGIONAL PATCH LEADERS MEETING 2016

You are cordially invited to our 2016 CGS Patch Leaders meeting!!!

At the Lamplighter Inn,

3300 W. Mineral King, Visalia, CA, 93291

 Friday April 22, 2016

CGS Patch Leaders Meeting

Located at the Canterbury East/West conference room at the Lamplighter Inn   10am-3pm

(Lunch provided, you need to RSVP to ensure a spot)

 Discuss our Patches; share ideas, have fun and meet some of the CGS Board of Directors

 Sue and Elaine would like all Regional Patches to be present. One Patch Leader and one other person from your patch are invited. If the patch leader can not attend please choose another representative.

Please RSVP  before March 31st  

(We have supplies and art project materials to budget for & need to know # of attendees so RSVP)

Susan Gouig


Elaine Linton


Sherry Hunga-Moore

double click this link for complete details Baskets and Gourds - Containers of our Culture VI
April 22 - 24, 2016

This conference is sponsored by the Tulare/Sequoia Gourd Patch, and the California Gourd Society. The Basket/Gourd Conference to be held in the city of Visalia, California. Visalia is located in the center of California, close to Sequoia/Kings Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks. We hope you’ll plan extra time to enjoy our area!

Friday, April 22, 2016
Opening reception from 6:00 - 8 p.m. at Arts Visalia Exhibit featuring Teacher's Art.

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Classes from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Artisans and Vendors 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Teachers’ Market Place and Reception 4:30- 5:30 pm. Dinner 6:00 – 8:30 pm.  Our keynote speaker, Bonnie Gibson, will share her art during dinner. Silent Auction – all day; ending at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Classes  9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Artisans and Vendors 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Fees: Class fee per Participant: $65.00. Plus Materials & Preparation fee.

Contact information: tonibestbaskets@gmail.com
Phone:(559) 627-5430
P.O. Box 6846
Visalia, CA 93290

                                    Vendor Application  NEW

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The BGCoOC VI and Classes Download the Complete Brochure


 Ventura County Gourd Artists - Gourd Art Festival

Saturday May 7
 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Santa Rosa Valley Community Clubhouse
11701 E. Las Posas Road
Santa Rosa Valley (Camarillo) 93012


 Capital Woodcarvers and CGS Joint Competition
May 21-22, 2016
Sacramento, CA
More information coming soon, check back.

The Calabash Club of Silicon Valley - 5th Annual Gourd Festival 

October  2016 
Held at Uesugi Farms,14485 Monterey Rd. San Martin, CA 95046.

Website: www.GourdFest.com

 Vendor inquiries: 

More information coming soon, check back. 

Davis Ranch Gourd Festival -2016

Date TBD. Check back for more information,