The Ventura County Gourd Artists are directed to the education and instruction of those persons
interested in the culture, use, history, horticulture, and/or crafting
of gourds. Our members are offered educational opportunities via
monthly meetings and outreach programs in the community. Some of
these outreach programs include a booth in the agricultural building
during the Ventura County Fair each August, displays in local libraries
and periodic art classes featuring gourds upon request.
Patch members regularly enter their gourd art in competitions
around the county and state. One of our favorite locations to
display our artwork is the Ventura County Fair. Some members
enter their gourd art in competitions all across the country.
Our patch has grown to more than sixty members. Our members have
a unique relationship between their gourds and artistic expression
as can be seen at the monthly meetings where current projects are
often on display.
The monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month
from 7pm to 9pm. For more information, please email: Charlene Smith
President and Regional Coordinator